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 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 $25. 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 also submit applications on the Web at Essays are not required. The $25 application fee may be paid by check, money order, or one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, 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
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 with required course work will be assured admission if they present the combination rank in class and minimum test scores indicated below:

High School Class RankMinimum Test Scores for Assured Admission
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. 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.

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) test--1770 or better on writing, TLI (Texas Learning Index) X-86 on math, and TLI X-89 on reading within three years,

(b) the ACT--23 or better composite with at least a 19 verbal and 19 math within five years, or

(c) the SAT-I--1070 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.

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 orient and introduce 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, 154 West Hall, (806) 742-1480.

Admission of International Students. Graduates of foreign secondary schools who have completed the equivalent of at least an American high school diploma may apply for admission to Texas Tech by writing to the Admissions Office. With the official application form, international applicants must furnish original documents, or official certified copies, indicating the nature and scope of their educational program. Students whose native tongue 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), unless they have graduated from a U.S. high school with a minimum of two years attendance. (This includes permanent residents of the United States as well as transfer students.) Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A. Further testing will be given once the student arrives on campus to verify competency. Students lacking adequate English proficiency will be required to enroll in basic English courses.

Undergraduate applicants must submit the results of the SAT-I or the ACT. Minimum score for the SAT-I is 1010 and minimum score for the ACT is 22. Information concerning the SAT may be obtained from College Board ATP, Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541, U.S.A. Information concerning the ACT may be obtained from ACT Registration, P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, IA, 55243, U.S.A.

International students who are not in the United States at the time of application should apply a year in advance. International students will not be admitted to the University until they can prove their ability to support themselves financially (a minimum of $17,500 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 $246 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 are required to pay a $25 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:

·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.

·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.

·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 will be considered during 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 2.50 GPA. Provisionally admitted students who choose to transfer work to Texas Tech must submit 12 hours of required basic courses with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

Admission of Former Texas Tech Students. Former students of the University who have not attended Texas Tech during either the immediately preceding fall or spring semester are required to complete an application for readmission. The application 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 on suspension from Texas Tech University must apply for readmission at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester they plan to attend. Students who are readmitted 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.

A former student of the University who has afterward attended another institution will be considered as a transfer student and should be aware that the entire academic record (Texas Tech and all other college work) will be used in determining eligibility for readmission.

Students returning from suspension may apply for readmission to the college from which they were suspended or to another college if they have decided upon a different major or career goal.

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. The Texas legislature has authorized public universities to permit residents to apply for admission to and enroll as undergraduate students without considering the applicant's previous academic records under certain instances. If the applicant elects to seek admission under the "academic fresh start" program, neither academic course credits nor grades earned by the applicant ten or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll will be considered by the university. By the same token, an applicant who is admitted as a student under this plan may not receive any course credit for courses undertaken ten or more years prior to the enrollment.

Other standard admissions criteria generally applied to persons seeking admission to the University are not affected by this plan.

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.

A student who has not graduated from high school and who has not attended college may be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee.

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

Special Undergraduate Enrollments for Students Still in High School. Opportunities are available for the following above-average students who have not yet finished high school to enroll in college-level courses before their high school graduation.

·Students participating in the Lubbock Exemplary Academic Program (LEAP) of the Lubbock Independent School District, with permission of their high school.

·Students attending local high schools who have achieved college entrance examination scores of at least 1180 composite on the SAT-I or 27 composite on the ACT, with permission of their high school.

·High school seniors with a class standing in the top quarter of their class, with the permission of their high school, may enroll during the summer only.

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.

·Transfer procedures that allow many classes completed at other colleges or universities to help fulfill Texas Tech degree requirements.

·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.

For more information on the Seniors' Academy, or for application forms, contact the Texas Tech Visitor Center at 742-1299 or come by the Visitor Center located in the Administration Building.

Transfer of Credits from Other Colleges and Universities. Once official transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions and School Relations, all college-level, nonvocational courses completed with a passing grade at accredited colleges and universities (not including trade or technical schools) will be evaluated for acceptance of transfer credit. 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, except that no transferred course completed with a grade below C- may be applied to fulfill course requirements in majors, minors, or specializations. 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.

Credit hours will be applied to the various degree programs and majors when courses are deemed equivalent to the Texas Tech courses that satisfy various program requirements.

When a student has been accepted for transfer to Texas Tech from a nonaccredited institution, the student must complete 30 semester credit hours of work in residence at Texas Tech with at least a 2.0 GPA and 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 automatically 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. Vocational and technical courses will not normally be accepted for transfer. 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 (including English as a Second Language) 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 will be awarded according to Texas Tech'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 (e.g. military); 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 insures 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.

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.

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

3. 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 whose credit is denied for transfer shall notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of the denial.

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

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.

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.

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 1310AP: Art History43
ART 1311AP: Art History43
ART 1320AP: Art General43
ART 1324AP: Art Drawing43
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
ISQS 2340CLEP-S: Informational Systems and Computer Appls.523
MGT 3370CLEP-S: Principles of Management503
MKT 3350CLEP-S: Principles of Marketing523
BLAW 3391CLEP-S: Introductory Business Law513
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
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
ECO 2301CLEP-S: Principles of Microeconomics483
ECO 2302CLEP-S: Principles of Macroeconomics483
ECO 2301AP: Microeconomics43
ECO 2302AP: Macroeconomics43
EPSY 3330 CLEP-S: Introduction to Educational Psychology473
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
(formerly Analysis and Interpretation of Literature)
ENGL 2301, 2302CLEP-S: English Literature456
ENGL 3321, 3322CLEP-S: American Literature466
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
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
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
(formerly History of US I)
HIST 2301CLEP-S: History of United States II:503
1865 to the Present
MATH 1320CLEP-S: College Algebra503
MATH 1321CLEP-S: Trigonometry493
MATH 1350CPT Achievement Test: Mathematics Level I or II6503
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
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
PSY 1300CLEP-S: Introductory Psychology503
PSY 1300AP: Psychology33
PSY 2301CLEP-S: Human Growth and Development503
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 ProgramGeneral Exams

CLEP-S = College Level Examination ProgramSubject Exams

CPT = College Placement TestAchievement Tests

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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