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Supporting Documents

To apply for admission to the Honors College, students must submit the following:

  • Honors College Online Application

  • Supporting materials, including:

    • A full-length academic essay: a literary analysis with a central thesis and strong supporting arguments, 35 pages 

    • Résumé or list of activities and interests

    • High school transcript (high school seniors only)

    • Transcript of all college-level work

    • SAT or ACT scores (high school seniors only)*

Note: If you have already sent transcripts or test scores to the University, you do not need to resend them to the Honors College. However, you can expedite the processing of your application to the Honors College by submitting unofficial copies of your transcripts directly to the Honors College. We will verify that your official transcripts have been received by the University Office of Admissions and process your application quicker.

Students may submit their supporting documents via the online application, by email to or by mail to the address below. Please include your UH ID on all submitted documents.

The Honors College
Attn: Admissions Counselor
M.D. Anderson Library
4333 University Drive, Room 212
Houston, TX 77204-2001
* University of Houston admissions requirements for spring, summer, fall 2021 and spring, summer, fall 2022 are "test optional." You will select if you want your UH application to be reviewed with or without a test score. Additional information may be found here. The Honors College will continue to review applicants holistically based on test-optional selections.