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Freshmen who enter TCU declared as a nursing major earn automatic placement into the traditional nursing program as long as all prerequisite criteria has been met, and there is no separate application for admission for incoming freshmen. Once the TCU Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application, they will contact you by mail. Interested prospective students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to prepare a degree plan.

Contact the TCU Admissions Office at 1-800-TCU-FROG or 817-257-7490 to request an application or requesting information on line through email or through the Admissions homepage at There is no separate application for admission to nursing for incoming freshman. Once the TCU Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application (application fee, official transcripts, etc…) they will contact you by mail in about 2-3 weeks. Interested prospective students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to prepare a degree plan.

Freshman students must first be accepted to the university. Once a continuing nursing student has completed all the requirements for the nursing major and has no more than 12 hours of TCU core requirements remaining, the continuing nursing student is eligible to begin nursing courses. All nursing majors must maintain a TCU cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Note: Students who come to TCU as a freshman DO NOT use NursingCAS.


TCU Nursing Supplement

Applicants to TCU’s nursing major are required to answer the supplemental questions below. These questions are accessed through an online form that is linked through the portal. Students will receive portal registration instructions after submitting an application. Early Action and Early Decision students have until November 15 to submit their responses. Regular Decision students have until February 15 to submit their responses. Responses are accepted only through the online form linked through the portal that is accessible after a student submits the TCU application.

1. Each of our nursing applicants share a common thread: the sincere desire to help others. With that in mind, we appreciate additional insight. Please describe the moment that nursing became your calling. (Recommended Length: 250 words) *

2. How have you prepared, both academically and experientially, for the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing? (Recommended Length: 250 words) *

3. Due to the limited number of spots within nursing, the selection process is highly competitive. If we are unable to offer you admission to nursing, would you be interested in attending TCU with your second choice major? *


Freshman Nursing Majors

  • An entering freshman may declare nursing as a major and is considered a continuing nursing student.
  • Continuing nursing students should file intent to enroll in first semester of nursing clinical coursework by October 1 for the spring semester and February 1 for the fall semester.
  • Students who enter TCU as nursing majors usually begin nursing courses in the second semester of the sophomore year.
  • At this point, any continuing TCU nursing student, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be admitted to courses limited to nursing majors.



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