Texas Tech University

International Admission Requirements and Steps

Apply as an International First-Time Freshman

You will apply as an International Freshman (also referred to as a new or first-time student) if:

  • You are NOT a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (pending or approved)
  • You have earned no more than the equivalent of 12 hours of credit at the college level (post-secondary) after graduation from high school (secondary)

Admission Requirements for International Freshman Students:

  • Create an account through Texas Tech University's International Undergraduate Admissions department at applyug.intl.ttu.edu
  • Complete the Apply Texas: International Freshman Application online at www.applytexas.org
  • Pay the $75 application fee (Nonrefundable and Non-waivable)
  • Submit original or attested copies of high school transcripts and any exit examinations taken. Documents may be sent electronically for admission, but if you are admitted to Texas Tech University, you must submit OFFICIAL, FINAL TRANSCRIPTS upon arrival.
    • If your documents are in a language other than English, please submit complete and official English translations together with the original language records. The translation must be from an American Translators Association-certified translator/translation service or the academic institution.
  • Proof of English proficiency must be submitted through one of the following ways. Please see “English Language Proficiency – Requirements and Waivers” below.
  • SAT I or ACT test scores are required for students that are graduating from a high school within the U.S. These scores are NOT required for students graduating from a high school OUTSIDE of the U.S., but can be used as proof of English Proficiency and are required for scholarship consideration.
    • SAT: TTU Code: 6859
    • ACT: TTU Code: 4220
  • Documents for the creation of your I-20 are not required as part of the admissions process. Please check your International Undergraduate Admissions account for more information on the documents needed.

Apply as an International Transfer Student

  • You are NOT a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (pending or approved)
  • You have earned the equivalent of 12 or more hours of credit at the college level (post-secondary) from an accredited or recognized College or University after graduation from high school (secondary)

Requirements for Admission as an International Transfer Student:

  • Create an account through Texas Tech University's International Undergraduate Admissions department at applyug.intl.ttu.edu
  • Complete the Apply Texas: International Transfer Application online at www.applytexas.org
  • Pay the $75 application fee (Nonrefundable and Non-waivable)
  • Submit original or attested copies of ALL College or University transcripts and coursework. Documents may be sent electronically for admission, but if you are admitted to Texas Tech University you must submit OFFICIAL, FINAL TRANSCRIPTS upon arrival.
    • If your documents are in a language other than English, please submit complete and official English translations together with the original language records. The translation must be from an American Translators Association-certified translator/translation service or the academic institution.
  • Submit documentation showing completion of High School (secondary school) through transcripts, diploma, exit examinations, etc. This can be sent electronically.
  • Proof of English proficiency must be submitted through one of the following ways. Please see “English Language Proficiency – Requirements and Waivers” below.
  • Documents for the creation of your I-20 are not required as part of the admissions process. Please check your International Undergraduate Admissions account for more information on the documents needed.

Apply as an International Graduate Student

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education at the Master's or Doctoral level should apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Conditional Admissions for International Students

Texas Tech partners with ELS Education Services to provide conditional admission to undergraduate applicants and graduate applicants to select programs who are academically qualified but do not meet our English language proficiency requirements. Please send inquires to internationals@ttu.edu using the subject “Conditional Admission”.

Prospective international students who meet the minimum academic requirements for admission consideration except for proof of English proficiency may apply for conditional admission through ELS University Admissions (www.els.edu/en/UniversityAdmissions). International undergraduate students admitted conditionally must complete Level 112 of ELS English for Academic Purposes program before beginning an academic program at Texas Tech University. An official copy of the ELS transcript and certificate of completion must be submitted before registration for Texas Tech coursework will be allowed.


English Language Proficiency– Requirements and Waivers