Transient/Non-degree seeking

Transient students are those who are not seeking a degree from Texas Tech University but who wish to take classes from Texas Tech University. Examples of students considered transient students include:

  • Students who have already been awarded a baccalaureate degree and who do not wish to purse another undergraduate degree;
  • Students who attend another college or university as full-time students in good standing and who intend to return to that college; and
  • Working professionals in the community who may not have a baccalaureate degree but who wish to improve their skills.
  • Transient students are not eligible for financial aid as funds are only available for degree-seeking students. Enrollment is limited to two consecutive long semesters. Those who wish to continue from semester to semester as a transient student must reapply each term. Students will only be billed the application fee the first time they apply as a transient student.

    At the discretion of the assigned academic advisor, transient students may be allowed to take a full load of courses while enrolled at Texas Tech. Students taking courses at an international location of Texas Tech University will be allowed to enroll in a maximum of 18 hours per term.

    If you wish to enter Texas Tech as a degree seeking student, please re-apply with the transfer application and meet all applicable admissions criteria.


    The admission deadlines for summer transient students are the same as for all transfer students.

    Required documents

  • Complete ApplyTexas application at Under Application Type, choose Transient.
  • $60 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all previous higher education institutions.
  • If the transcript service you use is requesting an email address to deliver your document to Texas Tech, please have it sent to:

Mailing Address

Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

Note: Mail all official documents, including official transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation to the above address. Please include the student’s full name and date of birth on all correspondence.