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 Subjects Units Required

English -- 4

*Mathematics -- 3

Social Science -- 2-1/2

**Laboratory Science -- 2

Foreign Language -- 2

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 Rank Minimum Test Scores for
Assured Admission
ACTSAT-I
Top Ten PercentNo MinimumNo 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 Program. Students not admitted through the review process may be admitted through one of the following provisional admission options:

Gateway Program. This new partnership between Texas Tech University and South Plains College provides students with the opportunity of living on the Texas Tech campus while completing their provisional student course work through South Plains College. Students in this program will be able to live in the Texas Tech residence halls, participate in many of our student activities and organizations, access student health and advisement services, and attend all university functions. At the same time they will be enrolled as full-time students at South Plains College, where, if qualified, they will be able to receive state or federal financial aid. Courses for these students will be offered at the nearby Reese Center. Students who complete 12 hours (one semester) of transferable college credit with a 2.50 GPA or 24 hours (two semesters) with a 2.25 GPA can be admitted to Texas Tech as transfer students.

Summer Provisional Program.* Attend either the first or second summer term at Texas Tech and pass 7 hours of college-level Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. (The required course work must include I S 1100, a 1-hour Freshman Seminar). Or

Attend both the first and second summer terms at Texas Tech and pass 13 hours of college-level Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 on a 4.0 scale. (The required course work must include I S 1100, a 1-hour Freshman Seminar).

Spring Provisional Program.* Enroll at Texas Tech in the spring semester following high school graduation and pass 13 hours of required Core Curriculum courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 on a 4.0 scale. (The required course work must include I S 1100, a 1-hour Freshman Seminar).

*Students enrolled in Summer or Spring Provisional programs are not eligible for state or federal financial aid.

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:

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 hours from private or out-of-state institutions who have earned a B or better in courses equivalent to those specified as B or better courses in reading, math, and writing may be waived from taking some or all of the TASP test. (Contact the Transfer Evaluation Office at 742-1510 for course equivalents.)

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 upon completion will be blocked from registration in any 3000 or 4000 level (upper division) courses until they have satisfied all TASP requirements.

For further information on testing, contact the TASP Office of the Registrar, 116 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. 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.tccns.org/ccn>.

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

TCCNSTTU Equivalent
ACCT 2301RHIM 2322
AGRI 1131AGSC 1111
AGRI 1307PSS 1321
AGRI 1309AGSC 2300
AGRI 1413PSS 2401
AGRI 1415PSS 1411
AGRI 2317AAEC 2305
ANTH 2301ANTH 2300
ANTH 2351ANTH 2302
ARTS 1301ART 1309
ARTS 1303ART 1310
ARTS 1304ART 1311
ARTS 1311ART 1320
ARTS 1312ART 1331
ARTS 1316ART 1324
ARTS 1317ART 1325
ARTS 2316ART 2322
ARTS 2317ART 2322
ARTS 2323ART 2320
ARTS 2326ART 2338 + 2339
ARTS 2327ART 2338 + 2339
ARTS 2333ART 2328
ARTS 2334ART 2328
ARTS 2336ART 2339
ARTS 2341ART 2334
ARTS 2342ART 2334
ARTS 2346ART 2330 + 2331
ARTS 2347ART 2330 + 2331
ARTS 2356ART 2326
ARTS 2356ART 2325
ARTS 2357ART 2326
ARTS 2366ART 2322
BIOL 1406BIOL 1403
BIOL 1407BIOL 1404
BIOL 1411BIOL 1401
BIOL 1413BIOL 1402
BIOL 2401ZOOL 2403
BIOL 2402ZOOL 2404
BUSI 1301B A 1301
BUSI 1307FFP 1370
CHEM 1105CHEM 1105
CHEM 1107CHEM 1106
CHEM 1111CHEM 1107
CHEM 1112CHEM 1108
CHEM 1207CHEM 1301
CHEM 1305CHEM 1305
CHEM 1307CHEM 1306
CHEM 1311CHEM 1307
CHEM 1312CHEM 1308
CHEM 1405CHEM 1305 + 1105
CHEM 1407CHEM 1306 + 1106
CHEM 1411CHEM 1307 + 1107
CHEM 1412CHEM 1308 + 1108
CHEM 2401CHEM 2501
COMM 1307MCOM 1300
COMM 1318PHOT 2410
COMM 2311JOUR 2310
COMM 2327ADV 2310
COSC 1301C S 1300
COSC 1305C S 1405
COSC 1401ISQS 2440
COSC 1420C S 1462
COSC 2425C S 2350
DANC 1131DAN 2100
DANC 1147DAN 1103
DANC 1245DAN 1107
DANC 1341DAN 1304
DRAM 1120TH A 1101
DRAM 1121TH A 1102
DRAM 1141TH A 2101
DRAM 1310TH A 2303
DRAM 1322TH A 1301
DRAM 1351TH A 2302
DRAM 2120TH A 1103
DRAM 2337TH A 1301
ECON 2301ECO 2302
ECON 2302ECO 2301
ENGL 1301ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302ENGL 1302
ENGL 2311ENGL 2311
ENGR 1307CTEC 2301
ENGR 2305E E 2304
ENGR 2405GTEC 1312
FREN 2311FREN 2301
FREN 2312FREN 2302
GERM 2311GERM 2301
GERM 2312GERM 2302
GOVT 2301POLS 1301
GOVT 2302POLS 2302
GREE 1311GRK 1301
GREE 1312GRK 1302
GREE 2311GRK 2301
GREE 2312GRK 2302
HECO 1315F&N 2310
HIST 1301HIST 2300
HIST 1302HIST 2301
HIST 2311HIST 1300
HIST 2312HIST 1301
HIST 2321HIST 2321
HUMA 1301HUM 2301
HUMA 1302HUM 2302
HUMA 1315TH A 2303
ITAL 1311ITAL 1301
ITAL 1312ITAL 1302
ITAL 2311ITAL 2301
ITAL 2312ITAL 2302
JAPN 2311JAPN 2301
JAPN 2312JAPN 2302
LATI 2311LAT 2301
LATI 2312LAT 2302
MATH 1314MATH 1320
MATH 1316MATH 1321
MATH 1324MATH 1330
MATH 1325MATH 1331
MATH 1342MATH 2300
MATH 1348MATH 1350
MATH 2312MATH 1350
MATH 2313MATH 1351
MATH 2314MATH 1352
MATH 2315MATH 2350
MATH 2318MATH 2360
MUSI 1183MUAP 1113
MUSI 1184MUAP 1114
MUSI 1192MUAP 2133
MUSI 1193MUAP 2134
MUSI 1286MUCP 1201
MUSI 1287MUCP 1202
MUSI 1300MUTH 1300
MUSI 1301MUTH 1301
MUSI 1308MUHL 1301
MUSI 1309MUHL 1302
PHED 1301ESS 1201
PHED 1304HLTH 1300
PHED 1336RLS 1301
PHED 1337RLS 1302
PHIL 1301PHIL 2300
PHIL 2303PHIL 2310
PHIL 2306PHIL 2320
PHYS 1101PHYS 1103
PHYS 1102PHYS 1104
PHYS 1105PHYS 1101
PHYS 1111ASTR 1100
PHYS 1112ASTR 1101
PHYS 1301PHYS 1306
PHYS 1302PHYS 1307
PHYS 1305PHYS 1303
PHYS 1310PHYS 1304
PHYS 1311ASTR 1300
PHYS 1312ASTR 1301
PHYS 2125PHYS 1105
PHYS 2126PHYS 1106
PHYS 2325PHYS 1308
PHYS 2326PHYS 2301
PHYS 2425PHYS 1308 + 1105
PHYS 2426PHYS 2301 + 1106
PHYS 2427PHYS 2402
PSYC 2301PSY 1300
PSYC 2306HLTH 1305
PSYC 2308PSY 2301
PSYC 2315PSY 2301
RUSS 2311RUSN 2301
RUSS 2312RUSN 2302
SOCI 1301SOC 1301
SOCI 1306SOC 1320
SOCI 2301 HDFS 2322
SOCI 2301SOC 2331
SPAN 2311SPAN 2301
SPAN 2312SPAN 2302
SPCH 1311COMS 1300
SPCH 1315COMS 2300
SPCH 1318COMS 1301
SPCH 2341TH 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. As of July 1, 2001, all CLEP exams were converted to a computer-based version. Appointments to use the computers and schedule the exams must be made through the TEAM Testing Center at 213 West Hall, (806) 742-3671. Like the SAT and ACT scores, CLEP scores have been recentered nationally. Scaled scores for the computer-based CLEP are different from the old paper and pencil version but the level of competency remains the same.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests cannot be repeated before six months have passed.

7. 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. 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 canStandardized Test(s) UsedMin.Sem.
be earnedScoreHrs.
Art
ART 1310AP: Art History43
ART 1311AP: Art History43
ART 1320AP: Art General43
ART 1324AP: Art Drawing43
Biology
general biology creditIB: Biology Standard Level4, 5, 6, 74
BIOL 1401, 1402AP: Biology38
BIOL 1403, 1404AP: Biology58
BIOL 1403, 1404IB: Biology Higher Level5, 6, 78
BIOL 1401, 1402CLEP-S: General Biology 528
Business Administration
ACCT 2300, 2301CLEP-S: Principles of Accounting506
MGT 3370CLEP-S: Principles of Management523
MKT 3350CLEP-S: Principles of Marketing553
BLAW 3391CLEP-S: Introductory Business Law513
Chemistry
CHEM 1301IB: Chemistry Standard Level4, 5, 6, 73
CHEM 1305, 1306
& 1105, 1106AP: Chemistry38
CHEM 1305, 1306
& 1105, 1106CLEP-S: General Chemistry528
CHEM 1307, 1308
& 1107, 1108AP: Chemistry48
CHEM 1307, 1308
& 1107, 1108CLEP-S: General Chemistry658
CHEM 1307, 1308
& 1107, 1108IB: Chemistry Higher Level5, 6, 78
Computer Science
C S 1300CLEP-S: Informational Systems and Computer Appls.553
C S 1462AP: Computer Science A 44
C S 1462AP: Computer Science AB34
Economics
ECO 2301CLEP-S: Principles of Microeconomics503
ECO 2301IB: Economics Higher Level5, 6, 73
ECO 2302CLEP-S: Principles of Macroeconomics503
ECO 2301AP: Microeconomics43
ECO 2302AP: Macroeconomics43
English
ENGL 1301SAT II: Writing6103
ENGL 1301, 1302SAT II: Writing6806
ENGL 1301CLEP-S: Freshman College Composition503
ENGL 1301, 1302CLEP-S: Freshman College Composition576
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, 1302ACT: English Aptitude286
ENGL 1301, 1302ACT: Composite Aptitude286
ENGL 1301, 1302SAT I: Verbal Aptitude7106
ENGL 2301, 2302CLEP-S: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature516
ENGL 2301, 2302CLEP-S: English Literature506
ENGL 2302IB: English A1 or A25, 6, 73
French
FREN 1501CLEP-S: College Level French Language495
FREN 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level French Language5010
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301CLEP-S: College Level French Language5113
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level French Language5216
FREN 1501, 1502AP: French210
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301AP: French313
FREN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: French416
FREN 1507IB: French B Standard or Higher Level35
FREN 2301, 2302IB: French B Standard or Higher Level46
FREN 2301, 2302,
3304IB: French B Standard or Higher Level59
FREN 2301, 2302,
3302, 3304IB: French B Standard or Higher Level6, 712
*FREN 3302, 3304IB: French A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level6, 76
*FREN 3304IB: French A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level4, 53
Geography
GEOG 2351IB: Geography Standard or Higher Level5, 6, 73
German
GERM 1501CLEP-S: College Level German Language445
GERM 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level German Language5010
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301CLEP-S: College Level German Language5613
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level German Language6316
GERM 1501, 1502AP: German210
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301AP: German313
GERM 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: German416
GERM 1507IB: German B Standard or Higher Level35
GERM 2301, 2302IB: German B Standard or Higher Level46
GERM 2301, 2302,
3303IB: German B Standard or Higher Level59
GERM 2301, 2302,
3303, 3304IB: German B Standard or Higher Level6, 712
*GERM 3303IB: German A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level4, 53
*GERM 3303, 3304IB: German A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level6, 76
History
general history creditIB: History Higher Level: History of the Americas53
general history creditIB: History Higher Level: History of the Americas6, 76
HIST 1300IB: History Higher Level: European53
HIST 1301IB: History Higher Level: European53
HIST 1300, 1301IB: History Higher Level: European6, 76
HIST 1300, 1301AP: European History36
HIST 1300CLEP-S: Western Civilization I: 513
Ancient Near East to 1648
HIST 1301CLEP-S: Western Civilization II: 513
1648 to the Present
HIST 2300SAT II: United States History6003
HIST 2300, 2301AP: US History36
HIST 2300, 2301SAT II: United States History7006
HIST 2300CLEP-S: American History I: Early Colonizations
to 1877523
HIST 2301CLEP-S: History of United States II:523
1865 to the Present
HIST 3395IB: History Higher Level: African53
HIST 3396IB: History Higher Level: African53
HIST 3395, 3396IB: History Higher Level: African6, 76
Mathematics
MATH 1320CLEP-S: College Algebra523
MATH 1320IB: Mathematics Studies Standard Level5, 6, 73
MATH 1321CLEP-S: Trigonometry503
MATH 1350SAT II: Mathematics Level IC or IIC6703
MATH 1351AP: Calculus AB43
MATH 1350, 1351CLEP-S: Calculus with Elementary Functions 506
MATH 1351, 1352AP: Calculus BC46
MATH 1350, 1351,
1352CLEP-S: Calculus with Elementary Functions 56 9
MATH 1351IB: Mathematics Methods Standard Level6, 73
MATH 1351IB: Mathematics Higher Level5, 6, 73
MATH 1550IB: Mathematics Methods Standard Level4, 55
MATH 1550IB: Mathematics Higher Level45
MATH 2300AP: Statistics43
Music
**MUHL 1301
& MUTH 1303, 1103IB: Music Standard or Higher Level6, 74
Philosophy
general philosophy creditIB: Philosophy Standard Level5, 6, 73
PHIL 2300IB: Philosophy Higher Level5, 6, 73
Physics
PHYS 1306, 1307
& 1103, 1104 AP: Physics B38
***PHYS 1306, 1307
& 1103, 1104
or 1303, 1101
or 1400IB: Physics Standard Level4, 5, 6, 78 or 4
PHYS 1308, 1105AP: Physics C-Mechanics34
PHYS 1308, 1105
& 2301, 1106IB: Physics Higher Level4, 5, 6, 78
PHYS 2301, 1106AP: Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism34
Political Science
POLS 1301CLEP-S: American Government503
POLS 1301AP: Government and Politics-United States33
Psychology
PSY 1300CLEP-S: Introductory Psychology513
PSY 1300AP: Psychology33
PSY 1300IB: Psychology Standard or Higher Level5, 6, 73
PSY 2301CLEP-S: Human Growth and Development533
Spanish
SPAN 1501CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language485
SPAN 1501, 1502CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language5010
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language5213
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302CLEP-S: College Level Spanish Language5416
SPAN 1501, 1502AP: Spanish210
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301AP: Spanish313
SPAN 1501, 1502,
2301, 2302AP: Spanish416
SPAN 1507IB: Spanish B Standard or Higher Level35
SPAN 2301, 2302IB: Spanish B Standard or Higher Level46
SPAN 2301, 2302,
3304IB: Spanish B Standard or Higher Level59
SPAN 2301, 2302,
3302, 3304IB: Spanish B Standard or Higher Level6, 712
*SPAN 3302, 3304IB: Spanish A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level6, 76
*SPAN 3304IB: Spanish A1 or A2 Standard or Higher Level4, 53
Theatre Arts
TH A 2301 or 2303IB: Theater Arts Standard or Higher Level53
TH A 2301 or 2303
& TH A 3308 or 3309
or 3335 or DAN 3313IB: Theater Arts Standard or Higher Level6, 76

AP = Advanced Placement Program

CLEP-S = College Level Examination ProgramSubject Exams

IB = International Baccalaureate Examinations

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

*International students who have completed their secondary or high school degree in their native language and who have scores of 6 or 7 may consult the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures for possible credit-by-exam in 4000-level courses.

**As with transfer students and incoming freshmen, incoming students from IB (International Baccalaureate) programs will need to take a music theory placement exam for advising purposes.

***Students may select the course or courses that best fit their curriculum.

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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