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TCU accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions as well as from international institutions. We also accept college courses taken while in high school. Emphasis is on the quality of coursework completed and the grades earned. Official college transcripts must be presented to determine the transferability of credit. If the student takes college courses in his or her high school program, transcripts must be sent directly to TCU from the college associated with the high school.   

Test Credits

Credit by Exam

College credit can be awarded for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).  The course can be waived or credited if the student earns a high score.  Duplicate credit may not be given more than once for the same course equivalency (e.g., Calculus from both AP and IB).

Accepted Exams and Equivalents

AP exams from College Board can be credited according to score and subject matter at TCU.  The Registrars Office must receive official results from the College Board. It is the students responsibility to contact the College Board and request that their scores be sent to TCU.

Higher level (HL) IB Exams are eligible for credit. TCU must receive official results from International Baccalaureate. It is the student’s responsibility to have IB test scores sent to the the Registrars Office.

The criteria listed below will determine how CLEP college credit will be awarded. 


Transfer Credit

Transfer Students 

As part of the admission process, all transfer students receive a preliminary transfer articulation that evaluates their transfer credits. After students have paid their deposits and matriculated, all transfer credit evaluations will be posted on their Degree Progress Reports. Students will be able to view their transfer credit on My TCU. A more detailed discussion of courses will take place during advising and registration sessions at New Student Orientation. 

The transfer evaluation will be available on the MyTCU portal for matriculated first-year students who have submitted official college transcripts from dual credit courses. 

Transfer Credit Policy 

Students transferring to TCU must present a record of all transfer work for evaluation to the Office of Admission for approval by the appropriate academic dean prior to their enrollment in the University. Transfer coursework not presented prior to enrollment may not be counted toward a degree. TCU only reviews coursework from regionally accredited institutions.

After enrolling at TCU

  1. All students must receive prior written approval from the appropriate academic dean if they wish to take courses at another regionally accredited institution and have those courses count toward a degree at TCU. Coursework taken without prior approval may not be applied to a degree.
  2. To request approval to take courses at another institution, a student should log in to, click the Academic Records tile, scroll down to Transfer Credit and choose Transfer Credit Request to fill out and submit your request.
  3. Once a student is enrolled at TCU, no more than 4 courses up to 16 total semester hours, except those earned in an approved study abroad program, may be transferred from other schools.

Transcripts for approved transfer credit should be sent to the Registrar’s Office, TCU Box 297004, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

If a student wishes to deliver his/her transcript in person, the transcript must be in a sealed and signed envelope from the institution.

Transcripts may be sent electronically from another institution by sending them to

Course Transfer Tools