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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. Students are getting a jumping start on their college coursework, are applying credit toward a degree at another institution, or may have already completed a Bachelor's Degree and are taking pre-requisite courses as a Post-Baccalaureate student.

  • Admission as a Visiting Student is granted to:
    • undergraduate students who are in good standing at their current or most recently attended college or university, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0, OR
    • high school graduates who have not earned college credit post high school graduation, and have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of a 3.5
    • visiting students that satisfy the English language requirement for University of Houston.
  • Visiting students are not eligible for Financial Aid

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the Transient Application at ApplyTexas.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card or debit card.
  3. Meet the English language requirement for University of Houston.
  4. Have your most recent transcript sent to the University of Houston at the address below. For faster service, send your transcript to us electronically.

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


Term Open Date Application Due Supporting Information** Due
Summer 2023 8/1/2022 5/26/2023 5/26/2023
Fall 2023 8/1/2022 8/11/2023 8/11/2023


*If you are interested in taking courses for Summer Session 1, 2 and 3 please submit your application and necessary documents as indicated by your myUH To Do list by the Summer Priority Deadline. Applications and documents submitted for the Summer after the priority deadline will be considered for Summer Session 4.

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

Visiting to Degree Seeking

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 Degree Seeking Status Change Request Form, meet transfer admission requirements of the University of Houston (and their intended major), and submit all transcripts from previous colleges and universities. Admitted students will be required to go through New Student Orientation.