We're writing our legacy one student at a time.
And you need to be part of it. At the University of Houston, you'll find degree programs that will pave the way to the future you envision—whether you want to build the physical foundations of the future as an engineer or architect, shape young minds as an educator, or study how far humanity has already come as an anthropologist. These are just a few of the areas of study available, taught by world-renowned faculty members.
Not sure if you should apply as a freshman? Read up on our freshman requirements.
110+ Undergraduate Majors
We have over 110 majors to choose from. But it’s about more than just choosing a major. It’s about finding a calling and using your passion to create change and carve out your place in the world.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Spring 2021 Application
December 1, 2020
Summer 2021 Application
May 3, 2021
Fall 2021 Application
May 31, 2021
Fall 2021 Scholarship Priority Deadline
November 8, 2020
Use these codes to submit your FASFA and send your test scores to us directly from the testing agency:
Application materials may be due later than the application deadline. See all dates and deadlines.
We've Gone Test Optional
What exactly does test optional mean, you ask? Well, basically, freshman applicants now have the option to apply with or without test scores (like the ACT or SAT). Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying without a test score; they simply must meet a different set of requirements. Compare admission requirements with a test score and without a test score below:
|Class Rank||SAT or||ACT||Admission Type|
|Top 10%||No Minimum||No Minimum||Assured Admission|
|11 - 25%||1080||21||Assured Admission|
|26 - 50% or No Rank||1170||24||Assured Admission|
|51% and Lower||—||—||Individual Review*|
|Class Rank||Calculated Unweighted GPA**||Admission Type|
|Top 10%||No Minimum||Assured Admission|
|11 - 25%||3.40 or higher||Assured Admission|
|lower than 3.40||Individual Review*|
|26 - 50% or No Rank||3.45 or higher||Assured Admission|
|lower than 3.45||Individual Review*|
|51% and Lower||—||Individual Review*|
If you don't meet the assured admissions requirements, we may consider additional factors in the admissions process. If selected for individual review*, we will let you know if you need to submit a resume and essay via your myUH self-service portal.
Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires all students meet college readiness standards to be eligible for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution. Read about the Texas Uniform Admission Policy.
Some majors have additional requirements on top of the ones listed above. For more information, visit uh.edu/freshman-majors-ar. To learn more about test optional admissions, visit our test optional webpage. You may also schedule a virtual appointment with an admissions representative for more guidance.
Pay Application Fees
Pay the $75 application fee (It’s $90 for international students). You may qualify for an application fee waiver, which you can submit in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.
Ask your school administrator to send your official transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system
Self-report transcript information in your my.uh.edu self-service portal. You’ll see an
option for it on your applicant to-do list.
ADMISSIONS WITH TEST SCORES
Have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent directly from the testing agency to us.
ADMISSIONS WITHOUT TEST SCORES
If you're selected for individual review, submit your resume and essay in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.
Check Your Status
Check your application status in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.
Become an #OfficialCoog
Applicants who are admitted will receive an admit packet in the mail. Celebrate on social with #OfficialCoog! Then, register for Freshman Orientation in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.
Cost & Aid
We’ll cover tuition and fees for those with an adjusted gross family income at or below $65,000. Tuition support is provided for those with an adjusted gross family income between $65,001 and $125,000. You must be a Texas resident and submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of 1/15/21.
Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
Out-of-state and international students who receive $1,000 or more from various competitive University scholarships may qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver. This means waiver recipients will pay in-state tuition rates.
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.
And even though we're currently not offering in-person visits, our virtual visits will give you a feel for student life and an in-depth look at the academic colleges. You can also request a call from a UH Student Ambassador to get more insight into the student experience at UH.