Texas Tech University

Advising

Many advising offices on campus use Strive (strive.ttu.edu) to schedule appointments.  You can start here with a quick guide.

How to Prepare for Advising?

  • Know what classes you could take – make a list from Degree Works  
  • Have an idea of possible schedules – use VSB to look at options 
  • Bring questions with you – 
    • Finding internships 
    • Declaring a major or minor
    • Next steps – next big focus

Raiderlink – what's on it I should know?

  • Registration and Financials

    • Your R# -- learn it, commit it to memory, but know you can find it here
    • Manage My Enrollment
      • Registration
        • Add/Drop Classes – how you register and change your schedule (link to video)
        • DegreeWorks – how you know what classes you need to graduate (link to video)
        • Schedule Builder – how you find possible schedules for classes (link to video)
        • Look Up Classes – another tool for finding courses for any open semester (we don't have a video for this but should get one)
        • Registration Status – shows you the dates you are able to register and any holds that will prevent registration
        • Request Enrollment Verification – how you can get proof of enrollment for your insurance company, your scholarship sponsor, or any other agency who needs proof of your enrollment.
      • Current Term     
        • Calendar view of your courses and schedule
        • Access Blackboard – a link to the Blackboard Learning Management System.
        • Academic Calendar – a link to the current term calendar with important information on add/drop dates
        • Final Exam Schedule – a link to help you determine final exam dates and times
        • Order Textbooks – a link to the campus bookstore for a list of textbooks based on your course enrollment.  You can buy from this link or just get a list.
      • Grades --- that one's rather self-explanatory
      • Transcript – use the unofficial transcript to see which courses transferred, how many credit hours you have, check your GPA.
    • Manage My Finances
      • Student Business Services
        • Links to set up payment plan
        • Links to see total cost for semester
        • Links to eBill
        • Links to tax documents
      • Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
        • Links to accept financial aid awards
        • Links to MVP forms
        • Links to loan information

Advising Tools & Resources

  • Explore Course Options
    • Section Search Tool makes it easy to see what sections of specific courses are still available.  This tool includes dates, times, locations, open seats, waitlist numbers, and instructor names.
    • Grade Distributions provides public information about grades earned in every section of every class taught within the last several semesters and includes instructor names.
    • Course/Instructor Evaluations provides the compiled rating from students enrolled in class with a given instructor in a given semester.
    • Transfer Course Equivalencies links to the Transfer Evaluation Office 
    • Credit by Exam – links to the AP/CLEP, IB, and other exams TTU accepts for course credit.