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Academic Fresh Start

University of Houston undergraduate students may elect to have all academic coursework completed at any institution of higher education 10 or more years prior to the time of application ignored for admission purposes.  Once ignored, this coursework cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite or degree requirements at the University of Houston. The Academic Fresh Start Program is open to new and former students.

Transfer students applying for Academic Fresh Start must have submitted all the necessary credentials to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including transcripts that include coursework completed 10 or more years old, must be sent to UH. Students choosing Academic Fresh Start, however, must meet current admission requirements with coursework taken within the past 10 years.

The Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement form must also be completed and returned to UH.

Students admitted through Academic Fresh Start will be under the University of Houston Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time of their Fresh Start matriculation at UH and will be assigned to an Academic Advisor until they are admitted into a major field of study or until they have accumulated 60 semester hours of credit, whichever comes first.

There may be implications for financial aid and veterans benefits for students admitted under Academic Fresh Start. Students should contact these offices for more information.

Students admitted or readmitted under Academic Fresh Start may elect to use the provisions of this program only once at the University of Houston and only at the point of admission or readmission to the University of Houston.

More information on the Academic Fresh Start Program for undergraduate transfer students may be obtained by contacting:

University of Houston
Office of Admissions
4434 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2023