Texas Tech University

Summer Gateway Program

Summer Gateway is an excellent alternative for high school students wishing to gain admission to Texas Tech University. Students who successfully complete this program will be guaranteed admission to Texas Tech for the following fall. 

Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session to receive helpful information about navigating the Summer Gateway alternative admission program at Texas Tech University. During the presentation we will discuss the purpose of the Summer Gateway program, the requirements, choosing summer courses, how transfer advising can assist, helpful transfer resources, housing sign up for fall, and transferring credit to Texas Tech.

Summer Gateway Program Recording
Watch the information session below to learn more about the program.

Participation Requirements

Complete six hours of transferable coursework with a minimum 2.5 GPA on that coursework during one short summer term at any accredited community college. Some community colleges may require satisfaction of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to enrollment. For additional information about TSI requirements, visit TSI Compliance.

We recommend that you enroll in core courses to satisfy Summer Gateway requirements. Online and hybrid courses may be used for these purposes. View the core curriculum requirements here.

If you are unsure about course selection, please contact our office at 806.742.1480.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive grades on your coursework before an admission decision can be made. We recommend that you make an early request to have your transcript sent to Texas Tech as soon as you complete your college coursework. If your community college is not able to send an official transcript as soon as your coursework is complete, contact our office at 806-742-1480, admissions@ttu.edu, or through chat on our website for details.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the transcript is sent to Texas Tech ASAP. 

If you meet the requirements of the program, you will be notified via email that you have been admitted and will be required to register for and attend Red Raider Orientation at Texas Tech University.

If you do not meet the requirements of the program, we encourage you to continue taking courses at a community college partner and reapply to Texas Tech for a future semester after meeting the transfer requirements.

If you are fully admitted through the Summer Gateway program and do not attend Texas Tech in the Fall term, you must reapply for transfer admission. 


Program Benefits

You will not be required to reapply to the university for the fall semester.

In anticipation of your full admittance and enrollment for the fall term at Texas Tech, Summer Gateway students will receive their eRaider credentials and have the opportunity to complete the Gateway Housing Reservation Form in April to reserve a living space on campus for the upcoming academic year.

Contact University Student Housing for any questions regarding the housing process for Summer Gateway students at (806) 742-2661 or housing@ttu.edu

Registration Instructions

  1. Log in to your RaiderConnect
  2. Click on the Resources and Forms tab
  3. Click on 'Register for Summer Gateway'