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Frequently Asked Questions

I need to speak to my faculty advisor. How do I find the name of my advisor?
To find the name of your advisor, go to my.tcu.edu. You must proceed to your Student Center. The name of your advisor will be listed on the right side of your Student Center page.

 

I want to take classes at another institution this summer. What do I need to do?
Students that wish to take classes at another institution must receive written approval from the Office of the Dean at least two weeks in advance. An Academic Action form must be submitted and approved. For more information, see www.reg.tcu.edu/transfer_credit_doc.htm. As a reminder, once a student is enrolled at TCU, no more than 12 total semester hours, may be transferred from other schools. Also, no credit may be transferred from a community college once 54 cumulative semester hours have been earned. CA, GA, CSV, and WEM courses cannot be transferred from other schools.

 

How do I change my major/minor online?
You can change your major/minor online by going to my.tcu.edu
Click Student Center
Click My Academics
Click View or Change of Major/Minor
Check box for change or drop major or minor
Proceed with change of major/minor

 

What do I need to do in order to register for more than 18 hours this semester? When is my enrollment appointment? Why can’t I enroll? How do I get a permission number for a closed class?
You can find answers to all your enrollment questions here: Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

 

How many hours are required to earn a TCU degree?
Students must successfully complete at least 124 semester hours of credit in order to earn a TCU degree.

 

What is a degree plan? When will I receive my degree plan?
A degree plan is the official record of your academic career. It shows the courses in your degree requirement that you have completed, and it shows the degree requirements that you still need to complete. You will receive an official degree plan from the Office of the Dean once you have completed 54 hours.

 

Where can I find a list of approved Core Curriculum Courses?
You can find a list of approved Core Curriculum Courses at www.reg.tcu.edu/docs/tcucc.pdf

 

Is there a cumulative GPA needed in order to earn a TCU degree from the Bob Schieffer College of Communication?
Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at 2.0 in all work attempted at TCU, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses attempted in the department of the major, and earn a cumulative GPA in all courses applied to the minor. Some minor programs may require a GPA greater than a 2.0 for graduation.

 

I received a “C-“ in a course that is required for my major. Why do I need to repeat the course?
All courses used to fulfill a major or minor requirement in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication must be met with a grade of “C” or better.

 

How many advanced courses numbered at 30000 or above am I required to complete?
Students must successfully complete at least 42 hours at the advanced level numbered 30000 or above. Students must successfully complete at least 12 semester hours of advanced coursework in the major field and six semester hours of advanced coursework in the minor field.

 

When do I need to file the Intent to Graduate?
The Intent to Graduate form should be filed in the Office of the Dean once a student has completed 84 hours.