Texas Tech University

After Acceptance

After you are notified of your acceptance, please complete these next steps.

  1. Confirming your participation in the Texas Tech Incoming Exchange Program by pressing ‘CONFIRM’ on your online application.
    • You can find the Confirmation button on the left side of your application. It is very important that you confirm your intention to attend Texas Tech since our office cannot initiate the immigration documentation process until you have done this.
  2. Provide your insurance information
    • All international students are required to have health insurance that meets or exceeds the U.S. State Department’s standards. You may continue to use the health insurance from your home country if it meets this standard and you have provided proof to the Exchange Coordinator by the deadline listed below. If you do not have insurance, or if it does not meet the standards, you will be enrolled in and billed for Texas Tech’s insurance. The cost for this insurance is approximately $1,200 for one semester.
      • Fall and/or Academic Year (fall-spring): May 15
      • Spring and/or Calendar Year (spring-fall): October 31
  3. Submit the Meningitis Form
    • This is a required form for students who are under the age of 22. You will have access to this form on your application. The completed document should be uploaded to your application.
  4. Advise the Exchange Coordinator of your housing plans. You can find information about on-campus accommodation at the on-campus housing page and information for off-campus accommodation at the off-campus housing page.
  5. Provide your arrival information
    • Texas Tech University staff will meet you at the airport if you provide us with your arrival information no more than 2 weeks in advance, and if you arrive within the timeframe provided by the Exchange Coordinator.

After your immigration document (DS-2019) has been created, it will be sent directly to your home university’s coordinating office. When you receive the DS-2019 you can make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to complete the visa process.

The Exchange Coordinator will process your admission to Texas Tech and generate your student ID (R-Number). You will be sent instructions on how to set up your TTU account (E-raider) online.

The Exchange Coordinator will enroll you in the courses you have been approved to take. Note: if you will be paying Texas Tech tuition and fees, you must enroll yourself. Instructions on how to do this will be sent to you.

Undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (usually 4 courses), and graduate students must take at least 9 semester credit hours.

You will be required to attend an Exchange Student Orientation when you arrive on campus before the start of classes. You can see a sample of the orientation schedule.