The future awaits you here.

Here is where your story begins.

We want you to be part of this place; a place created with a vision as vast and beautiful as the West Texas sky; a place where Spanish Renaissance architecture welcomes you to a campus that tells a story of traditions; a place where victory bells herald success, and you’re empowered to take the steps from dreaming to doing. 

Here is where you succeed.

With more than 150 academic programs in ten colleges, the opportunities to learn are endless. Enhance your experience by participating in undergraduate research, find a challenge in the Honors College, discover the world in a study abroad program, and engage in the community through service learning. Personal growth happens in many different ways, and at Texas Tech, your educational experience is your own. Learn more about Academics.

Here is where you are a part of something bigger.

Being a Red Raider is about more than wearing red and black. It’s about being in the student section with 10,000 of your closest friends during a Texas Tech victory, getting chills when the Goin’ Band starts playing the fight song, and the awe of your first Carol of Lights®. One day, you’ll be dressed in your cap and gown preparing to stand in front of the seal to take the iconic graduation picture. That’s the spirit of tradition that makes Raiderland great and what you will remember long after you’ve walked across the stage at graduation. Learn more about Experience.

Here is where you find community.

Whether you’re floating the lazy river, joining the chess team, or hanging out with friends from your flag football team, there are plenty of ways to find a place to belong here. After a day in the sun or out and about, hit one of the many food courts, mini-markets, express kiosks or the StrEAT food truck available on campus. You’ll feel right at home in your traditional residence hall, suite, or nearby apartment. Make the most of your college experience. The opportunities for adventure are endless for Red Raiders.

Here is home.

A vibrant and bustling city, Lubbock is one of the greatest college towns in the nation. The beautiful Texas Tech campus, vibrant art and culture scene, and classic sense of West Texas hospitality make Lubbock feel like homsdcdwe. You will find your favorite hangout, form a family of friends, and make lasting memories, all in a place that feels friendly and welcoming. Learn more about Lubbock.

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Important Dates

7.01.21    ApplyTexas and Coalition Application Opens
8.02.21    Common App Opens
11.01.21  Spring Priority Application Deadline
11.01.21  Spring Priority Scholarship Deadline
12.01.21  Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline (Freshmen)
1.01.22    Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline (Transfer)
5.02.22    Summer Priority Application Deadline
5.02.22    Fall Priority Application Deadline

We will continue to accept admission and scholarship applications after the priority deadline.

Freshmen Admissions

Application Requirements

Complete an application for admission.

  • ApplyTexas Application - opens July 1 [or]
  • Coalition Application - opens July 1 [or]
  • Common App - opens August 2

Students may apply using any of these applications and there is no preference given. Students should submit only one application per admissions cycle.

Submit required and/or supplemental documents.


  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • $75 application fee or fee waiver

Optional Supplemental Items:

  • SAT/ACT scores [learn more]
  • Essay(s)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Resume

Complete your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) and check your application status!

The SRAR replaces high school transcripts during the admissions process. Students will self-report their courses and grades. Since accuracy is critical, we recommend having a copy of the high school transcript available when completing the SRAR. Learn more here.

  • To complete a SRAR, create a RaiderConnect account, navigate to the "Submit Documents" tab to link to the SRAR site and create an account
  • Upon graduation, submit an official copy of your final high school transcript with a graduation date to Undergraduate Admissions

Note: Your RaiderConnect account and SRAR account should be created with the same name and email address as it appears on your application.

Assured Admission

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

Class Rank Test Scores* 
Top 10%      No minimum           No Minimum       
First Quarter
(excluding top 10%)          
24 1180
Second Quarter 26 1240
Third Quarter 27 1280
Fourth Quarter Application 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. 

Students applying to biological sciences, business (all), engineering (all), interior design and physics should meet assured admission or be reviewed by
the college and accepted into the program. Students who are accepted to Texas Tech but not accepted to these majors will be placed into an Explore program.

Application Review

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

Academic Rigor*
Extracurricular activities
Leadership experiences
Civic or other service activities

Socioeconomic background
Family educational background
Special talents or awards
Diversity of experience and background


Transfer Admissions

Application Requirements

Complete an application for admission.

  • ApplyTexas Application- opens July 1 [or]
  • Coalition Application - opens July 1 [or]
  • Common App - opens August 2

Students may apply using any of these applications and there is no preference given. Students should submit only one application per admissions cycle.

Submit required and/or supplemental documents.


  • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended

Optional Supplemental Items:

  • Essay(s)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Resume

Official transcripts from all colleges attended. Students must submit a high school transcript and ACT/ SAT scores if less than 12 hours have been completed beyond high school.

Assured Admission

If you present the required combination of transferable hours and GPA below, you are assured admission. GPA is cumulative for all transferable courses (including dual credit) from all schools attended. Courses taken for grade replacement are used for GPA calculation only if the same course is repeated at the same institution where it was originally taken.

Transferable Hours GPA Requirements
12-23 hours 2.50 cumulative                                 
24 or more hours 2.25 cumulative

Application Review

If you do not meet assured admission requirements but have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA, an admission committee will evaluate your potential based on other criteria such as academics, student-submitted essays, and extracurricular activities.