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Transfer Students

At the University of Houston, you’ll find degree programs that will pave the way to the future you envision—whether you want to build the physical foundations of the future as an engineer or architect, shape young minds as an educator, or study how far humanity has already come as an anthropologist. These are just a few of the areas of study available, taught by world-renowned faculty members.

You are a transfer student if you:

  • are a student who earned 15 or more transferable hours of college credit after high school graduation (during fall/spring semester) and
  • are not a former UH undergraduate student and
  • are a U.S. citizen, have applied for permanent residency, or qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528

You are an international transfer student if you:

  • are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or
  • are not graduating from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas (please review Senate Bill 1528) and
  • have graduated from high-school or equivalent and
  • have enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and has earned college credit after high school/secondary school graduation (during fall/spring semesters)

Admission Requirements

Transferable courses are college-level courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities. In order to determine admissibility, the Office of Admissions will calculate your cumulative GPA for all transferable college-level courses from all schools attended. For repeated courses, grades from all course attempts will be used for calculation of cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA is for admission purposes only and will not transfer to your UH GPA.

 

Admission Type Hours of College-Level Credit Earned Minimum Required Cumulative GPA
Freshman Admission 0 - 14 Must meet freshman admission criteria
Assured Admission 15 or more 2.5
Individual Review* 15 or more 2.25 - 2.49

*Individual Review: A faculty-led committee reviews applicants who do not meet the assured admissions criteria. Coursework and rigor is taken into consideration.

Transfer Majors with Additional Requirements

Transferring College Credit

Transfer credit is awarded for transferable courses that are completed with a grade C- or better. A maximum of 66 lower division (freshman and sophomore-level) semester credit hours can be transferred as credit. There’s no limit to the number of upper division (junior and senior-level) semester credit hours that can transfer to UH. However, students must complete at least 30 semester credit hours in residence at UH to complete baccalaureate degree requirements.

Transfer Equivalency Guides

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Mail your most recent official transcript from all colleges and universities you attended using the address below. A school administrator can also email your official transcript to transcripts@uh.edu.

Mailing Address:
University of Houston
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
4434 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204

Application Fee

Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card, debit card, or check. 

Checks can be made out to:

University of Houston
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
4434 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204

Deadlines

Term Application Type Open Date Close Date
Summer 2019 U.S. Transfer 8/1/2018 5/1/2019
International Transfer 8/1/2018 4/1/2019
       
Fall 2019 U.S. Transfer 8/1/2018 6/28/2019
International Transfer 8/1/2018 6/1/2019

All required documents, fees, and test scores must be received by the deadline to be considered complete and eligible for consideration.