Only students who enter the university directly from high school are eligible to sign the agreement and participate in the GOT contract. First-year students will receive information about the Graduate-On-Time Partnership Agreement program during Red Raider Orientation and/or in academic advising sessions. Because of the importance of choosing a major and deciding on a course of study, the contract must be signed in the office of the student's academic advisor prior to advance registration during the second long semester of classes (early April for students who enter in the fall).
You and your advisor will develop an educational plan to assist you in graduating within the specified time period. The plan will include, but is not limited to:
- A semester-by-semester plan of course sequencing.
- A timeline for making informed decisions leading to a choice of major and career.
- A means of making efficient use of academic support services available to you.
By signing the GOT contract, you will agree to the following conditions:
- Choose a major that qualifies for the GOT partnership contract.
- Be admitted to a major (or change majors) in time to meet the sequence of required courses in the GOT Agreement period.
- Stay on track by earning a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic calendar year (September to August).
- Avoid being placed on academic suspension.
- Maintain a current email address, local mailing address, and other contact information using the MyTech tab on the Web site www.raiderlink.ttu.edu.
- Meet with the academic program advisor for the major at least once each semester to discuss progress toward graduation, identify courses needed the next semester, and make appropriate adjustments to the educational plan.
- Register during the advanced registration period.
- Enroll in and successfully complete the courses needed for your academic program of study with the understanding that certain courses must be taken during specific terms to allow for appropriate progress toward the degree and timely graduation.
- Accept responsibility for monitoring your own academic progress to stay on schedule for graduating on time. This includes filing a degree plan and submitting the Intent to Graduate form by the stipulated deadlines.
- Keep documentation to prove that all these requirements were satisfied.
- Avoid cancellation of your advanced course registration schedule by meeting all payment obligations to Texas Tech.
- Accept responsibility for timely annual application for all necessary financial assistance.
- Notify your academic program advisor immediately if graduation appears in danger of being delayed.
Texas Tech Commitment
Texas Tech University assures GOT Contract participants that they will be able to enroll in courses that permit graduation in the specified and mutually agreed upon time period. The plan does not apply to programs combining a baccalaureate and master's degree. Texas Tech will ensure the availability of courses. In the event the university does not satisfy the commitments made herein and you would be unable to graduate due to the unavailability of a course(s), the department and college offering the major will choose one of the following procedures as the exclusive remedy for GOT contract signers:
- Allow you to graduate in the specified and mutually agreed upon time period, substituting a different course(s) or independent study assignment for the unavailable course(s) as determined by the department and college offering your major.
- Allow you to graduate on time by waiving the requirement to be met by the department or college offering your major.
- Allow the unavailability of a course(s) to delay you from graduating on time, in which case the university will pay the institutional tuition and fees for you to take the unavailable course(s) at Texas Tech University in a later term.