As a TTUD student, you may:
Either way, we're here to help! We'll work with you throughout your time as TTUD to help you explore, research, and investigate major options as well as picking courses that make the most sense for your plans.
As a pre-engineering student, you will work with us (your awesome TTUA advisors) to help you prepare to transfer into the College of Engineering. Once you meet the requirements to transfer into the WCOE, you'll be good to go!
If you started at TTU in January 2013 or later, you need:
Ultimately, that depends on which catalog year you fall under. You can always see the degree requirements in the TTU Course Catalog or via DegreeWorks and Degree Audit on Raiderlink.
Unfortunately, no. You can't declare a minor before you officially declare a major. However, you can take as many classes as possible towards that minor while you're TTUD or PREN.
TTU allows students to retake any courses they previously made a 'D' or an 'F' in here at TTU for potential grade replacement. If you retake the course and make a 'C' or better, the old grade is no longer calculated towards your GPA. Note: the previous grade will always show on your transcript, it will just have "Grade Replaced" under it. This means that if you make all 'Fs' your first semester, retake them all again the next semester and make 'As', you'll have a 4.0 GPA instead of a 0.0 GPA. However, if you retake the course and fail it again, both failing grades will be calculated towards your GPA.
To schedule an appointment with a TTUA advisor, you have three options:
Texas Tech offers a variety of tutoring options to help you in almost any subject. The Learning Center, TECHniques Center, and your residence halls are great places to start. Certain departments, like Chemistry and Math, even offer their own tutoring options. Need help finding one? Contact your advisor!
The Learning Center in 080 Holden Hall has a learning specialist, Stacy Elliott, on-site that specializes in providing individual academic counseling. Call them at 806-742-3664 to set up an appointment!
If you look at your TTU transcript, you'll see:
Fortunately, Texas Tech is awesome and offers a GPA calculator online via Raiderlink!
Raiderlink - TTU MyTech - Grades - GPA Calculator.
Raiderlink - TTU MyTech - Registration - Look Up Classes.
Take a look at the section number next to the course title. If the section starts with a 'D' (Ex. D01) it is online. 'D' stands for Distance Electronic. The course time should also say TBA.
Typically, TTU doesn't like on-campus (Lubbock) students taking online courses. Most require special permission from the departments to enroll in them. (Ex. MATH 1451 online? Contact the Math department. COMS 2300 online? Contact the COMS department.)
Fortunately, TTU has this great Transfer Equivalency Tool: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/private/transfer/ online that can help you verify how your courses will transfer back to TTU. Don't see your institution or course? Contact the Transfer Evaluation Office. Their contact information is on the bottom of the page.
Absolutely! Just log on to my.advising.ttu.edu and check your Student Contact History. This will give you a record of every interaction you've had with TTUA.
A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on "academic probation." Such a student may not enroll for more than 16 hours without prior approval of the academic dean. In addition, the student must continue to seek regularly scheduled advice and counsel from an academic advisor or the dean. Students whose semester GPA is below 2.0 in their first semester at Texas Tech must complete in the next semester an Academic Recovery Plan, enroll in a Programs for Academic Development and Retention (PADR) course, and pay a nonrefundable course fee. Once required to enroll in a PADR course, students must repeat the course every term that they are enrolled at Texas Tech until the course is successfully completed. A student on academic probation remains eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity.
Programs for Academic Development and Retention. Students who are placed on Academic Probation are required to take this course. It is a zero credit hour course that focuses on providing academic and personal management skills that will make students successful in their college careers. Want more information? http://www.depts.ttu.edu/passxl/
A probationary student who has a current and a cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the end of a fall or spring semester will be on suspension unless grade replacements for courses completed at that time raise the cumulative GPA above 2.0. Texas Tech does not suspend students at the end of a summer term. However, summer grades can result in probation, and if the student does not achieve a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average in the subsequent semester of enrollment, suspension can result. Students must initiate grade replacements in the Office of the Registrar. A suspended student who attains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher as a result of grade replacement and after official grades have been submitted and academic status has been determined may be allowed to attend Texas Tech University upon appeal to the academic dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. Any courses that are completed after probation or suspension status has been determined for a particular semester will not alter that probation or suspension. A student on academic suspension is not permitted to take classes and is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities once the suspension is posted. If the circumstances that resulted in the suspension are mitigating, an appeal may be directed to the appropriate academic dean or committee. The student is ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities during the appeal process. If the appeal results in granting the student permission to attend classes, then the student will be reactivated, and a transcript notation is made that allows the student to attend until the student meets the conditions established by the academic dean or committee granting the appeal and/or achieves a cumulative GPA at or above 2.0.
Return from first suspension requires students to:
Students on Additional Academic Suspension will be spending at least two long semesters away from Texas Tech (the entire summer counts as one "long semester" for these purposes). Readmission from Additional Suspension takes more work on your part than it did coming back from first suspension. This readmission is not automatic; it is rare. You need the permission of the Academic Dean of the College to return. Since University Advising reports to the Provost's Office, rather than an individual College, you'll need the Associate Vice Provost's permission to return. Keep in mind, this is not automatic. Here's what we typically need to see:
You can always find a copy online here: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/_viewcat.php
Can't find your year? Check under the Electronic Archive file on the left hand side of the page.
As long as you're within the drop period, don't have any active holds on your account, and aren't planning on dropping all of your classes at once, you can drop a course via Raiderlink.
Raiderlink - TTU MyTech - Registration - Add or Drop Classes. Under the Action tab, select Drop – Delete on Web, and hit Submit.
Withdrawing requires you to submit a Withdrawal Form to the Office of the Registrar's Office. You can find the form here: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/private/privatedocs/Withdrawal_Form.pdf
That answer varies from semester to semester. You can always check the TTU Calendar for that information. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/calendar/
Ultimately, that depends on what kind of problem you're having. Here are some of the most common errors and solutions:
TTU offers over 150 different major options. See the complete list at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/_AcademicsFieldsofStudy.php
That would be the Transfer Evaluation Office over in 121 West Hall. 806-742-3661. TTUTransfer@ttu.edu.
Since every class is different, there really isn't just one way to calculate your grade. Some class grades are based solely on exam scores while others factor in attendance, homework, participation, etc. However, there are some really great apps that you can get for your smartphone that will help you keep track! You can also visit with your professor to get help figuring your overall score. Either way, start by looking at your course syllabus to see how your final grade will be calculated!
Well, that depends on your major. If you're TTUD or PREN, you can find out who your academic advisor is by logging into my.advising.ttu.edu or by calling 806-742-2189. Typically, they're the one who has been emailing you every week. If you're not TTUD or PREN, your advisor is in a different department. Most departmental websites have links to their advising offices and/or advisor contact information. A quick search can typically help you find out how to contact your academic advisor. Still need help? Call the front desk at 806-742-2189 and we'd be happy to help you get in touch with them.
Before you get upset, check a few things:
As long as you're within the deadline to do so and you meet the GPA requirement, you can change your major by completing an Academic Transfer Request Form. Typically, you'll need to get an appointment with your new major advisor to get officially declared in.
You can request a copy be sent via Raiderlink. Raiderlink - TTU MyTech - Transcript - TTU Transcript Request.
You can always see your R# in the top right corner of your Raiderlink screen. Just log on to raiderlink.ttu.edu and make sure you're on the Home or My Tech tabs.
Raiderlink - TTU MyTech - Registration - Registration Status (Dates & Holds) - View Holds.
That depends on what your major is. All majors in the College of Arts & Sciences require a minor and have those hours already built in. Most other colleges don't have this requirement so adding a minor will be extra hours on your degree.
Ultimately, that decision is up to you. We at TTUA strongly advise against it. Why waste your time and money taking courses that you don't need? Instead try looking at an alternative minor or major that you could use to further distinguish yourself in the career search. Taking courses towards a back-up major is better than taking classes you're guaranteed not to need later on.
Short answer: there aren't any. Long answer: Every single class at TTU is taught for a reason. The scary thing is, we at TTUA have seen at least one student fail every single course Texas Tech has to offer. Just because you think a class is 'easy', doesn't mean every other student does. For example, many of us TTUA advisors love English classes and think they're super easy! In our experience, students tend to disagree.
Short answer: there aren't any. Long answer: getting a degree is just part of what potential employers are looking for. Being able to effectively communicate what you learned as an undergraduate and having the ability to market your strengths and weaknesses can go a long way in helping you land the job. Strong resumes, internships, hands-on experience, GPA, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and the ability to express your passion for a certain career and/or field is a must. In this job market, having a degree isn't enough anymore.
Absolutely! You're an adult, you have the right to choose how you spend your time. However, if you break down the cost of a 3 hour course, it costs approximately $32 every class period. Why would you want to just waste that money? Also, most professors calculate attendance and participation into your overall grade. Don't make all B's on your exams and end up with a C in the courses because of attendance. After all, C's = 2.0 GPA which isn't high enough for many TTU majors.
There really isn't any definite way to define this. However, the TTU Evaluations are always a great way to check out what other students have said regarding certain classes and professors. You can access these at: http://www.ttu.edu/courseinfo/evals/. Sites like ratemyprofessor.com are unreliable because they typically tend to be reports of extremely good or extremely bad experiences. TTU evaluations are a much more reliable source.
While we understand how this can be frustrating, bridging communication barriers is a two-way street. If you're having trouble understanding your professor? Go talk with them! Spend some time one-on-one talking about something other than class. Basic dialogue and getting used to hearing key words can go a long way in helping you bridge the gap. Once you're more familiar with how they speak, it will make lectures a lot easier.
Most of the time, you can check on your course syllabus for their office and/or contact information. Still can't find it? You can always contact the department for more information.
This is up to your instructor of the course. You should know your final exam time early in the semester so be in contact with them about this ASAP.