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As one of the most diverse colleges in the nation, the University of Houston is committed to increasing access to and success in higher education to underrepresented, disadvantaged, and underserved students of all ages. Below, you'll find an overview of the workshops, presentations, and activities we offer. You’ll also find various resources, including a guide for prospective first-generation college students and multilingual admissions brochures.

What We Do

Empower

We empower students by educating them about the benefits of a college degree.
 

Connect

We connect students to valuable resources and programs that promote and inspire growth.
 

Support

We support our University's and community's intiative to become a more inclusive and prospering environment.

Hands-On Learning

We are dedicated to helping students navigate the college-going process, including career and college exploration, applying to college, and the financial aid process. We offer various activites, workshops, and activities that will educate students about the benefits of higher education.

Questions? Contact us >


Presentations

Your health and safety is important to us. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all presentations will be conducted virtually.

Paving the Road to College

K –12th (Presentation times vary based on academic grade level )
Approx. 15-45 minutes

Students will learn general information about college. This presentation also details information about post-secondary options, importance of earning a post-secondary degree, and the steps to and why it is important to start thinking about life after high school.

College Fit

10th – 11th Grade
Approx. 30-45 minutes

Students will learn the importance and how to choose a college based on their academic, social, and financial needs.

FIRST GEN COOGS

First-Generation (first-gen) college students are the first members of their immediate family to attend college in the United States. Many first-generation college students experience unique strengths and challenges in the pursuit of a college education. We're here to help guide future first-gen coogs with their journey to college. Check out our Planning for College pamphlet for advice on how to prepare for college from ninth grade to senior year.

Official SAT Practice

Having a high SAT score can increase chances of getting into college, qualify you for college honors programs, and open up more scholarship opportunities.

Prepare for the SAT by taking advantage of free offical SAT Practice with your Khan Academy and College Board accounts. Students will get personalized practice recommendations based on your results from the new SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™10, and PSAT™8/9.  All you have to do is follow these steps:

1

Go to satpractice.org

Create an account on Khan Academy, or sign into your existing account.

2

Link Your Accounts

When prompted, agree to link your Khan Academy and College Board accounts.

3

Send Your Scores

Log in to your College Board account, and hit Send to get a personalized practice plan.

Contact Us

Want to talk to someone from the Access and Outreach team about the University of Houston? Have a question about scheduling a presentation with your class? Reach out to the Access and Outreach team today!

Email: admissionsoutreach@uh.edu

Alexandria Hines

Access and Outreach Specialist

Maria-Cristina Gavilan

Access and Outreach Specialist

Resources

The University of Houston offers various resources to its students to maximize their college experience. Check out a few helpful offices and organizations below:

 

For additional resources and information, visit uh.edu/dsaes.