International Transfer Admissions
International students not living in the United States are encouraged to apply a year in advance. Transfer students will be admitted to Texas Tech by meeting one of the following standards:
- Transfer of 24 or more hours from an accredited institution with at least a 2.25 grade point average and eligibility to return to the institution from which they are transferring.
- Transfer of 12 to 23 hours from an accredited institution with at least a 2.50 grade point average. At least 12 hours must be required basic courses.
Transfer students with less than 12 hours must meet the admission requirements for freshmen students entering Texas Tech from high school, have at least a 2.00 grade point average and be eligible to return to the institution from which they are transferring.
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 also be waived if the student has attended a U.S. high school or college for at least two years or if the student is a citizen in a country where English is the native language. Countries Texas Tech University considers to have English as the native language include:
- Canada (except the province of Quebec)
- Commonwealth Caribbean Countries
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- Tinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdon
- Northern Ireland
- United States
Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, PO Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA. 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.
Applications should be submitted to:
Office of Admissions
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
FAFSA Code: 003644
SAT Code: 6827
ACT Code: 4220
Web Site: www.gototexastech.com
Financial Support Information
International students are required to verify their ability to support themselves financially (a minimum of $18,867.00 for the academic year in addition to travel money if necessary; this is subject to change if tuition, fees, or room and board charges are modified). A letter from the bank or bank statement; and a letter of support are required from the sponsor.