We’ll help you define your academic, career and personal goals. Contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center.
You may take up to 6 semester hours on a Pass/No Credit basis. However, no course applied to your major, minor or associated requirements may be taken as Pass/No Credit. Required business courses may NOT be taken on a Pass/No Credit basis with the exception of ENGL 10803, ENGL 20803, MATH 10283, ECON 10223 and ECON 10233. You must achieve a “C-“ or better to receive a “P.”
- MATH 10283 Applied Calculus is required for business majors. The prerequisite is MATH 10273 or MATH 10054 with a grade of “C” or better, high school pre-calculus and a score of 600 or higher on the SAT Math Test, or 24 or higher on the ACT Math.
- MATH 10524 Calculus I may also satisfy the business school math requirement.
- AP score of 3, 4 or 5 in the Calculus AB Exam is equivalent to MATH 10524.
- Credit will NOT be given for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524.
Permission through the Transfer Credit Request process is required before you can take courses outside of TCU for credit transfer. Information can be found here.
If it fits your interests and career goals, we encourage you to explore other majors both business and non-business. Double majors are not for everyone, so make sure you discuss your options with your advisor and the career center, as well as the department that you are interested in. Be aware that adding majors can sometimes affect graduation time.
No, with one exception: If you earned credit for ACCT 20353 before declaring your general business minor, you may substitute that course for ACCT 20653 in the minor requirements.
TCU requires a minimum of 124 hours to earn a degree, so a four-year degree is attainable by taking approximately 15 hours a semester.
We don’t recommend it, but we understand that there are times when it might be necessary. If you are a graduating senior and it is your last semester, you will need to complete an academic overload form from the Neeley Academic Advising Center and have it signed by your advisor. Otherwise, you will need to wait until the first day of class to enroll in more than 17 hours.
The grade will not count toward your official TCU GPA. The grade will be used to calculate your Lower-Division Requirements GPA.
Our advisors focus on our many business majors, but we are happy to talk with you if possible. Contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center at 817-257-6772. See general business minor courses
Group advising is a 45- to 50-minute session where your TCU Neeley advisors go over important information to keep you on track in the business school. Group advising is mandatory for your first four semesters. If you miss your session, you’ll have to wait until after your registration date to be advised and have your account hold removed. This will mean extremely limited class options when you are permitted to register. We’ll also work with you individually and help you create your schedule for the upcoming semester, so you are in the correct courses you need.
No. Group advising counts as your mandatory advising for the semester. Advising is mandatory for your first four semesters at TCU. An advising hold will be placed on your account during the first four semesters preventing course enrollment until you have met with their academic advisor.
No. The only way to remove your advising hold so you can register is to attend your advising session.
Stop by the Neeley Academic Advising Center or call 817-257-6772. Find preparation instructions on the advising appointment page.
Your advisor is happy to meet with you once you have been admitted as a pre-business major. Contact the Neeley Academic Advising Center at 817-257-6772 to schedule an appointment.
When TCU receives your transcripts and you are admitted, you will receive an articulation form. This shows everything you have previously taken and how it counts at TCU. When meeting with your advisor, make sure you specify any courses that may be in progress and not yet on your articulation form. Business courses are not automatically approved and may need a course syllabus to determine their equivalency.
Your cumulative GPA from your previous institution does not transfer over to your TCU GPA. However, any required courses you have taken will be calculated internally into your GPA for our admissions process.
You can apply the semester that you are finishing your required courses as long as you have at least a 2.5 GPA in those courses and a 3.0 cumulative TCU GPA. Remember, you must have ALL of your pre-business requirements complete by the end of the semester you apply or you may risk having your acceptance rescinded. See our application page
Orientation is strongly recommended. You will gain valuable information that will make your transition smoother. Also, you will not be able to register for classes until you meet with an academic advisor.