Freshman Applicants

Welcome to your first step toward becoming a Tiger!



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Application Process


Know the Deadlines

The application for Fall 2024 freshman applicants will open in August.

Early Action – November 15  
Applicants must apply by the Early Action deadline in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships, as well as for TU’s Honors College.
Regular Decision – February 1 

Enrollment Contract and Fee – May 1 


Know the Requirements

  • Common Application and $50 Application Fee (See our application fee waiver options.
  • Official High School Transcript(s) 
  • Common App Essay and Activities: On the Common Application, you will be required to list your activities and write a college essay. We encourage you to be as thorough as possible as these items are part of our review process. 
  • Please review additional requirements for International students and Home-school students


Our Review Process

We conduct a holistic review to determine first-year admission to TU. The primary factors in our evaluation are your high school grades, curricular options, and academic rigor, as well as the Common App essay and activity list. We consider your application within the context of your high school environment as we seek to offer admission to students who will be successful and engaged members of the TU community. 


When You will Receive a Decision Notification

  • Early Action decisions and merit-scholarship awards are made available by mid-January 
  • Regular Decision application decisions are made available by the end of February 
  • Late applications receive decisions on a case-by-case basis 

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