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International Undergraduate Applications

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Admission to Texas Tech University is somewhat competitive for international undergraduate students. Complete applications are reviewed on an individual basis after all materials and information related to an applicant's educational background have arrived in the Office of Graduate and International Admissions. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be offered admission.

Please use your name as it appears on your passport on your application and all other communication with TTU.

What type of application should you complete?

Deadlines

Prospective international students interested in applying for undergraduate admission at Texas Tech University must submit an application and all application materials by the application deadline:

Application Requirements

  1. Application - you may submit an application in one of two ways. Please choose only ONE method:

    1. ApplyTexas - submit a completed ApplyTexas application online at http://www.ApplyTexas.org.

    2. Paper application - please click here for a paper version in Adobe PDF format.

  2. Non-refundable application fee - the application fee must be paid before your application will be processed. The initial application fee is $60, and any subsequent application is $50. The application may be paid in one of three ways:

    1. Online payment through ApplyTexas is preferred; you may pay with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

    2. Application fees may also be paid after the ApplyTexas application has been submitted by using the Graduate & International Admissions secure application fee payment page here: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20210_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=5&SINGLESTORE=true

    3. If you cannot pay with a credit or debit card, you may submit a cashier's check, bank or postal money order, or bank draft in U.S. dollars to:

      Texas Tech University
      Office of Graduate & International Admissions
      POB 41030
      Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
      USA

      Make checks/money orders payable to Texas Tech University, and you must write your application ID number or Banner Student ID number on the check/money order.

  3. Official transcripts/diplomas

    1. For International Freshman applicants - submit an official transcript of all secondary schoolwork, including subjects taken and grades/marks earned, starting with Grade 9 and continuing through at least Grade 11. Click here for a list of acceptable secondary credentials.

      You may also be required to submit an official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as the G.C.E. "O" and "A" Level Examinations, school leaving certificates, and matriculation exams.

    2. For International Transfer applicants - submit an official record of all secondary school work, including subjects taken and grades earned; this may include final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, school leaving certificates and matriculation exams. Submit an official record of all post-secondary school work, including subjects taken and grades earned. Click here for a list of acceptable post-secondary credentials.

  4. English Translation - if the documents you are submitting are written in a language other than English, you must also submit complete and official English translations together with the original language records.

  5. Test Scores

      1. Proof of English Proficiency (MANDATORY) - you must submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

        • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; www.toefl.org) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 (paper-based version) or 79 (internet-based version). The TOEFL score must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS); Texas Tech University's institutional code is 6827. TOEFL scores are valid for only two years.

        • IELTS International English Language Testing Service; www.ielts.org) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version; IELTS General Training results are not acceptable. There is no IELTS institution code for Texas Tech University. IELTS scores are valid for only two years.

        • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic; www.pearsonpte.com/pteacademic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60. PTE General and PTE Young Learners results are not acceptable. There is no PTE Academic institution code for Texas Tech University. PTE Academic scores are valid for only two years.

        • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is C. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CPE. The Cambridge CPE is valid for life.

        • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Cambridge CAE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cae.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is B. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CAE. The Cambridge CAE is valid for life.

    Applicants from the following list of countries are exempted from the English proficiency requirement:

    Australia
    Canada (except the Province of Quebec)
    Commonwealth Caribbean Countries
    Anguilla Grenada
    Antigua Guyana
    The Bahamas Jamaica
    Barbados Montserrat
    Belize St. Kitts and Nevis
    British Virgin Islands   St. Lucia
    Bermuda St. Vincent
    Cayman Islands Trinidad and Tobago
    Dominica Turks and Caicos Islands
    Republic of Ireland
    Liberia
    New Zealand
    United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
    United States

    International applicants receive a waiver of English language testing if they:

      • Are citizens of a country on the English proficiency-exempt list

      • or
      • Graduate from a high school in the U.S. or in a country on the English proficiency-exempt list

    1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT Assessment (ACT) results (OPTIONAL)

  6. Proof of Financial Support - all admitted international students must submit proof of financial support if they are admitted before an I-20 will be issued. You may submit proof of financial support with your application materials, but it is NOT mandatory unless you are admitted.

Return of Transcripts and Submitted Documents

All submitted documents become the property of Texas Tech University and will not be returned.

Please click here to download the application checklist for international freshman applicants.
Please click here to download the application checklist for international transfer applicants.

Questions? Comments? Contact us at international.admissions@ttu.edu!