Texas Tech University

Transfer Credit

How many hours can I transfer to Texas Tech?

A maximum of 90 hours of transfer credit may be may be applied to a General Studies degree; up to 72 of those hours may be from from a community college.

While a substantial amount of transfer credit is permitted, there are further restrictions to keep in mind:

  • The last 30 hours of applicable coursework must be taken in residence at Texas Tech University.
  • It is not possible to use transfer courses alone to form a complete area of study; the General Studies program requires that a minimum of 9 hours in each area of study be taken in residence at Texas Tech University.
  • In order to be eligible to graduate with honors status, 48 of the total applied hours must be taken in residence at Texas Tech University.

How will my courses transfer to Texas Tech?

Prospective students may use the online Transfer Equivalency Tool to see how courses from other institutions may transfer in to TTU. This tool is not an official assessment of how credits from other institutions may be received at Texas Tech; the Registrar's Office must evaluate an official transcript before confirming transfer equivalency.

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What is block credit, and how may it be used in my degree?

Courses which have no TTU equivalent are called block credit. This kind of credit appears on your TTU transcript as the course department followed by the class level and three dashes (ex: HIST 1--- is a freshman level block credit History course). Block credit may only apply to elective hours, if they are needed to fulfill degree requirements. Only TTU equivalent courses may apply to the core curriculum, general education, or areas of study requirements of a General Studies degree.

Exceptions

Core block credit and English LIT block credit are specific types block credit which may be accepted for use in the core curriculum, general education, or areas of study requirements of a General Studies degree.

Core block credit

Core block credit is a transfer course which counted as a core curriculum class at a public Texas institution where it was originally taken, but does not have a TTU equivalent. State law requires that such courses fulfill the same core requirement at any other public Texas institution, so core block credit is permitted in a General Studies degree. Core block credit will often (but may not always) appear on your TTU transcript as the course department followed by CORE. (ex: BIOL CORE)

English LIT block credit

English LIT block credit is a sophomore-level English Literature transfer course. Due to the wide variations in the topics of English Literature courses taught across other institutions, TTU will accept English literature courses which do not have an equivalent at TTU for use in the core curriculum, general education, or areas of study requirements of a General Studies degree. English Literature block credit appears on your TTU transcript as ENGL LIT.

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