What do I need to do if I want to change my major to Business?
Admission to the Business School is an application process in the spring semester. Click here and then refer to the TCU Internal Transfers section for more information. Applications are due April 15th and may be picked up in the Neeley Academic Advising Center (ROG 130). Please contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center at 817-257-6772 for the policy and GPA requirements.
What are the requirements to Apply to Neeley?
Admission to the Neeley School of Business is competitive and not guaranteed. In order for a current pre-business student to be considered competitive for admission, a he or she must:
1) have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
2) attain a 2.5 GPA in lower division requirements (LDR)
3) Submit an online application, cover letter, resume, and complete a Neeley Interview
4) complete Microsoft Certification tests in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
5) Complete the Core Phase of the Neeley Premium Credentials
What do I have to have completed by the end of my first year?
At the end of your first year at TCU, you are required to have completed Econ 10223, Econ 10233, Engl 10803, Math 10283, plus at least one TCU Core course. You are also required to have a 2.5 GPA by the end of your second semester. In addition, you must complete First-Year Symposium, CareerLeader and Excel Expert 1 and Excel Expert 2. If any of these requirements has not been met, you will not be allowed to continue as a pre-business student and must change majors.
What is the GPA requirement for the Business School?
Can I take courses as Pass/No Credit?
You may take up to 6 semester hours of course work on a Pass/No Credit basis. However, lower and upper-division business courses may not be taken on a P/NC basis with the exception of ENGL 10803, ENGL 20803, MATH 10283, ECON 10223, & ECON 10233. In accordance with university policy, no course applied to a student’s major, minor or associated requirements may be taken as P/NC. The P/NC option may be elected by using “Edit a Class” through the student’s online account at my.tcu.edu. You must achieve a “C-“ or better to receive a “P”.
What math credits do I need for the Neeley School?
MATH 10283 Applied Calculus is required for business majors. The prerequisite for MATH 10283 is MATH 10273 or Math 10054 with a grade of C or better, or high school pre-calculus and a score of 600 or higher on the SAT Math exam or 24 or higher on the ACT Math exam.
- MATH 10524 Calculus I may also satisfy the business school math requirement
- Credit will NOT be given for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524
- An AP score of 3, 4, or 5 in the Calculus AB exam is equivalent to Math 10524
What are the requirements for incoming transfer students?
Transfer Student Guide
What do I need to do to take a course at a university other than TCU?
Permission through the Transfer Credit Request process is required before you can take courses outside of TCU for credit transfer. Information can be found here under Academic Advising Tools.
How about a double major?
If it fits your academic interests or a specific career goal, we encourage you to explore other majors both within and outside of Neeley. Double majors are not for everyone, so make sure you discuss your options with your business advisor and the career center, as well as the department that you are interested in. Be aware that adding majors can sometimes affect graduation timeframes.
Can I graduate in 4 years?
TCU requires a minimum of 124 hours to earn a degree, so a degree is perfectly attainable by taking roughly 15 hours a semester. Included in this number are TCU core, business core, and major requirements. Adding a minor, second major (see above), or going abroad can increase your total units needed for graduation, so it is best to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
Can I take 18 hours?
Sometimes a student may be in a situation where he or she may want or need to take 18 hours. While we never recommend that a student take this load, we also understand that there are times when it is necessary. If you are a graduating senior and it is your last semester, you will need to get an academic overload form from the NAAC office and have it signed by your advisor. Otherwise, you will need to wait until the first day of class to enroll in more than 17 hours.
If I took a Lower Division Required (LDR) course at another university...
...does the grade count?
The grade will not count toward your official TCU GPA. The grade will be used to calculate your LDR GPA.
I want to minor in Business. Can I meet with an advisor in the Business School?
Contact the NAAC at 817-257-6772. Here are the General Business Minor Courses
Questions on Enrollment -- How to add/drop/enroll in a course?
Click here for video tutorials
Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change my major or minor?
Please go to the following website for directions:
Click here for step by step video instructions