Texas Tech University

COVID-19 Updates

From Undergraduate Admissions


At Texas Tech University, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will resume campus visits Monday, January 25, 2021. In the meantime, virtual information sessions are being held for admitted students and students who will be applying for admission soon. 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

  • Yes. The University is implementing 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.
  • Your health and safety are our first priority as we welcome you this fall. It is important that we all do our part, not only for ourselves, but also for our most vulnerable classmates, faculty and staff. We can only accomplish this together, so your support is very much appreciated. Read the full policy here.

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.

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.

No, there will not be delays in processing applications or providing decisions. We are fully staffed and will continue to process documents as they are received.

Yes, our staff is working during normal business hours and continuing to process documents as usual.

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.

Due to the decision made by the College Board and ACT to suspend the availability of testing during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, prospective students applying for admission to Texas Tech University for the Fall 2020 term 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. Without a standardized test, a student will not be considered for scholarships. Lack of an SAT or ACT score may also affect meeting Texas Success Initiative exemptions and course placement.

Due to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19 and in an effort to plan for the safety of our students, guests, faculty, and staff, Texas Tech University has made the difficult decision to offer a fully online, Virtual Red Raider Orientation experience in place of the on-campus program for summer 2020. Visit the RRO website for more information.

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.

We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need without creating additional stress. For questions related to transcripts, please work with your admissions counselor. You can find their contact information here.

We will work with any student that is interested in attending Texas Tech University beyond the priority deadlines. For information on how to apply to Texas Tech University, click here.

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 has made the decision to cancel all visits to high school and community colleges during the COVID-19 and CDC restrictions. We will resume visiting schools when it is deemed safe to do so.

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 all campus visits are canceled until further notice. When we are able to resume campus visits, a message will be sent out to you.

No, but we hope you will reschedule for a visit in the near future! Schedule a future visit here.

At this time all campus visits are canceled until further notice. If you did not receive communication from our office stating this, please email visitors@ttu.edu to confirm your contact information so we can communicate efficiently in the future.

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.

When we resume tours in the near future, we will offer tours Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Monday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. We also offer tours on select Saturdays. Our website will reflect the most up to date tour availability. You may schedule a tour here.

We encourage you to reach out to your airline and hotel to let them know of the situation. If you wish to still travel to Lubbock, you may download a self-guided tour booklet here.


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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