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Application Instructions

  • First-Year Freshman Students

    You will apply as a first-year freshman if you are a high school senior or if you graduated high school/GED but never attended a college or university.

    We're Test Optional
    Applicants have the option to apply for admission with or without a test score for the following academic terms: spring 2024, summer 2024 and fall 2024. Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying without a test score.

    1. APPLY ONLINE

      Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the ApplyTexas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

      On your application, you will select whether you want your application to be reviewed with a test score or without a test score. Be sure to complete the short admissions essay and tell us about your extracurricular activities. 

    2. APPLICATION FEES

      Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card or debit card. Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.

      First-time freshmen may qualify for an application fee waiver. Simply complete the National Association for College Admissions Counseling Fee Waiver Form and submit a PDF copy through your myUH account.

    3. SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPT

      Pick one of the following options to submit your most recent high school transcript information:

      • Self-report your transcript information. Visit your task list in your my.uh.edu self-service portal to self-report your transcript information. You'll only report your math, science, English, and social studies classes.

      • Ask your school administrator to send your official transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. TREx (for Texas institutions).

      View our self-reporting guide or watch our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

      We do not accept hard copy transcripts. Applicants are required to self report academic information or provide using an EDI.
    4. SUBMIT TEST SCORES

      If you are applying for admissions with a test score, have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent directly from the testing agency to us. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870.

      If you are applying for admissions without a test score, skip this step.

    Deadlines

    • Fall 2024
      • Application Deadline: June 3, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: June 10, 2024
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    • Spring 2025
      • Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: Dec. 9, 2024
    • Summer 2025
      • Application Deadline: May 5, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 12, 2025
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    • Fall 2025
      • Application Deadline: June 2, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: June 9, 2025
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    • Fall 2025 Scholarship Priority Deadlines
      • Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: Nov. 8, 2024
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    *Supporting information includes application fee, self-reporting transcript information, test scores (if applicable). If applying without test scores, supporting information also includes your essay and resume. You can request to change to admissions without a test score by submitting this form.

  • Transfer Students

    You will apply as a transfer if you have earned 15 or more transferable hours of college credit after high school graduation.

    1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the ApplyTexas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

    2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card or debit card. Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.

    3. If you will have fewer than 15 semester hours (30 for business majors) at the time of applying, have your high school transcript and ACT or SAT score(s) sent to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870.

    4. Submit official college transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Ask your college or university registrar to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. Speede. You may also upload a PDF copy of your transcript to your myUH self-service portal.

    Deadlines

    • Fall 2024
      • Application Deadline: June 24, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: July 1, 2024 
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    • Spring 2025
      • Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: Dec. 18, 2025
    • Summer 2025
      • Application Deadline: May 5, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 12, 2025
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    • Fall 2025
      • Application Deadline: June 23, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: June 30, 2025 
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    *Supporting information includes application fee and official transcript(s) from all attended institution(s).

  • International Students

    You will apply as an international student if you want to attend the University of Houston with citizenship from a country outside the U.S.

    1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the ApplyTexas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

    2. Pay the nonrefundable $90 application fee with a credit card or debit card. Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.

    3. Have your official test scores sent directly from the testing agency. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870; TOEFL is 6870. There is no institutional code for IELTS or Duolingo English Test scores. For IELTS and Duolingo English Test scores, the testing agency should send score reports to University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    4. For International Freshman: Submit official* high school (secondary school) transcripts, mark sheets, external exam results, and certificates) for years 9-12 (or equivalent years). Academic records not issued in English must be submitted in the original language and include a certified literal English translation. Review the UH Required International Secondary Academic Records page for the credentials required for your international curriculum or country.

      For International Transfer: Submit official* academic credentials (transcripts, mark sheet(s), and degree certificates) from all post-secondary schools (universities and colleges) attended whether in the USA or in another country.

      All hard copy documents submitted by international applicants as part of the application process become the property of the University of Houston and will not be returned to the student.
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      OPTIONS FOR SUBMITTING TRANSCRIPTS

      •  Upload to myUH self-service (Schools Outside US): Follow the Upload Transcript Guide to upload a copy of your official international academic records to your my.uh.edu self-service portal. Uploaded transcripts are considered unofficial but can complete an application for admission consideration. Please note, if admitted, UH will require submission of official final academic records before enrollment.

      Send Electronically: Ask your school administrator to send your official transcripts electronically through a secure electronic transcript service such as: TRex, SPEEDE, Common App, Naviance, Parchment, etc.

      •  Send by Postal Mail: Official transcripts can be mailed in an institutional-sealed envelope to: Office of Admission, University of Houston-Welcome Center, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204 , U.S.A.

      *Official transcripts must either state “official”, have your institution's seal, a signature by a school official, or official watermark. It is up to the discretion of the Office of Admissions to determine the validity of the transcript and the office reserves the right to request additional or different copies if needed.
    6. Submit a copy of your passport ID page(s). F-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 and 2 of the SEVIS I-20 and a copy of their I-94 record. J-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 of the DS-2019 and a copy of their I-94 record.

    7. Submit financial documents. Acceptable financial documents include: statement from the bank signed by agent or bank stamp/seal; letter written from back with the amount clearly indicated in U.S. dollars; checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements; scholarship letters; or letters showing government funding.

    Learn more: International Freshman | International Transfer

    Deadlines

    • Spring 2025
      • Application Deadline: Nov. 4, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: Nov.  11, 2025
    • Summer 2025
      • Application Deadline: April 1, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: April 8, 2025
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    • Fall 2025
      • Application Deadline: May 5, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 12, 2025

    *Supporting information includes application fee and official transcript(s) from all attended institution(s).

  • Post-Baccalaureate Students

    Post-baccalaureate applicants are those who have completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree prior to enrolling in UH. Post-baccalaureate students can take undergraduate courses, pursue a second degree, or meet the prerequisites needed for the graduate majors.

    1. Complete the University of Houston Transfer application for admission using the ApplyTexas Application.
    2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card or debit card. Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.
    3. Have your most recent colleges or university transcript sent to the University of Houston. Ask your college or university registrar to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. Speede.

    Deadlines

    • Spring 2025
      • Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: Dec. 18, 2024
    • Summer 2025
      • Application Deadline: May 5, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 12, 2025
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    • Fall 2025
      • Application Deadline: June 23, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: June 30, 2025

     

    *Supporting information includes application fee and official transcript(s) from all attended institution(s).

  • Transient / Visiting Students

    A Visiting Student (sometimes referred to as a Transient Student) can take undergraduate courses at the University of Houston, but is not seeking a degree.

    1. Complete the University of Houston transient application for admission using the ApplyTexas Application.
    2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card or debit card. Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.
    3. Have your most recent colleges or university transcript sent to the University of Houston. Ask your college or university registrar to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. Speede.

    Deadlines

    • Summer 2024
      • Application Deadline: May 24, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 31, 2024
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    • Fall 2024
      • Application Deadline: Aug. 9, 2024
      • Supporting Information* Due: Aug. 16, 2024
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    • Spring 2025
      • Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: Dec. 18, 2025
    • Summer 2025
      • Application Deadline: May 23, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: May 30, 2025
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    • Fall 2025
      • Application Deadline: Aug. 1, 2025
      • Supporting Information* Due: Aug. 8, 2025

    *Supporting information includes application fee and official transcript(s) from all attended institution(s).

Admissions Brochure

Read more about admission requirements, majors and tuition in our admissions brochure.