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Are you planning on applying to Texas Tech University soon? Here is a quick guide on exactly what you need to do to get into the College of Media & Communication.

Required Documents

  1. Common App Application
  2. $75.00 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  3. Official Transcripts (high school and/or college)
  4. *Official SAT and/or ACT Scores

    *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.

Step 1: The Application

Head over to https://www.commonapp.org/ and start an application. During the application, select Texas Tech University and then select one of our majors. Selecting one of our majors through this application will automatically put you into this college once you have been admitted to Texas Tech. Below is a list of our majors for you to choose from.

Step 2: The Application Fee

Texas Tech requires a $75.00 application fee, which can be paid online here. If you paid this fee on your Common App application, there is no need to pay again.

Qualifying freshman and transfer applicants can apply for a fee waiver that covers the full cost of the application fee to Texas Tech University. Visit Texas Tech Admissions for more information. For a very brief summary of who qualifies, see below.

To qualify, an applicant must be a United States Citizen, permanent resident, or a student identified under Senate Bill 1528 (79th Legislature, 2005) as a resident of Texas. International applicants do not qualify for this fee waiver. Students seeking a post baccalaureate undergraduate degree do not qualify for this waiver.

Step 3: Official Transcripts

Please submit your high school transcript using the RaiderConnect uploader.

You can also submit your official transcripts to Texas Tech via US mail:

Texas Tech University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

You may request that your high school send your transcripts directly to Texas Tech through TREx.

Transfer students, if you are using a transcript service to deliver your document to Texas Tech, please use the mailing address above or admissions.transcripts@ttu.edu

Step 4: Official SAT or ACT Scores

Texas Tech requires official SAT and/or ACT scores. Test scores sent from the high school are considered official if they are included on the transcript or sent from the school registrar. You may also use the links below to send us your scores..

Assured Admission

You are assured admission if you are graduating from 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  
First Quarter
(excluding top 10%)
24 1180                                        
Second Quarter 26 1240
Third Quarter 27 1280
Fourth Quarter Application Review  

Additional Information

Have questions? Contact Administrative Coordinator of Student Success & Recruitment Brooke Galvan at Brooke.Galvan@ttu.edu or (806) 834-7810.

Visit the Texas Tech Admissions site to learn more about how to become a Red Raider. First Time Freshman students can find details about the application process. You can also find information about transferring to Texas Tech, student lifeimportant dates, campus tours, and much more. 

Discover more about our college! Explore our undergraduate majors and offerings, or find about more our graduate programs.