Study Abroad Basics
- Your acceptance into the program
- Your dates abroad
- Your health insurance coverage
- Information related to financial obligation and coverage (typically a statement that all fees for tuition and lodging have been pre-paid to TCU)
Credits & Classes
In addition to the general information here, see your program’s “Course Info” tab for more specific information.
- Add / drop processes and policies
- Attendance / absence policies
- Grading structure
- Grade disputes
- Dates, times, and locations of exams
- Programs / courses taught by TCU faculty (TCU Summer / Short-Term Programs): you will enroll in a TCU course and get direct credit. All major, minor, and core attribute will be identified by the course catalog.
- Programs / courses taught at another university / institution for which TCU gives you credit (TCU-In Programs and Global Portfolio Programs): Your coursework may be eligible to count for major, minor, core, or upper level elective credits. You will work through the credit approval process with your academic advisors and dean to determine how the coursework abroad will apply to your degree plan (major, minor, core, or upper level elective requirements). Click here for a video on the credit approval process, including instructions.
You may elect a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) grading option per TCU's P/NC policies. To select P/NC, you must contact the Center for International Studies (email@example.com) before the P/NC deadline communicated on the program calendar (for courses offered at a partner institution) or select it in your my.tcu.edu portal (TCU courses).
For courses offered at a partner university, you will still receive a grade from the university, but it will not be recorded on your TCU record or calcuated into your TCU GPA.
Please carefully read TCU's P/NC policy to verify course eligibility for P/NC.
- Attendance / Absence policies
- Add / Drop process
- Grade Appeals
- Final Exam schedule
Costs & Scholarships
Getting Started & Applying
How to Contact On Call
- Phone: +1 603-952-2062 from anywhere in the world, or +1 888-637-0447 from the U.S. & Canada
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text: +1 603-945-0103
Passports are currently taking 12 weeks or longer for routine applications and 4 - 6 weeks for expedited applications.If you already have a passport, check the expiration date. Passports must be valid for six months beyond your return date.
For Consulates that ask TCU to apply for student visas as a group, we will apply on your behalf. But you must provide all the necessary paperwork, exactly as requested.
A visa is stamped in your current passport; therefore, your passport will be submitted with your visa application. Do not make plans to travel internationally for the duration of this process.
- All TCU students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on TCU programs or business are automatically covered under the university’s accident and illness insurance plan through On Call at no cost to the individual.
- You are covered by On Call International’s insurance for the program dates only.
- You should also maintain your own U.S. (or home country) health insurance while abroad. Consider the On Call insurance as a supplement to your own personal policy.
- For more information, review the On Call Brochure.
Contact On Call at +1 603-952-2062 and also contact your local on-site staff. On Call provides emergency services, medical referrals, and insurance while abroad.If you need minor medical care, be prepared to pay up front. After receiving care, you can submit a claim to On Call for reimbursement. If you prefer and have time to wait, you can contact On Call to schedule an appointment and prepay for your medical services.