Texas Tech University

Study Abroad Eligibility

Texas Tech students interested in studying abroad must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the time you go abroad.
  • Be a sophomore, or second year student, by years, not credits. Students who began as First Year students at Texas Tech must complete two long-semesters before becoming eligible to study abroad.  Transfer students must complete one semester.
  • Have a TTU GPA of 2.0 at the time of application.
    • Engineering students must maintain a 2.5 GPA from the time of application through the time of departure.
    • Business students must have a 2.75 GPA if they wish to take business classes abroad.
    • Many programs have a higher GPA requirement. Review program-specific requirements for additional information.
  • Be in good disciplinary standing at the time of applying to study abroad and remain so up to and including the study abroad term.
  • Students must have at least one semester remaining at Texas Tech upon return from their study abroad unless they participate in a faculty-led program, a program at the TTU Center in Sevilla, or a program at TTU Costa Rica.
  • Students may study abroad in the last 30 hours of their degree plan (their penultimate semester) if they meet with the Dean of their college and receive permission to do so.
  • Students postponing graduation to study abroad must be enrolled at Texas Tech during the term in which they graduate.

Texas Tech employs a holistic selection process when evaluating student applicants for study abroad. The aforementioned requirements will be considered in addition to application components such as essays, interview responses, and other items submitted as part of the application process.

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