Texas Tech University

Transfer Admission

Committed to your success.

Our commitment to you as a transfer student has never been stronger as evidenced by our recent naming to the Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. What this means is that we are recognized for excellence in developing pathways for you that ensure a smooth transition to Texas Tech.

We have a wide range of academic programs for you to explore. Texas Tech is a place where great things are happening inside the classroom and out – where you can play as hard as you study. Whoever you want to become, from here, it's possible. 

Pre-Transfer Advising

Start working with our pre-transfer advisors even before you get here! We 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.

1. Find and click on your field of study in the online catalog here
2. Select "Printable Degree Planner" in the top right corner. (best viewed on desktop) 



Required Documentation

Individuals who have earned college credit after high school graduation should follow the transfer application process.

  • Official transcripts (college). We require official transcripts from every college you have attended. Students must submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores for acceptance if they have completed less than 12 transferable hours after graduating from high school. If the transcript service you use is requesting an email address to deliver your document to Texas Tech, please have it sent to: admissions.transcripts@ttu.edu

    • You can mail your official transcript through US mail to Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409.
    • If sending your documents through an electronic service, Texas Tech prefers that applicants utilize either SPEEDE or Parchment.

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. 

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

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 15 hours + 2.75 GPA
    • Community, Family & Addiction Sciences 2.5 GPA
    • Engineering 24 hours + 3.0 GPA
    • Honors College 3.5 GPA
    • Human Development & Family Studies 2.5 GPA
    • Interior Design 2.7 GPA

Admission Review

If you do not meet assured admission requirements but have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA, an admissions 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.

Additional Information

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.


Although applications will be accepted beginning July 1, initial decision letters will be released in mid-October for fall entry terms. Decisions beyond this time usually take 2-4 weeks.