Texas Tech University

Summer Gateway

Summer Gateway is an excellent alternative for high school students wishing to gain admission to Texas Tech University. Students who successfully complete this program will be guaranteed admission to Texas Tech for the following fall. 

Participation Requirements

Complete six hours of transferable coursework with a minimum 2.5 GPA on that coursework during one short summer term at any accredited community college. Some community colleges may require satisfaction of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to enrollment. For additional information about TSI requirements, visit TSI Compliance.

We recommend that you enroll in core courses to satisfy Gateway requirements. Online and hybrid courses may be used for these purposes. View the core curriculum requirements here.

If you are unsure about course selection, please contact our office at 806.742.1480.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive grades on your coursework before an admission decision can be made. We recommend that you make an early request to have your transcript sent to Texas Tech as soon as you complete your college coursework. If your community college is not able to send an official transcript as soon as your coursework is complete, contact our office at 806-742-1480, admissions@ttu.edu, or through chat on our website for details.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the transcript is sent to Texas Tech ASAP. Attention: Gateway Program

If you meet the requirements of the program, you will be notified via email that you have been admitted and will be required to register for and attend Red Raider Orientation at Texas Tech University.

If you do not meet the requirements of the program, we encourage you to continue taking courses at a community college partner and reapply to Texas Tech for a future semester after meeting the transfer requirements.

If you are fully admitted through the Gateway program and do not attend Texas Tech in the Fall term, you must reapply for transfer admission. 

Program Benefits

You will not be required to reapply to the university for the Fall 2021 semester.

You can apply for housing for the Fall 2021 semester in advance. Shortly before housing sign-ups become available for Gateway students in the spring, if you have signed up for the Summer Gateway Program, your eRaider account will be activated and you may then apply for housing at www.housing.ttu.edu.


Registration Instructions

  1. Log in to your RaiderConnect account and select 'Your Application'.
  2. Select 'Start a Gateway Application'.