Strategic Communication application process
The School’s application forum for prospective
strategic communication students is scheduled for:
9 a.m., Saturday
Sept. 27, 2014
Moudy North 141
At the forum, you will create a personal creative narrative about reasons for selecting the strategic communication major, and this will be read and considered by a faculty committee that determines admission into the program. At the forum, you will provide additional information about yourself, including your GPA. Please bring a copy of your résumé to attach to your application. You’ll also read and sign an ethics and professionalism statement.
After admission to the strategic communication major, all students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each required course, and a combined GPA of 2.5 must be earned in the first four Gateway courses before
students may enroll in any advanced required courses for the major.
Would you like to be kept up-to-date on the upcoming application forum for Strategic Communication and receive a reminder? If so, please email Jennifer O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive notifications about the forum.
Internal transfer students
If you are currently a TCU student with another major, you will need to apply to become a major in the Strategic Communication program. You should attend the Saturday Application Forum on to discover more about the major and to participate in the application process. Please bring an unofficial transcript and a copy of your résumé; you will be asked to write a creative narrative about your reasons for selecting this major, and then you will read and sign an ethics and professionalism statement. You will need to have a 2.5 minimum overall TCU GPA (and should have a 3.0 GPA to be competitive). Students with more than 80 college credits will not be admitted to the major, whether internal or external transfers, because course sequencing in the major requires at least four long semesters to complete.
External transfer students
The TCU Office of Admissions makes the decisions on all transfer applicants. To be considered for provisional admission to the Strategic Communication major during the first semester after admission to TCU, students should have at least a 3.0 transfer GPA from a four-year institution and a 3.25 GPA from a two-year institution. If this GPA is in place and there are open spaces in the Gateway courses for Strategic Communication in the first semester, students may enroll in these courses and then will be considered for full admission only after they attend the application forum to complete information needed for their advising folder, including the essay, a copy of their résumé and ethics statement.
If you are a first-year student, who declared strategic communication as your major during the summer prior to the first day of classes, then you are directly admitted to the strategic communication major. However to remain in the major, you must meet the following requirements:
- You have completed no hours at TCU (except for hours awarded for AP or IB courses or dual-credit hours awarded while in high school); and
- You complete basic paperwork during the Saturday Application Forum during your first semester at TCU. First-year students will receive reminders about this requirement by email before the forum is held.
For more information about the Application Forum, please send a message to Jennifer O’Keefe at email@example.com
or call her at the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at 817-257-7425.