Academics

Congratulations! You were accepted to and have chosen to attend one of the best colleges for undergraduate education in the United States, according to The Princeton Review, the widely known education services company. For the very first time, our university will be included in the upcoming edition of its best colleges guidebook: “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition” that will be available in bookstores in early August 2011. The resources included on this page will provide you with information that will assist you during your first academic year.

Academic Advising & Advisor Search

The University of Houston’s academic advisors are helpful resources for students considering major selection, career paths, academic plans and enrichment opportunities, course selection and registration, or other personal and life goals. A student should speak to his/her advisor frequently, at least once a semester. Students should also use advisors when considering changing their major or adding a double-major or minor. Use this website: www.uh.edu/academics/majors-minors/advising to locate advisors my colleges, majors, special programs, or interest areas.

Course Enrollment

Below is a video to assist you if you need to add or drop classes before the 12th class day.

Use this presentation for a tutorial on adding and dropping classes through your myUH account.

The Honors College

The Honors College creates a community to serve the University’s finest students. We offer the best of both worlds – the personal support and advantages of a small private college together with the resources and diversity of a large research university. Our benefits include:

  • Small Classes for all Majors:  We offer a range of honors designated classes with limited enrollment that promotes stimulating discussions and interactions.
  • Priority Course Registration:   Every semester, Honors College students are among the first to register for classes, ensuring that they enroll in the classes they want.
  • Accessible Faculty/Staff: Honors faculty and staff practice an open-door policy, making them readily available for one-on-one interactions with students.
  • Student Community: Club Theatre, French Film Society, Model Arab League, World Aid, Honors Ambassadors, Bleacher Creatures, Movie Night, Coffeehouse, Spring Fling, tailgating and museum trips are just a few of our many social organizations and activities that build community beyond the classroom.
  • Minors and Programs: Unique programs and minors promote the Honors experience throughout students’ upper division/major specific coursework. Programs include: Honors Business, Honors Engineering, Medicine & Society, Phronesis: A Politics and Ethics Program, and The Center for Creative Work. www.thehonorscollege.com/minors
  • Office of Undergraduate Research: Housed in the Honors College, this program assists students with securing hands-on research and internship opportunities.
  • Study Abroad: Students may participate in travel opportunities organized and led by Honors faculty. Recent destinations have included Turkey, Italy, Spain, Israel, Greece, and Ireland.
  • Distinction: The Honors College is designed to complement any field of study at the university, enabling one to be recognized with special distinction at graduation.
  • Special Amenities:  Computer labs, study areas, lounges, and residence halls are reserved for Honors students.

We invite you to explore the opportunities available through The Honors College. Additional information, including our online application, may be found at www.thehonorscollege.com/apply.   If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by (212 MD Anderson Library, 2nd floor) or contact 713.743.1766 or honorsadmissions@uh.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you!