Neeley Academic Advising Center | Academic Advising

Professional academic advisors assist students from freshman to senior year in developing four year academic plans, understanding major degree requirements, minor options and study abroad opportunities. Academic advisors are assigned based on the student's last name.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Students can meet with an advisor by appointment, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am-4:00pm. Schedule your 30-minute appointment by calling (817) 257-6772. Each semester students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss academic programs of study and learn about campus resources. Advising is mandatory the first four semesters at TCU.

Students should arrive on time to their meeting. If you are late you will be rescheduled to a later date. If you need to cancel your appointment, please call or email 24 hours in advance. Notify the NAAC if an appointment will be missed.

DURING THE ADVISING APPOINTMENT

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU

You are responsible for each of these items:

  • Act professionally and treat staff with respect
  • Take responsibility for making your own academic and career decisions based on available information and guidance from your advisor
  • Arrive prepared and on time; Be actively involved in the advising process
  • Bring a printed degree audit to advising appointment
  • Meet with your advisor once a semester (or attend group advising if you are a first-year or second-year student)
  • Check your my.tcu regularly and your TCU email daily
  • Utilize our advising center website as well as the FAQs listed on the site
  • Understand the registration process and utilize the TCU class search engine to find specific courses
  • Be aware of and adhere to all Neeley Deadlines

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR ADVISOR

Your advisor is responsible for each of these items:

  • Listen carefully and respect questions, concerns, and problems
  • Be knowledgeable about and communicate the policies and procedures of the University and the Neeley School of Business
  • Assist in defining academic, career, and personal goals and work with the student to create a plan consistent to reach those goals
  • Refer you to necessary campus resources
  • Insure confidentiality in accordance with TCU policies and the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

ADVISING FORMS

Freshmen Group Advising Guide

Sophomore & Junior Advising Guide

TCU Common Core

LDR GPA Worksheet
Use this handy worksheet to see your current LDR status as well as your GPA. You can also quickly work up different GPA scenarios. **Please note that you will have to manually enter credit hours, but point total and GPA will auto fill as you go through.**

You can also use the blank non-fillable form here.

Neeley Admissions Checklist
Use this worksheet to track your progress as you work toward satisfying Neeley Admissions requirements.  Fill in the form online or print it off blank for your reference.

Advising FAQ's

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?
GPA requirements

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:
http://www.acs.tcu.edu/declaremajorminor.asp
Click here for step by step video instructions

GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS INFO

Group advising is mandatory for all students during their first four semesters here at TCU.  Group advising is a 45-50 minute session where your Neeley advisors will go over important information to keep you on track in the business school. We’ll also work with you individually and help you create your schedule for the upcoming semester so you are in the correct courses you need.

GROUP ADVISING FAQ's

What is group advising?
Group advising is a 45-50 minute session where your Neeley advisors will go over important information to keep you on track in the business school. We’ll also work with you individually and help you create your schedule for the upcoming semester so you are in the correct courses you need.

Do I need to schedule a 1 on 1 appointment with my advisor to get my classes for next semester?
No, group advising counts as your mandatory advising for the semester. You’ll leave group advising session with a list of the correct classes you need to register for and plenty of useful information.

Do I have to go to group advising? Can’t I just schedule an individual appointment?
Group advising is mandatory for your first four semesters. If you miss your session, you’ll have to wait until after your registration date to be advised and have your hold taken off. This will mean extremely limited class options for you whenever you are finally permitted to register.

Is there any way I can register before I am advised?
Advisors cannot and will not remove your advising hold before you are advised. The only way to get your advising hold off so you can register is to attend your advising session.

How do I sign up for group advising?
Stop by Dan Rogers 130 and sign up for a time. We have plenty of sessions to accommodate many different schedules.

Do I need to bring anything to group advising?
You’ll need to bring your laptop with your degree progress report saved on it.  Also, please bring a pen to write with as well. Remember that if you show up without your laptop and/or printed degree progress report you won’t be allowed into the session and will have to reschedule.