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Graduate director's blog for the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program at Texas Tech University

Archive for July, 2009

Paying, Registering, Browsers

Posted by Joyce on July 30, 2009

With our old system, you would have seen a bill the minute you register. It appears that under our new system, a bill doesn’t generate until the semester is almost complete (summer 2 is almost done), so I anticipate bills posting very soon.

If you have not registered for a course for which you’ve been given a permit, please go ahead and register yourself — there’s no point in waiting.

Once bills generate, you’ll get some type of message to your TTU email account (so watch for that), and once the bills generate, you’ll see a bill by logging onto “my TECH”/”raider link”. You will be able to pay your bill online as well.

One other thing to note is that you may need to use Firefox as you internet browser instead of Internet Explorer, because for some reason, the new version of IE doesn’t work with our system, and you wouldn’t be able to pay your bill online.

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Maximum “Transfer” Hours

Posted by Joyce on July 28, 2009

After a few years of queries, I’ve learned definitively that at least 30 new hours must be taken by doctoral students. Why is this important? If you got your master’s from Texas Tech, and perhaps have 36 good hours that plausibly ought to apply to the doctorate, we’re only going to be able to take 30 of those hours. In other words, whether you transfer in to Texas Tech or transfer within Texas Tech, you will take at least 30 new hours of doctoral coursework, and perhaps more, depending on the quality and grades of prior graduate work.

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May Workshop survey available

Posted by Joyce on July 8, 2009

Online PhD students, please fill out a post-workshop survey that will be live through the end of July:

http://english.ttu.edu/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=91H9m40K8781G

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