2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Application Procedures

Some departments require a special application form for financial aid in addition to the regular application for admission. This form, available from the appropriate dean's office and/or on the website, may be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.

Fellowship and assistantship applications for the fall semester are due between February 1 and March 15, depending on the department. Contact the appropriate dean's office for deadlines. Appointments are announced by April 15. Initial appointments are not usually available for the spring and summer semesters.

TCU adheres to the following Resolution of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States:

"Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer."