Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions About The Clark Scholars

What if I do not have my college admissions standardized test scores before submitting my application?

Test scores will not be accepted after the application deadline. PSAT scores will be required if SAT scores are not available by the deadline. (International students are not required to provide test scores.) 

Are international students accepted?


What age must you be to be accepted into the program?

Applicants must be 17 years of age by the program start date. NO exceptions.

How many recommendations are needed?

Three. At least two out of three recommendations must be from teachers. The third letter can be from a teacher or other individuals such as research mentors, principal investigators or from volunteer organizations where the student is involved.

Can those who have completed the 12th year of High School apply?


Can my counselor submit a recommendation?


You are asking for my counselor's information. Do they have to submit a recommendation?


When will the recommendation link be sent to my teachers?

Recommendation requests will be automatically emailed once the applicant enters the recommender information in their application and hits save in that section.  

Can my recommendation letter be faxed?


What if my school is not listed?

Select "unknown school". 

When will students be notified of acceptance?

Decisions will be made by the first part of May.

May I send additional information to supplement my application?

No. Applicants may only submit the required application components. 

Honors College