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 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, Main Menu, Neeley, Admission Req. and Status.
  • Submit cover letter and résumé via Box.
  • 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 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.
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Spring 2019

  • Online Application: December 17, 2018 – January 22, 2019 (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Submit cover letter and résumé to Gabrielle Sanchez by February 8, 2019 (by 5:00 p.m.). Instructions on how to submit will be sent through email.
  • Interview Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (Interview times will be emailed one week in advance.)
  • Additional admission requirements must be completed in the spring 2019 semester or prior semesters. Deadlines will be communicated by email.
  • Microsoft Office certification results due: March 27, 2019 (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, 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 10
Windows 8
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

Productivity Tools

Microsoft Office:
Office 365 or Office 2016 Access to Microsoft online and ability to download and install Microsoft for free for TCU student discount

Processor Type

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


MINIMUM:            4 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  A free version of Sophos is available for all students and can be downloaded from


Resources For Purchasing a PC Laptop
A discount program CDW Government Sales is available at: