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					TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – 2008 High School Counselor Update
2008 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR UPDATE




             Texas Tech University
             Academics
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – ACADEMICS




                 Texas Tech’s combination of
                 features support and inspire
                 students to achieve their
                 academic and personal goals.
                     Doctoral-granting research system
                     Undergraduate education focus
                     Accessible and friendly atmosphere
                     World-class academics
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                      Texas Tech’s Lubbock
                      campuses offer:
                             150 undergraduate programs
                             Graduate School
                             Health Sciences Center
                             School of Law


The Texas Tech system has campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso,
Fredericksburg, the Highland Lakes (Marble Falls), Junction, the Permian
Basin (Odessa), and in Spain and Germany.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                 Students transition easily to
                 advanced degrees:
                     TTU Graduate School
                         • 150-hour and accelerated programs
                     TTU Health Sciences Center
                         • UMSI
                         • Early Medical School Acceptance
                     TTU School of Law
                         • 3+3
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




            Ten diverse colleges, virtually
            endless options:
                  Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
                  Architecture
                  Arts & Sciences
                  Rawls College of Business
                  Education
                  Engineering
                  Honors
                  Human Sciences
                  Mass Communications
                  Visual & Performing Arts
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




   Academic programs are arranged in
    easy-to-navigate interest clusters to
    help students find the right academic
    fit.
   Each academic interest offers multiple
    choices in majors and special academic
    opportunities.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES



INTEREST CLUSTERS.
   • Agriculture and food sciences
   • Architecture, construction and design
   • Business, finance and economics
   • Communication and languages
   • Education
   • Engineering, computing and math
   • Natural resources and the environment
   • Social sciences, behavioral sciences and human
      services
   • Visual and performing arts
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




Academically talented undergraduates can be
part of a nationally known Honors College
community whether they choose agriculture,
the visual arts or something in between.
 Most Honors students are ―dual citizens‖ in Honors and in
  another college that houses their majors.
 Some pursue Honors’ two unique degrees, Natural History &
  Humanities (Interdisciplinary Studies in the Natural World)
  and Honors Arts & Letters.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES



Honors Highlights
 Honors offers a small college experience within the resources
    of a large research university
   Honors First-Year Experience combines a small, interactive
    Honors course with a peer-assisted mentoring program
   Honors Learning Community in a suite-style hall
   Early Acceptance Programs to Texas Tech’s Medical School
    and Law School
   Separate Application, Competitive Admission
   IB diploma applicants are guaranteed acceptance.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




              Texas Tech’s academic programs
              provide challenge and
              opportunity.
               Outstanding faculty
               Mentoring relationships
               Exceptional opportunities
                 • Undergraduate research
                 • Internship, co-op and practicum programs
                 • Study abroad
                 • Service learning
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                Undergraduates research
                side-by-side with faculty
                from any field of interest to
                earn course credit or
                funding.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                Students get real-world
                experience in internship,
                co-op and practicum
                programs.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                Students can explore which
                study abroad program is right
                for them with an online
                search tool that lets them
                search programs by major in
                more than 50 countries.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES




                Service Learning classes
                combine academic study
                with thoughtfully organized
                service that meets the needs
                of the community.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES



               Majors in agriculture or the food sciences
               prepare students for diverse careers,
               from work in a research lab to a
               corporate office, a classroom to a cattle
               ranch.
                                                COLLEGES:
    Career Possibilities:
                                                Agricultural Sciences &
• Food microbiologist, entomologist, wildlife   Natural Resources
  biologist, nutritionist                       Human Sciences
• Commodity trader, market analyst
• Advertising, agriscience teacher
• Landscape architect, golf course architect
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES



         Special Academic Opportunities:
          Agriculture Learning Community
          International study options at England’s Royal
          Agriculture College, and Plant and Soil
          Science’s ―Gardens of Europe‖ study tour
          State and national legislative internships
          Dietetic internships
          Service learning, Principles of Hippotherapy
          Turf management experience at Texas Tech’s
          Rawls Course
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN



                                      COLLEGES:
Students interested in
                                      Architecture
creative design of all types,
                                      Agricultural Sciences &
from technical to artistic,           Natural Resources
can find the right fit in the         Human Sciences
architecture, construction            Visual & Performing Arts

and design cluster.
                         Career Possibilities:
                          Design: Architectural, Landscape, Interior,
                          Furniture, Graphic & Web Design or Visualization
                          Construction Product Development, Marketing or
                          Sales, Construction Technology
                          Real Estate Development
 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN



Special Academic Opportunities:
 Architecture Learning Community
 International study programs in Canada, Mexico, Spain/Belgium
  & Spain/France
 Interior Design study tour to major U.S. cities such as New York
  and Chicago
 Architecture internships in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El
  Paso in the Practicum+Studio program
BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS



From personal finance to corporate accounting,
marketing and sales to health care administration,
or retailing to restaurant management, Texas Tech’s
business programs give students what they need to
succeed.
                COLLEGES:
                Rawls College of Business
                Agricultural Sciences & Natural
                Resources
                Arts & Sciences
                Human Sciences
                Mass Communications
   BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS



Special Academic Opportunities:
 Special business programs in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the
 Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the Czech Republic
 Service learning classes let students produce real work for real organizations
 Actual portfolio management valued at $1.5 million in the Student Managed
 Investment Fund (SMIF)
                     Skyviews, the College of Human Sciences’ full-service
                     restaurant


                           Career Possibilities:
                            Certified Public Accountant, Computer Network Security,
                            Non-Profit Management, Web Application Design,
                            Retailing, Personal Financial Planning, Corporate
                            Finance, Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management
  COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES



                                                   COLLEGES:
Whether they study mass media or
                                                   Agricultural
one-on-one communication, students                 Sciences & Natural
use the latest technology and real-life            Resources
                                                   Arts & Sciences
experiences to put them on the
                                                   Mass
cutting edge.                                      Communications
                                                   Visual & Performing
                 Career Possibilities:             Arts
                 Advertising or Public Relations Specialist, Journalist
                 (Print, Web, Photography, Broadcast), Documentary
                 Filmmaker, TV/Film Scriptwriter, Technical
                 Communications for Computer Software Documentation
                 or Web Design, Teaching
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES



Special Academic Opportunities:
 International study programs in Mexico (photography,
  Spanish language and culture), Spain (mass communications,
  public relations, Spanish language and culture), and Germany
 Students typically receive academic credit for internship
  experiences, including placements such as BusinessWeek
  Online, ABC News, 20/20 and ESPN
                ―News Central‖ combined print, online and
                television newsroom experience
                Daily Toreador newspaper, KTXT-FM Radio
                Station and KTXT-TV
EDUCATION



Field experiences are a hallmark of Texas Tech’s
teacher preparation program, one of only 11 in
Texas to be nationally accredited through the
National Council for Accrediting Teacher
Education.


             COLLEGES:
             Education                 Engineering
             Agricultural Sciences &   Human Sciences
             Natural Resources
                                       Mass Communications
             Arts & Sciences
                                       Visual & Performing Arts
 EDUCATION



97% overall pass   Special Academic Opportunities:
rate on TExES
exams               Education Learning Community
NCATE and State     International experience in a Department of
of Texas             Defense school partially fulfills the student
accreditations
                     teaching requirement
                    International study with TTU faculty in the
                     Dominican Republic
                    TTU’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s
                     Science Education Scholars (SEDS)
                     program allows teacher candidates to
                     create programs and curricula for pre-
                     college science teachers
 ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATH



With a major in engineering, computing and math,
students can choose to work with nanoparticles or
robotics, bridge design or computer programming.

                                   COLLEGES:
                                   Engineering
                                   Arts & Sciences
                                   Architecture
                                   Business
 ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATH


Special Academic Opportunities:
 Women in Science and Engineering Learning Community (WISE)
 Engineering Success Learning Community
                   International study in Australia, Denmark,
                   Egypt, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta,
                   Mexico, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal, the
                   UK and other countries
                   International experience with Engineers
                   Without Borders
                   Co-op Program including partner corporations
                   such as 3M, Chevron, Dell, Dow Chemical, GE
                   Aircraft Engines, NASA Johnson Space Center,
                   Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Xcel Energy
HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES




A major in the health, life and natural sciences lets
students explore everything from human health to
hurricanes, animal science to anthropology.

               COLLEGES:
               Arts & Sciences
               Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
               Honors College
               Human Sciences
   HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES



Pre-Professional
Health Designations
                       Special Academic Opportunities:
let students explore
                        Health Sciences Learning Community
options in the
healthcare              Early Acceptance to Medical School
professions before       Programs for Highly Qualified Texas
choosing a major.
                         Residents
                        Easy transition to graduate work in
                         Nursing, Allied Health Professions,
                         Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, and
                         Medicine graduate programs at the Health
                         Sciences Center
                        TTU Howard Hughes Medical Institute
                         (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Program
HUMANITIES AND CULTURES



A global society demands cultural literacy. Students
in humanities and cultures develop knowledge of
both ancient and modern thinkers, artists and
civilizations.
                                                  COLLEGES:
        Career Possibilities:
                                                  Arts &
                                                  Sciences
        Archaeologist, Foreign Service Officer,
        Museum Science, Teacher, and many other   Honors
        careers that require strong critical      Visual &
        thinking and communication skills         Performing
                                                  Arts
        Graduate School and Professional School
        Preparation
HUMANITIES AND CULTURES



          Special Academic Opportunities:
            Texas Tech’s campuses in Spain and Germany
            provide just two of 400 options abroad
            Minors are available in Asian Studies, Ethnic
            Studies, European Studies, International
            Studies, Linguistics, Religion Studies and
            Women’s Studies
            Students can pair cultural study with a language
            major or minor for a better understanding of
            their field and increased marketability.
NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT



Students in natural resources and the environment
learn while doing in majors like environmental
conservation of natural resources, natural history &
humanities, and wildlife management.



                            COLLEGES:
                            Agricultural Sciences &
                            Natural Resources
                            Arts & Sciences
                            Honors
 NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT



                                    Exceptional Opportunities:
Career Possibilities:
Ecologist, Range Conservationist,   2,300-acre ranch 55 miles from
Nature Writer, Documentary          Lubbock
Filmmaker, Environmental
Conservation, Wildlife Biologist    Texas Tech Center in Junction
                                    Geographic Information Systems
                                    Capstone Classes in Natural
                                    History and Humanities
                                    [Interdisciplinary Studies in the
                                    Natural World] in conjunction
                                    with Tech’s Outdoor Pursuits
                                    Center
SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES                  &
HUMAN SERVICES



Students with a major in social sciences, behavioral
sciences and human services develop a foundation to
understand human behavior and make a positive
difference in their communities.
                                             COLLEGES:
               Possible Careers:             Arts &
                                             Sciences
               Counseling, Human Services
               Organization Management,      Honors
               Children’s Advocacy, Social   Human
               Work, Probation or Parole     Sciences
               Officer, Rehabilitation
               Counselor, Teaching, Non-
               Profit Management
  SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES                        &
  HUMAN SERVICES


Pre-law students      Special Academic Opportunities:
receive special
advising assistance    The Child Development Research Center
in the TTU Pre-Law      (CDRC) childcare facility provides daycare to
Program through the     children ages six weeks to five years. Students
Advising Center at      earn course credit and first-hand experience
Texas Tech.
                        with child development.
                       Social work students provide more than
                        11,000 hours of service to the Lubbock
                        community in practice classes and senior field
                        placements.
                       3+3 Law School Programs
                       Legislative internship programs in
                        Washington, D.C.
 VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS




From photography to music                     COLLEGES:
composition, apparel design to                Visual & Performing
                                              Arts
dance, students in the visual and
                                              Honors
performing arts can channel their             Human Sciences
talents into virtually every creative         Mass
field imaginable.                             Communications


                   Career Possibilities:
                   Studio Artist, Actor, Graphic/Communication
                   Designer, Art Historian, Music Performer, Music
                   Promoter, Dancer, Jewelry Maker, Fashion Designer,
                   Teacher
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS




Non-majors can    Special Academic Opportunities:
take visual and
                   Fine Arts Learning Community
performing arts
classes or         Apparel design and manufacturing
audition for        internships with Michael Kors-New York
ensembles and       and BCBG Max Azria-New York
marching band.
                   Strong links with local arts organizations
                    provide hands-on experience to arts
                    students with the Lubbock Symphony
                    Orchestra, Lubbock Children’s Chorus,
                    Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Community
                    Theatre, Louise Hopkins Underwood
                    Center for the Arts, and many others.
SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS




             We help students explore their interests.
               Advising Center at Texas Tech (ACTT)
                 • PEGASUS, Pre-Law, ASUD, Discovery!
               University Career Center
                 • College-Specific Career Centers
               College-specific advising, programming, and
                mentoring
SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS


  Programs for Academic Support Services (PASS)
    • Tutoring and supplemental instruction
    • Study skills instruction and support
    • Testing accommodations for students with disabilities
  PEGASUS
    • Holistic academic support for first-generation college students
  Student Disability Services
    • Support for students with documented disabilities
  TECHniques Center
    • Fee-for-service support for students with documented learning disabilities
  Mentor Tech
    • Faculty and staff mentors for students from underrepresented groups
  Tutoring
    • Missouri Club, College of Engineering Tutoring
  University Writing Center
2008 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR UPDATE




                Undergraduate Recruitment
                      & Admissions
                Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
EXPERIENCE TEXAS TECH




                In about 80 years, Texas Tech has grown from a
                   regional college enrolling 910 students to a
                 comprehensive university system with almost
                                 30,000 students.
                     Location matters.
                      Lubbock, Texas: 200,000 + population
                      Perfect college size
                      Pleasant climate
                      Easy to travel
                      Outdoor adventures
      POINTS OF PRIDE


Distinguished Alumni
      Bernard Harris
        • Doctor of Medicine/Physician
       • First African-American to walk in space
      Angela Braly
        • President/CEO, nation’s largest health benefits company
        • Named 16th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes


Rankings
 School of Law ranked #9 in the nation in Best Value by the National Jurist and
     preLaw magazines
 The Rawls College of Business is ranked in the Top 50 by Business Week
 College of Engineering graduate programs ranked in the Top 100 by U.S. News & World
     Report (Petroleum #10, Industrial #30, Electrical/Computer #65)
    EXPERIENCE TEXAS TECH


Students play as hard as they study.
   Campus housing
     • Large campus population
   • Learning communities
 Sports, spirit and tradition
     • Big 12 athletics
     • Carol of Lights
   Culture
     • Concerts
   • Galleries
 Recreation
     • Student Rec Center
     • Outdoor Pursuits Center
 Involvement (over 400 student clubs)
     • Greek
     • Service
ENROLLMENT STATISTICS



                 Fall 2007 Highlights
                   Total enrollment: 28,206
                     • 23,021 undergraduate
                     • 5,185 graduate/professional


                   Freshmen Students: 4,515


                   Transfer Students: 1,972


                   Retention Rate: 83%


                   Average SAT score: 1092
                                         *1115 (Fall 2008)
   ENROLLMENT STATISTICS


Freshman Applications and Admitted Students
Fall 2007 / Fall 2008

            16000

            14000

            12000

            10000
                                                                 Applied
    Students 8000
                                                                 Admitted
             6000                                                Enrolled
             4000

             2000

                0
                    Fall 2007                        Fall 2008
                                Admissions Process
APPLICATION DEADLINES




           Deadlines
             Fall / Summer 2009
                 • February 1, 2009—Priority date and scholarship deadline
                 • May 1, 2009—FINAL FRESHMAN admissions deadline
                 • June 1, 2009 – FINAL TRANSFER admissions deadline
             Spring 2009
                 • November 14, 2008—Final admissions and scholarship
                   deadline

           A complete application package must be received by the deadline.
   APPLICATION PROCESS



Required Documents
    • Apply Texas Application: www.applytexas.org
    • Application Fee
         – $50 Domestic
         – $75 International
         – Fee waivers are available with documented financial need
    • SAT or ACT Scores
         – From testing agency or on official transcript
         – SAT writing scores required, but not used for assured admission
         – Highest SAT math and critical reading scores are combined
    • Official High School Transcript
         – Include senior courses, rank, diploma type and G.P.A.
         – Final transcript due after graduation
APPLICATION PROCESS



Special Applicants
Additional documentation is required in certain special situations.
  Homeschooled students
    • No special requirements
  Early Graduates
    • Verification of early graduation
  Non-U.S. Citizens
    • TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)
    • Transcripts with certified English translation
    • Documentation of immigration status
  Undocumented Students
    • Attend a Texas high school for three consecutive years
    • Graduate or receive GED
    • Sign an affidavit and apply for U.S. permanent residency upon first availability
APPLICATION PROCESS


Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Compliance*
Compliance is not required for admission. However,
students are required to provide documentation of their
test scores for TSI compliance.
 Exemptions
      • TAKS Scores
      • ACT or SAT scores
 Non-exempt students
      • THEA, Compass, Accuplacer or Asset
      • Test prior to enrolling in college level courses


* Additional information can be found online: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar
   ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS – Assured Admission



                                                                          Assured Admission
      High School              Minimum Test Score*                         Majors for which Assured
      Class Rank               for Assured Admission                        Admission is required:
                                ACT        SAT
                                                                             • Rawls College of Business
       Top 10%                    No Minimum                                      – All majors
       First Quarter            25        1140                               • College of Engineering
       Second Quarter            28            1230                               – Mechanical Engineering
       Lower Half                29            1270                               – Petroleum Engineering
                                                                             • College of Human Sciences
*ACT composite score; SAT sum of critical reading and math; Writing
portions of both tests are required but not used in determining assured           – Interior Design
admission.
                                                                                  – Human Development and
Essays and letters of recommendation are optional for assured
admission candidates.
                                                                                    Family Studies
                                                                                  – Community, Family &
                                                                                    Addiction Services
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS – Freshman Admissions Review




                     FRESHMAN ADMISSION REVIEW

                      Students who do not meet assured requirements are evaluated
                      holistically based on:
                       •   High school course choice (Honors, AP, Dual Credit)
                       •   Standardized test scores
                       •   Extracurricular, service and leadership activities
                       •   Family educational background
                       •   Diversity of experience
                       •   Affiliation with Texas Tech

                      There are no minimum requirements for review.
                      An essay on one of the ApplyTexas application topics and up to three
                      letters of recommendation are encouraged.
FRESHMAN ADMISSION ALTERNATIVES




              Admission Alternatives
                Students initially denied admission to
                 Texas Tech have options.
                  • Re-evaluation
                  • Gateway Program
                  • Transfer to Texas Tech
FRESHMAN ADMISSION ALTERNATIVES




              Re-evaluation
                Request re-evaluation using online form
                Provide documented improvement in class
                 rank or test score
                Submit additional information with
                 academic improvement
FRESHMAN ADMISSION ALTERNATIVES




              Gateway Program
                Summer: TSI compliant students may
                 attend the first summer session at any
                 Pathway Partner community college.
                Fall/Spring: Students may live on the
                 Texas Tech campus and attend South Plains
                 College for one or two semesters.
  FRESHMAN ADMISSION ALTERNATIVES




Transfer to Texas Tech
                                    TRANSFER ASSURED ADMISSION
 Meet credit hour and G.P.A.
                                    Transferable Hours                GPA Requirements
  requirements
                                    12 – 23 hours                     2.5 cumulative
                                    24 or more hours                  2.25 cumulative
 Students with fewer than 12
  hours must also meet entering     Students with fewer than 12 transferable hours must
                                    have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and meet first-time
  freshman requirements             freshman requirements.
                                    Some majors require a higher cumulative GPA:
 First semester college students   Architecture (all majors)                      3.00
  must submit high school           Business (all majors)                          2.75
                                    Community, Family & Addiction Services         2.50
  transcripts and test scores and   Human Development & Family Studies             2.50
  meet entering freshman            Interior Design                                3.00
  requirements                      Mechanical Engineering                         2.50
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS




Counselor Portal
    COUNSELOR PORTAL




The portal provides secure, online
access to information for you and
your students.
 Password restricted
 Email admissions@ttu.edu for your password
 Access portal at www.admissions.ttu.edu/counselors


Features
   Check application/admission status
   Upload transcripts and submit to Texas Tech
   Access Distance Education progress reports
   View policy updates
   Link to the TACAC website
COUNSELOR PORTAL – Inside Look
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


TACAC, the Texas Association of College Admissions Counseling, is
an organization of high school counselors and college admission
counselors committed to advancing the cause of access and equality in
American higher education. www.tacac.org
 Admissions and College Counseling Institute
    • Designed for high school counselors and new admissions officers to
      learn more about college admissions
 Camp College
   • An early intervention college prep program for rising seniors
     from underrepresented populations
 Leadership Development Institute
    • Designed for high school counselors and admissions officers to
      learn more about TACAC and work to become more involved
      within the organization.
    EXPERIENCE TEXAS TECH



Come see the place where great
things happen.

Campus Visits
Monday – Friday 10am & 2pm
Academic and Admissions appointments available
Saturday 10am
Tour and Admissions ONLY


University Days
Monday, October 13, 2008
Monday, March 2, 2009
EXPERIENCE TEXAS TECH – REGIONALLY



           Get the help you need right away, right here.
           INFORMATION.
           School visits or individual appointments:
           Overview of the Texas Tech experience—admissions, scholarships, financial aid
           Academic information on over 150 majors and programs
           Assistance with scheduling a campus visit


           APPLICATION.
           Guidance through the process:
           One-on-one assistance with Texas Tech applications
           Critique of applications and essays before submission
           Collection of admissions documents for delivery to the Lubbock processing office
           Records of information submitted to our regional office


           PREPARATION.
           Help after admission:
           Assistance with registration for New Student Orientation
           Information about campus housing applications and procedures
           Instructions for accepting scholarships and financial aid
SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS




                  The Graduate-On-Time
                  (GOT) contract is a
                  partnership between
                  students and the university.
                       Students agree to become active
                        partners in their progress toward
                        a degree
                       The university’s colleges and
                        departments agree to strategies to
                        prevent a delay in timely graduation
               Texas Tech University
Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions
                  P.O. Box 45005
               Lubbock, Texas 79409
                   806-742-1480
                admissions@ttu.edu
2008 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR UPDATE




                          Division of Outreach
                          & Distance Education
DIVISION OF OUTREACH & DISTANCE EDUCATION




                        Who We Serve
The Division assists and supports the development and delivery
     of distance learning and community programming.

    (process approximately 100,000 enrollments annually)
Our K-12 Distance Education Tools
   Choose what tool works best for your student.




  Supplement Curriculum                               Enroll as a TTUISD Student

 • K-12 Courses                      OR               • Elementary School
 • Credit by Examinations                             • Middle School
 • Dual-credit Courses                                • High School


                     Regardless of the option, students can:
• Enroll at any time.
• Choose when and where to study.
• Take courses and CBEs are written to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
• Submit assignments that will be graded by Texas-certified educators.
• Speak with course instructors who are available for student feedback and direction.
• Access their progress online through the ODE Course Portal at
  www.courseportal.ode.ttu.edu.
Why Use Our Tools?
Important Reminders
K-12 academic enrichment programs – www.ideal.ttu.edu




                           Science: It’s A Girl Thing
                                • Two summer sessions available
                                    – Grades 4-7
                                    – Grades 8-11

                           Shake Hands with Your
                             Future
                                • Two summer sessions available
                                    – Grades 5&6
                                    – Grades 7-11
 Solutions for Counselors & Educators




How we can help your school.
 Bulk CBE testing services
 Drop-out prevention
 Need a different solution? We offer customized educational
  solutions.


Access your student’s progress online -
http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/counselors
DISTANCE LEARNING & OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION




Let us bring          to you.

Distance Education is not just for your
students. It is for you too.
DISTANCE LEARNING & OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION




              Semester-based Offerings
                Programs in agriculture; education;
                 engineering; human development and family
                 studies; restaurant, hotel, and institutional
                 management; and technical communication
                Some face-to-face instruction or attendance at
                 one of Texas Tech’s Off-campus Sites may be
                 required
                Course delivery – interactive television,
                 and/or via the Internet
                Visit www.de.ttu.edu or call
                 800.MY.COURSE
    Degree Programs for Educators



   Bachelor of Science In Multidisciplinary Studies*
   Master of Agriculture
   Master of Education in Instructional Technology
   Master of Education in Special Education (emphasis available in
    Deaf Education, Dual Sensory Impairments, Educational
    Diagnostician, Generic Special Education, Orientation and
    Mobility, and Visual Impairment)
   Master of Science in Agricultural Education
   Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
   Ed. D. in Agricultural Education (joint program with Texas
    A&M) *
   Ed.D. in Educational Leadership*
* This program requires attendance at one of Texas Tech’s Off-campus Sites in
    Abilene, Amarillo, Highland Lakes or Junction.
DISTANCE LEARNING & OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION




               Graduate Certificate Programs
                 for Educators
                   Autism (Texas Tech University)
                   Dual Sensory Impairments (Texas Tech
                    University)
   DISTANCE LEARNING & OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION



Graduate Certificate Preparation Programs for
  Educators
    Deaf Education (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
   Educational Diagnostician (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
   Generic Special Education (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
   Orientation and Mobility (National Certification in Orientation and Mobility
     through the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and
     Visually Impaired [AER])
   Principal Professional*
   Superintendent Professional*
   Visual Impairment (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
  * This program requires attendance at one of Texas Tech’s Off-campus Sites in
     Abilene, Amarillo, Highland Lakes or Junction.
2008 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR UPDATE




 Office of Student Financial Aid
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID




Financial Aid and
Cost of Attendance
FINANCIAL AID AND COST OF ATTENDANCE




                    What is financial aid?
                      Scholarships
                      Grants
                      Employment Opportunities
                      Loans
WHAT’S NEW?




               No new Be-On-Time loan funding
                for entering freshman.


               Slight increase in Texas Grant
                funding.
FINANCIAL AID AND COST OF ATTENDANCE




Cost of Attendance
  Tuition and fees
  Room and board
  Books & supplies; equipment; transportation; and
     miscellaneous personal expenses
    Loan fees
    Study abroad costs
    Dependent care expenses
    Expenses related to a disability
    Expenses for cooperative education program
FINANCIAL AID AND COST OF ATTENDANCE
Texas Tech University




      Texas Tech University              Loan fees
     Texas Resident Cost of Attendance
                                         Study abroad costs
 Tuition/Fees                 $7083
 Room and Board               $7210      Dependent care expenses
 Books                        $ 845
                                         Expenses related to a
 Transportation               $1436
 Personal Expenses            $1890       disability
                                         Expenses for cooperative
 TOTAL                       $18,464
                                          education program
FINANCIAL AID AND COST OF ATTENDANCE



               Independent Student Definition
                 Born before January 1, 1986
                 Graduate or professional student
                 Married
                 Has legal dependents other than a
                    spouse
                   Both parents are deceased
                   Orphan or ward of the court
                   Currently serving in the U.S. Armed
                    Forces for purposes other than training
                   Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
RED RAIDER GUARANTEE




Qualifications
 Entering Freshmen Students starting Fall 2008
 Texas Residents
 Students must apply and be accepted for admission to
  Texas Tech and complete the financial aid application
  process by May 1 for consideration
 Must be enrolled full-time each semester
 Have a family AGI of $40,000 or below



        http://www.redraiderguarantee.ttu.edu/
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID




Applying for Financial Aid
APPLYING FOR PIN
Application Process - 1




                          www.pin.ed.gov
COMPLETE FREE APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA)
Application Process - 2




                                www.fafsa.ed.gov
FAFSA 4caster




      A tool to assist with preparing and planning for
                           college
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID




                 Priority Dates


                 Fall/Spring:              April 15
                 Summer:                   March 1



                 Applications completed after these dates will be
                 considered, but no guarantee can be given that the funds
                 will be available when needed.


                 Texas Tech University – School Code
                 003644
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID




Scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS
Texas Tech


               Merit-Based
                   Based on Class Ranking (top 10%) and qualifying ACT or SAT
                    scores
                   No application required
                   http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/freshman/scholarships
                   April 15 deadline

               University
                   Administered by Student Financial Aid
                     • http://www.scholarships.ttu.edu
                   Application through Apply Texas application
                   • http://www.applytexas.org
                 February 1 deadline

               College/Departments
                   Available on department websites
                   Application through Apply Texas application
SCHOLARSHIPS




Private Scholarship Searches:
 www.collegeboard.com/pay
 www.fastweb.com
 www.srnexpress.com
 www.petersons.com


Other Online Resources:
 www.collegefortexans.com
 www.finaid.org
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID




Employment Opportunities
RED RAIDER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT CENTER


We’ll help you get a job.
Our goal is to connect Texas Tech students searching for part-time jobs with employers who need to fill
positions. Any student can use our free service regardless of financial need. Our online job listings are
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide information about part-time employment, including
federal work-study, to both students and employers. www.rrsec.ttu.edu
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID




Loans
LOANS




        Types of Loans
         Stafford
         Parent PLUS
         CAL
         Alternative
         Perkins
Student-Athletes & Prospective Student-Athletes
Texas Tech University



Outside Resources
 Full disclosure of all outside resources is required by the NCAA.
    • All scholarships
          – Prefer donor mail check directly to Texas Tech University to be applied to the student’s
            account.
          – Donor will be asked to disclose all information about the scholarship award – criteria,
            awarding, etc.
    • Any gifts or monetary benefits

 Nondisclosure of such aid could result in the student-athlete becoming ineligible or
   a violation against Texas Tech University.

 Contact Shannon L. Crossland
    • shannon.crossland@ttu.edu
    • 806-742-3487 x 227
Office of Student Financial Aid
             Box 45011
        Lubbock, Texas 79409
            806.742.3681
        Finaid.advisor@ttu.edu
       www.financialaid.ttu.edu

				
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