TCU Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline for the nursing program?

The application deadline for fall admission is February 1st.

Is there a separate application for the nursing program?

Freshman students interested in the nursing program must first be accepted to the university. Once a continuing nursing student has completed all the requirements for the nursing major and has no more than 12 hours of TCU core requirements remaining, the continuing nursing student is eligible to begin nursing courses. All nursing majors must maintain a TCU cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Students who come to TCU as freshman DO NOT use NursingCAS
Transfer and Accelerated students must submit an application through NursingCAS ( You ONLY apply to NursingCAS. You do NOT need to apply directly to TCU unless you are planning to finish prerequisite coursework at TCU prior to applying to a clinical program. Currently, we are using NursingCAS Version 2.0.

Does your nursing program start in the fall or spring?

We accept transfer student applications only for the fall semester.

What is the GPA requirement to get into the program?

You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

How long is your nursing program?

We offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing. For transfer students who have completed their nursing prerequisites and most of their TCU Core Curriculum (TCU-CC) the clinical portion of our program takes five semesters to complete, about 2 ½ years.

How many students do you admit into the nursing program each semester?

We try to accommodate 72 students in the fall.

How many transfer students do you accept each semester?

The number varies. We do give first consideration to those students who have completed most of the prerequisites at TCU. Once those students have enrolled we then open up admission to transfer students.

What was the GPA for students that you admitted?

We don’t admit solely based on GPA. We use a variety of criteria that is evaluated in a point system. The criteria may include admission GPA, A 2 test scores, and math and science GPA, as well as other criteria.

What is your NCLEX pass rate?

Average is 92-94%.

I looked at your nursing prerequisites and I didn’t see Chemistry, do you require Chemistry for your program?


Do you require College Algebra?

No, our math requirement is Elementary Statistics.

Do you require the HESI A2 (Admission Assessment)?

Yes. You may take the exam here at TCU or at another testing site. If the exam is not taken at TCU and is at another testing site, your scores must be sent from that facility. For more information you may look online at

Do we have to complete an essay when applying?

Yes. In the TCU application process an essay is required. The same essay will be used for scholarship consideration.

What are you looking for on the Resume?

You can list jobs, extracurricular activities, honors/awards, and community involvement.

How do I apply for financial aid?

In order to be considered for financial aid you must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. This can be obtained from any financial aid office or you can fill out the form online at . The TCU School Code is 003636, which allows TCU to access your financial aid information.

How do I apply for scholarship?

When you apply to TCU, you are automatically considered for Merit Based Scholarship (if you have at least a college GPA of 3.25 and at least 27 transferable college hours). Once you are admitted into the nursing program you then become eligible for outside nursing scholarships. This information is distributed to all nursing students throughout the school year.