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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Learn more about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting admissions at the University of Houston.

Campus Visits

The Office of Admissions has re-opened in-person tours in a limited capacity. We are also still offering our live virtual tours.


We also encourage you to enjoy our virtual tours of campus life and our academic colleges. Whether you're interested in campus life or a specific academic college, our virtual visits will give you an in-depth look at what it's like to be a UH student.

Talk with a Student Ambassador

Learn more about the student experience at UH by requesting a call from a UH Student Ambassador. The UH Ambassador program is made up of diverse UH students involved in various areas across campus. We'll do our best to match you with a student within your college and areas of interest so that you can learn about the information most important to you.

The University of Houston offers virtual advising appointments.

Virtual Advising

Want to speak to an advisor but can't make it to campus? We offer virtual advising and have staff on stand-by to support any additional questions.

Contact Us

Phone: (713) 743-1010, option 4
Email: admissions@uh.edu

FAQ's

For Prospective Students

For Applicants

  • How do I submit my transcript(s)?

    Freshman
    Pick one of the following options to submit your most recent high school transcript information:

    • Ask your school administrator to send your official transcript data electronically through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. TREx (for Texas institutions) 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. You may also upload a PDF copy of your transcript to your myUH self-service portal using the following steps:
      1. Log in to your myUH account
      2. Select the "Student Center" tile
      3. Locate your "To Do" list on the top right side of the page
      4. Select "Details/Upload Document"
      5. Select the "Upload/View Document" link for the "High School Transcript"
      6. Select the "Upload File" button and select your High School Transcript (must be in PDF format) and navigate through the prompts

    Transfer
    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. You may also upload a PDF copy of your transcript to your myUH self-service portal using the following steps:

    1. Log in to your myUH account
    2. Select the "Student Center" tile
    3. Locate your "To Do" list on the top right side of the page
    4. Select "Details/Upload Document"
    5. Select the "Upload/View Document" link for the "Official Transcript"
    6. Select the "Upload File" button and select your Official Transcript (must be in PDF format) and navigate through the prompts

    International – Freshman
    Send official* secondary school or high school academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, graduation certificate, etc.). We prefer these to be submitted electronically through your school counselor via email or the Common Application. They can also be sent by mail to 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    International - Transfer
    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. They can also be sent by mail to 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.

    *Official transcripts must either state "official," have your institution's seal, a signature by a school official, or an official watermark. It’s up to the discretion of the Office of Admissions to determine the validity of the transcript, and the office reserves the right to request additional or different copies if needed.

  • Is the University going to continue waiving the SAT/ACT exam for the 2021 spring, summer, and/or fall terms?

    Applicants have the option to apply for admission with or without a test score for the following academic terms: spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022. Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying without a test score. Read more about test optional admission here.

  • Will UH accept pass/fail grades?

    Freshmen

    We will evaluate freshmen applicants using the high school grade point average and class rank provided on the official transcript. For most schools, S (Satisfactory) or P (Pass) grades do not change a GPA. It is common for F (Fail) grades to factor into the GPA. For dual credit courses, hours earned from S or P grades will be counted towards transfer credit and hours.

    Transfer

    We will accept and award college-level credit from regionally-accredited institutions who provide grades of S (Satisfactory) or P (Pass) during semesters impacted by COVID-19. Hours earned from S or P grades will be counted towards transfer hours, but will not be factored in the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA and will not factor into your GPA at UH. Hours earned from F grades will count towards the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA.

  • I’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19. Is Admissions providing any accommodations?

    Application Fee

    If you can't afford the application fee because of financial hardships due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. You must have an application on file prior to submitting a fee waiver request. If you've already paid the application fee, you cannot submit a fee waiver form as the application fee is non-refundable.

    Orientation Fee

    You can request an orientation fee deferment if you meet the criteria as listed here. This will not remove or waive your orientation fee. You'll still be required to pay for orientation at a later date.

For Admitted Students

  • Will this affect timing of admission notification?

    No. Admission, scholarship, and honors program decisions are not affected. Stay up to date on your admissions status at accessUH.uh.edu.

  • Are the other offices at UH open?

    Yes. You're able to contact respective offices via email or phone call with any questions or concerns.

    University Registrar: (713)-743-1010 (option 7) or uhour@uh.edu 

    Financial Aid: (713)-743-1010 (option 5) or sfa@uh.edu

    Student Business Services: (713)-743-1010 (option 6) or bursar@uh.edu

    Housing: (713)-743-6000 or housing@UH.edu

  • Will New Student Orientation take place as usual?

    New Student Orientation is planning to offer both in-person and virtual live orientation sessions for freshmen, and virtual sessions for transfer students. During New Student Orientation, you will get acquainted with campus resources, learn more about how to pay for college, and gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed at UH. For each orientation date, there is a concurrent live virtual session for family members and supporters.

For International Students

  • When will I receive my I-20?

    We will send an email outlining the next steps once you have submitted the immigration documentation form and uploaded all the documents required for the I-20. If you have not submitted your immigration documentation form, please complete that form and upload all required documents. The form must be submitted before we can begin processing your I-20. Once we have received that, we will issue the I-20 as quickly as possible.

  • If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend UH?

    UH continues to welcome students from around the world. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by the US government.

  • If I am a new, international undergraduate student that’s unable to come to the United States for Fall 2021, what do I do?

    If you’re not yet on an F-1 visa, you can register for virtual classes. If you’re residing outside of the United States while taking classes, you are not required to enroll in a minimum number of in-person classes to maintain your full-time status. This is a great option if you’re not able to secure a visa to arrive on campus in time for the Fall 2021 semester (by August 12, 2021). However, you will need to defer your I-20 to the Spring 2022 term.

  • Can I defer to a future term?

    Please contact us at admissions@uh.edu for more information.

For Parents

  • Who can help me over the phone or email?

    For questions regarding admissions, contact the Office of Admission at admissions@uh.edu or (713) 743-1010, option 4 and we will connect you with an available admissions representative. The Office of Admissions is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Will this affect timing of admission notification?

    No. Admission, scholarship, and honors program decisions are not affected. Stay up to date on your admissions status at accessuh.uh.edu.

  • Will more campus visit dates be added later?

    The Office of Admissions has re-opened in-person tours in a limited capacity. We also encourage you to enjoy our virtual tours of campus life and our academic colleges. You can also request a call from a UH Student Ambassador to learn more about the student experience at UH.

  • Will New Student Orientation take place as usual?

    New Student Orientation is planning to offer both in-person and virtual live orientation sessions for freshmen and virtual sessions for transfer students. During New Student Orientation, you will get acquainted with campus resources, learn more about how to pay for college, and gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed at UH. For each orientation date, there is a concurrent live virtual session for family members and supporters.

  • UH Admissions is scheduled to visit my area. Will they still be here?

    The Office of Admissions has limited travel to high schools as many schools are currently closed. We are organizing alternative methods to connect with prospective students. We encourage you to contact your admissions representative for details.

  • Is the University open to visitors?

    The Office of Admissions has re-opened in-person tours in a limited capacity. We are also still offering our virtual tours. If you wish to explore campus on your own, you can view our self-guided tour page, which has a tour map and suggested route.

  • Have there been any confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UH community?

    Receive the most up-to-date information by visiting uh.edu/covid-19.

For Counselors

  • Is the University going to continue waiving the SAT/ACT exam for the 2021 spring, summer, and/or fall terms?

    Applicants have the option to apply for admission with or without a test score for the following academic terms: spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022. Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying without a test score. Read more about test optional admission here.

  • I’m scheduled to have UH on my campus. Will you still be coming?

    The Office of Admissions has limited travel as many schools are currently closed. We are organizing alternative methods to connect with prospective students. We encourage you to contact your admissions representative for details.

  • Will UH be present at college fairs?

    The Office of Admissions has limited travel to college fairs. We are organizing alternative methods to connect with prospective students. We encourage you to contact your admissions representative for details.

  • Will this affect timing of admission notification?

    No. Admission, scholarship, and honors program decisions are not affected. Stay up to date on your admissions status at accessUH.uh.edu.

Stay Informed

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