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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), New Student Orientation is moving online. For more information about the Coronavirus, including Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Questions? Please contact us at orientation@uh.edu  or (713) 743-1010, option 4.

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Houston! You’ve received your official admission letter. Now what?

Below is detailed information that will guide you through the next steps for orientation, enrollment, housing, paying for college, and more!  We’re here for you if you have questions.

Admitted Student Guides

  • Freshmen Students

    1. myUH Account

      You received an ID number that serves as your login for your myUH account via accessuh.uh.edu. You can keep track of your progress towards enrollment, check missing items, and keep up with due dates throughout the enrollment process.

    2. Virtual Orientation

      All new freshmen students are required to attend Virtual Orientation to learn about traditions, resources, and steps to success at UH. You'll connect with other new Coogs, be introduced to UH traditions, get acquainted with campus resources, and schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor. Attending orientation in the correct major is vital to your transition to UH. If you're interested in changing you major, please fill out the change of major form at least 3 days before your orientation session. If you were admitted, or applied for the summer term, you must request a term update prior to signing up for orientation.

      Learn MoreHow to Register for OrientationChange Your MajorChange Your Term

    3. Final Transcripts 

      Send us your final transcript—as well as any AP, college, or dual credit documentation—after you graduate. Future class registration may be impacted if your final transcripts are not received prior to the start of your first term at UH. 

      For faster service, ask your school administrator to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. TREx (for Texas institutions).

      If you can't send it electronically, your school administrator can send a PDF version of your official transcript to us through Parchment or Naviance

      If both of the above options aren't available, your school administrator can mail your official transcripts to this address: 

      University of Houston
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      4434 University Drive
      Houston, TX 77204

    4. Financial Aid

      If you've completed the FAFSA or TASFA, be sure to check your myUH account and your email frequently. Additional information or verification may be required to complete or accept your financial aid award.

      Apply for FAFSAApply for TASFA

    5. Housing

      Freshmen are strongly encouraged to live on campus. Rooms fill up fast, so apply as soon as you can. We've waived the $300 prepayment for Fall 2020. Simply complete the application and $50 application fee by July 17. Important dates and details are available on the Student Housing and Residential Life website .

      Apply for Housing

    6. TSI & Math Placement

      The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires you to demonstrate that you're ready for college-level coursework by providing exemption documentation or meeting minimum standards on math, reading, and writing assessments.

      We're committed to placing students in the proper math course based on their major and academic background. New students who select a major (particularly STEM majors) requiring Pre-calculus or Calculus may need to take the Math Placement Exam.

      Check your myUH account to see if you need to complete either of these tests. For more information about test registration or exemption qualifications, click the links below. 

      TSI  |  Math Placement Exam

    7. Health Requirements 

      Complete the required health and immunization records to support our commitment to a safe and healthy campus. Just submit your bacterial meningitis immunization document and decide whether you need the Student Health Insurance Plan.

      Bacterial Meningitis ImmunizationStudent Health Insurance Plan

    8. Cougar Card

      Your Cougar Card will be your most important piece of student identification oncampus. You can print documents, buy food, and access buildings and athletic events with a simple swipe.

      Create Your Cougar Card

    9. Extras

      Check out the following steps to be even more prepared for your journey at the University of Houston.

      > Admitted Student Visits
      Come celebrate your acceptance at one of our Admitted Student Visits.

      > UH Go App
      Download the UH Go App, which will be your guide to all things UH.

      > Meal Plan
      Ready to eat your way around campus? Purchase a meal plan.

      > Parking
      To park on campus, you'll need a parking permit. Purchase one here.

      > Wardrobe Boost
      Make sure you add some red to your closet so you're ready for Cougar Red Fridays!

  • Transfer Students

     

    1. Virtual Orientation

      All new transfer students are required to attend Virtual Orientation to learn about traditions, resources, and steps to success at UH. You will also schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor. Attending orientation in the correct major is vital to your transition to UH. If you're interested in changing you major, please fill out the change of major form at least 3 days before your orientation session.

      Learn MoreHow to Register for Orientation │ Change Your Major │ Change Your Term

    2. Apply for Financial Aid  

      Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Texas Application for State Federal Aid (TASFA) to be considered for financial assistance at the University of Houston. All students are encouraged to apply and some merit-based aid may require completion of the FAFSA or TASFA.

      Be sure to check AccessUH and your email frequently once you submit the FAFSA or TASFA. Additional information or verification may be required to complete your financial aid award.

      Apply for FAFSAApply for TASFA

    3. Apply for Housing

      Transfer students are welcome to live on campus. The housing website details the available residence halls and dining centers. We've waived the $300 prepayment for Fall 2020. Simply complete the application and $50 application fee by July 17. Questions about living on campus or the housing application can be directed to Student Housing and Residential Life.

      Apply for Housing

    4. Submit Final Transcripts 

      Send final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. A final, official transcript confirms successful completion of the last term of enrollment. In addition, future class registration may be impacted if your final transcripts are not received prior to the start of your first term at UH. 

      For faster service, ask your institution administrator to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. TREx (for Texas institutions).

      If you can't send it electronically, your school administrator can send a PDF version of your official transcript to us through  Parchment or Naviance

      If both of the above options aren't available, ask your institution to mail your official transcripts to this address: 

      University of Houston
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      4434 University Drive
      Houston, TX 77204

      Transfer Credit Report Guide | GPA Recalculation
    5. Complete Health Requirements 

      Complete the required health and immunization records to support our commitment to a safe and healthy campus. Steps include providing documentation showing that you have received the bacterial meningitis immunization and deciding whether you need the Student Health Insurance Plan.

      Take care of this step any time before you enroll; many students bring health records with them to Orientation.

      Bacterial Meningitis ImmunizationStudent Health Insurance Plan

    6. Cougar Card

      Your Cougar Card will be your most important piece of student identification on campus. You can print documents, buy food, and access buildings and athletic events with a simple swipe.

      Create Your Cougar Card

    7. Extras

      Check out the following steps to be even more prepared for your journey at the University of Houston.

      > Admitted Student Visits
      Come celebrate your acceptance at one of our Admitted Student Visits.

      > UH Go App
      Download the UH Go App, which will be your guide to all things UH.

      > Meal Plan
      Ready to eat your way around campus? Purchase a meal plan.

      > Parking
      To park on campus, you'll need a parking permit. Purchase one here.

      > Wardrobe Boost
      Make sure you add some red to your closet so you're ready for Cougar Red Fridays!

  • International Students

     

    1. Submit Immigration Documents 

      Your I-20 or DS-2019 form (required to apply for the student visa) will be sent after verifying your immigration documents and financial information. Visit AccessUH to submit your immigration form, financial support documentation, and a copy of your passport ID.

    2. Sign up for Orientation

      All new students are required to attend orientation to learn about traditions, resources, and steps to success at UH. Moreover, you will meet with academic advising staff to discuss your degree plan and begin enrolling in classes.

      International students must:

      a. Review the online Pre-Arrival Online Orientation prior to traveling to the United States.

      b. Attend the mandatory International Student Check-In and Orientation on campus on August 17, 2020.

      c. Attend a mandatory Virtual Orientation. Learn how to register.

      Sign-Up for Orientation

    3. Apply for Housing

      International students are welcome to live on campus. The housing website details the available residence halls and dining centers. We've waived the $300 prepayment for Fall 2020. Simply complete the application and $50 application fee by July 17. Questions about living on campus or the housing application can be directed to Student Housing and Residential Life.

      Apply for Housing

    4. Submit Final Transcripts / Mark Sheets 

      Admission to the University of Houston is provisional until a final, official transcript confirms successful completion of the last term of enrollment. All admitted students are required to submit a final transcript prior to starting classes at UH.

      Have your final official transcript sent to:

      The University of Houston
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      4434 University Drive
      Houston, TX 77204

    5. Complete Health Requirements 

      Complete the required health and immunization records to support our commitment to a safe and healthy campus. Steps include providing documentation showing that you have received the bacterial meningitis immunization and deciding whether you need the Student Health Insurance Plan.

      Take care of this step any time before you enroll; many students bring health records with them to Orientation.

      Bacterial Meningitis ImmunizationStudent Health Insurance Plan

    6. Cougar Card

      Your Cougar Card will be your most important piece of student identification oncampus. You can print documents, buy food, and access buildings and athletic events with a simple swipe.

      Create Your Cougar Card

    7. Extras

      Check out the following steps to be even more prepared for your journey at the University of Houston.

      > Admitted Student Visits
      Come celebrate your acceptance at one of our Admitted Student Visits.

      > UH Go App
      Download the UH Go App, which will be your guide to all things UH.

      > Meal Plan
      Ready to eat your way around campus? Purchase a meal plan.

      > Parking
      To park on campus, you'll need a parking permit. Purchase one here.

      > Wardrobe Boost
      Make sure you add some red to your closet so you're ready for Cougar Red Fridays!