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Visiting Students

Visiting students are those who have a high school diploma or GED and wish to take specific undergraduate coursework but are not pursuing a degree at the University of Houston. Visiting students are also called “transient student” and are non-degree seeking.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply online at Complete the application for transient students.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card, debit card, or check.
  3. Have your most recent official transcript sent to the University of Houston at the address below. A school adminstrator can also email your official transcript to For faster service, send your official transcript to us electronically. 

Mailing Address:
University of Houston
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
4434 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204


Term Close Date
Fall 2019 6/28/2019
Spring 2020 12/1/2019
Summer 2020 5/1/2020
Fall 2020 6/26/2020

Additional Information

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.

Once admitted as a visiting student, no application is necessary for enrollment in future term sessions. Enrollment as a degree-seeking student requires a visiting student to complete the Visiting to Degree-Seeking student form, meet admission requirements of the University of Houston (and their intended major) and submit all transcripts from previous colleges or universities attended.

Visiting to Degree-Seeking Form