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Transfer Students

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You are a transfer student if you:

  • are a student who earned 15 or more transferable hours of college credit after high school graduation (during fall/spring semester) and
  • are not a former UH undergraduate student and
  • are a U.S. citizen, have applied for permanent residency, or qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528

You are an international transfer student if you:

  • are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or
  • are not graduating from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas (please review Senate Bill 1528) and
  • have graduated from high-school or equivalent and
  • have enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and has earned college credit after high school/secondary school graduation (during fall/spring semesters)

Admission Requirements

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
Freshman Admission 0 - 14 Must meet freshman admission criteria
Assured Admission 15 or more 2.5
Individual Review* 15 or more 2.25 - 2.49

*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.

Alternative Grading Basis for Transfer Credit:

Pass/Fail Grades 
The University of Houston will accept and award college-level credit from regionally-accredited institutions who provide grades of S (Satisfactory) or P (Pass) during semesters impacted by COVID-19. Hours earned from S or P grades will be counted towards transfer hours, but will not be factored in the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA and will not factor into your GPA at UH. Hours earned from F grades will count towards the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams 
The University of Houston will continue to follow our standard practices on awarding AP test scores and will accept scores taken by the online exam format through College Board due to COVID-19.

Transfer Majors with Additional Requirements

Transfer Decision Reconsideration

Transfer applicants who are denied admission to the University of Houston may be eligible for Decision Reconsideration. In order to have their application reconsidered, applicants must submit an updated transcript with new, completed coursework by the designated Transcript Deadline for the application term.

Transfer students who were admitted to something other than their first choice major are eligible to complete a change major request form, but only if they have submitted an updated transcript with new, completed coursework by the designated Transcript Deadline for the application term.

Transferring College Credit

Work hard. Get credit.

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

UH may award transfer credit for all college-level, academic coursework with a grade C- or better from a regionally accredited institution. College-level coursework with lower than a C- will not count toward academic requirements and will not count towards the pursual of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. For more information relevant to transfer credit, GPA calculations, Pass/Fail courses, transfer equivalency guides by program or other related topics, please visit our Transferring Credit page.

Official Transcripts

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. 

If your college or university cannot send official transcripts electronically, your official documents can be mailed in an institutional-sealed envelope to:

Office of Admissions   
University of Houston - Welcome Center
4434 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204

For more information about transcript submission guidelines, please visit Submitting Official High School and College Transcripts Guidelines.

Application Fee

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.

Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the ApplyTexas Application or The Common Application. Please submit only one application.


Term Application Type Open Date Application Due Supporting Information* Due
Spring 2025 U.S. Transfer 8/1/2024 12/2/2024 12/18/2024
International Transfer 8/1/2024 11/4/2024 11/11/2024
Summer 2025 U.S. Transfer 8/1/2024 5/5/2025 5/12/2025
International Transfer 8/1/2024 4/1/2025 4/8/2025
Fall 2025  U.S. Transfer 8/1/2024 6/23/2025 6/30/2025
International Transfer 8/1/2024 5/5/2025 5/12/2025

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

Speak with an Admissions Representative

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.