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Easy Transfer. Endless Possibilities.

Transfer to University of Houston, a leading Tier One university with more than 120 degree options and world-renowned professors. When you join UH, you become part of one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. If you want to innovate as an engineer or improve lives through health care — however you choose to put your stamp on the world — our forward-thinking faculty will help you reach your goals.

Not sure if you should apply as a transfer student? Review our transfer student requirements.

Why Transfer?


Keep Your Credit Hours.

University of Houston accepts coursework from thousands of universities and community colleges.

Finish Fast.

On average, students who transfer to University of Houston earn their degree in as little as one-to-two years.


Lower Costs

As a public university, University of Houston’s tuition is more affordable than private universities.


Transfers Made Easy.

Our admissions counselors will help guide you through the transfer process and are available virtually.

Transfer Credit Estimator

You deserve to get as much credit as you can for your work at your previous institution. Meet our new Transfer Credit Estimator, your guide to estimating how many course credits may transfer to your chosen degree program at the University of Houston.

Learn more

Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2025

Application Due: Dec. 2, 2024
Supporting Information* Due:
Dec. 18, 2024

Summer 2025

Application Due: May 5, 2025
Supporting Information* Due:
May 12, 2025

Fall 2025

Application Due: June 23, 2025
Supporting Information* Due: June 30, 2025

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

Transfer Application Process

Use ApplyTexas or the Common App to apply. Submit just one application.

Pay the $75 application fee. (It’s $90 for international students.) Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.

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.

Register for Transfer Orientation in your self-service portal. Learn more about orientation, when sessions are offered and other related topics on the orientation webpage

Transfer Admissions FAQs

  • What are the admissions requirements for transfer students?

    Transferable courses are college-level courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities. In order to determine admissibility, the Office of Admissions will calculate your cumulative GPA for all transferable college-level courses from all schools attended. For repeated courses, grades from all course attempts will be used for calculation of cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA is for admission purposes only and will not transfer to your UH GPA.

    Admission Type Hours of College-Level Credit Earned Minimum Required Cumulative GPA
    Assured Admission 15 or more* 2.50
    Individual Review** 15 or more* 2.25 - 2.49

    *If you've earned less than 15 hours of college-level credit, freshman admission criteria will need to be met. 

    **If you don't meet the assured admissions requirements, we may consider additional factors in the admissions process. If we require additional documentation, we'll request those materials from you. 

  • How does the University of Houston calculate my GPA?

    We will calculate your cumulative GPA for all transferable college-level courses from all schools attended. For repeated courses, grades from all course attempts will be used for calculation of cumulative GPA. We do not count developmental coursework. The cumulative GPA is for admission purposes only and will not transfer to your UH GPA.


  • Will my credits apply to my major?

    Use our Transfer Credit Estimator, a new tool designed to help you estimate how your course credits may transfer to your chosen major and degree program. For more information on transferable credit or advising assistance, please contact the Transfer Advising Program (TAP) at (832)-842-4632.

  • How long will it take to complete my degree program?

    On average, transfer students complete their bachelor's degree in 1-2 years. The timeline to complete your degree varies by how many credits you transfer to UH. Use our Transfer Credit Estimator to start mapping your degree plan.
  • How can I move my application to the next available term?

    Use our application term change request form. Please note the request is only available to applicants (not for students with decisions). Applicants are not required to submit a new application and must submit a request before the new application term deadline.

    Submit the Application Term Change Request form

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    550+ student organizations. 35+ fraternities and sororities. 100+ multi-cultural organizations. 15 intercollegiate sports teams. No matter who you are, we have a lot to o­ffer. So, between classes and making memories that’ll last a lifetime, you’re going to have plenty to do.
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    The Office of Admissions is now offering virtual campus visits. Register for an opportunity to receive a live campus tour from a UH student ambassador and a brief information session from an admissions representative. This visit is approximately 30 minutes.


Admissions representatives are experts when it comes to applying to the University of Houston. If you'd like to talk to an admissions representative for admissions support, you can schedule an in-person or virtual admissions advising appointment, or contact us by phone at 713-743-1010, option 4 or by email at Please note that admissions representatives do not provide support with course selection or registration.