TTAP Checklist for Admission
Below is a list of items that must be taken care of prior to attending the TTAP orientation.
□ E-raider Username and Password- Texas Tech will contact you through postal mail or email
with information on how to setup your e-raider username and password. Please keep this
information close to you. E-raider accounts will be used to register for housing, check your TTU
e-mail, register for parking, and much, much more.
□ TTU e-mail- Student’s will only be contacted by their TTU e-mail account once classes begin.
TTU e-mail accounts may be set up on http://eraider.ttu.edu. Students will login with their e-
raider account, click on “Manage your e-raider account,” and click on the Tech mail link. Please
keep this email account professional. Most students use an address similar to
email@example.com. You may check your mail by logging into http://mail.ttu.edu. The
e-raider username and password will be used to gain access to your email account. Questions
concerning Tech mail setup and e-raider accounts may be addressed to the IT Help Desk, (806)
□ Housing/Meal Plan- Once you have been accepted as a provisional student and your e-raider has
been established, you may log onto www.housing.ttu.edu to register for housing. TTAP students
are highly encouraged to reside in our Learning Communities located in Hulen/Clemont or Wall/
Gates Halls. National research shows that students who live in Learning Communities tend to
have a higher GPA and easier transition from high school to college. Benefits of the TTAP
Learning Community include:
o Access to on-site tutoring
o Learn about campus and community resources to help you succeed
o Cultivate lasting relationships with faculty and peers
o Crate study groups and motivate each other to attend class and complete
To learn more about the TTAP Learning Community and/or securing a housing assignment,
please call (806) 742-2661. Please note that students that reside in the campus residence halls must
also purchase a meal plan. Information on meal plans and dining on campus can be found at
□ Shot Records/Meningitis Vaccination- 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 your
lifetime. Immunization records must be submitted to TTAP office by fax :(806) 742-0235 or
mailed to: Tech Transfer Acceleration Program (TTAP) Box 45020 Lubbock, Texas 79409-5020
SPC and TTU both require proof of meningitis vaccination. For more information on the
meningitis vaccination requirement visit the following link http://housing.ttu.edu/meningitis-
vaccination.php. Any additional verification forms may be obtained from the following
□ Parking- Students who plan to bring a motor vehicle must register and purchase a permit to
park in the designated residence hall lots or student parking lots. Permits may be purchased at
www.parking.ttu.edu. Questions about parking permits may be directed to (806) 742- PARK
(7275). A permit must be purchased prior to campus move-in or first day of class for those
choosing to live off campus.
□ Apply to South Plains College- It is important to remember that all TTAP students are full-
time South Plains College students. The goal of the program is to develop an academically
strong student that is prepared for transfer into a 4-year institution. 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. You can apply online by going to www.southplainscollege.edu otherwise you
will need to contact SPC at 806.894.9611. This needs to be done as soon as possible! Full
acceptance to TTAP cannot be confirmed until you have been accepted to SPC.
□ Apply for Financial Aid- Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE through www.fafsa.ed.gov. For information on applying for financial aid, please log
on to www.ttap.soar.ttu.edu and click on the Financial Aid link. *When applying for financial aid,
the awarding school must be South Plains College- school code 003611. Since your financial
aid is designated to go to SPC, this would mean all financial aid, including private loans, should
be sent to SPC. Financial aid cannot be awarded to two different schools. DO NOT seek Financial
Aid through Texas Tech. This can create a delay in your funds. Separate financial arrangements
must be made with TTU Student Business Services for housing and TTAP fees. This will be
discussed in detail during the TTAP orientation.
□ TTAP Orientation All students must attend a TTAP orientation prior to the first day of class.
Orientation dates for Summer II and Fall 2012 have not been confirmed. Your advisor will notify
you as soon as those dates have been confirmed. Parents are more than welcome to attend
orientation with their student. Please try and limit two guests per student for orientation.
Please note: As a South Plains College student, you are NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND RED
RAIDER ORIENATION! Red Raider Orientation will be required upon successful completion
of the TTAP and transfer at the end of the semester.
□ Final Transcripts - South Plains College requires all students to have a copy of your final High
School transcripts on file. Upon graduation, please make sure your High School will mail your
official High School transcripts directly to:
South Plains College
Admissions and Records Office Box C
1401 S. College Avenue
Levelland, Texas 79336
If you have any questions regarding requirements prior to TTAP Orientation and the first
day of class, please contact TTAP at (806)742-3645. The TTAP website also has great
information regarding the program and student requirements to successfully complete the
program www.ttap.soar.ttu.edu .
We look forward to meeting you!