Transfer Student Experience

TCU’s Transfer Student Experience hosts a variety of programs for transfer students to connect to TCU and other transfer students. In addition, transfer students can develop leadership skills as part of the Transfer Leadership Team. Our team is here to help in any way. See below to find out more!

Office Location: Samuelson Suite 001, west entrance, garden level
Physical Address: 3202 Main Drive, Suite 001, Fort Worth TX 76129

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. CST
Phone: 817-257-5672 (Student Success)
Instagram: @tcu_tse 


Incoming transfer students for Fall 2023 will complete the following steps. You will receive multiple emails to guide you along this path.

1. Register for Orientation (opens the end of March)
2. Complete Your Pre-Orientation Modules (available mid April)
3. Attend Orientation (required)
4. What’s Next? Frog Camp & Frogs First!


Transfer 1: Wednesday, May 24
Transfer 2:
Wednesday, June 28

*Transfer International: August 15
*This session is specifically for our international students and will not appear to domestic students in the orientation registration system.

Trying to coordinate your Orientation and Frog Camp Dates? Check out this comprehensive calendar!

Step-By-Step: Incoming Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students for Fall 2023 will complete the following steps. Click across the tabs to learn more about each one!

1. Register for Orientation (opens the end of March)
2. Complete Your Pre-Orientation Modules (available mid April)
3. Attend Orientation (required)
4. What's Next? Frog Camp & Frogs First!

Orientation Registration

Amiso George, Associate Professor of Strategic Communication in TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication. 9-25-2020 Photo by Carolyn Cruz

Registration will open at the end of March  in your myTCU portal ( Once logged into myTCU, select the Admission Status & Checklist Tile and complete your Orientation Registration. Please complete all steps, you will know they are complete when your screen shows a confirmation page.

All incoming transfer students are required to attend Orientation. In order to provide the best Orientation experience available, space in each session is limited. Sessions fill on a first-come, first-serve basis so please reserve your spot as soon as you are able.

We are not able to accommodate walk-up students at Orientation. You must attend your scheduled session. Any updates or changes to your registration must be done two weeks prior to your scheduled Orientation and only if space permits.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 817.257.8345.

Opening soon in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for registering for summer and/or fall classes. You may complete these at your own pace.

Students must complete their Pre-Orientation Modules prior to meeting with their academic advisor and subsequently registering for classes.

To access the Pre-Orientation Modules, login to, select the Admitted Student Task tile, then select Pre-Orientation Modules. The link will take you to an external site.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 817.257.5672.


During this 1-day Orientation, students will learn more about campus resources and life as a TCU student with Orientation Leaders (OLs) in a small group setting. Each student will receive a personalized email with additional details a few days before Orientation.

General Schedule
9:00 am – Check – In
Small Groups
Academic & Resource Sessions
Student Engagement
Advising & Registration Available
Residence Hall & Campus Tours
5:00 pm – Closing
Please note that all times listed are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Prepare for Orientation

  • Set up your TCU email on whatever device you check most regularly! All official university communication and orientation information will be sent to this address.
  • Don’t forget to bring: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, jacket for chilly classrooms, backpack with pen/pencil and notebook, photo ID.
Orientation FAQs

Parent & Families Orientation

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at Orientation. Student can bring up to two family members/guests with them to orientation and will include this information on their Orientation registration form.

Please click below to find out more about our Parent & Family Programs at TCU.

TCU Parent & Family Programs Web page

Frog Camp

What is Frog Camp?

Frog Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime program that introduces incoming students to the TCU community. This extended-orientation program is offered off-campus in different locations. Students walk away from Frog Camp with new friends, faculty/staff resources and upper-division mentors. Participants also get an inside look at what it means to be a Horned Frog, learn TCU traditions, and how to make a difference at TCU. We can’t promise campers sleep a lot while at camp, but we can promise they will have an unforgettable experience.

While not required, we HIGHLY encourage transfer students to attend Frog Camp!  Transfer students may register for any Frog Camp, but we will have Transfer-specific small groups led by Transfer students at Frog Camp Challenge.

Learn more about Frog Camp!

Frogs First

Frogs First is held the weekend before school begins and is filled with fun activities for you to begin to meet new friends and make campus feel like home. We will have programs for all students to attend as well as programming specifically for our new transfer students! More information will be released over the summer.

Transfer Connection Space

Location: Tom Brown Pete Wright, 2nd Floor

Physical Address: 3103 Main Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other Amenities: Study Spaces (Computer/Printer Access), Mini-Fridge and Microwave

Brought to you by: Student Success, Housing & Residence Life & the Veterans Services Task Force