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Application Instructions

  • First-Year Freshman Students

    You will apply as a first-year freshman if you are a high school senior or if you graduated high school/GED but never attended a college or university.

    1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the Apply Texas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

    2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card, debit card, or check. Checks can be made out to the University of Houston, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

      First-time freshmen may qualify for an application fee waiver. Simply complete the National Association for College Admissions Counseling Fee Waiver Form, and submit to admissions@uh.edu.

    3. Have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent directly from the testing agency to us. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870.

    4. Have your most recent official high-school transcript sent to The University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204. For faster service, send your official transcript to us electronically using TREx, Parchment, or Naviance.

    Deadlines

    • Spring 2019: December 1, 2018
    • Summer 2019: May 1, 2019
    • Fall 2019 Priority Scholarship: November 15, 2019
    • Fall 2019: June 7, 2019
  • Transfer Students

    You will apply as a transfer if you have graduated high school and earned, or will earn, 15 or more credit hours.

    1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the Apply Texas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

    2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card, debit card, or check. Checks can be made out to the University of Houston, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    3. If you will have fewer than 15 semester hours (30 for business majors) at the time of applying, have your high school transcript and ACT or SAT score(s) sent to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870.

    4. Have your most recent official transcript from all colleges and universities attended sent to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    Deadlines

    • Spring 2019: December 1, 2019
    • Summer 2019: May 1, 2019
    • Fall 2019: June 28, 2019
  • International Students

    You will apply as an international student if you want to attend the University of Houston with citizenship from a country outside the U.S.

    1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the Apply Texas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

    2. Pay the nonrefundable $90 application fee with a credit card, debit card, or check, or money order. Checks can be made out to the University of Houston, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    3. Have your official test scores sent directly from the testing agency. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870; TOEFL is 6870. There is no institutional code for IELTS exams. The testing agency should mail official IELTS score reports to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    4. Send official secondary school or high-school academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, graduation certificate) to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204. Your academic records must be in a sealed envelope from the school.

    5. Submit a copy of your passport ID page(s). F-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 and 2 of the SEVIS I-20 and a copy of their I-94 record. J-1s in the U.S. are required to submit a copy of page 1 of the DS-2019 and a copy of their I-94 record.
    6. Submit financial documents. Acceptable financial documents include: statement from the bank signed by agent or bank stamp/seal; letter written from back with the amount clearly indicated in U.S. dollars; checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements; scholarship letters; or letters showing government funding.
    Learn more: International Freshman | International Transfer

    Deadlines

    • Spring 2019: October 1, 2018
    • Summer 2019: April 1, 2019
    • Fall 2019: June 1, 2019