Texas Tech University

Academic Advising

Red Raider Orientation College of Human Sciences

Location

Room 159
Phone: (806) 742-1180
Fax: (806) 742-0351

Advising Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please call us or schedule an appointment online.

Step 1

Go to:

  1. Raiderlink.ttu.edu
  2. Click MyTech Tab
  3. Click Registration

Step 2

Degree Works (some majors use degree planning sheets instead)

  • Find out what courses you have left to take that will apply to your major
  • Be sure to check the prereqs of the courses you are interested in

Schedule Builder

  • Select the term at the top
  • UNCHECK full, waitlist, & online (online courses may be reserved for online students) and hide honors if you are not an honors student
  • Type the course numbers one at a time into the "select course" box
  • Use the arrow keys to find the schedule that you like best!
  • Once you have found a schedule, use the CRN numbers located at the bottom of the screen in the shopping cart to register for your courses

Raiderlink Add Drop

  • Register for Classes
  • Select the term
  • Enter CRNS (top left corner)
  • Type in the CRN #s one by one
  • Add to summary
  • CLICK SUBMIT!!!
    (You will not be registered if you do not click SUBMIT!)
  • After your submission goes through, your courses will either say "registered" in green or "error" in red (If you receive an error that you do not understand, find out what type of error it is so that we can better help you!)
  • Please click on the Registration Troubleshooting Tab if experiencing ERRORS.

Advisor permission required

  • Students must seek permission from the advisor of the course (EX: ENGL 1301 – contact the English advisor)

Campus Restriction

  • Some online courses are first reserved for online students. Keep checking back with the course to see if it has been opened up to all students, but have a backup course in place.

Class Restriction

  • Students must have completed hours for classification specified. (Ex: junior/senior standing).
    • Freshman: 0-29 hours
    • Sophomore: 30-59 hours
    • Juniors: 60-89 hours
    • Seniors: 90 hours until completion

Co-req required

  • Student must be enrolled in at least two separate courses at the same time to be able to register (EX: NS 4330 and 4130)

Duplicate

  • Student is registered for the course already. Some courses allow duplicate registration but must have approval from advisor.

Exceeds credit hours

  • Student is attempting to register for more credit than allowed (fall and spring = 19 hrs; summer term = 8 hrs)

Field of study

  • Student is not declared in the specific major/minor/concentration

Full/Closed Class

  • All of the seats have been taken, student will NOT be able to get in at that time. If there is a waitlist, register for that; if a spot opens up student will be notified via email and will have 24hrs to register. Keep checking to see if a spot opens up.

Level

  • Student is not admitted for courses under that level of program. (EX: undergraduate trying to register for graduate level course)

Link error

  • Some courses or lectures require discussion sections and/or a lab section. All must be registered for at the same time.

Major Restriction

  • Some courses will only allow students within that major/minor/concentration to register.

Prerequisite/Test Score Error

  • Student has not completed a requirement that is required prior to the enrollment of the class you are now trying to register for.
  • Prereqs are listed in the course description; the course description can be found by clicking on the course title in the add/drop site and then selecting prerequisites on left in the Class Details.

Teaching department permission required

  • Student cannot register without permission from the college/department that offers the course.

Time conflict

  • The courses the student is attempting to register for are scheduled at the same time.

E-MAIL your advisor with any questions.

Important Websites and Resource Links

Academic Advising Appointment
https://ttumsc.gradesfirst.com/

  • Academic advising appointment with "current advisor" or with "advisor of desired new major"

Blackboard
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/lms/

  • Blackboard is a web-based learning management system designed to support both face-to-face and online classes. It provides many types of tools and features to enrich the learning experience

Center for Campus Life
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/centerforcampuslife/

  • Student Affairs Office houses Student Involvement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Spirit Program, and Student Government
  • Texas Tech Student Handbook, Use of Grounds, Reporting and Resources, and Important Documents

Degree Works
http://degreeworks.texastech.edu

  • Real-time audit of students coursework applied to student's degree at TTU

Eraider
https://eraider.ttu.edu/

  • Where you update/change your password every 90 days

FERPA
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/admissions/FERPA/

  • FERPA is a Form that releases student information to a designated individual

HS 101 Blackboard
https://ttu.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_1185429_1&course_id=_19036_1

  • A non-academic course in Blackboard with information to help students be successful.

IT Services for Students
https://www.ttu.edu/it4students/

One-Page Printable Calendar 2017-2018
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/calendar/17-18_cal_onepage.pdf

  • One page printable calendar for Academic year 2017-2018

Raiderlink
http://raiderlink.ttu.edu/

  • Grade distributions (under Advising Tools tab)
  • Transcript requests
  • Academic calendar
  • Financial aid
  • Student Business Services

Schedule Builder
http://schedulebuilder.ttu.edu/

  • Schedule Builder is the web-based class planning and registration tool that allows students to plan class schedule and register for classes in upcoming term.

Student Business Services
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/

Syllabus website
http://www.ttu.edu/courseinfo

  • Students may review syllabi of courses from previous terms to gain information about courses.

TTU Academic Calendar
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/calendar/17-18_cal_detailed.php

  • TTU Academic Calendar that has a  list of all important dates student will need to know

Academic Advising (COHS)
www.advising.hs.ttu.edu/
(806)742-1180

Academic Testing Services
www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/
(806)742-3671

Career Services/RaiderJobs
www.careercenter.ttu.edu
(806)742-2210

Financial Aid
www.financialaid.ttu.edu
(806) 742-3681

Hospitality Services
www.depts.ttu.edu/hospitality
(806)742 1360

IT Help Desk
www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/
(806)742-HELP

Learning Center
www.lc.soar.ttu.edu
(806)742-3664

Library
www.library.ttu.edu
(806)742-2261 

Military & Veterans’ Program
www.mvp.ttu.edu
(806)742-6877

Office of the Registrar
www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/
(806)742-3661

Ombudsman for Students
www.depts.ttu.edu/ombudsman/
(806)742-SAFE

Student Disability Services
www.depts.ttu.edu/studentaffairs/sds
(806)742-2405

Student Health Services
www.depts.ttu.edu/studenthealth
(806)743 2848

Texas Tech Bookstore
http://texastech.bncollege.com/
(806)742-3816

Transportation and Parking Services
www.parking.ttu.edu
(806)742 7275

TSI Developmental Education
www.tsi.ttu.edu
(806) 742 3242

University ID Office
www.depts.ttu.edu/unvid/
(806)742-1457

University Student Housing
www.housing.ttu.edu
(806)742-2661

University Writing Center
http://uwc.ttu.edu/
(806)742-2476

** Complete list of TTU Student Resource Guide**
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/advising/resources/

Advising Forms

  • Minor Approval Form
    Human Sciences students who wish to declare a minor should complete this form with their minor Advisor. The completed form should be returned to their primary Advisor in Human Sciences.
  • Graduation RSVP
    Human Sciences graduating students should fill this form out to RSVP for their guests at graduation. The form can be submitted online.
  • Intent to Graduate
    Human Sciences students should complete this form a year prior to their anticipated graduation date. The form can be submitted online.
  • Overload Request
    This form is for Human Sciences students who wish to take more than 19 hours during the Fall/ Spring semesters or more than 8 hours in the Summer 1/ Summer 2 semesters. The completed form should be returned to their Advisor.
  • Pass/Fail
    This form is for Human Sciences students who wish to declare free electives as pass/ fail. The completed form should be returned to their Advisor.
  • Practicum Form
    This form provides information on Community Practicum (HDFS 4314) for HDFS majors.
  • Graduation Planning
    This form is utilized to help students create a plan for graduation.
  • Schedule Planning
    This form is used to create a schedule of classes for registration.
  • Disney Course Request
    This form is for Human Sciences students who plan on enrolling in the Disney program for course credit. The completed form should be returned to the Advising office in HS 159.
  • COBA Request Form
    This form is for Personal Financial Planning majors who wish to enroll in ACCT 2300 and ACCT 3307. The completed form should be returned to the Advising office in HS 159.
  • HDFS GPA Restriction Appeal Form
    This form is for Human Development and Family Studies students only.
  • EC Lab Contract
    This form is for Early Childhood students only.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Degree Plans

Minors for Majors outside of Human Sciences

Apparel Design and Manufacturing
Interior Design
Human Development and Family Studies
  • Drop off Minor approval form at HS 159- will call when form is ready
Human Sciences
Community, Family and Addiction Sciences
  • Drop off Minor approval form at HS 159- will call when form is ready
Nutritional Sciences
  • Drop off Minor approval form at HS 159- will call when form is ready
Personal Financial Planning
  • SPF (Studies in Personal Finance)
  • PFP Must make an appointment with Advisor at appointments.ttu.edu
Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM has 9 different minors)
  • Drop off Minor approval form at HS 159- will call when form is ready
Retail Management
  • Drop off Minor approval form at HS 159- will call when form is ready

Minors for Majors within Human Sciences

Must pick up Minor Approval form in Academic Advising Office 159 and take to Advisor of Minor you are seeking whether it be outside of HS in a minor within HS.

Meet Your Undergraduate Advisors

Ashlee Brown
Ashlee Brown
Advisor for Human Sciences (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Advisor for Student Athletes

Email: ashlee.w.brown@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Donna Burt
Donna Burt
Advisor for Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management
Retail Management

Email: donna.burt@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Shannel James
Shannel James
Advisor for Early Childhood
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Personal Financial Planning

Email: shannel.james@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Amber Loy
Amber Loy
Advisor for Community, Family, & Addiction Sciences
Human Sciences Online (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Email: amber.loy@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
JulieAnne Pender
JulieAnne Pender
Advisor for Apparel Design & Manufacturing
Human Sciences (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Interior Design

Email: julieanne.pender@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Dolores Salas-Marmolejo
Dolores Salas-Marmolejo
Advisor for Nutrition
Nutritional Sciences & Dietetics

Email: dolores.salas@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Tim Spees
Tim Spees
Advisor for Human Development & Family Studies

Email: timothy.spees@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180
Cindy Villegas
Cindy Villegas
Office Manager, Advisor

Email: cindy.villegas@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.1180

Contact

College of Human Sciences