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Readmission for Former UH Students

You must apply for re-admission if you:

  • were previously enrolled in undergraduate coursework at the University of Houston and
  • are ready to return to UH after an interruption of at least four terms (students in good standing or academic probation) or
  • are ready to return to UH from first suspension (must sit out one term) or second suspension
Readmission Student Application Guide

Readmission Criteria

Readmission to the University of Houston will vary based on the following items:

  • Your academic standing from when you last attended UH ( good standing or suspension/probation)
  • If you are reapplying to your former major or a different major
  • If you have taken coursework outside of UH during your time away
  • Your GPA may be considered cumulatively, meaning all college coursework attempted, or your UH GPA may be looked at separately from coursework taken outside of the university

Each college and sometimes each major within a college may have separate readmission criteria. Please meet with your academic advisor for more information on the readmission process for your college or review the readmission criteria on your college website.

College Readmission Requirements

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

C.T. Bauer College of Business

College of Education

Cullen College of Engineering

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

College of Technology

Exploratory Studies

Academic Standing

Your academic standing will determine your admissions process, which may include additional documents and earlier deadlines.

Students in Good Standing, Academic Warning, or Probation, who do not take courses for 13 consecutive months from their last term of enrollment will be required to reapply to the University of Houston and will fall into one of four categories:

  • Good-Standing: An undergraduate student who left the University with a cumulative UH GPA of a 2.00 or above.
  • Academic Warning: First Time in College (FTIC) students who earn less than a 2.00 GPA in the first regular semester (i.e. fall or spring) of enrollment at the University.
  • Probation: Students who have completed more than just their first semester with a cumulative UH GPA below 2.00 but with a semester GPA that is 2.00 or higher. Students on probation can continue taking courses at the university with the guidance of their academic advisor unless they do not enroll for 13 months.

Students on Suspension will be required to reapply to the University of Houston based on the type of Suspension they are on. Students who are suspended are defined as students on academic probation with a cumulative UH GPA below 2.00 and a semester GPA below 2.00

  • First Suspension – you must sit out for one long semester (fall or spring) before reapplying to the university.
  • Second Suspension – you must sit out for 1 full year (12 months) before reapplying to the university.
  • Third Suspension – you are not eligible to return to the University of Houston.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Readmission Application for the University of Houston using the Apply Texas Application ( http://www.applytexas.org/).
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee with a credit card, debit card, or check. Checks can be made out to the University of Houston, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  3. Have your most updated official transcript from all colleges and universities attended sent to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  4. Please note that some colleges require additional items to be submitted, please check your myUH account or visit our website to ensure that you send in all necessary documents.

Transcripts

Readmission applicants must submit the most updated official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended to the University of Houston. Transcripts can be submitted via the following methods:

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system – preferred method for faster service
  • PDF of transcript through Parchment/Naviance
  • Mail/hand-deliver official, sealed transcripts to the address below:

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

Please review your myUH To Do List for a live update on which transcripts are needed. If any of the transcripts we have on file from when you last applied have in progress courses or are not in line with the dates you provided on your most recent readmission application, we will need an updated transcript from the institution.

Fee Waivers

Readmission students are not eligible for fee waivers and must pay the application fee for the term in which they are applying to. You can pay your application fee when you're applying via Apply Texas or the Common App or via your myUH account once your application has been received. It is important to note that you are only eligible for review for the semester in which you apply. If you are denied or are interested in a different term, you will have to pay the $75 application again.

Readmission Deadlines

Readmit applications for 2021 terms open September 1.

Students who left in Good Standing or Academic Warning:

  • Fall 2020
    • Application Deadline – 7/17/2020
    • Document Deadline – 7/24/2020***
  • Spring 2021
    • Application Deadline – 12/1/2020
    • Transcripts Due – 12/4/2020
  • Summer 2021
    • Application Deadline – 5/3/2021
    • Transcripts Due – 5/10/2021
  • Fall 2021
    • Application Deadline – 6/25/2021
    • Transcripts Due – 7/6/2021

Students who left on Academic Probation or Suspension:

  • Spring 2021
    • Application Deadline – 11/1/2020
    • Transcripts Due – 11/6/2020
  • Summer 2021
    • Not available**
  • Fall 2021
    • Students who left on Academic Probation
      • Application Deadline – 6/25/2021
      • Transcripts Due – 7/6/2021
    • Students who left on Suspension
      • Application Deadline – 5/31/2021
      • Transcripts Due – 6/7/2021

*To expedite your admissions decision, you'll only be considered for readmission into your previous major. If you want to switch to a different major, you'll be able to work with your academic advisor once you're admitted.
**Students on probation or suspension are not eligible to apply for the summer semester
*** Document Deadline includes submitting transcripts, application fee, and test scores.

Timeline for Decisions

Decisions for readmission will vary for each academic college. Please note that there is no average timeline for a decision, and you will hear directly from the Office of Admission once a decision has been rendered on your account. It is important to submit all application materials early to avoid delays in your decision timeframe.

Advising

Readmission applicants are required to see the academic advisor of the major in which they are applying to. Your academic advisor can give you guidance on whether you are admissible to the college you have selected and what courses you would be required to take upon admission. Readmission applicants may see a Readmit Advising hold on their myUH account which will only prevent you from registering for courses if admitted. This advising hold will not prevent you from receiving your admission decision.

Archived Information

If you attended the University of Houston prior to 2005, your information was archived due to a system change. In order to provide you with the most accurate advising, your records will need to be de-archived. You will need to meet with an Admissions Advisor to submit this request and initiate the process.

Speak with an Admissions Counselor

Admissions counselors are experts when it comes to applying to the University of Houston. If you'd like to talk to an admissions counselor for admissions support, we're offering virtual advising by appointment. Please note that admissions counselors do not provide support with course selection or registration.