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Program Overview

  • 65 TTU credit hours + 66 (max) transfer credits = 131 total credit hours
  • Classes are delivered using one or a combination of formats including face-to-face instruction and interactive video conferences.
  • Prerequisite: Completion of an Associates degree with specific core courses completed with a minimum grade of C or better. If you are an El Paso Community College student, please consult the current Articulation Agreement. If you are transferring from another university or community college, please consult with our Academic Advisor Jeffrey Litchfield, to discuss articulation requirements. The Director of the Texas Tech University Architecture Program in El Paso, Dr. Robert Alexander González, must approve all final course transfers.
  • Enrollment: While students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, and completion time can vary by individual, some courses serve as prerequisites for future courses and many are taught sequentially. Consult the for prerequisite information. Full-time enrollment is highly recommended, and enrollment in design studio is required.
  • Calendar: Semester-based courses run with Texas Tech University's Academic Calendar. Please consult the calendar for university course start and end dates, add and drop deadlines, holidays, and exam periods.
  • Admissions: New students may only enroll in the summer for Fall enrollment. We do not accept new students into the program during the Spring semester. Please consult the Application Process tab above for further information.
  • Texas Tech University College of Architecture [Lubbock]

Application Process - Two Steps

Applications are accepted once a year for admission into the fall semester. Please note that two applications are required for the bachelor of science in architecture degree administered at Texas Tech University College of Architecture El Paso. Submit one application to Texas Tech University Lubbock as well as an second application to Texas Tech University El Paso.

Successful acceptance of an application in either location does not guarantee acceptance into both locations. You must be accepted at both TTU Lubbock and TTU at El Paso in order to attend the architecture program at TTU at El Paso.

Step One:

Application I – Submit to main campus in Lubbock. Apply to Texas Tech University [Lubbock] as an undergraduate transfer.

  1. The application fee is $75 for U.S. students and $125 for international applicants to Texas Tech University [Lubbock].
  2. Submit official college transcripts and an official high school transcript to the registrar at Texas Tech Lubbock by May 21, 2018, Monday. DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO THE TTU AT EL PASO ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM.

Step Two:

Application II – Submit to TTU at El Paso. Apply to Texas Tech University at El Paso. Send application packages to:Texas Tech University, Architecture Program, Professor Morris Brown, Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator, 700 San Francisco Street, El Paso, Texas, 79901-1060.

  1. Submit a non-returnable portfolio. Portfolio Requirements: Your Full Name, Address and Telephone No., 8.5 × 11 inches in size and maximum of 20 pages. We will not review portfolios that do not meet these requirements. Please do not submit additional materials such as CDs, slides, or oversized components. Each project should be clearly labeled, including the course number, class name, and instructor associated with each project.
  2. Statement of Interest: Submit an essay expressing your interest in the field of architecture. Your essay should not exceed 1,200 words.
  3. Completion of an associates degree in architecture is required.
  4. The deadline for the submission to TTU at El Paso (Portfolio and Statement of Interest) is: June 4, 2018, Monday.

When am I officially accepted into the architecture program at TTU at El Paso?

You are officially accepted when you receive an acceptance letter from the Texas Tech University Registrar's Office in Lubbock and an acceptance letter from the architecture program director at TTU at El Paso. You will be accepted as a third-year architecture student and will follow the TTU at El Paso architecture program's curriculum. Texas Tech University Lubbock will notify you of your application status by updating the Applications tab in your RaiderLink. You are responsible for checking this site for important information and updates.

If you receive an acceptance letter from TTU at Lubbock, but you are not accepted to the TTU at El Paso architecture program, you have the option of attending the College of Architecture in Lubbock. If so, you must undergo a portfolio review upon entrance into the College of Architecture to determine your placement in the program. This does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a third-year architecture student.

Additional Information:

  • First Summer Term: June 5th – July 7th, 2018
  • Second Summer Term: July 10th - August 10th, 2018

Financial Aid: During the admissions process, we recommend that you apply for financial aid. If you are interested in the Work Study program, please mark this in your FAFSA form. Students will not be eligible for general university scholarships and College of Architecture scholarships until after acceptance. Upon admission, students are considered to be a student at Texas Tech University at El Paso, and will have access to the same resources available to students at TTU at Lubbock.

Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Status for the semester is based upon the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled on the 12th class day in both fall and spring semesters, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in financial aid. Learn more.

Advising: Once you are accepted into both campuses, you will attend a mandatory orientation session held at the TTU at El Paso campus. You will also be required to meet with your advisor before beginning classes.

ID Cards and Email Accounts: You will begin your ID processing during Orientation. Once you are issued a Texas Tech University email account, all university communication must be made using this email account.

B.S. in Architecture, El Paso