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Texas Christian University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Arushi Anand

Texas Christian University admissions are offered during Fall, Summer, Spring and Winter semester. During Fall 2018, 20,156 students applied to the university. The university accepted 41% of the applicants out of which only 2,231 students actually enrolled at the university. Texas Christian University awarded 2,598 degrees in 2017-18.

  • Application for undergraduate, graduate, international students vary.
  • Applicants may apply through the University application portal or the Common Application.
  • The student-faculty ratio at the university is 13:1.
  • University has not set any minimum SAT / ACT requirement for admissions to undergraduate programs.
  • IELTS/ TOEFL is accepted as English proficiency proof. Applicants scoring less than the minimum in the area must take intensive English program offered by the university.


Application portalUniversity application portal/ Common application 
Application feeVaries 
Acceptance rate41%
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
SAT scoreOptional
ACT score compositeOptional
International application deadlineVaries
Academic calendarSemester 
Intake seasonFall, Spring, Summer

Texas Christian University admission deadlines

University states priority deadlines for both graduate and undergraduate programs. Although graduate program deadlines vary as per the course, the university states general priority deadlines for them as well.

Early action1st November 
Early Decision1st November 
Regular Decision1st February 
Summer/ Fall Semester 1st March
Spring Semester16th November 

Texas Christian University International Admissions

Texas Christian University admissions are offered to more than 500 international students. 5% of the university’s population consists of international students. International students are offered admissions to both undergraduate as well as graduate courses.

How to apply – University application portal/ Common application

Application fee – 50 USD

English language requirement

Test TypeTest Score

Students scoring lesser marks in English proficiency test may be considered for conditional admissions by the university. These students must take intensive English program offered by the university. Also, the university accepts strong SAT/ACT scores for TOEFL waiver.

Visa requirements

  • I-20 form will be issued by the university
  • Copy of passport, photographs, declaration of finances, bank statement
  • Applicant must pay SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-160 visa insurance fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa.

Admission requirements - Transcripts, letter of recommendation, statement of intent, resume, test scores, English proficiency proof, financial documents.

Transfer student admissions

During Fall 2017, transfer undergraduate enrolment in the university was 506.

How to apply – University application portal

Transfer students are considered for admission if they fulfill the following requirements –

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts
  • 24 hours of completed coursework
  • Essay of 300-400 words
  • Resume

Texas Christian University Undergraduate Admissions

During Fall 2017, undergraduate enrolment in the university was 10,489. The university has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. Texas Christian University admissions to undergraduate students are provided in more than 100 areas of study within 9 colleges and schools.

How to apply – University application portal/ Common application

Application Fee- 50 USD

SAT range – 1150- 1340

ACT range – 26-31

Official transcripts must state evidence of following core courses:

  • 4 credits – English
  • 3 credits – Maths
  • 3 credits – Science ( 1 biology or chemistry, 1 lab science)
  • 3 credits – social studies
  • 2 credits – foreign language
  • 2 credits – academic electives

Note*- Students who are planning to apply for an early decision must make sure they have submitted early decision agreement during application. Early decision agreement is available on the university’s official website.

Texas Christian University Graduate Admissions

During Fall 2017, graduate enrolment to the university was 1,478. Applicants must apply to the graduate courses using university application portal. Requirements for various graduate courses vary as per the choice of course. Applicants must fulfill additional requirements along with the general requirements to pursue graduate courses at Texas Christian University. Test score waiver is provided by the university on certain conditions.

Application Fee – 60 USD

RequirementsM.S in Communication StudiesMBAM.S in NursingM.A in Social WorkMBA (Health care)
Official TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
ResumeNot requiredRequiredRequiredNot requiredRequired
GRE/GMATRequired (verbal – 155, quantitative- 145)GMAT required (500 – 700)Not requiredNot requiredGMAT required (500 – 700)
DeadlinesFall Semester – 15th FebruaryEarly decision – 15th October General admission – 5th January General admission extended – 1st MarchSummer – March 1 Spring – 16th NovemberOctober 2019 (rolling admissions)Summer 2019- July
LOR3 LOR’S required3 LOR’S (optional)3 LOR’S3 LOR’S3 LOR’S (optional)
SOPRequired (250 words)Not requiredRequiredRequired (1500 words)Not required
InterviewNot requiredRequiredRequiredOptionalRequired

Note*- MBA courses require higher English proficiency test scores than general requirement for other courses. Following is the English proficiency requirement for MBA courses-

Test type Test score

Texas Christian University admission decisions are sent within 2 to 4 weeks of application. University gives most importance to the academic credentials, talents, leadership potential and achievements. These factors are highly considered while determining admissions to the university.

Applicants having sufficient undergraduate record but who lack certain requirements for graduate programs are granted conditional admission by the university. Occasionally admissions are also granted if deadlines have been exceeded.

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