Fast Track Program Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the program?
- The program begins one week before the fall 2013 semester begins. Participants have
the opportunity to move in early to the residence halls on Saturday, August 17 or
Sunday, August 18.
The first activity is the Welcome to Fast Track reception on Sunday, August 18 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Parents and siblings are invited to attend. The focus of the program, a week-long concentrated math review course, begins that evening and continues through Friday, August 23.
Fall semester classes begin on August 26. Peer mentoring and other support activities continue through the fall semester.
- Can students participate in the Chemistry Bridge Course and the Fast Track Program?
- No, the programs will be occurring at the same time and students will have to choose one program.
- Can students rush a fraternity/sorority and participate in Fast Track
- No, rushing activities will conflict with the Fast Track Program.
- Can students participate in marching band and participate in Fast Track?
- No, marching band rehearsals will conflict with the Fast Track Program.
- Do students have to participate in all Fast Track sessions during the Fast Track Program?
- Yes, students must participate in all classes and activities.
- What Red Raider Orientation should I go to if I attend the Fast Track program?
- As a new Texas Tech student, you are expected to attend a Red Raider Orientation session before the start of the Fast Track Program. We recommend that you attend an orientation session early in the summer.
- Who is eligible for the program?
- Students that score a 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam (MPE) are eligible.
Students that have AP or dual credit for Calculus I, have passed Calculus I, or are enrolled in Calculus II are not eligible.
Students that are currently in upper division engineering degree programs are not eligible.
Students that score a 1, 2, or 3 on the MPE are not eligible.
- Do I have to take the Math Placement Exam?
- All Fast Track Program students must take the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam, regardless of previous math courses or credits.
- What costs are associated with the program?
- The total program cost is $640, including a non-refundable deposit of $175. $465 will be added to the student's fall semester tuition bill at the beginning of the program.
- Is there a deposit for participation?
- A non-refundable deposit of $175 (part of the total program cost of $640) is due to reserve a spot in the program. When a student completes the application, is accepted to the program, returns the signed Reservation Form, and mails in (or drops off) a check made out to Texas Tech University for $175, a spot will reserved in the program.
- What if a student decides to not participate in the program after signing the Reservation Form and submitting the deposit?
- If a student chooses not to participate in the program, the $175 deposit (part of the total program cost of $640) cannot be refunded.
Applying to the Program
- How do students apply for the program?
- Complete the application on the Fast Track Application page.
- How do students guarantee a spot in the program?
- Complete the application, return the signed Reservation Form, and mail (or drop off) a check made out to Texas Tech University for $175. If the Reservation Form and the deposit are received by 5 p.m. on August 9, 2013, a spot will reserved in the program.
If you have other questions, email FastTrack.email@example.com.