Texas Tech Optional Essays

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips

Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→

• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation

According to NPR, the cost of college... more→

• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)

Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→

• How to choose the right college?

My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→

• Create The Right Career Habits Now

Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→


• Senior Year (Tips and experience)

It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→

• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?

We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→

• Personality Type and College Choice

Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→

• A Free Application is a Good Application

As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→


• College Academic Survival Guide

The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→

• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness

As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→

• Choose a Path, Not a Major

Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→

• The Scoop on State Schools

A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→


• The Purpose of a Higher Education

You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→

• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)

One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→

• How to choose a college major

I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→

• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges

Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→


• Nailing the College Application Process

College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→

• What to do for a Successful Interview

Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→

• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)

Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→

• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)

An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→


• Starting College (General College Advice)

College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→

• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

First-Time Freshmen

Choose Texas Tech.

We have a wide range of academic programs for you to explore. Texas Tech is a place where great things are happening inside the classroom and out – where you can play as hard as you study. Whoever you want to become, from here, it's possible.

Required Documents

 

  • ApplyTexas Application (www.applytexas.org)
  • $75 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT and/or *ACT Scores (Test scores sent from the high school are considered official if they are included on the transcript or sent from the school registrar.)

 

If you are completing a domestic admissions application but have international credentials, required documents must be provided in English. If official English translations are not supplied by the applicant's institution(s), the applicant must provide a translation done by an American Translators Association-certified translator. A list of ATA-certified translators is available online here.

Request Scores

SAT
ACT

College Board Code (Domestic): 6827
College Board Code (International): 6859

Recommended High School Credentials

Texas Tech University applies consistent admissions standards for all high school applicants. Under the provisions of Texas House Bill 5 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session), students with a minimum of a Foundation level of high school diploma are eligible to apply for admission to Texas public institutions for higher education. To this end, Texas Tech University will accept applications for admission from students who have achieved a Foundation level high school diploma.

Texas Tech University recommends that applicants have a minimum of a Distinguished diploma type (or Distinguished with Endorsements) in order to demonstrate the highest level of college preparation and to be the most competitive in the applicant pool.

The recommended curriculum includes:

4 units of English
4 units of Math
4 units of Science
2 units of Foreign Language

Please refer to the Graduation Program Options located here for the complete curriculum of the Distinguished Achievement Program (*DAP).

Assured Admission

You are assured admission if you are graduating from an accredited high school and present the required combination of high school class rank and college entrance test scores indicated below.

Class RankTest Scores* 
 ACTSAT
Top 10%No minimum 
First Quarter
(excluding top 10%)
241180                                        
Second Quarter261260
Third Quarter271290
Fourth QuarterApplication Review 
*ACT composite score; SAT reflects evidence-based reading and writing, and math; The highest section scores from multiple tests on the ACT and SAT will be used to maximize score. Assured admission is granted to all students who hold competitive scholarships awarded by an official Texas Tech University scholarship committee.

Admission Review

We expect students to be academically prepared for success as students at Texas Tech; therefore, we specifically consider academic performance, standardized test scores and educational preparation. Additional information used to evaluate a student's potential for success includes:

Extracurricular activities
Leadership experiences
Civic or other service activities
Socioeconomic background
Family educational background
Special talents or awards
Diversity of experience and background

If you do not meet the assured admission requirements, we strongly encourage you to respond to essay topics A, B and/or C on the ApplyTexas application and submit up to three letters of recommendation. Click here for tips on writing your essay. *ZeeMee profiles are also considered. See details below.

*Transcripts and test scores don't tell the whole story! We want to learn more about you. That's why we've partnered with www.zeemee.com, a free platform where you can share short videos and photos that help us get to know you better. It's easy, fun, and open to all students. Sign up at ZeeMee.com and then simply copy and paste your link into the ApplyTexas application. Submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

Decisions

Although applications will be accepted beginning July 1, initial decision letters will be released in mid-September. Decisions beyond this time usually take 2-4 weeks.

Check Your Application Status

Special Requirements by College

Some academic colleges and departments at Texas Tech only accept students who meet assured admission requirements:

Arts & Sciences - Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Human Sciences – Interior Design
Rawls College of Business – All majors
Whitacre College of Engineering – All majors
Honors Arts and Letters – Honors College admission required

Immunization Requirements

Admissions Alternatives

Students not initially admitted as first-year students have the opportunity to gain admission through these alternative programs. Click on the links below to learn more about these programs.

Re-Evaluation

Gateway Program

Tech Transfer Acceleration Program

Transfer

 

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