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Prospective First Year Student

Welcome to TCU! If you are still in high school, we encourage you to read through this page as well as our website to gain insight on who we are.  The Neeley School of Business at TCU puts bright minds to work in a variety of learning environments. Brilliant faculty members electrify classrooms. Everything we do is geared toward forging the next generation of leaders — one unique person at a time.

Visit the TCU Admissions Site for the following inquiries below:

Neeley Prospective Information

First Year Admissions

First year students who are granted admission to the University as pre-business must complete additional requirements to be considered for advancement to one of the seven business majors and upper-division courses.

First year students entering TCU as pre-business majors must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in the first year at TCU and must have a 2.5 grade point average at the end of the first year.  In addition, pre-business students must complete the four following courses in the first year: ECON 10223; ECON 10233; MATH 10283; ENGL 10803.  This is in addition to other TCU core courses as recommended by an advisor.

Declaring a Business Major

To declare a specific business major, all pre-business students must formally apply to the Neeley School. Students will typically apply in their fourth semester for admission to upper level courses in their fifth semester. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. Upon acceptance, students will select from a specific major in business.  For applications, deadlines, and more information, click here.

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thm Prospective Student Guide

 

TCU Internal Transfer Student

Admission to the Business School as a change of major is an application process that takes place each spring semester. Students interested in changing their major must first attend a Neeley Change of Major Workshop and submit an online application after completing the workshop. Applications are due May 6th and may be submitted through the online link below.

 To be eligible to change your major to Business you MUST:

1) Have a 3.25 GPA

2) Attend a Neeley Change of Major Workshop.

March 29th or March 30th
5:00-5:45 p.m.
Dan Rogers 264

3) Submit Online Application


Please contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center if you need further assistance.

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Decision Notifications

  • Students will be notified of an admission decision by the Neeley Academic Advising Center (NAAC) at the beginning of June.
  • Students who are accepted to the business school will be assigned a NAAC advisor and will be notified by email to schedule an advising appointment to review his/her new academic plan.

Suggested Courses

Here is a list of courses you may take before being accepted as a pre-business student:

  • ENGL 10803 – Introductory Composition
  • ENGL 20803 – Intermediate Composition
  • MATH 10283 – Applied Calculus (MATH 10273 with a “C” or higher serves as a prerequisite for MATH 10283) (MATH 10524 credit accepted)
  • ECON 10223 – Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECON 10233 – Introductory Macroeconomics
  • INSC 20153 – Statistical Analysis (prerequisite: Microsoft 2016 certification in Excel )*

** TCU offers Microsoft® 2016 Certification prep classes and testing. Contact the NAAC office for details, Tandy Hall 190.

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Please contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center if you need further assistance

 

External Transfer Student

Welcome to TCU! If you are a new student interested in transferring to TCU to study business, we encourage you to read through this page as well as our website to gain insight on who we are.  The Neeley School of Business at TCU puts bright minds to work in a variety of learning environments. Brilliant faculty members electrify classrooms.  Everything we do is geared toward forging the next generation of leaders — one unique person at a time.

To be considered for admission as pre-business, transfer students from a four-year university should have at least a 3.00 transfer GPA. Community college transfer applicants should have a minimum 3.25 transfer GPA to be considered as pre-business. Transfer students admitted as pre-business must meet additional requirements to advance to upper-division courses.

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Pre-Business and Admission to Major

Students in the TCU Neeley School of Business are either pre-business or a declared business major.

Pre-Business:  First-year students who are granted admission to the University as pre-business. Students must complete additional requirements to be considered for advancement to one of the seven business majors and upper division courses.

Declaring a Business Major: Student has completed admission requirements and formally applied to the Neeley School. Students typically apply in their fourth semester for admission to upper level courses which begin in their fifth semester. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. Upon acceptance, students will select from a specific major in business.  For applications, deadlines, and more information, click here.

First-Year Course Requirements

As a first-year student at TCU, you have many opportunities to explore academic and professional interests. To get the most out of your first year, please use the checklist below as a guide to help keep track of your academic and professional goals.

  • Pre-Business students must complete the following four courses in their first year: ECON 10223, ECON 10233, MATH 10283 and ENGL 10803, along with at least one TCU core requirement or other course recommended by their academic advisor.
    • ECON 10223 – Introductory Microeconomics
    • ECON 10233 – Introductory Macroeconomics
    • MATH 10283*– Applied Calculus
    • ENGL 10803 – Introductory Composition
  • Attend the First-Year Symposium
  • Complete PowerPoint during the first semester by published deadline date
  • Complete Excel during second semester by published deadline date
*600 on SAT Math or 24 on ACT Math, or you must take Math 10273 as a prerequisite.
GPA Requirement at the End of the First Year
  • Students entering TCU as pre-business majors must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in the first year at TCU and obtain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to continue as a Pre-Business student beyond the first year.
  • NOTE: Students who do not meet the minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the first year may not continue as pre-business and must select a major other than business.

Academic Advising for Transfer Students

The Neeley Academic Advising Center is here to help you reach all of your academic goals and answer any questions you may have.  Once you have been accepted as a TCU student, you are encouraged to contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center to set up an appointment with your assigned advisor.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling (817)257-6772.  We also STRONGLY encourage you to attend transfer orientation. 

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