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The University of Houston provides school counselors with admissions resources to help students learn more about educational opportunities available here. We are committed to providing future students the best answers to questions about our community. We understand that students, parents, counselors and teachers need to be well informed in order to make decisions about higher education.

Choosing UH

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, alumni who have become international leaders and one of the most diverse student populations in the nation.

  • 46,000 +  Students
  • 250 +  Undergraduate Majors and Minors
  • 37  Research Centers
  • 15  Academic Colleges
  • 21:1  Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Preparing Applications

Admissions Requirements

Sending Supporting Information

To expedite admission decisions, the University of Houston requires U.S. freshmen applicants to self-report high school grades as part of the admissions application process. Applicants must report grades from all English, math, science and social studies courses.

Have ACT or SAT score(s) sent to us directly from the testing agency. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870. If your student is applying test-optional, they will not have to submit test scores.

Newly admitted students and freshman and transfer applicants can use this form to request a change of major.

Undergraduate applicants may request to change the admission term of their application by completing the Application Term Change Request Form. This form is due by the application deadline for the new term.

Meet Your Admissions Representative

Admissions representatives are experts when it comes to applying to the University of Houston. If you'd like to talk to an admissions representative for admissions support, you can schedule a virtual admissions advising appointment, or contact us by phone at 713-743-1010, option 4 or by email at Please note that admissions representatives do not provide support with course selection or registration.

Find Your Representative


Transferring Credit

Transferring college credits can be confusing. Meet our Transfer Credit Estimator, a new tool designed to help you and your students estimate how many course credits may transfer to their chosen degree program at the University of Houston.

Visiting UH

  • A UH ambassador leads a campus tour.

    Group Visits

    The Office of Admissions is now offering 90-minute, in-person group tours. At this time, we are are only able to provide group tours for up to 60 people, including chaperones, to groups of students 9th - 12th grade or prospective transfer students. If your group does meet this criteria, please explore our virtual group visit opportunities!

    Register for a Group Visit.

  • The Architecture building at the University of Houston.

    Counselor Visit Program

    Cougar Travel is a counselor fly-in event that allows school counselors to explore our campus, academic departments and on-campus programs that support student success. It is by invitation only. If you're interested in attending,  fill out the form.

    Submit a nomination.

  • UH mascots Shasta and Sasha sitting on the cougar statue.

    Counselor Updates

    Join representatives from the University of Houston and Texas Tech University for one of our in-person two-hour information session with important updates from our two institutions. We'll cover the latest on admissions, scholarship and financial aid opportunities and important updates and policy changes for the academic year. A delicious meal will also be provided.

    Fall 2023 Counselor Updates

Cost & Aid

  • Tuition

    Everything you need to know about the cost of attending the University of Houston.

    Find out more.
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid can answer all your questions on how to help your student get financial assistance.

    Find out more.

    To be considered for federal financial aid, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University’s FAFSA code is 003652.

    Find out more.

Supporting our counselors

Get the inside scoop on all things UH admissions sent straight to your inbox.

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Spread the Cougar red spirit with your students and request swag from the University of Houston!

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The Counselor Advisory Board is a group of highly recommended school counselors who advise UH in admission policies and practices aimed to better serve students through the college-going experience.

Express Your Interest

From admission to graduation, our Enrollment Services staff is here to help you navigate your student experience at the University of Houston.

Learn more about Support Resources

Check out our counselor handout, designed for counselors to share with their students. This handout gives an overview of UH admissions information.

View the Counselor Handout