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College Board Code (Domestic): 6827
College Board Code (International): 6859
Recommended High School Credentials
Texas Tech University applies consistent admissions standards for all high school applicants. Under the provisions of Texas House Bill 5 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session), students with a minimum of a Foundation level of high school diploma are eligible to apply for admission to Texas public institutions for higher education. To this end, Texas Tech University will accept applications for admission from students who have achieved a Foundation level high school diploma.
Texas Tech University recommends that applicants have a minimum of a Distinguished diploma type (or Distinguished with Endorsements) in order to demonstrate the highest level of college preparation and to be the most competitive in the applicant pool.
The recommended curriculum includes:
4 units of English
4 units of Math
4 units of Science
2 units of Foreign Language
Please refer to the Graduation Program Options located here for the complete curriculum of the Distinguished Achievement Program (*DAP).
You are assured admission if you are graduating from an accredited high school and present the required combination of high school class rank and college entrance test scores indicated below.
|Class Rank||Test Scores*|
|Top 10%||No minimum|
(excluding top 10%)
|Fourth Quarter||Application Review|
We expect students to be academically prepared for success as students at Texas Tech; therefore, we specifically consider academic performance, standardized test scores and educational preparation. Additional information used to evaluate a student's potential for success includes:
Civic or other service activities
Family educational background
Special talents or awards
Diversity of experience and background
If you do not meet the assured admission requirements, we strongly encourage you to respond to essay topics A, B and/or C on the ApplyTexas application and submit up to three letters of recommendation. Click here for tips on writing your essay. *ZeeMee profiles are also considered. See details below.*Transcripts and test scores don't tell the whole story! We want to learn more about you. That's why we've partnered with www.zeemee.com, a free platform where you can share short videos and photos that help us get to know you better. It's easy, fun, and open to all students. Sign up at ZeeMee.com and then simply copy and paste your link into the ApplyTexas application. Submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.
Although applications will be accepted beginning July 1, initial decision letters will be released in mid-September. Decisions beyond this time usually take 2-4 weeks.
Special Requirements by College
Some academic colleges and departments at Texas Tech only accept students who meet assured admission requirements:
Arts & Sciences - Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Human Sciences – Interior Design
Rawls College of Business – All majors
Whitacre College of Engineering – All majors
Honors Arts and Letters – Honors College admission required
Students not initially admitted as first-year students have the opportunity to gain admission through these alternative programs. Click on the links below to learn more about these programs.