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We encourage all highly motivated students to apply to the John V. Roach Honors College. You must complete the supplemental Honors College application after submitting your application to TCU.

Snapshot of Our Incoming Classes

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All first-year Honors students are expected to live in Milton Daniel Residence Hall where they will build lasting friendships and participate in co-curricular activities
275 students
Approximate number of first-year Honors students admitted annually
3.8 GPA
Average GPA of recent incoming Honors classes
Different majors represented by Honors students
Countries represented by Honors students

Important Dates/Deadlines for Class of 2028 Applicants

August 1, 2023 TCU Application System Opens
November 1, 2023 Early Action/Early Decision TCU Application Deadline
November 15, 2023 Early Notification Deadline for Honors Admission Supplement
January 31, 2024 Early Notification Honors College Decisions Released Via MyTCU
February 1, 2024 Regular TCU Application Deadline
February 15, 2024 Regular Deadline for Honors Admission Supplement
April 15, 2024 Regular Deadline Honors College Decisions Released

Honors Application Checklist

If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply to the John V. Roach Honors College.

The supplemental application includes two essays.

Honors College decisions will be delivered in two ways. First, we will notify you through the online TCU student portal. Second, we will send invitations by mail. Honors College decisions cannot be shared by phone.

If you are invited to the Honors College, you must accept your invitation through your MyTCU portal.