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Special High School Enrollment Program

Outstanding local area high school students are invited to take advantage of the Compass Program on the Texas Tech University campus. Students may take college classes and earn credit while still attending high school. Acceptance will be based on SAT/ACT scores, class ranking, and application packet. Contact the Honor’s College at for more information or visit

Senior Citizen’s Program

This program is designed for students age 55 and above who wish to enrich their later years through the adventure of lifelong learning. Senior citizens can enroll either to earn a degree or take a series of classes for personal enrichment. No transcripts or SAT or ACT scores will be required for nondegree-seeking students. For more information or for a special application, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.