Application for Texas Tech
Apply to Texas Tech
Once accepted, go on to admissions and complete the Admitted Student Task List.
Office of Admissions
Office of the Registrar
Former Tech Admissions
I Have Transfer Credit
When Can I Register?
Advanced Registration begins at different times during the semester. Please check
here for the latest dates:
Can I Late Add a Course?
The late add period begins after the 4th day of class and before the 12th day of class
in Fall and Spring semesters. During Summer terms, it begins after the 3rd and 4th
Adding late is strongly discouraged due to missed assignments and information. Attendance also needs to be considered as some professors count from the 1st day even if you weren't in the course yet. Late adds are disrupting for the teacher as well as the student who have been attending from the beginning. Students who add late statistically do not do well for a variety of reasons. Therefore, late adds are never automatic, but require research and careful consideration.
If a class with an empty seat is found, a student must acquire that professor's permission in an email, and then forward it to the appropriate
advisor. Include your R#, the course prefix, and the course registration number (CRN).
Can I Drop a Class?
Dropping a class is not ideal, however, if you are struggling and believe you might
fail, it is an option that is available to you. The best course of action is to first
email or schedule an appointment with your advisor.
Be aware of the academic and financial penalties of dropping courses after certain dates:
What is Waitlisted for a Course?
Waitlisting for a course is registering to be added to a course if a seat becomes available. If your waitlist turn becomes available, you have 24 hours to respond to the invitation email and register for the class. Full details: Waitlist
The Class I Want Has a Campus Restriction
During Advanced Registration, almost all ONLINE courses are restricted to Distance-Degree-admitted-students in the TTU system (NOT students located in Lubbock pursuing Lubbock-campus degrees) per the Office of the Provost and Department Chairs. Any remaining seats in online classes may be available to Lubbock-based students, typically 30 days before the next semester begins, at the discretion of each Department. In the meantime, you should register for an in-person, face2face section of a class to make sure you have a full schedule for Spring 2024, and you can always swap later IF there's an opportunity.
Why Can't I Register?
A hold is placed on your record to indicate that an action is needed. Academic and
administrative offices can place holds on a student's account for many reasons.
Only the department that placed the hold can remove it. You must reach out to them.
Registration Hold Information
I Have a TSI Hold
I Have a Housing Hold
I Have an Immunization Hold
I Have an Unpaid Balance Hold
I Have an Advising/ Department Hold
How to Register for Classes
Step One - Raiderlink
Access your Raiderlink for everything you will need to navigate your academic journey at TTU, including registration,
financial services, campus calendar, announcements,and other University services.
Step Two - DegreeWorks
Access your DegreeWorks to see which courses are complete, which are still needed,
and to view the options for satisfying remaining requirements in your Core, Major,
Step Three - ScheduleBuilder
Access your ScheduleBuilder. Input courses to see the time and delivery method (face-to-face,
online, etc.) of each section. Once you have scheduled, take the CRN numbers next
to the shopping cart and input them at step four.
Step Four - Registration
I Need Technical Assistance
I Want My Parent/Guardian to Have Access
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
As an adult, you have the right to grant or refuse access to your:
- Business Account
- Financial Aid
- Academic Records
- Application Records
Please visit the FERPA Website for more info.
I am a Military Veteran
I am in an ROTC Program
I am in the Honor's College
Can I CLEP out of a Class?
CLEP allows a student to earn college credits for specific undergraduate courses. For full details: CLEP