College Credit for Heroes

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What is the College Credit for Heroes Program?

College Credit for Heroes is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas colleges and universities. The College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program seeks to maximize college credit awarded to veterans and service members for their military experience. CCH is designed to recognize the knowledge and skills gained by military service members and to award college credit for military experience, enabling veterans to more easily re-enter the workforce. Each participating institution retains the right to determine applicability to specific degrees and certificates. Texas Tech University (TTU) is a partner institution in the CCH program.

Texas Tech University as a participating Texas university in the CCH program agrees to accept college credits recommended through the College Credit for Heroes System where appropriate. Recommended college credits may be applicable to some programs of study but not applicable to others.

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How do I obtain a CCH Transcript to send to Texas Tech University?

  1. Go to the following link.
  2. Register as a CCH User.
  3. Request an evaluation of your military educational experiences.
  4. If you are applying to TTU as an undergraduate student, request a CCH transcript to be sent to:
    Texas Tech University
    Admissions Office
    P O Box 45005
    Lubbock, Texas 79409-5005
  5. If you are applying to TTU as an graduate student, request a CCH transcript to be sent to:
    Texas Tech University
    Graduate School
    P O Box 41030
    Lubbock, Texas 79409-1030
  6. If you are applying to TTU as an law school student, request a CCH transcript to be sent to:
    Texas Tech University
    Law School
    P O Box 40004
    Lubbock, Texas 79409-0004
  7. If you are a current student, request a CCH transcript to be sent to:
    Office of the Registrar-Transfer Evaluation
    P O Box 45015
    Lubbock, Texas 79409-0004

How do I apply to Texas Tech University?

Submit an application for Texas Tech University via ApplyTexas.

  • More information can be found at the following link, click on the Apply Now links based on the level in which you are applying: Undergraduate, Graduate, Law School.

Undergraduate Information:

What happens once Texas Tech University receives my CCH transcript?

  • Before TTU will evaluation your CCH transcript, you must apply and be accepted to TTU.
  • Please also submit your Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force transcript(s).
  • During the admissions process, military, college and CCH transcripts are forwarded to the Office of the Registrar’s Transfer Evaluation Office (TEO) for evaluation.
  • Credits are reviewed and then posted onto your official student record.
    • Military credits are also evaluated based on the American Council of Education Guide.
    • Courses which are transcripted as WECM or VOCN must be individually reviewed and approved as per TTU policy, Guidelines for Transfer of College Credit (see the TTU undergraduate catalog), for possible credit toward your degree.
  • The academic dean of your college determines which credits apply to your degree plan.

Who do I contact for more information?

  • Evaluation of credit, time it takes for evaluation, or to find out if your CCH transcript has been received: Visit the following link or contact the TEO Office at 806.742.3661.
  • How your credits will apply to your degree plan: Contact the Academic Deans’ Office of your college.
  • How to start Veterans Educational Benefits at TTU (undergraduate, graduate or law school): Visit the following link or contact Military & Veterans Programs at 806.742.6877.
  • How to start Veterans Educational Benefits at TTUHSC, contact Sara Henly at sara.henly@ttuhsc.edu or call 806.742.2300.
  • Prospective transfer students wanting to know which courses to take or the sequencing needed for their intended degree at TTU should contact Community College & Transfer Relations (CCTR) at the following link or call 806.742.0876.

Graduate or Law Information:

  • If you are applying as a Graduate student, contact the Graduate school concerning how your CCH transcript will be evaluated.
  • If you are applying as a Law student, contact Law School concerning how your CCH transcript will be evaluated.

TTUHSC Information: