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UHin4: Four Year Graduation Plan

Overview

The University of Houston is committed to creating an educational environment where students thrive. The University is equally dedicated to offering a world-class education without breaking the bank. The UHin4 program was created to simplify the process for students to earn both a high quality and affordable education.

The UHin4 program is a partnership between the University and students to support graduation within 4 years. The program provides a comprehensive plan to help students navigate their 4-year college experience.

Graduating in 4 years saves families time and money by helping students enter the workforce or begin their graduate studies as quickly as possible.

The deadline to join both the UHin4 Four Year Degree Plan and the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan is August 23, 2019.

UHin4 Students have access to:

Who Can Join UHin4?

  • All incoming freshmen in an eligible major enrolling at the University of Houston for the first time in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.
  • Transfer students with less than 30 transfer credits in an eligible major enrolling at the University of Houston for the first time in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.

Please note: Transfer students with over 30 transfer credit hours are not eligible for UHin4, but they may be eligible for the Fixed Rate Plan.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The University of Houston is committed to creating an educational environment in which student success can be ensured. In support of this goal, we strive to provide students with tools and resources needed to facilitate degree completion. This graduation plan has been developed as a mechanism to help students identify and pursue clear paths for completing their undergraduate degree in a timely manner. Graduation within four academic years of initial fall enrollment the University of Houston is ensured conditioned upon the satisfaction of student eligibility requirements as outlined below.

Please note: The Four Year Graduation Plan provides students with access to a fixed rate tuition option. Students are not automatically placed into the fixed rate tuition. Students must choose either the fixed or variable rate.

Student Eligibility and Responsibilities:

To be eligible for the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan, the student must sign up through AccessUH by the published deadline, August 23, 2019, and satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Enroll at the University of Houston for the first time as a freshman during the Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 semester. 
  2. Be admitted to an eligible major or as an undeclared student at the time of enrollment for the Fall 2019 semester.  Enrollment in non-degree, non-academic professional and public programs or other off-campus programs does not qualify.
  3. Enroll in at least 15 semester credit hours at the University of Houston in the Fall 2019 semester.  Developmental courses are not counted toward the 15 credit requirement.

To remain eligible for the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan, the student must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Successfully declare an eligible major by the first day of the Fall 2020 semester if initially admitted to the University of Houston as an undeclared student.
  2. Successfully complete a minimum of one quarter of the required credits for the selected eligible degree program each academic year. Most University of Houston undergraduate degree programs consist of 120 total credit hours requiring successful completion of at least 15 applicable credit hours per semester or 30 credit hours per academic year for continued plan eligibility. A list of minimum semester or annual credit hours for eligible majors can be found at uh.edu/UHin4; specific degree requirements for each major can be found in the undergraduate catalog http://publications.uh.edu/index.php.
  3. Continuous enrollment each fall and spring during the term of the plan. Summer enrollment is not required but credits completed during the summer can be used toward the minimum credits required for the selected eligible major. Any other interruptions of attendance, with the exception of participation in a University sponsored cooperative employment/learning experience, may result in disqualification from the plan.
  4. Remain in good academic standing each semester during the term of the four-year agreement. 
  5. Meet applicable university, college and department academic requirements pertaining to course and degree progress.
  6. Resolve issues such as advising holds and financial holds that may delay timely enrollment. 
  7. Meet with an academic advisor prior to the designated enrollment appointment each semester to discuss course selection and progress toward graduation.
  8. Students participating in UHin4 receive priority enrollment which helps ensure access to needed courses. Enroll for each semester within 48 hours of the start of the designated enrollment appointment.
  9. Enroll in courses consistent with the four-year academic map for the selected eligible major. 
  10. Enroll in additional minors, majors or certificates or change majors only if, at the time of change, the additional requirements can be met within the original four-year period.
  11. Monitor degree progress and act on advice provided by academic advisors to remain on track for four-year graduation.
  12. Submit annual applications for financial assistance in a timely manner, if applicable.
  13. Notify the University that graduation may be delayed due to course unavailability through needaclass@uh.edu during the enrollment period prior to the term when an unavailable course is needed.

University of Houston Responsibilities

As part of the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan, the University of Houston will:

  1. Provide a four-year academic map for eligible majors. 
  2. Provide academic advising during the initial enrollment period during New Student Orientation and before registration each subsequent semester to review course selections from the recommended four-year map provided by the academic department.
  3. Ensure the availability of courses to enable eligible students to complete the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan.
  4. Provide students with tools including an academic planner and online degree audit to assist with monitoring degree progress.
  5. Conduct an annual evaluation of degree progress, determining compliance with the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan and steps needed to continue or restore compliance if appropriate.

If the student meets all the conditions of the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan but is unable to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four consecutive academic years due to course unavailability, the appropriate department(s) and college(s) will first try to substitute an equivalent course(s) or an independent study assignment(s), or to waive the requirement(s) to be met by the unavailable course(s). If the Dean(s) of the college(s) determines that none of these adjustments is academically acceptable, the appropriate academic college(s) at the University of Houston will pay the tuition for the student to take the course(s) required for degree completion within the next academic year at the University of Houston.  

 

Join UHin4

Follow the instructions below to access and apply for a plan.

Instructions

View Instructions as PDF

  1. Login to AccessUH .
  2. Click on the myUH (PeopleSoft) Login tab.
    Click on myUH (PeopleSoft) Login tab
  3. Enter your PeopleSoft Login ID and password. Click on the Login to AccessUH button.
    Enter PeopleSoft ID/password
  4. Click on the myUH Self-Service icon.
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  5. On the Homepage, click on the Advising tile.
    Click on "Advising" tile
  6. Select UHin4 Graduation Plan from the Advising menu.
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  7. To view information about the Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan, click on the View Plan button.
    • Make your selection and click on the Submit button. If you choose to decline or remain undecided, you will have another opportunity to make a selection prior to the submission deadline.
    • Based on your selection, you will receive a confirmation message. The message below is for those that have opted to participate in the UHin4.
  8. To participate in the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan, click on the Fixed Rate Tuition button.
    Click "Fixed Rate Tuition" button
  9. Scroll down to view all information about the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan. Make your selection and click the Submit button.
    Click "Submit" button to participate in Fixed Rate Tuition


    A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page based on your selection.
    Fixed Rate Tuition confirmation message

View Instructions as PDF

Transfer students with more than 30 hours cannot opt into Fixed Rate Tuition through the Four Year Grad Plan process; they are not eligible for the Four Year Grad Plan and therefore cannot access the Fixed Rate as part of that process.

Please follow the steps below to opt into the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan:

  1. Log in to AccessUH .
  2. Click on the myUH (PeopleSoft) Login tab.
    Click on myUH (PeopleSoft) Login tab
  3. Enter your PeopleSoft Login ID and password. Click on the Login to AccessUH button.
    Enter your PeopleSoft ID/password
  4. Click on the myUH Self-Service icon.
    step4.jpg
  5. On the Homepage, click on the Student Financials tile.
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  6. Select UHin4 Fixed Rate Tuition Plan from the left menu.
    • If the transfer student with more than 30 hours is eligible, a message stating the requirements for the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan will show along with a yellow submit button.
    • If the transfer student is not eligible, a message similar to the one below will show. Please contact Student Business Services at 713-743-1010.
      Ineligibility message for Fixed Rate Tuition

Frequently Asked Questions

UHin4 and the Fixed Rate Plan are two separate programs managed by two different offices. UHin4 is managed by Retention and Graduation Initiatives while the Fixed Rate Plan is managed by Student Business Services. UHin4 has been developed as a mechanism to help students identify and pursue clear paths for completing their undergraduate degree in a timely manner. Graduation within four academic years of initial fall enrollment at the University of Houston is ensured conditioned upon the satisfaction of student requirements. The Fixed Rate Tuition Plan option is a budgeting tool to help students and parents accurately prepare their educational budget by establishing the same tuition rate for four years.
No, students in UHin4 have the option to choose from the variable tuition rate which is established by the State of Texas each year or the Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option. Students may not, however, participate in the Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option without being in UHin4.
If UHin4 students graduate in less than four years, there is no expectation that they enroll in courses for four years. UHin4 has been created to assist students towards timely degree completion, not penalize for early degree completion.
Students with transfer/AP credits are eligible to opt in UHin4. Transfer/AP credits will give students a surplus of credits they can use to meet UHin4 requirements, if the credits are applicable to their degree plan. All UHin4 students must enroll in 15 credit hours their first semester. Having transfer/AP credits does not exempt you from this requirement.
A complete list of eligible majors and degree plans can be found among our UHin4 Academic Maps; non-eligible majors include degree plans that cannot be completed within 4 years. An example of a non-eligible degree plan is the 5 year Bachelor of Architecture.
Students must enroll in at least 15 semester credit hours their first fall semester. Developmental courses are not counted toward the 15 credit requirement. It is not required for students to enroll in 15 credit hours every semester after their first fall semester. However, students must complete a minimum of one quarter of their degree plan each academic year. Some students may enroll in less than 15 credit hours per semester and still remain eligible for UHin4 because they have AP/transfer credit, enroll in winter/summer courses, or enroll in additional courses (over 15 credit hours) a semester.
No, students must opt in both UHin4 and the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan to be considered for both of the programs.
Priority enrollment allows students to enroll in courses before open enrollment begins. Priority enrollment decreases the chances of courses being full.

Student Resources

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For Resources per Graduation Year, search below:

Class of 2022:

2018 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan
2018 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2018 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2018 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2018 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2018 Academic Maps

Class of 2021:

2017 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan
2017 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2017 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2017 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2017 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2017 Academic Maps

Class of 2020:

2016 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan
2016 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2016 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2016 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2016 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2016 Academic Maps

Class of 2019:

2015 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan
2015 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2015 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2015 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2015 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2015 Academic Maps

Class of 2018:

2014 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan
2014 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2014 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2014 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Texas Resident
2014 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option: Non-Resident
2014 Academic Maps