Students with documented evidence of a Learning Disability or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders are welcome to apply to the TECHniques Center. To be eligible to apply to the TECHniques Center, you must first complete the steps to register with the main Student Disability Services office:
Potential students need to apply and be accepted to Texas Tech University through the Office of Admissions and School Relations. Applicants desiring special consideration should indicate so. Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements may want to attend a community college and transfer into Texas Tech University.
In order to request reasonable academic accommodations, students must complete an application with Student Disability Services and return it along with the documentation for the disability. Students needing only classroom accommodations and assistive technology support should only complete the first two pages. Eligible students wishing to participate in the TECHniques Center must also complete the supplemental page. View documentation guidelines.
Completed applications and documentation should be directed to Student Disability Services, 335 West Hall, Box 45007 Lubbock, Texas 79409-5007.
Once approved, the student will meet with an academic counselor in the main office for an intake interview, during which approved classroom accommodations will be reviewed and explained.
Students should submit the supplemental page of the Student Disability Services application for participation in the TECHniques Center. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis after all necessary information has been received.
Students must submit all application materials and be approved for services through the main Student Disability Services office in order to be added to the waiting list for the requested semester. Space in the TECHniques Center is limited and students should expect to wait at least one to two semesters for space to become available.
If you are placed on the wait list for your desired semester, you are still eligible for services through the main Student Disability Services office, including classroom accommodations, drop-in tutoring, and SDS facilitated sections of of IS 1100: Raider Ready. The SDS facilitated sections of IS 1100: Raider Ready are designed to help students with disabilities at all phases of their academic career. These sections are taught by Student Disability Services and TECHniques Center staff and provide weekly support from an academic counselor. The classes focus on many of the same things the counselors in the TECHniques Center would focus on, including getting organized, time management, and weekly updates on progress from each student. The sections only have 10 students maximum so the instructors can focus individually on students who need specific kinds of assistance. Students on the TECHniques Center waiting list are especially encouraged to enroll in one of these sections. (link to IS1100 info)
If you no longer wish to remain on the TECHniques Center wait list at any point, please notify us so that we may release your position to the next available student.
Acceptance to the TECHniques Center is based on the following:
Sufficient documented evidence of a learning disability or attention deficit disorder, as determined by approval by Student Disability Services Completed TECHniques Center application