Frequently Asked Questions
How do I update or change my date?
No conference date changes can be made after the registration deadline (Spring Dates: December 1st for NSO and ART; Summer/Fall Dates: June 1st for NSO and July 1st for ART).
How do I add a guest?
Students attending a New Student Conference must register their guests online when then they sign up for a conference. You can log into your myUH portal, navigate to your registration page, make changes and then click the Updates button at the bottom of the page.
Parents and guardians are welcome at all conferences and, if attending, will follow a separate schedule of events. Because of the nature of the program, it is not appropriate for anyone except parents/guardians or spouses to attend as a guest. Friends or siblings are not allowed to accompany students. The exception would be an older sibling who is acting in a guardian capacity; however, in this case the sibling would attend Family Member Orientation and would not be with the student during any time parents and students are not ordinarily together.
Where can I park during conferences?
You have a complimentary/free parking option:
Students and guests attending the conference may park at no cost in lots A&C of entrance 20, off of Spur 5 and University Drive with the parking permit found here. Please print the permit and display it on your automobile’s dashboard.
Non-complimentary parking options include:
Park in the UH parking garage (located at Entrance 1 at the intersection of Calhoun and University); the first half hour is free and then an hourly rate is applied.
Stop by the Visitor Information Booth (located at Entrance 1) and purchase a daily parking permit valid in student surface lots. The cost of the daily permit is $3.
How do I get to the University of Houston?
Houston is served by two major airports. Hobby Airport is approximately 20 miles closer ($23 by cab) to the University of Houston than is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. If you are traveling by car from I-45 North, take the Texas Spur 5 exit. Turn right on University Drive. From I-45 South, take the Elgin/Cullen/Lockwood exit. Turn left on Elgin and left at the second light. Turn right on University Drive. Keep straight to Entrance 1 at Calhoun Road.
Conference check-in is located on the top floor of the University Center.
How do I know where to go on campus?
O-Team Leaders will be available to guide you around campus during your time at New Student Conference. Maps are available online if you would like to look at one before you come.
Tests & Placement
You may be required to fulfill two separate testing requirements before you can register for a conference.
• Texas Success Initiative (TSI): Learn how to pass this requirement. If you need to complete this requirement you will have a hold on your account that says TSI.
• Math Placement Exam: Learn how to pass this requirement. TSI Exemption does not exempt you from the Math Placement Exam.
Log into the myUH portal to check your status.
Do I have to take the Math Placement Exam?
Yes, this exam is required prior to attending a New Student Conference, even if you already have credit for a math course. You will not be able to enroll in math- or science-related courses without a score on file. Having a score on file will fulfill the math placement requirement. After taking the exam, if you have questions about your Math Placement Exam or which math course you should take, you will consult your major advisor during your New Student Conference for more details.
What do I need to know about transfer credit?
Transfer credit will be evaluated before your ART date. You will be able to register for classes at ART based on your transfer credit.
Students who score below the minimum passing level on one or more sections of the initial assessment test are required to enroll in appropriate developmental education course/s as assigned by an advisor in the UScholars Division. You will meet with your advisor at your New Student Conference.
Credit by Exam
If you can receive credit at UH for courses you took in high school, you definitely want to know before you arrive at your conference and begin enrolling for classes. Learn more about Credit by Exam or contact University Testing Services for more information.
The University is proud of its nearly barrier-free campus and its numerous support services for students who have a temporary or permanent health impairment, physical limitations, psychiatric disorders or learning disabilities. If you will need assistance during the conference or need to request an accessible room for your overnight stay, please call the Center for Students with DisABILITIES at least one week prior to your conference date at 713-743-5400 (voice) or 713-749-1527 (TTY).