Texas Tech University

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Take these next steps to become a Red Raider.


Congratulations on your admission to Texas Tech University! Now that you've been admitted, there are a few important steps to make it official and ensure that you're ready for your first day of classes at Texas Tech. Select each option below for detailed instructions.

Your eRaider username and access code was provided to you on the email you received notifying you of your acceptance. Go to eraider.ttu.edu to activate and manage your account. If you forgot your username or password, go to eraider.ttu.edu and follow the steps to obtain your username or reset your password. If you are locked out of your account or cannot login for any other reason, contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-4357 (HELP).

Your eRaider credentials will allow you to access any student portal. You will use this account throughout your time as a student at Texas Tech. Make sure to keep up with your password and follow the prompt to reset your password every three months.

It is important to check your TTU email frequently as all other departments on campus will contact you through your TTU email. This will help you stay informed about financial aid, scholarships, events, important reminders, and more. Go to mail.ttu.edu to log in with your eRaider credentials. If you are unsure of your email address, you can find it at eraider.ttu.edu. If you have additional questions, contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-4357 (HELP).

Add your TTU email account to your iPhone or Android to make it easy to stay informed.

To be considered for financial aid and some scholarships, you are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA opens annually on October 1st. You are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to Texas Tech as soon as possible by entering the TTU school code (003644). The priority deadline for financial aid is January 15th.

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is available for all non-US citizens who are Texas residents. The TASFA opens October 1st at collegeforalltexans.com. The priority deadline is January 15th.

Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is required for all incoming students attending classes on the main campus. Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. To see available dates for your major, visit the RRO website and log in using your eRaider credentials. During registration, make sure to verify that your major is correct.

All incoming students with less than 30 credit hours, post-high school graduation, are required to live on campus. Housing registration opens in December. You can choose from traditional, suite, apartment or pod style within our 19 residence halls across campus. Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Visit housing.ttu.edu to make your housing arrangement.

Sign into raiderlink.ttu.edu. Click on the MyTech tab and choose View/Accept Aid Package under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu. Select the Aid Year and click on the Terms & Conditions tab and accept the Terms & Conditions. Then click on View/Accept Aid tab.

Thank you letters must also be submitted to fully accept the award(s).

Visit the Immunization Record Upload Center to submit your meningitis and MMR records.

If you are requesting records from a physician, have your physician fax it to (806) 743-2122.

There is a registration hold on your account until this requirement is fulfilled.

Final college transcripts for all institutions that you have attended will be required. College transcripts must be official and include grades from your most recent semester. While high school transcripts are not required, we recommend that you submit yours for advising purposes as some high school credits may impact course selection at Texas Tech University. Transcripts should be sent to Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409 or through an electronic transcript service to admissions.transcripts@ttu.edu.

An important part of Red Raider Orientation is meeting your academic advisor and registering for classes. However, before you can register for classes during orientation, you must clear any registration holds. Learn about where to see your holds and actions to take.


For a more detailed checklist of next steps, log in to your personalized Admitted Student Tasklist at admitted.ttu.edu.

If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact your admissions counselor.