Students must be denied admission from Texas Tech University before they are able to complete the TTAP application. Once a student has been denied admission, they can access the TTAP application using the same online portal through which they originally applied to TTU. If you are having trouble accessing the TTAP application, please call the TTU Admissions office at 806-742-1480.
Applications for the Fall 2020 semester must be submitted by August 2, 2021. All associated application documents, including TSI scores, meningitis shot records, and final high school transcripts, must be submitted to TTU and SPC by August 9, 2021.
Below is a list of application components that students must complete to be admitted fully to TTAP. Please note that students must submit required application documentation separately to BOTH South Plains College and Texas Tech University. For example, if a student still needs to submit their high school transcripts, they would have to submit a total of two official transcripts, one to South Plains College and one to Texas Tech University. This applies also to TSI scores and immunization records.
1. Apply to the Tech Transfer Acceleration Program and compose a personal essay. When writing their essay, students should express earnestly and thoughtfully why they are interested in participating in TTAP.
2.Apply to South Plains College. It is important to remember that all TTAP students are full-time South Plains College students. As part of their provisional admission, TTAP students are not yet considered TTU students. This means that students must apply to South Plains College in order to be eligible for the program as all courses are taught by SPC. Full acceptance to TTAP cannot be confirmed until a student has been accepted to SPC.
4.The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state program designed to help colleges and universities determine students' preparedness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The TSI program is designed to promote the success of students in college by assessing students' academic skills through a state approved examination called the TSI Assessment.
Upon submission of their TTAP application, the TTU Admissions office will determine the applicant's TSI eligibility. They will contact students who are not TSI compliant in Reading and Writing and provide further instructions for how the student can complete the appropriate TSI Assessment. Students must be compliant in TSI Reading and Writing to be eligible for TTAP admissions.
If you are not compliant with TSI Math based on your SAT and/or ACT scores, you will be required to complete the TSI Math exam before you can be admitted to TTAP. Unlike the Reading/Writing compliancy requirement, TTAP students are not required to reach compliancy in TSI Math. However, we strongly recommend that students prepare thoroughly for the TSI Math exam prior to taking it. Accuplacer provides a free web-based study app for the exam, and our TSI Department here at TTU highly recommends that you complete this program before you take the exam. You can start the program by going here: bit.ly/tsimathprep
A student becomes TSI compliant with the following scores:
Reading: score of 351 or higher
Writing: (A) a placement score of at least 340, and an essay score of at least 4; OR
(B) a placement score of less than 340 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4 and an essay score of at least 5.
Math: score of 350 or higher
Students can take their TSI tests remotely this summer. Please follow these instructions to set up your remote TSI test.
Once you've completed your TSI tests, please follow these instructions for how to submit your scores to both South Plains College and Texas Tech University. (Note: please ignore any mention of sending your scores to McLennan Community College, the institution who created these instructions. You'll submit your scores to South Plains College and Texas Tech University.)
5. Students must submit proof of meningitis shot records to SPC and TTU. Texas Senate Bill 1107 requires that all students entering public, private, or independent institutions of higher education in Texas as of January 2012 and thereafter shall provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or "booster" during the five year period prior to but no later than ten days before the first day of the first semester they enter the institution. In addition, all students born after 12/31/56 must show proof of 2 MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccinations during their lifetime. Immunization records must be submitted to both SPC and TTU.
TTU uses Medproctor for uploading shot records: https://www.medproctor.com/
You can e-mail your shot records to SPC: email@example.com.
After Acceptance to TTAP
TTAP Assistant Director Kristi Fierro will notify students of their acceptance to TTAP via the e-mail address the student used to create their application. Once students are admitted, there are additional requirements they must complete. Kristi will provide more details on these requirements in the acceptance letter.