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TCU Degree Program Admission

TCU offers over 120 degree programs, world-renowned professors, and nationally ranked sports team to give students a well-rounded, exciting university experience.

IEP students may apply to TCU undergraduate programs through TCU International Admissions. Undergraduate degree programs offer conditional admission. If a student meets all of the admission requirements except the TOEFL requirement, the student will be admitted first to the IEP. TCU will issue the student a 5-year I-20: one year for IEP studies, and four years to complete an undergraduate degree.

IEP students may apply to TCU graduate programs through the department in which that program is housed. Some graduate programs may admit students conditionally through the IEP. See individual programs for their admission guidelines and requirements. For help contacting a graduate program, contact

Students who reach an Advanced level in the IEP will not need a TOEFL score to begin their TCU Degree Program.

Please see the English Test Score Admission Standards table to compare score ranges of different tests that may be considered for admission to programs at TCU.  Applicants should not use the table to establish score equivalences; rather, they must discuss official and current application requirements with admissions officers.

Students who take the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, or PTE and are then accepted into any US university will have their TOEFL fee of up to $150 refunded to them by the IEP.

If a TCU school or department awards as student a scholarship for IEP studies, the IEP will match that scholarship.

TCU awards students 12 hours of undergraduate degree credits for their first-language abilities. These 12 free credits make up approximately 10% of the total number of credits for most TCU undergraduate degrees. Students are awarded the credits for their successful completion of one academic year of high school or in another college where the language of instruction is other than English.