Application

Even though we'd like nothing more than to educate every student who is interested, business is a popular major, so admission to Neeley is very competitive. To declare a business major, all pre-business students must formally apply for admission to upper-division courses (30000 and above), usually during their sophomore year.

Am I Ready to Apply?

  • To be competitive you should have a 3.0 TCU GPA at the time of application.
  • Be enrolled in or have completed the ten lower division requirements with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Microsoft Certification requirement.
  • Additional admission requirements of CareerLeader, SDI, Speaker Event, and a Workshop must be completed the semester you apply or a prior semester.

How to Apply and Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application. I have read and understood the requirements and I'm ready to fill out and submit the application.
  • Attend Entering Neeley Seminar. To register, go to my.tcu.edu, Main Menu, Neeley, Admission Req. and Status.
  • Submit 4 sets of cover letter and résumé to the Neeley Academic Advising Center.
  • Participate in an interview with business professionals. Interview times will be emailed one week in advance.
  • Complete Microsoft certification requirement.
  • Complete additional admission requirements of CareerLeader, SDI, Speaker Event, and a Workshop must be completed the semester you apply or a prior semester.
  • Complete the ten lower division requirements with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Maintain a 3.0 competitive TCU GPA.
students applying

Deadlines 

Fall 2017

  • Online Application: August 21 – August 31, 2017 (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Submit 4 sets of cover letter and résumé to the Neeley Academic Advising Center by September 15, 2017 (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Interview Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Interview times will be emailed one week in advance.)
  • Additional admission requirements must be completed in the fall 2017 semester or prior semesters. Deadlines will be communicated by email.
  • Microsoft Office certification results due: December 6, 2017 (by 5:00 p.m.)  

Requirements listed above do not guarantee admission to the Neeley School of Business. The admissions committee will consider each applicant's academic record, cover letter, résumé, interview performance and the information from the online application. Students who fail to meet deadlines may re-apply the following semester based on eligibility.

 

Neeley Computer Policy

The Neeley School of Business prides itself on providing a first class education that prepares students for success when they enter the world of business. Part of this means being acutely aware of what employers are looking for when our students graduate. While there are many computer options available on the market, we have found that the majority of companies and businesses continue to operate on a PC platform. In addition, many of the business school textbooks are also written exclusively for a PC.

Because of these key factors, the Neeley School of Business will now be requiring all students to have a PC laptop or notebook computer. Please understand that an Apple/Mac computer with PC software is not the same as a computer based on a PC platform (e.g. Dell, Samsung, Sony, etc.) as students will notice critical differences in keystrokes and other functions that are taught in class.

Please review the chart below to view the recommended minimum PC laptop or notebook requirements:

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WINDOWS PC

Operating
System

MINIMUM
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

Productivity Tools

Microsoft Office:
Office 365 or Office 2016
https://it.tcu.edu/O365/ Access to Microsoft online and ability to download and install Microsoft for free
http://www.varsitybuys.com for TCU student discount

Processor Type

MINIMUM:  Core i3 Processor
RECOMMENDED:   Core i5 or i7 Processor

Memory

MINIMUM:            4 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED:   8 GB RAM

Hard Drive

MINIMUM:            250 GB
RECOMMENDED:   500 GB or higher

Virus and Spyware Protection Software

Sophos Antivirus is provided by the University. For software and instructions please visit http://it.tcu.edu/support/student-computing/.  A free version of Sophos is available for all students and can be downloaded from my.tcu.edu

Resources For Purchasing a PC Laptop
A discount program CDW Government Sales is available at:  www.cdwg.com/tcustudent

See also:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/Laptops
http://www.dell.com/mpp  Select University Students, then Laptops