Texas Tech University


For Military & Veteran Students


Our vision is to be the top choice for military personnel, veterans, and their families. We provide support from military to civilian life through educational benefits, campus and community engagement, and degree completion. As a Purple Heart University, we are recognized for excellence in creating pathways for a smooth transition from military service to Texas Tech, where you can explore a wide range of academic programs both in-person and online to pursue your goals and aspirations. Whomever you want to become, from here, it's possible.
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Online & Regional Programs

Texas Tech offers flexible degree programs tailored to the unique needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families. Whether you're looking to complete your degree, advance your career, or explore new fields of study, our online, regional site, and hybrid programs provide the flexibility and support you need to succeed. Browse our wide range of programs offered online and at each regional site to find the perfect fit for you.

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For Military and Veterans, continue below to get started with the application process. For dependents of Military and Veterans, click here.



Complete an application for admission.

  • ApplyTexas Application [or]
  • Common App

Texas Tech has no preference for one type of application over another, but it's important that you submit only one per admissions cycle.

If you have questions about whether you should complete a domestic or international application, complete this questionnaire here.

The Spring 2024, Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 application is now open on ApplyTexas. Common App opens August 1.



Submit required and/or supplemental documents.


  • Official college transcript(s) from all instututions attended.
  • Joint Service Transcript and/or Community College of the Air Force transcript
  • $75 application fee or fee waiver

Optional Supplemental Items:

  • Essay(s)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Resume


We require official transcripts from every college you have attended. If you have completed less than 12 transferable hours after high school graduation, a high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores are required.

If the transcript service you use requests an email address for delivery, please use admissions.transcripts@ttu.edu. SPEEDE and Parchment are preferred digital transcript services. Official mailed transcripts may be sent to: Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409.



Complete your application status!

Create a RaiderConnect account to get an update on your application status and register for events created by Undergraduate Admissions.

Note: Create your RaiderConnect account with the name and email address as it appears on your application.


We will only consider coursework in progress for the long term prior to your term of entry (summer not considered) in order to provide a decision on your application for admission.

If you are applying for a fall term, we must have final grades for all coursework taken the previous fall and prior;

If you are applying for a spring term, we must have final grades for all coursework taken the previous spring and prior;

    • If you are admitted with work in progress, your decision will be conditional.
    • You can attend orientation and register for classes for one term with a conditional decision
    • When we receive your final transcript, if it has grades that bring your GPA below our minimum, your decision can be revoked.
    • If we are still missing a final transcript for the prior term on the 12th class day, a registration hold for the following term will be placed on your account and all final grades must be submitted to resolve that hold.

If you are completing a domestic admissions application but have international credential, required documents must be provided in English. If official English translations are not supplied by the applicant's institution(s), the applicant must provide a translation done by an American Translators Association-certified translator. A list of ATA-certified translators is available online here.

If you are a veteran or active duty military, please submit your Joint Service Transcript so that your military experience and training can be evaluated and credit awarded. Applicants to Texas Tech University must be eligible to return to their most recent institution.

After the completion of active military service, if the student withdrew from classes and wishes to continue to pursue a degree at Texas Tech University, the student must apply for Former Tech readmission but will not be charged an application fee.

Students who are called to military duty and must withdraw from classes for training or temporary duty during a long semester are required to submit a Former Tech readmission application, along with a copy of orders. The copy of the orders will suffice as a fee waiver for the application fee.

Application Deadlines

Summer/Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline
January 01

Summer/Fall Priority Application Deadline
May 01

Spring Priority Scholarship Deadline
November 01

Spring Priority Application Deadline
November 01



Assured Admission

If you present the required combination of transferable hours and GPA below, you are assured admission. GPA is cumulative for all transferable courses (including dual credit) from all schools attended. Courses taken for grade replacement are used for GPA calculation only if the same course is repeated at the same institution where it was originally taken.

Transferable Hours GPA Requirements
12-23 hours   2.50 cumulative      
24 or more hours   2.25 cumulative

Note: Some academic colleges and departments at Texas Tech University only accept students who meet assured admission criteria or meet specified requirements. Review the special requirements by college here.

Admission Review

If you do not meet assured admission requirements but have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA, an admission committee will evaluate your potential based on other criteria.

  • Academics – types of courses taken and pattern of progress, as well as coursework taken leading toward major
  • Student-submitted essay – explanation of the decision to transfer to Texas Tech, reasons for past academic performance and plans to ensure future academic success
  • Extracurricular activities/employment – leadership and work experience, special talents or awards, other information relevant to the admission decision
  • Students with a cumulative GPA or transferable credit hours below requirements or who haven't taken college coursework in the past two or more semesters are encouraged to explain circumstances that have impacted their past academic performance and to submit an essay.

Admission Requirements for Specific Colleges

Some academic colleges and departments at Texas Tech only accept students who meet assured admission requirements. College entrance requirements are subject to change and are listed in the .

    • Architecture - 3.0 GPA
    • Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology - 2.5 GPA
    • Business - 2.75 GPA, 15+ hours, Students should also have a C or better in Math 1331 (TCCN Math 1325) or Math 1451 (TCCN Math 2413).
    • Community, Family & Addiction Sciences - 2.5 GPA
    • Engineering - 3.0 GPA, 24+ hours
    • Honors College - 3.5 GPA
    • Human Development & Family Studies - 2.5 GPA
    • Interior Design - 2.7 GPA

We strongly recommend that you provide a high school transcript for your file. This will be used for advising and for satisfying foreign language requirements in some majors. This is only a mandatory admissions requirement if you have completed fewer than 12 transferable hours after graduating from high school.

International applicants have additional requirements. Call the International Admissions office at 806.742.3667.

Every student attending Texas Tech for the first time must show proof of a meningitis vaccination.

Admitted Next Steps

Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is designed to guide each new student at Texas Tech University to success. While at RRO, students will get the chance to meet other new students, get advice from current students, meet with an advisor, register for classes, learn new Texas Tech traditions, and have fun!

RRO is required for all new students attending main campus. If you're attending Texas Tech Online or a Texas Tech Regional Site, contact your admissions counselor for next steps.

The Admitted Student Tasklist is your personalized list of next steps to enrolling at Texas Tech University! You should take care of all of your tasklist items before your scheduled RRO Session.
If you're attending Texas Tech Online or a Texas Tech Regional Site, contact your admissions counselor for next steps.

You must complete the Certificate of Eligibility for the GI Bill via the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Start working with our pre-transfer advisors even before you get here! We'll help you research your academic options and guide you through a variety of decisions while you attend your current institution. Whether you plan to transfer from a two-year or four-year institution, we'll help make your transition to Texas Tech a success.

Find your degree plan.
See how transfer credits apply.

Interested in studying at one of the many Texas Tech University regional teaching sites? You don't necessarily have to come to Lubbock to receive a Tier One degree! Check out the many options available at our regional site locations.

Looking for an online degree that will give you the flexibility needed for school and life? Check out our many online degree options.

Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) wants to ensure you and your family members have a smooth transition process prior to discharge. It's never too early to begin preparations for your separation from active military service. The Department of Defense (DOD) recommends that you start your planning at least 12 months prior to separation, and 24 months prior to retirement, from active duty. The DOD's Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a vital resource to ensure that your separation/retirement choices are truly in your, and your family's, best interests.

Scholarships are offered to transfer students who meet the GPA and credit hour requirements. To learn more about the Transfer Merit Scholarship Program, click here.

Texas Tech University awards scholarships to veterans and dependents each year based upon available funding. Click here to learn more.

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Military & Veterans Programs is here to assist veterans and their families in achieving academic, personal, and professional success. Click the button below to learn more.

Also check out:
The Veterans Association of Texas Tech's Facebook & Student Organization Page

If you plan to use federal or state veterans benefits or to see if you are eligible, click below to get started.


Have questions?

We have a dedicated team of admission and financial aid experts ready to answer your questions!