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Applying to the University of Houston as a freshman is a first step toward your rewarding future.


First, be sure to check our admission deadlines and freshman admissions requirements. Below you will find the steps to apply as a freshman:

  1. The application. Go to applytexas.org and submit your ApplyTexas application for the University of Houston (main campus).
  2. The $75 Application Fee ($90 for international applicants). Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee when you submit your ApplyTexas application or mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions. Your check or money order must be payable to: University of Houston.
  3. Send your high school transcript. Send your official high school transcript with class rank and graduation plan. Official high school transcripts must be sent directly to University of Houston (main campus) from your high school. Your high school counselor or registrar can help you with this process. UH accepts official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) from various secure electronic networks: TREx (for Texas Schools), EDI/SPEEDE, Naviance, Parchment/DocuFide, etc. If the transcript service your high school uses is requesting an email address, please use admissions@uh.edu.

    If electronic transcript delivery is not an option at your high school, please request for an official transcripts to be sent by mail in a sealed envelope directly to the UH. UH does not accept faxed transcripts or transcripts sent via email attachment by students.
  4. Send your test scores. Official SAT or ACT scores should be sent directly to UH from the testing agency. The University of Houston SAT code is 6870 and the ACT code is 4236. SAT and ACT policy allows students to send test scores to several colleges. The University of Houston will accept the SAT (tests administered prior to March 2016) or the redesigned SAT (tests administered since March 2016) for Fall 2017 applicants. Official test scores must have been taken with the last five years.

If you also are seeking admission to The Honors College, please select the appropriate checkbox on the ApplyTexas application and submit the supplementary materials.

Where to Mail Application Items
If you are submitting your application fee and/or official transcript by mail, please send to:

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