Texas Tech University

International Admission Requirements and Steps

Apply as an International First-Time Student

You will apply as an International First-Time Student if:

  • You are NOT a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (pending or approved)
  • You have not attended a College or University (post-secondary institution) after graduation from high school (secondary)

Admission Requirements for International First-Time Students:

  • Create an international undergraduate student account for uploading documentation and checking application status (applyug.intl.ttu.edu)
  • Submit an International First-Time Student application. The ApplyTexas application is available on the website www.applytexas.org
  • Pay a $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Provide English translations of official high school transcript(s) for grades 9-12-showing GPA and class rank through the student account portal.  Applicants that provide a transcript without a rank will have a rank assigned in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1543 
  • Submit proof of English proficiency through the student account portal
  • Students are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores.  These test scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for admission into some majors
    • SAT: TTU Code: 6859
    • ACT: TTU Code: 4220
  • If admitted, students will receive additional information concerning I-2o documentation requirements

Apply as an International Transfer Student

  • You are NOT a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (pending or approved)
  • You have attended an accredited or recognized College or University (post-secondary institution) after graduation from high school (secondary)

Admission Requirements for International Transfer Students:

  • Create an international undergraduate student account for uploading documentation and checking application status (applyug.intl.ttu.edu)
  • Submit an International Transfer Student application. The ApplyTexas application is available on the website www.applytexas.org
  • Pay a $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Provide (English translations) official transcript(s) of academic records from all institutions in which the applicant has been or is currently enrolled. Applicants must be eligible to return to the institution most recently attended
  • Submit documentation showing completion of high school (secondary school) through transcripts, diploma, exit examinations, etc.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency
  • Students are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores. These test scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for admission into some majors
    • SAT: TTU Code: 6859
    • ACT: TTU Code: 4220
  • If admitted, students will receive additional information concerning I-2o documentation requirements as an international transfer student to TTU

International Undergraduate Admissions Counseling

Visit with our International Undergraduate Admissions Counseling team and schedule a virtual appointment.


Pre-Transfer Advising for International Student

For additional information regarding transfer advising, please contact International Undergraduate Admissions in the Office of International Affairs @ 806-742-3667.

Apply as an International Graduate Student

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education at the Master's or Doctoral level should apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Conditional Admissions for International Undergraduate Students

Conditional Admission for English Proficiency

Texas Tech partners with ELS Education Services to provide conditional admission to undergraduate applicants and graduate applicants to select programs who are academically qualified but do not meet our English language proficiency requirements. Please send inquires to internationals@ttu.edu using the subject “Conditional Admission”.

Prospective international students who meet the minimum academic requirements for admission consideration except for proof of English proficiency may apply for conditional admission through ELS University Admissions (www.els.edu/en/UniversityAdmissions). International undergraduate students admitted conditionally must complete Level 112 of ELS English for Academic Purposes program before beginning an academic program at Texas Tech University. An official copy of the ELS transcript and certificate of completion must be submitted before registration for Texas Tech coursework will be allowed.


English Language Proficiency– Requirements and Waivers


Admissions Appeal Information and Process

The applications of prospective international students who do not meet initial admission requirements are reviewed holistically by the International Undergraduate Admissions staff. The secondary review process will consider other indicators of English proficiency, academic performance to date, and potential for success at TTU. Students who are denied admission after the holistic review may file for an appeal.

International undergraduate applicants whose applications have been denied for any of the reasons listed below will receive a notification explaining the reason for the denial and the available appeals process.

Reasons for admission denial:

  • Cumulative GPA below requirements
  • Transferable credit hours below requirements
  • Lack of English Proficiency

The procedures for filing an appeal are listed below and in the current TTU catalog.

In the case of an admission denial based on both insufficient prior academic performance and lack of English proficiency, separate appeals must be submitted. The appeal of the academic performance decision will be considered first by the International Undergraduate Admissions Appeals Committee (IUAAC). An unsuccessful appeal of the academic performance decision preempts an appeal of the English proficiency decision.

Appeal Process for Prospective International Students
For an appeal to have merit, it should present new academic and/or personal information, as well as details pertaining to extenuating circumstances that were not addressed in the initial application. Appeal letters must be written and submitted by the international undergraduate applicant or the TTU unit representing the applicant to the Director for International Enrollment and K-12 Global Education Outreach (IEO) in the Office of International Affairs within thirty (30) days of the denial notification. Appeals must be sent directly to the Office of International Affairs (mailing address below) or by email to the director of IEO: kelley.coleman@ttu.edu

 

Regular Airmail
Office of International Affairs
Attn: Director for International Enrollment and K-12 Global Education
Texas Tech University
PO Box 45004
Lubbock, TX 79409-5004 USA

Express Airmail
Office of International Affairs
Attn: Director for International Enrollment and K-12 Global Education
Texas Tech University
601 Indiana Ave., PO Box 45004
Lubbock, TX 79409-5004 USA

Note:  For additional information regarding the appeals process, please refer to the TTU online catalog- International Undergraduate Admissions