For incoming first-year students, admission to the Honors College is by invitation only. The selection committee uses the general TCU admission application; therefore, students do not need to submit a separate Honors College application. When evaluating students’ applications, the selection committee takes into consideration various quantitative and qualitative factors, such as strength of the high school curriculum, rank in class, high school grade point average, SAT and/or ACT scores, and involvement in community service, extra-curricular activities, and leadership.
Once the committee has selected students for admission, the Honors College sends formal invitations via U.S. mail. Invited students should expect to receive their invitation anytime from late December to early April.
All first-year Honors College students live in Milton Daniel Honors House, provided there is space available in the hall. On-campus housing is not guaranteed; therefore, students who have received an invitation to join the Honors College must still pay their housing deposit as early as possible and complete the online housing application to increase chances of securing a spot in Milton Daniel.
Continuing TCU Students
Continuing TCU students who complete a minimum of 12 hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are welcome to apply for admission to the Honors College. They should contact the Honors College Academic Advisor for information regarding the application process.
Transfer students who complete a minimum of 12 hours at TCU with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are welcome to apply for admission to the Honors College. They should contact the Honors College Academic Advisor for information regarding admission criteria and the application process.