Texas Tech University

COVID-19 Updates

From Undergraduate Admissions

Campus

Texas Tech University will return to face-to-face instruction as our primary form of teaching for Fall 2021. In particular, classes that were taught in a face-to-face modality before the pandemic will return to that format for the Fall 2021 term. We will continue to offer online courses and will add additional courses as needed.

At Texas Tech University, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We have resumed campus visits on a limited basis. Virtual information sessions will continue being held for students and families who are unable to visit campus at this time. Find a virtual event below or feel free to experience the Texas Tech campus through our virtual tour. We hope to see you on campus soon! Additionally, please find links below for the our plans to safely reopen, as well as university COVID-19 resources and information.




General Admissions
Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Tech University will return to face-to-face instruction as our primary form of teaching for Fall 2021. In particular, classes that were taught in a face-to-face modality before the pandemic will return to that format for the Fall 2021 term. We will continue to offer online courses and will add additional courses as needed.

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  • The university currently has implemented a mandatory face covering policy for all students, faculty and staff:
    • Students will be required to wear a mask or face covering when attending an in-person class.
    • In the classroom, faculty that are leading instruction will not be required to wear a face mask or face covering so that students are able to clearly understand the instruction and for the benefit of the hearing-impaired. To provide safety for our faculty and students, a social distancing barrier will be implemented in classrooms, studios, and laboratories.
    • Face masks or appropriate face coverings will be required in campus buildings by all students, faculty and staff.
  • To make these transitions to face-to-face instruction successful for Fall 2021 and for the health and safety of our campus community, we are encouraging everyone to follow the guidance of medical professionals and get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to you. We will monitor the need for continued safety protocols, and should conditions change, we will have contingency plans in place to be prepared to pivot.

Within the Custodial Department of Texas Tech University's Operations Division, we understand and value our role on the university campus. By developing a quality-centric program where every member of our staff strives to provide the best possible service, we create an investment between our employees and the benefit of providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Our custodial department incorporates the latest cleaning technologies with a strong presence and stronger commitment to the utmost health and wellbeing of every person on campus.

Our Team Cleaning process uses better ergonomics for the custodian while concentrating on elevating air quality with multi-filtration vacuum systems. The Team Cleaning process requires vigorous training for each custodian. As part of our commitment to better serve campus, we are staffed seven days a week and are available through the weekend to answer special or emergency cleaning requests.

The Custodial Department approaches every job with profound importance, however, sanitizing TTU's academic buildings has never been more important than right now. To help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, we are constantly working to improve our cleaning practices. Our disinfectants are proven to kill viruses like COVID-19, as well as others. Cleaning frequencies have been increased for public areas; each Team focuses on touch points, horizontal surfaces such as desk and implements methods promoted by the CDC. Locations where there are claims of illness are handled aggressively with a thorough cleaning and an electrostatic application of disinfectants.

Never have people paid so much attention to how cleaning is performed, unless those people are part of Texas Tech University's Custodial Department. Our employees are invested in the safety and health of every campus environment. Our employees care about the quality of their work and take pride in their professionalism. Our employees understand the fears all of us have and rise to that challenge every single day. You can have peace of mind that our custodial maintenance workers provide the healthiest indoor environment possible.




Texas Tech will accept courses graded as PASS/FAIL as part of the review of a student's file for admissions. Courses graded as PASS (or similar) will be considered as completed successfully.




Yes, however the PASS/FAIL will only apply to the courses taken Spring 2020. Texas Tech University will accept courses graded as PASS (or similar) as applicable towards major/degree requirements provided those courses were taken in the spring 2020 term. For a complete list of degree requirements please visit our online Transfer Equivalency Search website.

If a student is replacing a course at the same institution and received a Pass for the repeated course, TTU will consider the course as repeated. Texas Tech University will treat all coursework and grades the same as the sending institution. For instance, if the sending institution replaces the grade, TTU will follow suit.




Yes, students can now test online through approved proctoring vendors. Information and instructions can be found here. If you need assistance regarding TSI testing or other services offered through Academic Testing Services, please contact 806.742.3671 or testing@ttu.edu.





Yes, Undergraduate Admissions is fully staffed and answering calls. You may contact our office at (806) 742-1480 during normal business hours.




You can upload transcripts through the RaiderConnect portal, you can request your school to send them to us electronically, or you can email them to admissions@ttu.edu.




As challenges continue to persist with the availability of ACT/SAT testing, prospective students applying for admission to Texas Tech University for 2021 and 2022 terms will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Applicants who have completed all other application requirements, will be given special consideration for admission through a holistic review.

A student who has previously taken an ACT or SAT and has a score is strongly encouraged to submit them to us for evaluation. We also strongly recommend that all students have a standardized test on file prior to enrollment. Lack of an SAT or ACT score may also affect meeting Texas Success Initiative exemptions and course placement.




Admitted students will register for a Virtual Advising & Registration session. Availability depends on the student's academic major. To see the dates available, log into the RRO registration system on the RRO website. Family members may participate in the virtual Advising & Registration components alongside their students. Additionally, admitted students along with parents and guests can attend an optional in-person Raiderland Experience – note that some components of Raiderland Experience may be limited to one guest due to space limitations. Prior to your Advising & Registration date, please make sure to complete your RRO Online Modules and items on the Admitted Student Tasklist.

www.redraiderorientation.ttu.edu | www.raiderlandexperience.ttu.edu | www.admitted.ttu.edu | 806.742.2993




Yes, Undergraduate Admissions will review any documents that you supplied for the re-evaluation processes. For additional questions or to send in documentation please email admissions@ttu.edu. Additionally, if you have questions about submitting documents during this time, please contact your admissions counselor. You can find their contact information here.




Yes, you can upload high school transcripts through the RaiderConnect portal; you can request your high school, college or university to send your documents to us. Until further notice, Texas Tech University will also accept documents sent by email to admissions@ttu.edu Documents such as ACT or SAT scores must be printed from the testing agency website and sent via PDF if you choose this option. Additionally, we will accept unofficial transcripts sent to us by email at admissions@ttu.edu for review. We can accept unofficial transcripts and test scores to make preliminary decisions. Enrollment at TTU is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript and test scores from the testing agency.


To be considered official, the transcript should bear the notarized signature of the school official. Until further notice, this requirement is being waived due to the COVID-19 outbreak.




The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is evaluating visits to high school and community colleges on a case-by-case basis to determine if a virtual visit or in-person visit would be appropriate. The safety of staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to evaluate visits to campuses based on CDC guidelines and the guidelines of each high school and community college.




Admissions counselors and transfer advisors will be scheduling phone or video appointments with students who are interested in meeting one-on-one in place of in-person meetings until further notice. Student can request an appointment by selecting “Virtual Meeting” at www.admissions.ttu.edu/virtualevents.




Campus Visits & Events
Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, we are conducting in-person campus visits in a limited capacity. We currently offer tours Monday-Friday and on select Saturdays. We are limited on the amount of people that can attend each tour, so for current availability, please visit here.


Yes, you can take a virtual tour here.




Our visit website will reflect the most up to date tour availability. View available tours here.




For admissions questions, please call 806-742-1480 or email admissions@ttu.edu. For questions regarding campus visits, please call 806-742-1299 or email visitors@ttu.edu.

Texas Tech staff will be available during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




We currently offer tours Monday-Friday and on select Saturdays. Our website will reflect the most up to date tour availability. You may schedule a tour here.


Additional resources for students and families:

 

 

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Undergraduate Admissions

2500 Broadway, West Hall Room 100
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
Phone: 806.742.1480
Fax: 806.742.0062
admissions@ttu.edu