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Congratulations on choosing one of only three public Tier One research universities in the state of Texas. Located in the fourth largest city in the United States, University of Houston students are in ideal proximity to internship and research opportunities. You'll find that UH students, faculty and staff are devoted to research and community initiatives.

The general application process below applies to undergraduate applicants. Please review the steps carefully as the application may differ depending on your admission type. 

Dates and deadlines

Have you checked the current registration dates and deadlines? Dates and deadlines are specific to applicant type, so be sure to review the deadlines that apply to you. If you are unsure of your applicant type, contact Online and Special Programs and we can help you determine which application is best for you.

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Application and fees

Submit your application and fees through International students may be subject to additional application fees. Some majors have additional admission criteria such as resumes, personal statements or writing samples. Find out if your major has special requirements.

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Transcripts and scores

Official transcripts with class rank and graduation plan must be sent directly to the University of Houston main campus. For faster processing, UH accepts official electronic transcripts through TREx. Official SAT or ACT scores should be sent directly to University of Houston from the testing agency, using code 6870 for SAT and code 4236 for ACT. Official test scores must have been taken within the last five years.

Review my.uh account

Check your application at myUH. You can monitor the status of your application by logging in to your myUH self-service account and accessing "Student Admission", then "Application Status". Please note that applications are typically processed in 7-10 business days upon the receipt of your last required document.

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Admit packet

Once accepted, you will receive an admit packet. Your admit packet will contain important information concerning orientation, placement tests, housing, parking and dining options.

Student orientation

New Student Conferences/Orientations are mandatory for all incoming students. These orientations are designed to help you transition into the social, cultural and academic aspects of UH. Any associated fees will be added to your fees bill in your my.uh account. There are two types of New Student Conferences: One for Freshman students and one for Transfer students.

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Applying to the University of Houston is the first step toward your rewarding future. If you do not fall into any of the student categories, please visit the additional applicant types page for a list of categories.

We welcome transfer students who want to complete their educational journey at UH.

Undergraduate students who have earned college credit at another university.

Have you attended UH before? Apply as a returning student.