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Texas Tech University

Website: www.gototexastech.edu

Mailing Address:

Texas Tech University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409


Fall 2017 Priority Application Deadline First-Time Freshman – February 1, 2017
Transfer – June 1, 2017

Summer 2017 Priority Application Deadline Freshman/Transfer – May 1, 2017

Fall 2017 FINAL Application Deadline First-Time Freshman – August 1, 2017


Fall 2017 General Scholarship Deadline Freshman – February 1, 2017 (www.applytexas.org) Transfer – March 1, 2017 (www.applytexas.org)


FAFSA Available (www.fafsa.ed/gov) – October 1, 2016

FAFSA Priority Date – March 1, 2017 Apply for financial aid by this date to ensure maximum eligibility.

Required Documents


Assured Admission

NOTE: The requirements below are revised for Fall 2017 applicants. Applicants for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for requirements or questions.

You are assured admission if you are graduating from an accredited high school and present the required combination of high school class rank and college entrance test scores indicated below.

Class Rank

Top 10% No minimum
First Quarter (excluding top 10%) 24 1180
Second Quarter 26 1260
Third Quarter 27 1290
Fourth Quarter Application Review
*ACT composite score; SAT reflects evidence-based reading and writing, and math; The highest section scores from multiple tests on the ACT and SAT will be used to maximize score. Assured admission is granted to all students who hold competitive scholarships awarded by an official Texas Tech University scholarship committee.


Admission Review

We expect students to be academically prepared for success as students at Texas Tech; therefore, we specifically consider academic performance, standardized test scores and educational preparation. Additional information used to evaluate a student’s potential for success includes:

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership experiences
  • Civic or other service activities
  • Socioeconomic background
  • Family educational background
  • Special talents or awards
  • Diversity of experience and background

If you do not meet the assured admission requirements, we strongly encourage you to respond to essay topics A, B and/or C on the ApplyTexas application and submit up to three letters of recommendation.

Assured Admission

If you present the required combination of transferable hours and GPA below, you are assured admission. GPA is cumulative for all transferable courses (including dual credit) from all schools attended. Courses taken for grade replacement are used for GPA calculation only if the same course is repeated at the same institution where it was originally taken.

Transferable Hours GPA Requirements
12-23 hours 2.50 cumulative
24 or more hours 2.25 cumulative

Admission Requirements for Specific Colleges

Some academic colleges and departments at Texas Tech only accept students who meet assured admission requirements. College entrance requirements are subject to change and are listed in the Texas Tech Undergraduate Catalog.

  • College of Architecture (all majors) – 3.00 GPA
  • Rawls College of Business (all majors) min. 18 Hours – 3.0 GPA
  • Whitacre College of Engineering (all majors, min. 24 transferrable credit hours and 3.0 GPA, PE 3.2)
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  • Honors Arts & Letters – Honors College admission required
  • College of Human Sciences
    • Interior Design – 2.75 GPA
    • Community, Family, & Addiction Sciences – 2.5 GPA
    • Human Development & Family Studies – 2.5 GPA
  • Kinesiology & Sport Management – 2.5 GPA

First-Time Freshmen

  • Original SAT fee waiver form provided by College Board. We will accept only original SAT waivers: NO copies, faxes, or uploaded documents will be accepted. Mail the original form to Undergraduate Admissions, Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • or Original ACT fee waiver form.
  • or FAFSA: Requests for application fee waiver that are not accompanied by an official ACT or SAT form will be verified through income information provided on the FAFSA


Transfer Students

  • Student’s family receives public assistance- TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
  • Student lives in subsidized public housing, a foster home, or is homeless.
  • SAR (Student Aid Report) from the student’s FAFSA submission indicates zero EFC (Estimated Family Contribution).

Financial Aid

Grants, work-study, loans and scholarships, which are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular involvement, make your education more affordable. Start exploring your options now.



High school students are assured a scholarship if you are in the top 25% of your high school class and achieve at least a 27 ACT (composite) or 1200 SAT (critical reading and math). These scholarships are awarded for students admitted before April 15. Merit Transfer Scholarships are available when you meet the required GPA and number of credit hours earned.

Student Budgets for 2017 – 2018 Academic Year

Resident/Bordering County (NM or OK)

Costs Undergraduate
Tuition/Fees $10,772
Room/Board $9,384
Books /Supplies $1,200
Transportation $2,300
Personal/Misc. $2,120
Total $25,776