Skip to main content

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
  • do not qualify for readmission 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


Admission Type Hours of College-Level Credit Earned Minimum Required GPA
Assured Admission 15 or more* 2.5
Individual Review** 15 or more* 2.25 - 2.49

*If you've earned less than 15 hours of college-level credit after graduating high school, you'll have to meet freshman admission criteria to be admitted.

**Individual Review: The University of Houston individually reviews applicants who do not meet the assured admissions criteria. Coursework and rigor is taken into consideration by a faculty-led review committee.

Special Major RequirementsTransfer Equivalency GuidesState of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy


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

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


Term Application Type Open Date Close Date
Spring 2019 U.S. Transfer* 8/1/2018 12/1/2018
International Transfer 8/1/2018 10/1/2018
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.

*Spring 2019 transfer applicants must have the application for admission submitted and fee paid by the deadline. Transcripts necessary to complete the application will be accepted until December 19, 2018. Applicants with coursework prior to the Fall 2018 semester are strongly encouraged to submit an official transcript prior to the final date to expedite processing.