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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where do I send all of my documents that the application requires?

Please send all documents required by your program to:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Office of the Registrar - <Name of School You Are Applying To>
3601 4th MS 8310 Lubbock, TX 79430-8310

Example:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Office of the Registrar – School of Allied Health Sciences
3601 4th MS 8310
Lubbock, TX 79430-8310


What if I have questions about the status of my documents?

If you have checked on the status of your documents on the web through Merlin and you have questions, please direct your questions to the Admissions Evaluator for the School you are applying to, in the Registrar’s Office at (806) 743-2300. You can also send an email to the appropriate Admissions Evaluator by clicking on the links below:


I attended a college or university outside of the United States, what do I need to do with my transcripts?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center requires course-by-course transcript evaluations and diploma information from the following services:

  • WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES
    1-800-937-3895
    fax: (212) 739-6139
    www.wes.org


  • FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICE OF AMERICA
    Dr. William J. Paver, Director
    1910 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    (512) 459-8428,
    fax: (512) 459-4565.


  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
    P.O. Box 2465 Denton, TX 76202-2465
    (940) 383-7498
    fax: (940) 382-4874
    staff@iacei.net


  • GLOBAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
    P.O. Box 9203
    College Station, TX 77842-9203
    (979) 690-8912
    fax: (512) 528-9293
    www.gcevaluators.com

Information received from other authorities will have to be reviewed and may have to be sent back through one of the above services at the discretion of the University. For questions, contact the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at (806) 743-2300 and ask for the Admissions Evaluator for the School you are applying to.


How do I ask about other programs offered at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center?

For information on other programs offered at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, you may e-mail TTUHSC Student Services at student.services@ttuhsc.edu or visit www.ttuhsc.edu.


How can I change the semester or program I selected?

Applicants can only be admitted to the semester and the program selected on the on-line application in Merlin. To change your semester or program, complete a new on-line application in Merlin.


Is the graduate interdisciplinary program (GIDS) offered to international applicants?

The non-degree GIDS program does not support visa requirements for applicants.


Will you accept a notarized copy of my international transcript evaluation?

Only if the evaluation comes directly from a college or university's registrar or admissions office and states on the document it is an exact copy of an official record on file.


How do I receive a research assistantship?

Research Assistantships are available in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences only. Awarding of a research assistantship is a department decision and depends on availability of funds. For more information, contact GSBS at (806) 743-2556.


I want to know more information about a specific program like pre-requisites, who do I ask?

For more information on individual programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, please contact the appropriate School or Program office below.

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – (806) 743-2556 or via email.


  • School of Allied Health Sciences Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (All Program Inquiries) - (806) 743-3220 or via email.


  • School of Nursing:
    • BSN Traditional Undergraduate Program - (806) 743-2737 or (800) 493-3954 or via email.
    • RN-BSN Undergraduate Program - (806) 743-4843 or (800) 493-3954 or via email.
    • MSN Graduate Program - (806) 743-3063 or (800) 851-8240 or via email.
    • Second Degree Program - (806) 743-4844 or (800) 493-3954 or via email.


  • School of Pharmacy (All Programs Inquiries) - (806) 354-5418 or via email.


  • HSC School of Medicine - (806) 743-2297 or via email.


  • Paul L. Foster School of Medicine - (915) 783-1250 or via email.


I am having trouble opening/viewing the PDF forms on the application, what are my options?

Generally, this problem is caused by the cache filling up in Internet Explorer; please follow the instruction below to correct this problem.

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click Tools - Internet Options
  • Under the General tab select cookies
  • Once that is done, select delete files (Also check the box delete all offline content when it asks you).

If you are still having trouble please contact the TTUHSC IT Help Desk at (806) 743-2875 or via email. The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST.


I forgot my Merlin username, what do I do?

Please click here and you will be taken to a page that will aid you in retrieving your Merlin username. You will be asked to supply the email address and answer the security question you set up when you created your Merlin username. If the email address and answer to the security question match what we have on file for you, then you will be sent an email containing your Merlin username.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a currently affiliated with Texas Tech and used your eRaider username to login to Merlin, then you will continue to login to Merlin with your eRaider username. If you have forgotten your eRaider username, you must retrieve it at https://eraider.ttuhsc.edu.


I forgot my Merlin password, what do I do?

Please click here and you will be taken to a page that will aid you in resetting your Merlin password. You will be asked to supply your Merlin username and answer the security question you set up when you created your Merlin username. If the Merlin username and answer to the security question match what we have on file for you, then you will be sent an email containing a temporary password. You will use this temporary password to login. Once you login to Merlin with the temporary password, you will be asked to change your password. The email containing your temporary password will be sent to the email address you supplied when you created your Merlin username.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a currently affiliated with Texas Tech and used your eRaider username to login to Merlin, then you will need to continue to login to Merlin with your eRaider username. If you have forgotten your eRaider password, you must reset it at https://eraider.ttuhsc.edu.