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Transfer Guide

From there, to here, it’s possible.


About Texas Tech T

exas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the feel of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 28,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. We’re large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on YOU. Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Texas Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. We offer more than 100 master’s degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs.

History & Traditions

Our Alumni

Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is located in the South Plains of West Texas and carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western twothirds of the state of Texas.

Our graduates have governed three states, flown space missions, won Olympic Gold Medals, served as ambassadors to foreign countries, acted on Broadway stages, won Pulitzer Prizes, been educators at prestigious universities and even performed heart surgery on prominent late night television hosts (hope you’re feeling better, Dave).

From the spectacular Carol of Lights to dressing Will Rogers and Soapsuds in red on gameday, we are deeply rooted in tradition. Discover the complete history and traditions at Texas Tech.

Sights From our Spanish Renaissance architecture and wide open spaces to an endless blue sky, the beauty of West Texas and Texas Tech is something you have to see to believe. See more of the sights we’re known for.

• Sally Davis, Mission Control--NASA; Mathematics, 1980 • Rick Husband, Commander Space Shuttle Columbia; Mechanical Engineering, 1980 • Pat Green, Three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; General Studies, 1997 • Pete Laney, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Reps.; Agriculture, 1965 • Preston Smith, Former Governor of Texas; Business Arts, 1934

Office of Undergraduate Admissions


Programs A

t Texas Tech University we care about you. Therefore, making the transfer experience the best it can be for our future students is something we strive to do everyday. From partnering with our local community colleges and providing advisers with as much information as possible to highlighting the true Red Raider experience with campus visits, we want Texas Tech to be the number one thought on your mind when you choose to transfer. We know transferring to a four-year university is a big decision in the life of a community college student, therefore we offer a variety of programs to make this life-changing move a bit easier. Listed below are some of the programs we offer. We’re always here to help, so feel free to contact a university representative for more information!

Texas Tech on Your Campus

Raider for a Weekend

In partnership with Transfer Connection, an organization specifically designed for new transfer students at Texas Tech, “Transfer Team” members will be available on community college campuses to introduce potential students to the university life. These events are held on each campus twice annually, once a semester.

This is a program designed for both potential transfer students from community colleges around the U.S. and their advisers. Twice annually, once in the spring semester and once in the summer, Texas Tech hosts these events on campus and invites all who are interested to attend. Those in attendance will gain insight into Texas Tech and what it’s like to be a student at the university. It is a completely free event. Activities for the weekend include:

From Tech to You “From Tech to You” is a university showcase tour put on by Texas Tech twice annually, once a semester. Potential transfer students can come to a stop and learn about transferring and what to expect if they gain admittance to Texas Tech. Cities on the tour will include Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. During these tours, potential students will be able to begin their Texas Tech application process.

• Red vs. Black football game • “Discover Texas Tech” where potential students will participate in a scavenger hunt around campus • A chance to win two football game tickets • Q&A session with different colleges and departments • Goody bags with Texas Tech merchandise

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Admission C

hoose Texas Tech. We recognize your journey has begun. We invite you to continue it here with us. Texas Tech offers a wide range of academic programs for you to explore, and we’ll help you transition to the university with ease. It’s a place where great things are happening inside the classroom and out. Your experience is welcome and your contribution is anticipated. Applications are accepted beginning in September each year, and decisions are made on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged, so you’ll have more time to make housing arrangements, reserve an orientation session, visit campus and plan for your future at Texas Tech. A complete application package must be received by the deadline to be considered.

Application Deadlines

Assured Admission

Summer 2010: May 3, 2010

• 12-23 hours: 2.5 cumulative GPA • 24 or more hours: 2.25 cumulative GPA

Fall 2010: June 1, 2010

Application Required Documents: • ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org) • $50 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request • Official transcripts from colleges or universities attended. An unofficial transcript will be needed for academic advising. Optional information: activities, essay topics A, B, C, or D on the application, and recommendation letters.

It is important to note that some academic colleges at Texas Tech only accept students who meet assured transfer admission requirements. A list of these departments can be found on our Web site.

Admission Review If you do not meet assured admission requirements but have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA, an admissions committee will evaluate your potential based on other criteria: • Academics • Student-submitted essay • Extra-curricular activities, employment, etc.

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Credit Policies T

ransfer students from two-year colleges or other universities are welcome at Texas Tech. Collaborative programs among campus departments, clear-cut requirements and convenient deadlines encourage a smooth transition. And transfer students are able to utilize many resources even before they apply for admission. A full transfer equivalency search engine can be found here on our Web site.

Transfer from Other Colleges

Application to Degree Plan

The Transfer Evaluation Office determines which courses taken at another institution may be accepted for credit at Texas Tech. The transcript evaluation is based on course content as described in an institution’s catalog, and is conducted in consultation with Texas Tech academic departments to determine the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred. The Transfer Evaluation Office automatically reviews your transcript once you apply for admission.

The academic dean of each college determines which courses will be applied to a specific degree program. A maximum of 66 credit hours from a two-year college may be applied toward degree requirements.

The cumulative GPA from all transferable coursework completed is used for admission purposes. When you enroll at Texas Tech, only courses taken and grades received at Texas Tech are used in calculating GPA. You get the credit hours but the individual grades do not transfer.

Retroactive Degree Students who transfer from an approved Pathway Partner community college can transfer credits received at Texas Tech back to their former community college to complete a two-year associate’s degree. With an associate’s degree, a you may be eligible to receive an award from the TEXAS Grant program and you’ll present a more marketable educational background to potential employers.

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Financial Aid T

exas Tech awards more than $500,000 annually in scholarships for transfer students. Scholarships based on academics, financial need, academic interest and other criteria are awarded based on completion of the Texas Tech General Scholarship Application due March 1 for fall transfer students or Nov. 15 for spring transfer students unless otherwise noted. At Texas Tech, we continually are seeking ways to help our current and future students make the dream of a college education become reality. For more information about scholarships and financial aid, visit www.financialaid.ttu.edu , email finaid.advisor@ttu.edu or call 806-742-3681 to talk to a financial aid representative about your options.

Things to Remember • Prospective applicants can fill out the Scholarship Application for Incoming Transfer Students at the same time they fill out the Application for Admission. • Out-of-State or non-U.S. students who are awarded a Texas Tech academic scholarship in the amount of $1,000 or more will also receive a waiver of the non-resident tuition fee. • www.fafsa.ed.gov

Scholarships • Major-Specific Scholarships: Transfer students should contact the college or department to which they are applying for additional scholarship opportunities. Deadlines vary depending on each college or department.

• A full list of additional scholarships can be found here.

Grants and Work Study In addition to first-semester college students, transfer students are eligible to apply for general loans, grants and work study programs via FAFSA. A full list of available loan opportunities can be found online.

Other Loans • Bike Tech Loans Program: Texas Tech students are eligible to get a bike loan from Texas Tech Federal Credit Union (TTFCU). For more information visit www.texastechfcu.org. • Laptop Initiative: Once at Texas Tech, you could be eligible for a free laptop through the Texas Technology Store.

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Student Accounts W

ant to know what it’s like to be a Red Raider? Believe us when we tell you, no one has more pride for the university than our current and former students. From attending classes and football games to living on campus, Texas Tech students are submerged in the college life everyday they are in attendance. Transfer students are no exception. Every transfer student is afforded equal opportunities as those who began their journey at Texas Tech. Each student is given the opportunity to live on campus, attend the same classes and have the same graduation requirements. As a transfer student at Texas Tech we believe “from there, to here, it’s possible.”

Stephanie Smith

Marcus Russell

“At first, I was worried about going to a big university. But Tech has felt like home since day one. Deciding to transfer was a tough decision, but I definitely made the right choice in choosing Texas Tech. I’ve made such good friends here during the last two years who I will stay in touch with my whole life.”

“I know without a doubt I made the right decision to transfer to Texas Tech. There are so many majors to choose from it was hard to pick just one. Going to the football and basketball games is my favorite part about being a Red Raider.”

Adam Trejo

Clovis, NM--Advertising

Plano, TX--Education

El Plaso, TX--Business “No one in my family has gone to a four-year university before, so I didn’t know what to expect when I came to Texas Tech. I was really intimidated by the size of the school and how many people were in my classes, but the students and teachers all made me feel welcome.”

Houston, TX--General Studies

Olivia Henderson “Attending a four-year university is so expensive I never thought it was an option for me. You can tell Texas Tech really cares about its students because there are so many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, and there was always people available to help when I had questions. I felt like they really wanted me to come here.”

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