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FAQs

Please review this page to find answers to our most commonly asked questions about becoming a Transfer Ambassador.

 

Can I take summer classes and be a Transfer Ambassador?

Transfer Ambassadors will have the option to work summer I and/or summer II orientation sessions. Transfer Ambassadors may not take summer classes or study abroad during the summer session(s) they work. 

Do I have to live in Lubbock during the summer to be a Transfer Ambassador?

It is expected that Transfer Ambassadors are in Lubbock during the summer session(s) they work. If you have another summer commitment that will require you to be gone for required work days, you will need to discuss that with the Transfer Ambassador Program Manager prior to applying. Hiring decisions may be based in part on summer availability at the discretion of the Transfer Ambassador Program Manager.

What if I am graduating in December 2021? Can I still be a Transfer Ambassador?

The Transfer Ambassador employment begins in February 2021 and continues through September 2021. If you will be graduating in December 2021 you will still be eligible to be a Transfer Ambassador.

Is this only a summer job, or will I be required to work during the spring and fall semesters?

The Transfer Ambassador employment begins in February 2021 and continues until September 2021. Ambassadors must successfully complete the Transfer Ambassador leadership course in Spring 2021 to continue employment through the remainder of the year. During the summer, Transfer Ambassadors oversee orientation and contact students after they have attended orientation. During the fall semester, Transfer Ambassadors will be planning and attending Transfer Welcome Week events, and interacting with students who contact them with questions.

Can I still be a Transfer Ambassador if my GPA is below 2.5?

If you personally speak with Nicole Terrell (Transfer Ambassador Program Manager) and can have your GPA above/at a 2.5 by the end of the Spring 2021 semester, she may grant you an exception. There is no guarantee.

Please email transferconnection@ttu.edu to set up an appointment to speak with Nicole.

What if this is my first semester and I do not have a Texas Tech GPA yet?

If you do not yet have a Texas Tech GPA, your transferring GPA will be used in the evaluation of your application. If after the Spring 2021 semester your Texas Tech GPA is below a 2.5, you will need to meet individually with Nicole Terrell to discuss whether you will be able to continue to serve as a Transfer Ambassador.

Why is there an Ambassador Retreat in the spring? Do I have to attend?

Yes. Every member of Transfer Ambassadors must attend the trainings and meetings that will take place over the spring semester. The retreat will be an opportunity to get to learn important information about Texas Tech and get to know your fellow Transfer Ambassadors you will be working with over the course of your employment. You must make plans to be available during the entire weekend of the retreat.

Do I have to attend all of the trainings?

Yes. Every member of Transfer Ambassadors must attend the trainings that will take place over the spring semester. This is your opportunity to get to learn important information about Texas Tech and get know your fellow Transfer Ambassadors you will be working with over the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Successful completion of the spring training courses is required for employment as a Transfer Ambassador.

Can I have another job and be a Transfer Ambassador?

Federal work guidelines prohibit students from working more than 20 hours on campus. While Transfer Ambassadors are paid for spring training and fall events, their pay is disbursed as a stipend over the summer months. Therefore, it is possible to have another on-campus job during the spring and fall semesters, but not over the summer. Having another job does not excuse you from attending and participating in all required Transfer Ambassador functions.

You can have another off campus job at any time. However, it is expected that you prioritize your employment with Transfer Ambassadors over other job responsibilities or extracurricular activities. Please make sure you have the time to commit to this job prior to applying.

Additional Questions?

Email transferconnection@ttu.edu