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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take IS1100: RaiderReady?

The biggest benefit of taking IS1100: RaiderReady is that the course is designed to ensure your success in the first semester of your college career! Students who enroll and complete the course have indicated higher GPAs, are more connected to Texas Tech, and are more likely to continue on to their second year of studies here at Texas Tech.

The course faculty members will help you plan and prepare for your academic career, and identify resources that will help your personal and social success. The faculty members that teach the course come from various departments from across campus, allowing them to bring a unique perspective to the course. From Day 1, you will work with a faculty member in a small group setting allowing you to meet new friends and set up a support network for your success here at Texas Tech.

What is the cost of IS1100?

IS1100 is a one-hour academic course; therefore, there is tuition and fees associated with the course. These will amount to the same amount as any other one-hour academic course. Tuition and fees may vary from academic year to academic year.

Who teaches the class?

All of the RaiderReady instructors are faculty of record in various departments and colleges from across the University; meaning, in addition to teaching a math, science, business, or law course they will also teach a section of IS1100. The faculty have all been selected for the course because they have shown a true passion for your first-year success, and have all been trained on how to ensure you are successful in your freshman year.

Will I earn a grade for IS1100?

Yes, IS1100 is a graded, academic credit earning course. Students enrolled in the course will receive one-hour of academic credit signified with the awarding of a grade of A, B, C, D, or F.

Is there a required textbook?

All sections of IS1100 use a required, common textbook. The text can be purchased both at the campus and off-campus bookstores and is linked with the course number IS1100.

I’ve heard the term “Freshman Seminar”, is this the same as IS1100?

Yes, Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)1100: RaiderReady is the official title of our freshman seminar course here at Texas Tech. Across campus, the two terms are used interchangeably.

Who can answer my other questions about I.S. 1100?

For students currently enrolled in RaiderReady, your faculty member should be able to answer any questions you may have.

You may get in touch with our office through email at RaiderReady@ttu.edu, or call the Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs at 806.742.2984.

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Will I earn a grade for IS1100?

It is possible for a student to earn a failing grade for the course. Like all academic courses, there are assignments, a plan of study, and material to master. Students who have failed the course typically do so because they have failed to complete assignments.

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