Visiting Students

Admission is granted as a visiting student to undergraduate students who have earned college credit at another regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

In order to be considered for admission as a visiting student, the applicant must provide a transcript from the last regionally accredited U.S. college or university attended in order to document that he or she is currently in good academic standing. Some colleges and departments may have different requirements. Note: Financial Aid is not available for visiting students.

Enrollment in the subsequent fall semester requires a change in status from that of a visiting stu­dent to that of a regular student by completing the Visitor to Regular Student Form. This means that the student must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Houston and submit all transcripts from previous colleges or universities.

Grades earned as a visiting student will be included in determining the cumulative grade point average for admission as a regular student. Appropriate credits earned as a visiting student may be applied toward a degree at UH when admis­sion as a regular student has been granted.

  • Apply online to the University of Houston through the Transfer Texas Common Application (, no later than the indicated deadline date.
  • Provide an official transcript from the most recent college or university attended.

Steps to enrollment for prospective Visiting students

Step 1: Visiting students should apply using the TRANSIENT application type

Visiting students should apply as a visiting student. The student must be in good standing at their current institution and only their current institution’s official transcript is required. The deadline to submit an application and all required documents is May 1.

Step 2: Check course availability

Check the UH class schedule online to make sure the course is available and open.
Note: Students who check availability before the open enrollment period begins may find that their desired course fills up during the initial enrollment appointment period. Remember, priority goes to degree seeking students, and students cannot be added to closed (full) courses.

Step 3: Remove TSI Hold

Once admitted, there will be a hold placed on your record for the Texas Success Initiative, a state exam required of all degree-seeking students. Since you are not planning to be a degree-seeking student at UH, you must contact the University Scholars Program (UScholars) at 832-842-2100 to request a waiver/exemption form (sent via email).

Complete the waiver form and fax the form (and a copy of your fall schedule at your home school) to UScholars at 713-743-8998 as proof that you are a Visiting student. They should remove the stop within one business day.

Step 4: Remove Bacterial Meningitis Hold

Beginning January 2012, Texas State law (SB 1107) mandates that all entering students under the age of 30 provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years prior to registration. Students may also submit proof of approved conscience exemption from the Texas Department of State Health Services (see below for more information).

Visit to see how to fulfill the bacterial meningitis immunization requirement.