Honors Admissions

Debating between a small college and large university? Why not have both?

We offer the best of both worlds – the personal support and attention of a small college combined with the diversity and resources of a large university. Our students enjoy:

The Honors College creates a community to serve the University of Houston’s finest students. Open to all majors, the Honors College curriculum complements all degree plans offered at the University of Houston. With fewer than 600 students admitted annually, the Honors College is able to devote significant resources aimed at making each student’s college experience unique.

Interested? We encourage you to apply!

Important Application Dates

Applications to the Honors College are accepted year-round. Late applications will automatically be considered for the following semester. Students are encouraged to apply early as the class may fill before the final application consideration date.

For fall candidates

December 1 — Priority consideration application date for fall semester admission to both the Honors College and the University of Houston.

April 1 Application and supporting documents deadline for admission to the University of Houston for the fall semester. Visit the University of Houston Admissions website for additional information.       

April 1 - Application and supporting documents deadline for fall semester admission to the Honors College. Final decisions for fall semester admissions are made by June 1.

For spring candidates 

December 1 — Application and supporting documents deadline for spring admissions. Final decisions for spring semester admissions are made during the first two weeks of January.   

Freshman applicants seeking University scholarships are advised to apply during the fall semester of the student's senior year in high school, as the University reserves the right to cease awarding scholarships once funds are exhausted.