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Easy Transfer. Endless Possibilites.

Transfer to University of Houston, a leading Tier One university with more than 120 degree options and world-renowned professors. When you join UH, you become part of one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. If you want to innovate as an engineer or improve lives through health care — however you choose to put your stamp on the world — our forward-thinking faculty will help you reach your goals.

Not sure if you should apply as a transfer student? Review our transfer student requirements.

Why Transfer?

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Keep Your Credit Hours.

University of Houston accepts coursework from thousands of universities and community colleges.

Finish Fast.

On average, students who transfer to University of Houston earn their degree in as little as one-to-two years.

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Lower Costs

As a public university, University of Houston’s tuition is more affordable than private universities.

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Transfers Made Easy.

Our admissions counselors will help guide you through the transfer process and are available virtually.

Transfer Credit Estimator

You deserve to get as much credit as you can for your work at your previous institution. Meet our new Transfer Credit Estimator, your guide to estimating how many course credits may transfer to your chosen degree program at the University of Houston.


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Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2021 Application
December 1, 2020

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Summer 2021 Application
May 3, 2021

Fall 2021 Application
May 31, 2021

 Application materials may be due later than the application deadline. See all dates and deadlines.

Transfer Application Process

1

Apply Online

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

2

Pay Application Fees

Pay the $75 application fee. (It’s $90 for international students.)

3

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.

4

Check Your Status

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

5

Become an #OfficialCoog

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

Transfer Admissions FAQs

  • What are the admissions requirements for transfer students?

    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

    *If you don't meet the assured admissions requirements, we may consider additional factors in the admissions process. If we require additional documentation, we'll request those materials from you.

    Some majors have additional requirements on top of the ones listed above. For more information, visit uh.edu/transfer-majors-ar.

  • How does the University of Houston calculate my GPA?

    We 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. We do not count developmental coursework. The cumulative GPA is for admission purposes only and will not transfer to your UH GPA.

     

  • Will my credits apply to my major?

    Use our Transfer Credit Estimator, a new tool designed to help you estimate how your course credits may transfer to your chosen major and degree program. For more information on transferable credit or advising assistance, please contact the Transfer Advising Program (TAP) at (832)-842-4632.

  • How long will it take to complete my degree program?

    On average, transfer students complete their bachelor's degree in 1-2 years. The timeline to complete your degree varies by how many credits you transfer to UH. Use our Transfer Credit Estimator to start mapping your degree plan.

Student Life

  • Housing

    Want to learn and grow in your own space? Living on campus is still an option. We know how important it is to feel safe. That’s why we’ve increased cleaning for all common spaces, adjusted spaces to accommodate social distancing, and made single rooms available to all future residents.
  • Get Involved

    600+ student organizations. 35+ fraternities and sororities. 100+ multi-cultural organizations. 15 intercollegiate sports teams. No matter who you are, we have a lot to o­ffer. So, between classes and making memories that’ll last a lifetime, you’re going to have plenty to do.
  • Guided Virtual Tours

    The Office of Admissions is now offering virtual campus visits. Register for an opportunity to receive a live campus tour from a UH student ambassador and a brief information session from an admissions representative. This visit is approximately 30 minutes.

Questions?

Admissions counselors are experts when it comes to applying to the University of Houston. If you'd like to talk to an admissions counselor for admissions support, we're offering virtual advising by appointment. Please note that admissions counselors do not provide support with course selection or registration.

And even though we're currently not offering in-person visits, our virtual visits will give you a feel for student life and an in-depth look at the academic colleges. You can also request a call from a UH Student Ambassador to get more insight into the student experience at UH.

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