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The Academic Resource Center’s goal is to enhance the overall student experience and prepare students for a lifelong career in the fine and performing arts by providing support for:

  • Orientation
  • Academic Advising
  • Leadership & Career Readiness
  • Wellness
  • Connections to Campus & Community Resources


Dr. Kristen Queen
Director, Academic Resource Center
Moudy North 105




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Academic Advisors

The College of Fine Arts utilizes both professional staff and full-time faculty for academic advising. The following are those who serve students as professional staff advisors.

Dr. Elizabeth Kirkendoll – Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center; Academic Advisor for Fashion Merchandising and Music

Tyra Musoma – Academic Advisor for Design

Dr. Kristen Queen – Director, Academic Resource Center; Academic Advisor for Fashion Merchandising and Theatre


Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development plays a crucial role in preparing students for life after college and in helping alumni through career transitions. The main office is located in The Harrison, Suite 1100
Open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Melanie Coulson

Melanie Coulson
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts and the College of Education




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Peer2Peer Tutoring

Whether you need help with this week’s assignment, a concept in a core course or just getting your life a little more organized – Peer 2 Peer Tutoring is here. All tutors have completed a 10-hour training program, developed in accordance with the requirements of the College Reading and Learning Association certification program.  All tutoring sessions are conducted in Samuelson Hall, the entrance is located around the corner from the TCU Post Office.

Tutoring is available in major and TCU Core subjects, as well as academic strategies.

Find a Tutor



Access & Accommodations

In order to receive approved accommodations, ALL registered TCU students must submit a request for accommodation. TCU’s Student Access & Accommodation works with students with the following disabilities: mental health, physical disability, learning disability, Autism, blind/low vision, deaf/hard of hearing, traumatic brain injury, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, communication disorders, food-related disability, or multiple diagnoses.

To request your notification of accommodation for faculty, please complete the request form through TCU’s Access & Accommodations website.

Complete Accommodations Request



Dean of Students (formerly Campus Life)

If you are experiencing a concern, personal emergency, or need academic support, start with the TCU Dean of Students.

If you know of an emergency and you need to report an imminent or life-endangering threat of harm which involves a TCU student, please call the TCU Police Department at (817) 257-7777 or 911 immediately.

Dean of Students

Do you know a TCU student who is exhibiting concerning behavior (non-emergency)? Get help for them here!

TCU Student of Concern Flow chart for distressed students



Counseling & Mental Health Center

The TCU Counseling & Mental Health Center (CMHC) offers workshops, drop-in/crisis response, multi-track counseling services, specialized services, and peer support communities.

Appointment scheduling and during business hours calls: 817-257-7863 or visit Jarvis Hall, Suite 232

24/7 Phone Counseling Helpline: 817-257-SAFE (7233)

After-hours emergency contact TCU Police: 817-257-7777 or 911

New Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 988




Scholarships & Financial Aid

Information on grants, loans, scholarships, and work study, as well as, contacting your TCU Financial Aid Advisor.

TCU Scholarships & Financial Aid



Student Identity and Engagement

Home of offices and programs that support and promote diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural awareness throughout the TCU community.

Intercultural Center


Gender Resource Office (LGBTQIA+)


Multicultural, Religious, & Social Justice Orgs



Testing Center

Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces

Pilot Initiative Spring 2023

TCU is piloting Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces for Spring 2023 to support undergraduate and graduate students who are registered with Student Access and Accommodation with a documented need for accommodated testing.

Located in rooms 122 and 123 of the newly remodeled Sadler Hall, the Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces are open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Faculty must reserve a specific start time, with no more than five students per section of a course at a time due to limited seating. Faculty may need to stagger reservation times or schedule students at an alternate time.


Tests can only be scheduled through the online reservation system.

  1. Complete the online form, also available on the Provost’s website under Faculty Resources.
  2. You will receive a calendar invitation as confirmation.
  3. Forward the calendar invitation to the student(s) to confirm the date, time and location of their reservation. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to communicate with the student the date, time, location and requirements for testing, such as timely arrival and the TCU photo ID requirement.
  4. Hand deliver, in an envelope, exams and the PDF cover sheet from your calendar reservation to Jean Stayton, Assistant to the Dean, by 8:15 a.m. at least TWO DAYS prior to the test date. There are no exceptions to this policy.
    1. Each exam should have the student’s name, class, and section on it.
    2. Include the PDF cover sheet from your calendar reservation.
  5. Completed tests will be delivered to Jean Stayton the day after the test is administered.
  6. NOTE: There will be no exceptions, last-minute changes or additions to the accommodated testing schedule. Faculty may not interact with proctors nor enter the test spaces. Any questions should be directed to


Students are required to follow the rules below or the test will not be administered.

  1. Have a confirmed reservation showing date, time and place. The calendar invitation serves as confirmation.
  2. Bring their TCU photo ID for identification.
  3. Arrive promptly. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to take their test and must reschedule via their faculty member. Students who do not show up for their test must be reschedule with their faculty member.
  4. Sign an honor code statement of agreement before the test is administered.
  5. Behave ethically. A student may be dismissed from the testing space for inappropriate behavior such as evidence of cheating, disrespecting the proctor or violating testing space policy. If a student is dismissed from the testing space, the faculty member and the Dean’s office will be notified when the test is returned.

Makeup Testing Center

The Schieffer Testing Center provides a proctored space for students’ makeup tests. We are using a new, university-wide online system. If you do not see “Schieffer College of Communications Testing Center” as an option, email

Instructions: How to use the Testing Center Reservation System

Form: Request a Testing Center reservation

During the regular semester, the Schieffer College of Communications Testing Center will offer test proctoring at the following times:

  • Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m. in MOUS 185
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MOUS 185


  • Complete the reservation form at by 9 a.m. one business day before the testing day.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from once the form is complete. Please check your Junk folder if it does not appear in your inbox.
  • The email will contain instructions for your student; please pass along that information. Please remind students to bring their official TCU student ID cards to their testing appointment, so proctors may verify their identity.
  • Bring each test, in its own envelope, to the dean’s office in MOUS 207 by 5 p.m. one business day before the testing day. If the test is to be given electronically, please note that on the reservation form.
  • No accommodation testing reservations can be made here – those must use the TCU Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces.
  • Students may NOT reserve testing services; all reservation requests must be submitted by the instructor.

Please direct any questions about the testing center to or phone Jean Stayton at 817-257-5918.