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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Learn more about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting admissions at the University of Houston.

University Events Canceled Until Further Notice

Your health and safety is important to us. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all University events, including campus visits and Cougar Preview, are canceled until further notice.

In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy our virtual tours of campus life and our academic colleges. Whether you're interested in campus life or a specific academic college, our virtual visits will give you an in-depth look at what it's like to be a UH student.

Talk with a Student Ambassador

Learn more about the student experience at UH by requesting a call from a UH Student Ambassador. The UH Ambassador program is made up of diverse UH students involved in various areas across campus. We'll do our best to match you with a student within your college and areas of interest so that you can learn about the information most important to you.

The University of Houston offers virtual advising appointments.

Virtual Advising

Want to speak to an advisor but can't make it to campus? We offer virtual advising and have staff on stand-by to support any additional questions.

Contact Us

Phone: (713) 743-1010, option 4
Email: admissions@uh.edu

FAQ's

For Prospective Students

For Applicants

  • How do I submit my transcript(s)?

    We’re going paperless

    1. Send using TREx.Ask your school administrator to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. TREx (for Texas institutions).
    2. Upload a PDF copy. You may also upload a PDF copy of your transcript to your myUH self-service account to complete your application.

    We will accept transcripts by Naviance and Speede (FICE code: 003662) for spring, summer, and fall 2021 applicants only. For faster service go paperless. It is strongly recommended academic records are submitting by self-report.

  • Is the University going to continue waiving the SAT/ACT exam for the 2021 spring, summer, and/or fall terms?

    At this time, waiving the SAT and ACT is a temporary change for summer and fall 2020. We’ll continue to assess the availability of test exams for 2021 applicants. We’ll publish updated admission requirements by September 1.

  • Will UH accept pass/fail grades?

    Freshmen

    We will evaluate freshmen applicants using the high school grade point average and class rank provided on the official transcript. For most schools, S (Satisfactory) or P (Pass) grades do not change a GPA. It is common for F (Fail) grades to factor into the GPA. For dual credit courses, hours earned from S or P grades will be counted towards transfer credit and hours.

    Transfer

    We 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.

  • I’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19. Is Admissions providing any accommodations?

    Application Fee

    If you can't afford the application fee because of financial hardships due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. You must have an application on file prior to submitting a fee waiver request. If you've already paid the application fee, you cannot submit a fee waiver form as the application fee is non-refundable.

    Orientation Fee

    You can request an orientation fee deferment if you meet the criteria as listed here. This will not remove or waive your orientation fee. You'll still be required to pay for orientation at a later date.

For Admitted Students

  • Will this affect timing of admission notification?

    No. Admission, scholarship, and honors program decisions are not affected. Stay up to date on your admissions status at accessUH.uh.edu.

  • Are the other offices at UH open?

    Yes. You're able to contact respective offices via email or phone call with any questions or concerns.

    University Registrar: (713)-743-1010 (option 7) or uhour@uh.edu 

    Financial Aid: (713)-743-1010 (option 5) or sfa@uh.edu

    Student Business Services: (713)-743-1010 (option 6) or bursar@uh.edu

    Housing: (713)-743-6000 or housing@UH.edu

  • Will New Student Orientation take place as usual?

    We are assessing our options to host New Student Orientation for spring, summer, and fall 2021. We’ll publish details by October 1.

For International Students

  • When will I receive my I-20?

    We will send an email outlining the next steps once you have submitted the immigration documentation form and uploaded all the documents required for the I-20. If you have not submitted your immigration documentation form, please complete that form and upload all required documents. The form must be submitted before we can begin processing your I-20. Once we have received that, we will issue the I-20 as quickly as possible.

  • If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend UH?

    UH continues to welcome students from around the world. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by the US government.

For Parents

For Counselors

  • Is the University going to continue waiving the SAT/ACT exam for the 2021 spring, summer, and/or fall terms?

    At this time, waiving the SAT and ACT is a temporary change for summer and fall 2020. We’ll continue to assess the availability of test exams for 2021 applicants. We’ll publish updated admission requirements by September 1.

  • I’m scheduled to have UH on my campus. Will you still be coming?

    The Office of Admissions has limited travel as many schools are currently closed. We are organizing alternative methods to connect with prospective students. We encourage you to contact your admissions representative for details.

  • Will UH be present at college fairs?

    The Office of Admissions has limited travel to college fairs. We are organizing alternative methods to connect with prospective students. We encourage you to contact your admissions representative for details.

  • Will this affect timing of admission notification?

    No. Admission, scholarship, and honors program decisions are not affected. Stay up to date on your admissions status at accessUH.uh.edu.

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