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Eligibility Requirements

Update December 2017: The University of Houston has extended the Fall 2018 priority deadline for scholarship consideration from November 15, 2017 to January 3, 2018. As a result, the Tier One Invitational, originally scheduled for January 13, 2018, has been cancelled. However, we would still like the opportunity to meet Tier One candidates and to introduce them to the University of Houston. Competitive candidates should plan to attend one of the following on-campus prospective student events: Honors College Open House on January 25, 2018 or February 24, 2018; or Cougar Preview on February 24, 2018. We have already recorded the attendance of candidates who participated in Cougar Preview on October 21 or November 11, or the Honors College Open House on November 1.

To compete for the Tier One Scholarship, incoming freshman students should complete the Tier One Scholarship application and the application for admission to the University of Houston. Both applications should be completed as soon as possible but no later than January 3, 2018.

Applicants who have a 1400 SAT Total (ERW + Math) or 30 ACT Composite score, and who rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, will improve their odds of qualifying for the scholarship.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Tier One selection process.