Transferring to the Whitacre College of Engineering
External Transfer Admission to the Whitacre College Foundational Curriculum
For a transfer student entering prior to January 2013, the basic admission criterion requires that the student must have the academic preparation necessary to begin an engineering degree program. Specifically, a student must be qualified to enroll in MATH 1451 (Calculus I) or higher.
A transfer student entering January 2013 and later with fewer than 12 hours of transferable coursework must meet first-time freshmen assured admission standards. For direct admission to the college, transfer students must have 24 or more hours of transferable coursework and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 that includes the work at all previous institutions. Regardless of the number of hours and the specific courses included in the transfer credits, external transfer students are initially accepted into the lower-division foundational curriculum of their degree program and must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Texas Tech coursework before application to the upper division. The 12 hours may include foundational courses that need to be completed or program coursework beyond the foundational curriculum, as appropriate. Eligibility for admission to the upper division is based exclusively on the cumulative GPA earned at Texas Tech (2.5 or higher).
Transfer students with less than the minimum cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 will be admitted as a PreEngineering student and must meet the requirements set forth for PreEngineering students to transfer into the college.
Internal Transfer Admission to the Whitacre College Foundational Curriculum
Students who entered Texas Tech prior to January 2013 and wish to transfer to the Whitacre College of Engineering from other colleges within the university must be enrolled in Calculus I or higher.
Students who entered Texas Tech January 2013 and transferring to the Whitacre College of Engineering from other colleges within the university must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 hours of Texas Tech coursework that is included in the foundational curriculum.
Transfer students represent a key component of the Whitacre College of Engineering’s student population. That’s why we teamed up with community colleges throughout Texas to make it easier for students to transfer their work to Texas Tech University through our 2+2 programs. These programs allow students to complete key lower-division course a community college and through distance education. In this way, when students arrive, previous work will transfer smoothly and it is easier to begin upper-level courses. To find out more details about the program, please speak to your local community college advisors.
Second Degree Transfer Admission
Students holding a bachelor's degree from another institution must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from that institution to be admitted to the Whitacre College of Engineering Foundational Curriculum.
To apply to Texas Tech as a transfer student, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.
Transfer Course Guidelines
Optimal Transfer Plans
The Office of Community College & Transfer Relations website contains information on Optimal Transfer Plans.