The Texan to Red Raider program is a unique partnership with Texas Tech University. Students will be admitted to the program each fall semester. Students who are denied admission to Texas Tech University are invited to apply for the program. While in the program, students will be concurrently enrolled at SPC and TTU. Upon successful completion of a minimum of 51 hours of courses and a GPA that meets the requirement for admission to their chosen major at TTU, students will receive guaranteed admission to TTU.

At South Plains College, we want you to reach your fullest potential. So we work to support you in clarifying your goals, developing your talents and skills, and challenging you to become an independent, lifelong learner.

SPC offers you:

  • More than 100 programs of study
  • Affordable tuition and fees
  • Career programs that prepare you for success in the job market
  • State-of-the-art instructional equipment and hands-on training
  • Small classes and one-on-one training
  • A college with traditions
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1. Application for Admission

Complete a Fall 2023 Texan to Red Raider Admission Application. Application Deadline for program is July 20, 2023.

Program Eligibility Requirements (for acceptance into the Texan to Red Raider program)

  • Must have applied to Texas Tech University for the fall 2023 semester and been denied admission. 
  • Must have no more than 15 hours of dual credit courses completed at an institution other than South Plains College
  • Must meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) compliance standards in Reading, Writing, and Math. Click here for more information on TSI compliance.

2. Supplemental Documents

In addition to an application for admission, students may be required to submit the following before registering for classes:

  • Meningitis Vaccination Record
  • TSI Placement Scores (if not exempt from the TSI Assessment by SAT, ACT, STAAR, or college coursework)
  • Final, Official High School Transcript (with graduation date)
  • Official College Transcript

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Financial Aid

Students interested in receiving Financial Aid must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). SPC MUST BE designated as an institution to receive your FAFSA. Aid cannot be awarded to students in the program if SPC has not received the student's FAFSA.

  • Complete 2023-2024 FAFSA at (Requires 2016 tax data)
    • Select South Plains College with school code (003611)
    • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • Check DAILY for emails on the student and parent email accounts provided on the FAFSA; including the student's SPC account
  • If selected for Verification, please follow the SPC Verification Process
  • Submit Official High School Transcript with Graduation Date to Admissions and Records
  • If a loan is needed, click here

For more information about Financial Aid at SPC, click here.

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Cost of Attendance

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The advising system at South Plains College is a continuous process designed to foster the development of the student’s successful educational plan compatible with the unique life goals of the individual student. By practicing a holistic, proactive approach, South Plains College advising creates a student-centered environment from which students emerge as independent life long learners. Speak to an advisor>>


The Testing Center is committed to maintain the highest compliance with nationally recognized professional testing standards and practices, safeguarding confidentiality of student records, and creating an optimal testing environment. More>>


South Plains College administers a number of scholarship programs that are not limited to a specific major field of study. These scholarships are open to all eligible students. Amounts for each award vary and are dependent upon available funds. Students interested in specific activity scholarships should contact the departments listed in the activity scholarship descriptions concerning interviews, auditions or departmental scholarship applications if applicable.

How to Apply

A single online scholarship application is used to apply for all scholarships administered by South Plains College. More>>

Residence Halls

At South Plains College, residence halls are not just a place to eat and sleep; they are an integral part of college life. SPC provides full-time students, carrying 12 or more semester hours, with modern, comfortable and affordable housing. Living in a residence hall provides the opportunity to meet new friends and associate with other students from different cities, states and countries. In the process, students grow and develop as people, capable of taking on the responsibilities of living with others. More>>

About Orientation

New Student Orientation gives new students the knowledge needed to be successful as a student at South Plains College. In addition, you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Each South Plains College campus has a unique orientation experience. Attend the orientation program at the campus in which you plan to take the majority of your classes. Orientation Registration will open May 1st.  


New Student Checklist

To ensure that you have a useful orientation there are a few things that must be completed before attending. If these items are not complete, you will not be able to register for classes at orientation. View Checklist>>


SPC has an outstanding record of academic quality, offering associate's degree programs, certificates and training and technical programs. View programs in our Online Catalog or view Class Offerings.