Admission

Texas Tech accepts the State of Texas Common Application for Admission to Public Universities. Applications will be sent upon request or can be obtained from the student's high school counseling office or college advisement center. Students may submit an application electronically <www.applytexas.org> or on paper. Essays are not required.

Requests for applications and questions concerning admission should be directed to the Office of Admissions and School Relations, Box 45005, Lubbock, Texas 79409, telephone (806) 742-1480.

The Admissions Office recommends that applications be on file by March 1 for summer or fall admission; November 1 for spring admission. Falsification or omission of application information will void admission to Texas Tech University.

Applicants may be considered for admission to the undergraduate divisions of the university by graduation from an accredited high school, by transfer from an accredited college, or by entrance examination. The completed application, test scores, and other applicable qualifying factors constitute the basis upon which eligibility is considered. Students who meet the stated requirements may reasonably expect to be admitted. Additional factors may be considered in determining the applicant's eligibility for admission.

Students are admitted to a specific college within the university. The university reserves the right to modify its admission requirements in order to manage enrollment in high-demand areas. The colleges may set various requirements for continuance in certain degree programs in addition to the general university minimum requirements.

First-Time Freshman Admission. To gain admission for the first time to Texas Tech, an applicant must

1. File an application to Texas Tech University and pay an application fee of $40. The $40 application fee may be paid by check, money order, or one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

2. Have an official transcript showing class rank sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Senior courses in progress must be provided on the transcript or a grade report or listed on the State of Texas Common Application form. A final transcript showing graduation date will be required following graduation and will become part of the student's permanent record.

3. Have college entrance test scores, either the SAT-I or the ACT, sent from the testing agency at the time the test is taken. (Test scores are not required for high school graduates who have been out of high school for at least five years.)

Because success in college depends on solid preparation in high school, the following courses must be completed before you attend Texas Tech.

High School SubjectsUnits Required
English4
*Mathematics3
Social Science2-1/2
**Laboratory Science 2
Foreign Language2
Electives 3-1/2

*The colleges of Architecture and Engineering require geometry, trigonometry, and algebra II; the College of Business Administration requires algebra II.

**The College of Architecture requires chemistry or physics; the College of Engineering requires chemistry and physics.

Unless two units of credit in a single foreign language have been received in high school, at least two semesters of a single foreign language must be taken at the college level.

Admission Requirements. As a state-assisted institution, Texas Tech University recognizes its responsibility to provide excellent educational opportunities for its students. Since experience indicates that prospective students with poor academic records have little chance of successfully completing degrees at Texas Tech, class rank in high school and SAT-I and ACT scores are used to help predict potential academic performance. Other factors that could predict success at Texas Tech may also be considered.

Assured Admission. Students who graduate from an accredited high school (including Department of Defense schools) with required course work will be assured admission if they present the combination of class rank and minimum test scores indicated below:

High School Class RankMinimum Test Scores for Assured Admission
ACTSAT-I
Top Ten PercentNo Minimum
First Quarter (other than top 10%)251140
Second Quarter281230
Lower Half291270

Assured admission will be granted all students who hold scholarships awarded by an official Texas Tech University scholarship committee.

Admission Review. Applicants who do not meet the assured admission criteria will have their records reviewed in a holistic manner by a committee with faculty, staff, and student representation. Additional information included on the application will be considered for the purpose of identifying students who can be successful and graduate from the university. Applicants should provide information on the application form regarding high school course work, honors or advanced placement, extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, proposed field of study, civic or other service activities, and any other information they wish to include such as socioeconomic background, family educational background, bilingual proficiency, family affiliation with Texas Tech, and special talents or awards that may be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in assessing a student's potential for success. Although a personal statement or essay is not required, a response to topic C on the State of Texas Common Application may be helpful in the review process.

Provisional Admission (for Applicants Prior to Fall 2001).Students not admitted through the review process may be admitted provisionally by completing a prescribed number of hours in specific Core Curriculum courses in either the summer after high school graduation or the following spring and summer after high school. Core Curriculum courses include English, mathematics, natural science, history, political science, foreign language, psychology, and sociology. For a complete listing, see "Core Curriculum" in this catalog. Remedial or developmental courses may not be used to satisfy these requirements. The following criteria apply.

If course work requirements are completed at Texas Tech, either:

·7 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 with the required course work to include 1 hour of credit for the freshman seminar (i.e., Tech Transition); or

·13 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with at least a 2.00 GPA with the required course work to include 1 hour of credit for the freshman seminar (i.e., Tech Transition).

If course work requirements are completed at another institution, 12 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a minimum 2.50 GPA is required.

Provisional Admission Program (effective Fall 2001). Students not admitted through the review process may be admitted through the provisional admission program. Students in this program are required to pass a prescribed number of hours in specific Core Curriculum courses and I S 1100, Freshman Seminar, at Texas Tech in either the summer after high school graduation or the following spring. For a complete listing, see "Core Curriculum" in the catalog. Remedial or developmental courses may not be used to satisfy these requirements.

Students may satisfy their provisional admission requirement in one of three ways:

1. Attend either the first or second summer term at Texas Tech and pass 7 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale (the required course work must include I S 1100, Freshman Seminar); or

2. Attend both the first and second summer terms at Texas Tech and pass 13 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 on a 4.00 scale (the required course work must include I S 1100, Freshman Seminar); or

3. Enroll at Texas Tech in the spring semester following high school graduation and pass 13 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 on a 4.00 scale (the required course work must include I S 1100, Freshman Seminar).

Provisional students who complete one of these requirements and who meet all other admission criteria will be admitted as regular degree-seeking students.

Students who do not complete their provisional requirements may gain admission in one of two ways:

1. Complete 12-23 semester hours of transferable college work at another institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50; or

2. Complete 24 or more semester hours of transferable college work at another institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 (a 2.50 is required for applicants to the college of Business Administration).

Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP). The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) was implemented to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities possess the necessary academic skills to succeed. The TASP testa diagnostic assessment of reading, mathematics, and writing skillsmust be taken by entering part-time and full-time undergraduate students.

The following students may be exempt from TASP requirements:

·Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree

·Students who earned 3 or more college-level credit hours from an accredited college or university prior to September 1, 1989

·Students who have achieved high test scores on one of the following:

(a) the high school exit-level Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test­1770 or better on writing, TLI (Texas Learning Index) X-86 on math, and TLI X-89 on reading within three years,

(b) the ACT­23 or better composite with at least a 19 verbal and 19 math within five years, or

(c) the SAT-I­1070 or better composite with at least a 500 verbal and 500 math (970 composite with 420 verbal and 470 math for tests dated before April 1995) within five years.

Students seeking entry into teacher certification programs may be exempted only on the basis of high test scores.

TASP test scores are not used to determine admission status. However, entering students must test before enrolling in college-level courses in Texas public institutions of higher education. Students transferring from private or out-of-state institutions may complete alternate testing before beginning their first semester at Texas Tech.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the TASP test before coming to Texas Tech so that the scores may be used to help determine initial placement in college courses. TASP test registration usually must be done a month prior to the scheduled testing date. Six or more test dates are available each year at 110 Texas locations. TASP test registration booklets are available at most Texas public colleges and universities or by writing to the testing company, National Evaluation Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 140347, Austin, TX 78714-0347.

The TASP test fee is paid by the student (fee vouchers may be available in the Financial Aid Office for some students with exceptional need). Test scores should be released to Texas Tech University by indicating Code 323 on the TASP test registration form.

Students who have tested but not attained the established minimum scores on all three sections of the test are required by Texas law to obtain TASP advising and to enroll in a formal program of skills development each semester until they have passed all sections of the test. Assigned skills development must be completed as a condition of enrollment. Students whose term enrollment would result in 60 or more semester credit hours completed will be blocked from registration in any 3000 or 4000 level (upper division) courses until they have passed all sections of the test.

For further information on testing, contact the TASP Office of the Registrar, 136 West Hall, or telephone (806) 742-1183. Questions about TASP skills development should be directed to the TASP Skills Development Office in 72 Holden Hall, telephone (806) 742-3242.

Admission of International Students. International students may apply for admission to Texas Tech by writing to the Office of Admissions and School Relations to obtain an International Student Application form or apply electronically at <www.applytexas.org> on the World Wide Web. With the official application form, international applicants must furnish original documents, or official certified copies, indicating the nature and scope of their educational program.

Applicants with foreign academic credentials must provide academic records in the original language with certified English translation. Applicants who have attended school outside the United States need to provide official results of secondary external examinations on examination board letterhead, (such as GCE "Ordinary" level exams); certificates of completion of a state secondary school examination; and official transcripts from any university-level studies already completed in the United States or elsewhere. Failure to provide complete information regarding postsecondary level study could result in cancellation of admission. Students who have completed secondary school in the United States must also take and submit scores from the SAT-I or ACT.

Students whose native language is not English must also present a score of at least 550 (paper exam) or 213 (computer exam) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the student has attended a U.S. high school or a college for at least two years or if the student is a citizen of a country where English is the native language. Countries Texas Tech University considers to have English as the native language include Australia, Canada (except the Province of Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean Countries (Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands), Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales), and the United States. Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A.

International students not living in the United States are encouraged to apply a year in advance. International students are required to verify their ability to support themselves financially (a required minimum of $18,200 for the academic year in addition to travel money is necessary; this is subject to change if tuition, fees, or room and board charges are modified). The tuition rate for international students is $255 per semester hour. In addition, an administrative fee of at least $250 per semester and $125 per summer term is charged for certain sponsored international students.

A nonrefundable processing fee is required for all applicants. Those applying for either undergraduate or graduate programs will not be considered unless their applications are accompanied by an International Money Order in the amount of $50 (U.S.), or U.S. Postal Money Order for applicants in the U.S., payable to Texas Tech University. Permanent residents may use the State of Texas Common Application to Public Colleges and Universities either on the Web at <www.applytexas.org> or on paper and pay the $40 application fee.

Admission of Transfer Students. Undergraduate students who have attended another accredited college may be accepted for admission to Texas Tech provided they meet certain requirements.

Students must apply for admission at least 30 days before the beginning of the semester. They must present official transcripts of their entire academic record from all institutions in which they have been or are currently enrolled. (Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office and have the signature of the proper college official and the college seal. Transcripts marked "student copy" are not acceptable.) Transfer students must also provide a high school transcript for use in advisement and placement.

Transfer applicants may be admitted to the university in one of the following ways:

1. Transfer of 24 or more hours from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.25 GPA and eligibility to return to the institution most recently attended. (Due to the high volume of applications, transfer students choosing the College of Business Administration must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA.)

2. Transfer of 12 to 23 hours including at least 12 hours of required basic courses from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

3. If transferring with fewer than 12 hours, meet the same standards for admission as required of new freshmen entering from high school and have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in work completed in addition to eligibility to return to the institution most recently attended.

Note: The student's major, types of courses taken, and pattern of progress, as well as high school records and standardized test scores are considered in the admissions process. Students transferring 24 or more hours from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.00-2.24 will be reviewed, as will those with 12-23 hours and a 2.00-2.49 GPA.

New Student Orientation Conferences. New freshman and transfer students admitted to Texas Tech for fall or spring may attend a new student orientation conference. Students, parents, and guests are included in the programming aspects of the conferences that are designed to introduce and orient students to the university and the Lubbock community. Participants will learn about student involvement, student services, and academic services and will meet with an academic advisor and register for courses. All new freshman and transfer students admitted to the university will receive conference registration materials and are encouraged to attend. Questions regarding the conferences may be addressed to the Office of Admissions and School Relations, (806) 742-1480.

Admission of Former Texas Tech Students. Former students who have left the university in good standing and have not attended or earned credit at another institution following Texas Tech enrollment can be reinstated through the Office of the Registrar. At least 30 days prior to regular registration for the semester the student plans to attend, these students should notify the Office of the Registrar in order to update their records and to activate the advisement and registration for classes process.

A former student of the university who has afterward attended another institution must meet transfer admissions requirements and should submit official transcripts from all institutions attended subsequent to Texas Tech enrollment. The State of Texas Common Application for Transfer/Transient/Readmission to Texas Public Universities should reach the Office of Admissions and School Relations at least 30 days prior to regular registration for the semester the student plans to attend.

Students returning from suspension who are applying for readmission may return to the college from which they were suspended or may select another college if they have decided upon a different major or career goal. Students who return after first suspension will be required to successfully complete XL 0201, "Strategies for Learning," during the first semester of their readmission. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be collected for this course. Attendance in XL 0201 is mandatory from the first day of classes. Absences accumulate from the beginning of the semester. Three absences will result in a student being withdrawn from the university.

Applications for readmission should be received 30 days in advance of regular registration for the semester the student plans to attend. Students on second suspension must apply 60 days in advance. Applications can be submitted electronically at <www.applytexas.org>.

Admission of Graduate Students. Full details of admission requirements for those wishing to enter the graduate program at Texas Tech are published in the Graduate Catalog, which is issued annually. A copy may be obtained from the Graduate Admissions Office, Texas Tech University, Box 41030, Lubbock, TX 79409-1030. Those who wish to enter the graduate program in order to work toward a master's or doctor's degree will be required to take the Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). (Master's programs in business require the GMAT.) GRE scores must be received before final decisions can be made concerning applications for admission to graduate degree programs.

Academic Fresh Start. Under this program, state residents may apply for admission to Texas public universities without consideration being given to academic work completed ten or more years prior to the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. An applicant who is admitted under this plan may not receive any course credit for courses taken ten or more years prior to enrollment. The applicant who elects to participate in this program must do so at the time of application and must otherwise meet current freshman or transfer admissions requirements.

If a student who enrolls under this program completes a prescribed course of study, earns a baccalaureate degree, and applies for admission to a postgraduate or professional program offered by a public institution of higher education, the admitting institution will consider only the grade point average of the applicant established by the course work completed after the student enrolled under this plan (along with other criteria the institution normally uses to evaluate applicants for admission).

Special Admission. The university may, under unusual or special circumstances, waive the admission requirements for a limited number of applicants.

Specific terms of this policy are established and periodically revised by the Texas Tech administration.

Special Undergraduate Programs for High School Students. Outstanding local area high school students are invited to take advantage of the special enrollment program on the Texas Tech University campus. Students may take college classes and earn credit while still attending high school. In order to be accepted to the special enrollment program, a student, with the permission of their high school, must meet the following criteria:

·For fall or spring enrollment, the student is a high school junior or senior in the top 10 percent of their high school class with at least an 1180 SAT-I or 27 ACT score.

·For summer enrollment, the student is a high school senior in the top 25 percent of their class with at least an 1140 SAT-I or 25 ACT or a high school junior in the top 10 percent of their class with at least an 1180 SAT-I or 27 ACT score.

·Students enrolled in special academic programs such as Lubbock Exemplary Academic Program (LEAP) and students with special circumstances, who do not meet the above requirements will have their records reviewed to determine other factors that may influence their success in college level courses.

Students enrolling for a specific course with the permission of their high school will be approved on an exception basis.

Seniors' Academy. The Seniors' Academy is specifically designed for students age 55 and above who wish to enrich their later years through the adventure of life-long learning. The academy offers streamlined admissions and registration procedures to accommodate adult learners.

If you enroll in the Seniors' Academy, either to earn a degree or to take a series of classes for personal enrichment, you will be able to take advantage of:

·Flexible entrance procedures. No transcripts or SAT-I or ACT scores will be required for nondegree-seeking students.

·Simplified registration procedures.

·Special counseling with adult learning experts to determine an appropriate course of study, especially tailored to your interests and aptitudes.

·Academic counseling and tutoring at no extra expense to help you brush up on study skills and fundamentals through the PASS Center.

·Adult learner orientation sessions to assure that you adjust easily to campus life and are introduced to the university's various resources, such as the Library, the Counseling Center, and the ATLC.

·Transfer procedures that allow many classes completed at other colleges or universities to help fulfill Texas Tech degree requirements. Students who are seeking a degree should have official transcripts from all institutions in which they have been enrolled sent to the Office of Admissions and School Relations. These transcripts will be evaluated allowing appropriate advisement for class registration.

For more information on the Seniors' Academy, or for application forms, contact the Texas Tech Office of Admissions and School Relations, (806) 742-1480.

Concurrent Attendance at Texas Tech and Other Institutions. A student registered at Texas Tech who wishes to register concurrently at another institution must obtain written approval from the academic dean at Texas Tech. This approval applies to all residence courses, extension courses, correspondence courses in progress elsewhere at the time of registration, and to those begun during the semester.

A student registered at another institution who wishes to enroll concurrently for credit at Texas Tech will be considered as a transfer student and will be required to meet the standards for such students.

In no case will concurrent registration that would result in enrollment beyond a normal load at this institution be permitted.

Transfer of Credits from Other Colleges and Universities. Evaluation of course credit earned at other institutions by the Transfer Evaluation Office does not decree approval of the credit for use toward degree requirements. Only the academic dean of the college offering the program in which a student is enrolled has authority for determining which courses will be applied toward any specific program. The only exception to this rule is that no transferred course completed with a grade below C- may be applied to fulfill course requirements in majors, minors, or specializations.

Applicants must submit official records from all accredited institutions attended. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and School Relations. All college-level, nonvocational courses completed with a passing grade of D or above at regionally accredited colleges and universities (not including trade or technical schools) will be evaluated for acceptance of transfer credit by the Transfer Evaluation Office. The Transfer Evaluation Office determines acceptable transfer credit on the basis of an evaluation of course content as described from the sending institution's catalog and in consultation with the appropriate academic units at Texas Tech University as necessary for clarification. While all credit hours presented on the sending institution's transcripts will be evaluated, and equivalent college-level courses posted to the student's academic record, a maximum of 66 semester credit hours from two-year colleges may be applied towards degree requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with the academic advisors of the college in which they plan to enroll to discuss that college's policies on applicability of transfer credit for degree purposes. Credit hours will be applied to degree programs and majors when courses are deemed equivalent to the Texas Tech courses that satisfy various program requirements by the college in which the student is seeking a degree.

Students wishing to transfer credit to Texas Tech from a nonaccredited institution must:

1. Complete 30 semester credit hours of work in residence at Texas Tech with at least a 2.0 GPA

2. Receive approval from the academic dean in order to validate credits for transfer.

The following guidelines apply to the transfer of college credit:

·Original copies of official college transcripts will be reviewed and course work evaluated before transfer credit will be posted to a student's permanent academic record. Courses that may have been accepted for credit by another institution will not necessarily be accepted by Texas Tech.

·Nonvocational, college-level courses completed with a grade of D or above at another accredited institution (including courses taken on a pass-fail basis and passed) will normally be accepted for transfer. No transferred course completed with a grade below C- may be applied to fulfill course requirements in majors, minors, or specializations.

·Courses completed with codes indicating no grade or credit will not be transferred. This includes courses from which a student has withdrawn or received a grade of incomplete.

·Vocational and technical courses normally not acceptable for transfer may be transferred as credit with departmental approval. However, only the student's academic dean can determine the applicability of such credit towards a degree.

·Transferability of courses will not be affected by a student's academic standing (i.e., probation, suspension), but credits earned while on academic suspension from Texas Tech University will apply to a degree plan only if approved by the student's academic dean.

·Remedial courses will not be accepted for transfer and the credit hours will not be reflected on the student's academic record at Texas Tech.

·Nonvocational, college-level courses from a nonaccredited institution may be posted to the student's academic record only after the student has validated the credits for transfer with the student's academic dean according to Texas Tech policy.

·Credit by examination will be accepted when the student provides documentation of appropriate test scores on an original score report from the national testing organization or official high school transcript. Credit is awarded according to Texas Tech University's credit by examination guidelines.

·Credit granted for nontraditional educational experiences by community colleges or other universities will not be accepted for transfer. These include courses taken at a nondegree granting institution; life or work experience; and work completed at specialized proprietary schools.

·Credit for specialized support courses such as math, science, and English intended for use in an occupational program will not be transferred.

·Credit hours taken at a junior or community college may not be transferred as upper division work, even when the Texas Common Course Numbering System designation indicates similar course content.

·When a course has been repeated at another institution, only the most recent course and grade will be transferred and posted to the student's academic record, unless the course is designated in the institution's catalog as "may be repeated for credit."

·Texas Tech will not transfer credit for any college course documented only on a high school transcript.

Texas Common Course Numbering System. The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed to aid students in the transfer of general academic courses between Texas public colleges and universities throughout the state. The system ensures students that courses designated as common will be accepted for transfer and the credit will be treated as if the courses had actually been taken on the receiving institution's campus. Texas Tech courses identified as common will have the Common Course Number listed in brackets at the end of each course description. For more information concerning the Texas Common Course Number System, please visit the TCCNS Web page at <www.utexas.edu/student/tccn/>.

The following lower division courses have been evaluated by academic departments and determined to be the equivalent of the Texas Tech courses listed.

TCCNS----TTU Equivalent
ACCT 2301----RHIM 2322
ACCT 2301----ACCT 2300
ACCT 2302----ACCT 2301
AGRI 1131----AGSC 1111
AGRI 1307----PSS 1321
AGRI 1309----AGSC 2300
AGRI 1319----ANSC 1301
AGRI 1329----FD T 2300
AGRI 1413----PSS 2401
AGRI 1415----PSS 1411
AGRI 2317----AAEC 2305
ANTH 2301----ANTH 2300
ANTH 2302----ANTH 2301
ANTH 2351----ANTH 2302
ARTS 1301----ART 1309
ARTS 1303----ART 1310
ARTS 1304----ART 1311
ARTS 1311----ART 1320
ARTS 1312----ART 1331
ARTS 1316----ART 1324
ARTS 1317----ART 1325
ARTS 2316----ART 2322
ARTS 2317----ART 2322
ARTS 2323----ART 2320
ARTS 2326----ART 2338 + 2339
ARTS 2327----ART 2338 + 2339
ARTS 2333----ART 2328
ARTS 2334----ART 2328
ARTS 2336----ART 2339
ARTS 2341----ART 2334
ARTS 2342----ART 2334
ARTS 2346----ART 2330 + 2331
ARTS 2347----ART 2330 + 2331
ARTS 2356----ART 2326
ARTS 2356----ART 2325
ARTS 2357----ART 2326
ARTS 2366----ART 2322
BIOL 1406----BIOL 1403
BIOL 1407----BIOL 1404
BIOL 1411----BIOL 1401
BIOL 1413----BIOL 1402
BIOL 2106----BIOL 2113
BIOL 2306----BIOL 2313
BIOL 2401----ZOOL 2403
BIOL 2402----ZOOL 2404
BUSI 1301----B A 1301
BUSI 1307----FIN 1307
BUSI 1307----FFP 1370
CHEM 1105----CHEM 1105
CHEM 1107----CHEM 1106
CHEM 1111----CHEM 1107
CHEM 1112----CHEM 1108
CHEM 1207----CHEM 1301
CHEM 1305----CHEM 1305
CHEM 1307----CHEM 1306
CHEM 1311----CHEM 1307
CHEM 1312----CHEM 1308
CHEM 1405----CHEM 1305 + 1105
CHEM 1407----CHEM 1306 + 1106
CHEM 1411----CHEM 1307 + 1107
CHEM 1412----CHEM 1308 + 1108
CHEM 2401----CHEM 2501
CHEM 2401----CHEM 2401
CHIN 1311----CHIN 1301
CHIN 1312----CHIN 1302
CHIN 1411----CHIN 1401
CHIN 1412----CHIN 1402
CHIN 2311----CHIN 2301
CHIN 2312----CHIN 2302
COMM 1307----MCOM 1300
COMM 1318----PHOT 2410
COMM 2311----JOUR 2310
COMM 2327----ADV 2310
COSC 1301----C S 1300
COSC 1305----C S 1405
COSC 1401----ISQS 2440
COSC 1415----C S 1462
COSC 1420----C S 1462
COSC 2425----C S 2350
COSC 2415----C S 2463
DANC 1115----DAN 1102
DANC 1131----DAN 2100
DANC 1147----DAN 1103
DANC 1245----DAN 1107
DANC 1245----DAN 1204
DANC 1246----DAN 1204
DANC 1341----DAN 1304
DRAM 1120----TH A 1101
DRAM 1121----TH A 1102
DRAM 1141----TH A 2101
DRAM 1142----TH A 1103
DRAM 1310----TH A 2303
DRAM 1322----TH A 1301
DRAM 1351----TH A 2302
DRAM 2120----TH A 1103
DRAM 2337----TH A 1301
ECON 2301----ECO 2302
ECON 2302----ECO 2301
ENGL 1301----ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302----ENGL 1302
ENGL 2307----ENGL 2351
ENGL 2311----ENGL 2311
ENGL 2332----ENGL 2301
ENGL 2333----ENGL 2302
ENGR 1304----E GR 1306
ENGR 1307----CTEC 2301
ENGR 2301----C E 2301
ENGR 2305----E E 2304
ENGR 2405----GTEC 1312
FREN 1411----FREN 1401
FREN 1411----FREN 1401
FREN 1412----FREN 1502
FREN 1412----FREN 1402
FREN 1511----FREN 1501
FREN 1512----FREN 1502
FREN 2311----FREN 2301
FREN 2312----FREN 2302
GEOG 1301----GEOG 1301
GEOG 1301----GEOG 1401
GEOG 1302----GEOG 2310
GEOG 1303----GEOG 2351
GEOL 1103----GEOL 1101
GEOL 1104----GEOL 1102
GEOL 1303----GEOL 1303
GEOL 1304----GEOL 1304
GEOL 1347----ATMO 1300
GEOL 2409----GEOL 2405
GERM 1411----GERM 1401
GERM 1412----GERM 1402
GERM 1511----GERM 1501
GERM 1512----GERM 1502
GERM 2311----GERM 2301
GERM 2312----GERM 2302
GOVT 2301----POLS 1301
GOVT 2302----POLS 2302
GREE 1311----GRK 1301
GREE 1312----GRK 1302
GREE 2311----GRK 2301
GREE 2312----GRK 2302
HECO 1315----F&N 1410
HECO 1315----F&N 2310
HECO 1325----I D 1380
HECO 1328----FADS 1301
HIST 1301----HIST 2300
HIST 1302----HIST 2301
HIST 2311----HIST 1300
HIST 2312----HIST 1301
HIST 2321----HIST 2321
HUMA 1301----HUM 2301
HUMA 1302----HUM 2302
HUMA 1315----TH A 2303
ITAL 1311----ITAL 1301
ITAL 1312----ITAL 1302
ITAL 2311----ITAL 2301
ITAL 2312----ITAL 2302
JAPN 1411----JAPN 1501
JAPN 1411----JAPN 1401
JAPN 1412----JAPN 1402
JAPN 1511----JAPN 1501
JAPN 1512----JAPN 1502
JAPN 2311----JAPN 2301
JAPN 2312----JAPN 2302
LATI 1411----LAT 1401
LATI 1412----LAT 1402
LATI 2311----LAT 2301
LATI 2312----LAT 2302
MATH 1314----MATH 1320
MATH 1316----MATH 1321
MATH 1324----MATH 1330
MATH 1325----MATH 1331
MATH 1342----MATH 2300
MATH 1348----MATH 1350
MATH 2312----MATH 1350
MATH 2313----MATH 1351
MATH 2314----MATH 1352
MATH 2315----MATH 2350
MATH 2318----MATH 2360
MUSI 1116----MUTH 1103
MUSI 1117----MUTH 1104
MUSI 1181----MUAP 1123
MUSI 1182----MUAP 1124
MUSI 1183----MUAP 1113
MUSI 1184----MUAP 1114
MUSI 1188----MUAP 1103
MUSI 1189----MUAP 2103
MUSI 1190----MUAP 2104
MUSI 1192----MUAP 2133
MUSI 1193----MUAP 2134
MUSI 1286----MUCP 1201
MUSI 1287----MUCP 1202
MUSI 1300----MUTH 1300
MUSI 1301----MUTH 1301
MUSI 1306----MUHL 1308
MUSI 1308----MUHL 1301
MUSI 1309----MUHL 1302
MUSI 1311----MUTH 1303
MUSI 1312----MUTH 1304
MUSI 2116----MUTH 2103
MUSI 2117----MUTH 2104
MUSI 2181----MUAP 2123
MUSI 2182----MUAP 2124
MUSI 2188----MUAP 1104
MUSI 2189----MUAP 2104
MUSI 2311----MUTH 2303
MUSI 2312----MUTH 2304
PHED 1301----ESS 1201
PHED 1304----HLTH 1300
PHED 1336----RLS 1301
PHED 1337----RLS 1302
PHIL 1301----PHIL 2300
PHIL 2303----PHIL 2310
PHIL 2306----PHIL 2320
PHYS 1101----PHYS 1103
PHYS 1102----PHYS 1104
PHYS 1105----PHYS 1101
PHYS 1111----ASTR 1100
PHYS 1112----ASTR 1101
PHYS 1301----PHYS 1306
PHYS 1302----PHYS 1307
PHYS 1305----PHYS 1303
PHYS 1310----PHYS 1304
PHYS 1311----ASTR 1300
PHYS 1312----ASTR 1301
PHYS 1401----PHYS 1306 + 1103
PHYS 1402----PHYS 1307 + 1104
PHYS 1405----PHYS 1303 + 1101
PHYS 1411----ASTR 1300 + 1100
PHYS 1412----ASTR 1301 + 1101
PHYS 2125----PHYS 1105
PHYS 2126----PHYS 1106
PHYS 2325----PHYS 1308
PHYS 2326----PHYS 2301
PHYS 2425----PHYS 1308 + 1105
PHYS 2426----PHYS 2301 + 1106
PHYS 2427----PHYS 2402
PORT 1311----PORT 1301
PORT 1312----PORT 1302
PORT 2311----PORT 2301
PORT 2312----PORT 2302
PSYC 2301----PSY 1300
PSYC 2306----HLTH 1305
PSYC 2307----PSY 2305
PSYC 2308----PSY 2301
PSYC 2314----H D 2303
PSYC 2315----PSY 2301
RUSS 1411----RUSN 1401
RUSS 1412----RUSN 1402
RUSS 1511----RUSN 1501
RUSS 1512----RUSN 1502
RUSS 2311----RUSN 2301
RUSS 2312----RUSN 2302
SGNL 1301----CMLL 1301
SGNL 1302----CMLL 1302
SGNL 2301----CMLL 2301
SGNL 2302----CMLL 2302
SOCI 1301----SOC 1301
SOCI 1306----SOC 1320
SOCI 2301----F S 2322
SOCI 2301----SOC 2331
SOCW 2361----S W 2301
SPAN 1411----SPAN 1401
SPAN 1412----SPAN 1402
SPAN 1511----SPAN 1501
SPAN 1512----SPAN 1502
SPAN 2311----SPAN 2301
SPAN 2312----SPAN 2302
SPCH 1311----COMS 1300
SPCH 1315----COMS 2300
SPCH 1318----COMS 1301
SPCH 1318----HDFS 2320
SPCH 2341----TH A 2305

Completion of Core Requirements at Another Texas Public Institution. In accordance with the rules mandated by the Texas Legislature concerning the transfer of core curriculum: "If a student successfully completes the 42 semester credit hour core curriculum at an institution of higher education, that block of courses may be transferred to any other institution of higher education and must be substituted for the receiving institution's core curriculum. A student shall receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving institution unless the board has approved a larger core curriculum at that institution." (Section 5.402, d)

Educational Experience in the Armed Services. Credit may be given for formal service school courses completed in the armed services after evaluation of official documents by the Transfer Evaluation Office. The student's academic dean decides if credit awarded for such courses will be applied toward requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Resolution of Transfer Disputes for Lower-Division Courses. In the event a dispute occurs involving the transfer of lower-division courses, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has established the following procedures to resolve the dispute:

1. If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, the receiving institution shall give written notice to the student and to the sending institution that transfer of the course credit is denied. A receiving institution shall also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses at the request of the sending institution.

2. A student who receives notice as specified in subsection (1) may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either the sending or the receiving institution.

3. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Coordinating Board rules and guidelines.

4. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the sending institution within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of denial, the institution that denies the course credit for transfer shall notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of its denial and the reasons for the denial.

The Commissioner of Higher Education or the commissioner's designee shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.

The Coordinating Board shall collect data on the types of transfer disputes that are reported and the disposition of each case that is considered by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee.

If a receiving institution has cause to believe that a course being presented by a student for transfer from another school is not of an acceptable level of quality, it should first contact the sending institution and attempt to resolve the problem. In the event that the two institutions are unable to come to a satisfactory resolution, the receiving institution may notify the Commissioner of Higher Education, who may investigate the course. If its quality is found to be unacceptable, the Coordinating Board may discontinue funding for the course.

Undergraduate Credit by Examination. It is the general policy of the university to recognize academic achievement of students gained by means other than through performance in organized classes. Students will be given the opportunity to receive credit by special examination in all courses where proficiency may be practicably determined by examination.

Students may achieve a high level of proficiency in certain subject areas through advanced work in high school, participation in advanced placement programs, or independent study. The university strongly encourages such superior attainment, recognizes it for academic purposes, and permits students who have done such work to obtain course credit through examination. A grade of Pass (P) will be given on the examination to those earning credit, but the grade will not be considered in determining grade point averages. Course credit earned by examination is recorded by the Registrar on the student's transcript as "(Number) hours of credit via credit by examination program in (course equivalent)," and no grade points are awarded. Course credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the 30-hour minimum residence credit requirement for graduation. Any current or former Texas Tech student (or prospective student) may attempt to earn credit by examination for any undergraduate course provided the student has neither passed nor failed that course at Texas Tech. The student is responsible for complying with the following procedures:

1.The student is responsible for having test scores sent to the Admissions Office unless tests are taken at Texas Tech University. Score reports from other university test centers must be requested from the Testing, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement Center, 213 West Hall. The student is responsible for completing tests for lower level courses in sufficient time to qualify for registering for higher level courses.

2.New students at Texas Tech may attempt credit by examination for degree credit during their freshman and sophomore years.

3.Transfer students with more than 66 transferable credit hours may attempt credit by examination until the end of their first long semester at Texas Tech.

4.Juniors and seniors or students in their third and fourth years at Texas Tech may attempt credit by examination for degree credit in freshman and sophomore courses only upon written approval from their academic dean's office.

5.After the 12th class day, credit by examination may be attempted for a course one is enrolled in only upon written approval of the appropriate academic dean's office.

6.Credit by examination may be attempted for a course with the same specific sub-subject area as a more advanced course in the same specific sub-subject area completed in the classroom only upon written approval of the appropriate academic dean's office.

7.In cooperation with and in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws and policies, credit by examination is open to all persons. Students with mostly A and B grades who have higher admission test scores are encouraged to consider attempting credit by examination.

8.College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests cannot be repeated before six months have passed, unless approval has been obtained from your academic dean's office.

9.Accommodations for nonstandard testing must be submitted in writing (upon registration) and supported by documentation from a professional who is licensed and certified to diagnose the disability. All requests are subject to approval and must be scheduled.

There are five separate programs by which a student may earn course credit by examination. These include (1) specified CEEB Achievement Tests, (2) CEEB Advanced Placement Examinations that are a part of the Advanced Placement Programs (AP) available in a limited number of secondary schools, (3) specified subject examinations of the CEEB College Level Examination Program (CLEP), (4) departmental examinations prepared, administered, and scored by faculty members who teach the related course, and (5) credit for an International Baccalaureate (IB) examination.

The student is responsible for taking the tests early enough to allow sufficient time for scores to be reported to the university and processed by the Admissions Office. Many courses in the credit by examination program are prerequisites for higher level courses; therefore, students seeking credit by examination must plan so that this credit can be assured before registering for advanced courses. Without prior approval of their academic dean's office, students may not receive credit by examination for a course if they have already passed a more advanced course in the same subject area. The deadline for registering to take the CEEB Achievement and CLEP examinations at a national testing center is four to six weeks before the scheduled test. The deadline for registering for credit-by-examination testing at Texas Tech is five working days prior to the date of the test. Generally, test results or scores are mailed four to five weeks after the test date. Information regarding test dates and fees for national standardized examinations is available from the Testing, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement Center at Texas Tech. It is the student's responsibility to request that his or her CEEB test scores be sent to the university. Information concerning each of the testing programs follows.

1. Credit for CEEB Achievement Tests. The CEEB Achievement Tests are part of the CEEB Admissions Testing Program. Each year there are several national administrations of the CEEB Achievement Tests. Students should plan to take the specified tests at national testing centers during their senior year of high school at an early testing date in order that scores may be reported to the university by June. In addition to the national administrations, there are administrations of the Achievement Tests recognized for credit by Texas Tech during the Early Registration Conferences held on the campus each summer.

Further information concerning the CEEB Achievement Tests may be obtained from your high school counselor or principal, the College Entrance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, or the Testing, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement, Center of Texas Tech University, Box 45002, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5002.

2. Credit for CEEB Advanced Placement Program Examinations (AP). The Advanced Placement Examination is the final examination for a nationally standardized course offered in a limited number of secondary schools under the auspices of the Advanced Placement Program. The objective of the AP is to allow students to begin work toward college credit while still in high school. Students should check with their high school counselor or principal as to the availability of the AP examinations in their school. The AP is offered once a year during May at participating high schools.

3. Credit for CEEB College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations. Under the College Level Examination Program, the university will award credit for only the specified examinations. As with the other CEEB testing programs, a student may attempt a CLEP examination at a national CLEP testing center before enrolling and have the scores reported to the university. These examinations are offered on the campus during the Early Registration Conferences held each summer, several times each year to students currently enrolled, and monthly at national CLEP test centers.

Further information concerning the CLEP tests may be obtained from your high school counselor or principal, College Level Examination Program, Box 1821, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, or the Testing, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement Center of Texas Tech University, Box 45002, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5002.

4. Credit by Departmental Examination. Any current or former Texas Tech student (or prospective student) may attempt to earn credit by examination for any undergraduate course provided the student has neither passed nor failed that course at Texas Tech. Several departments within the university prepare, administer, score, and award credit for their own examinations. Credit for specific courses is given upon satisfactory performance of the comprehensive examinations that are administered by the departments responsible for the courses and recommended by the deans of the respective colleges. In order to be eligible to attempt credit by departmental examination, a student must not have previously audited, enrolled in, or attempted credit by examination in the course. A student must apply in writing to the responsible department at least 30 days prior to taking a departmental examination for credit. Further information regarding any credit by departmental examination should be secured directly from the academic department concerned.

TTU Courses for which credit can be earnedStandardized Test(s) UsedMin. ScoreSem. Hours
Art
ART 1310AP: Art History43
ART 1311AP: Art History43
ART 1320AP: Art General43
ART 1324AP: Art Drawing43
Biology
BIOL 1401, 1402AP: Biology38
BIOL 1403, 1404AP: Biology58
BIOL 1401, 1402CLEP-S: General Biology 498
Business Administration
ACCT 2300, 2301CLEP-S: Principles of Accounting (formerly Introductory Accounting) 506
MGT 3370CLEP-S: Principles of Management503
MKT 3350CLEP-S: Principles of Marketing523
BLAW 3391CLEP-S: Introductory Business Law513
Chemistry
CHEM 1305, 1306
& 1105, 1106AP: Chemistry38
CHEM 1305, 1306
& 1105, 1106CLEP-S: General Chemistry508
CHEM 1307, 1308
& 1107, 1108AP: Chemistry48
CHEM 1307, 1308
& 1107, 1108CLEP-S: General Chemistry658
Chinese
CMLL 1301SAT II: Chinese Listening7504
CMLL 1301, 1302SAT II: Chinese Listening7708
CMLL 2301, 2302SAT II: Chinese Listening80016
(Offered once a year through SAT. Other dates available through TEAM Testing Center.)
Computer Science
C S 1300CLEP-S: Informational Systems and Computer Appls.523
C S 1462AP: Computer Science A 44
C S 1462AP: Computer Science AB34
Economics
ECO 2301CLEP-S: Principles of Microeconomics483
ECO 2302CLEP-S: Principles of Macroeconomics483
ECO 2301AP: Microeconomics43
ECO 2302AP: Macroeconomics43
Education
EPSY 3330 CLEP-S: Introduction to Educational Psychology473
English
ENGL 1301SAT II: Writing6103
ENGL 1301CPT Achievement Test: English Composition550 3
ENGL 1301, 1302SAT II: Writing6806
ENGL 1301, 1302CPT Achievement Test: English Composition620 6
ENGL 1301CLEP-S: Freshman College Composition483
ENGL 1301, 1302CLEP-S: Freshman College Composition556
ENGL 1301AP: English Language and Composition33
ENGL 1301, 1302AP: English Language and Composition46
ENGL 1301AP: English Literature and Composition33
ENGL 1301, 1302AP: English Literature and Composition46
ENGL 1301, 1302CLEP-G: English Aptitude650 6
ENGL 1301, 1302CLEP-G: Composite Aptitude650 6
ENGL 1301, 1302ACT: English Aptitude286
ENGL 1301, 1302ACT: Composite Aptitude286
ENGL 1301, 1302SAT I: Verbal Aptitude7106
ENGL 1301, 1302SAT: Verbal Aptitude6506
ENGL 2301, 2302CLEP-S: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature496
ENGL 2301, 2302CLEP-S: English Literature456
ENGL 3321, 3322CLEP-S: American Literature466
French
FREN 1501CLEP-S: College Level French Language395
FREN 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level French Language4110
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301CLEP-S: College Level French Language4313
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level French Language4516
FREN 1501, 1502AP: French210
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301AP: French313
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: French416
German
GERM 1501CLEP-S: College Level German Language405
GERM 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level German Language4410
GERM 1501, 1502, 2301CLEP-S: College Level German Language4813
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level German Language5116
GERM 1501, 1502AP: German210
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301AP: German313
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: German416
History
HIST 1300, 1301AP: European History36
HIST 1300CLEP-S: Western Civilization I: 503
Ancient Near East to 1648
HIST 1301CLEP-S: Western Civilization II: 503
1648 to the Present
HIST 2300SAT II: American History-Social Studies6003
HIST 2300CPT Achievement Test:
American History-Social Studies5503
HIST 2300, 2301AP: US History36
HIST 2300, 2301SAT II: American History-Social Studies7006
HIST 2300, 2301CPT Achievement Test:
American History-Social Studies6506
HIST 2300CLEP-S: American History I:
Early Colonizations to 1877503
HIST 2301CLEP-S: History of United States II:503
1865 to the Present
Mathematics
MATH 1320CLEP-S: College Algebra503
MATH 1321CLEP-S: Trigonometry493
MATH 1350SAT II: Mathematics Level I or II6703
MATH 1350, 1351AP: Calculus AB or Calculus BC36
MATH 1350, 1351CLEP-S: Calculus with Elementary Functions 456
MATH 1350, 1351,
1352AP: Calculus AB or Calculus BC49
MATH 1350, 1351,
1352CLEP-S: Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 9
Physics
PHYS 1306, 1307
& 1103, 1104 AP: Physics B38
PHYS 1308, 1105AP: Physics C-Mechanics34
PHYS 2301, 1106AP: Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism34
Political Science
POLS 1301CLEP-S: American Government473
POLS 1301AP: Government and Politics-United States33
Psychology
PSY 1300CLEP-S: Introductory Psychology503
PSY 1300AP: Psychology33
PSY 2301CLEP-S: Human Growth and Development503
Spanish
SPAN 1501CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language415
SPAN 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language4510
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language4913
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language5116
SPAN 1501, 1502AP: Spanish210
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301AP: Spanish313
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: Spanish416

AP = Advanced Placement Program

CLEP-G = College Level Examination Program-General Exams

CLEP-S = College Level Examination Program-Subject Exams

CPT = College Placement Test-Achievement Tests

ETS continually revises and updates standardized testing and measurement. Therefore, test names and scores are subject to change.

5. Credit for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination. The International Baccalaureate is an international program of courses and examinations offered at the high school level. Texas Tech welcomes applications from students in the IB program and will grant 6 to 8 semester hours of credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB higher level examinations. An IB examination transcript must be sent to Texas Tech.


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