Texas Tech University

Defer

Freshman Applicants

Freshmen who have been admitted but experience extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending Texas Tech during the term they were admitted, and wish to be considered for a one-time change to their admission must submit the completed ADMISSIONS DEFERRAL REQUEST FORM. Please read the following carefully to request a deferral of admission: 

Submit an essay explaining the circumstances surrounding the request must accompany the form. 

Deferral can be granted for medical reasons, and other requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Submitting the request does not guarantee approval. You will be notified of the committee's decision. 

If you are an international student, you must contact the Office of International Admissions to request any change to your admission. 

Please submit all documentation by May 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission to:

Texas Tech University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409

Transfer Applicants

Texas Tech University does not defer transfer admission. Please reapply as a transfer student using the ApplyTexas Transfer Application