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How do I change my major to BA/BS Public Policy if I'm a current UH student?

Current UH students who wish to change their majors to the Hobby School's BA/BS Public Policy must have established at least a 2.00 minimum cumulative UH GPA. Students must complete the requirements of the BA/BS Public Policy based on the catalog year requirements in effect at the time the major was declared.

Students with less than a 2.00 grade point average are encouraged to obtain academic advising from the Hobby School. However, they are not eligible to officially change their major until the required GPA is attained.

In order to formally request a major change, students should download and complete the Undergraduate General Petition and e-mail this to Scott Mason at smason@uh.edu for review.

This form must be submitted by the Hobby School at least two weeks prior to the start of the next term for this major change to potentially be accepted for that term.



Incoming Freshman

1) Apply Online

Go to ApplyTexas.org or CommonApp.org to apply. This is where you’ll indicate whether you want to be reviewed with a test score or without a test score.

2) Pay Application Fees

Pay the $75 application fee (It’s $90 for international students). You may qualify for an application fee waiver, which you can submit in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

3) Submit Transcripts

Ask your school administrator to send your official transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system.

OR

Self-report transcript information in your my.uh.edu self-service portal. You’ll see an option for it on your applicant to-do list.

4) Submit Documents

ADMISSIONS WITH TEST SCORES

Have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent directly from the testing agency to us.

ADMISSIONS WITHOUT TEST SCORES

If you're selected for individual review, submit your resume and essay in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

5) Check Your Status

Check your application status in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

6) Become an #OfficialCoog

Applicants who are admitted will receive an admit packet in the mail. Celebrate on social with #OfficialCoog! Then, register for Freshman Orientation in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

For more information, visit the Incoming Freshmen page.

Transfer Students

1) Visit the Transfer Advising Program

Visit the Transfer Advising Program to learn more about the process of transferring and joining the BA/BS Public Policy program.

2) Apply Online

Go to applytexas.org or commonapp.org to apply.

3) Pay Application Fees

Pay the $75 application fee. (It’s $90 for international students.) Payment can be made in your myUH self-service portal or before submitting the admissions application.

4) Submit Transcripts

Submit official college transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Ask your college or university registrar to send your transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. Speede.

5) Check Your Status

Check your application status in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

6) Become an #OfficialCoog

Register for Transfer Orientation in your my.uh.edu self-service portal.

For more information, visit the Transfer Students page.