We're writing our legacy one student at a time.
And you need to be part of it. 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.
Not sure if you should apply as a freshman? Read up on our freshman requirements.
110+ Undergraduate Majors
We have over 110 majors to choose from. But it’s about more than just choosing a major. It’s about finding a calling and using your passion to create change and carve out your place in the world.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Application Due: May 1, 2024
Supporting Information* Due:
May 8, 2024
Application Due: June 3, 2024
Supporting Information* Due: June 10, 2024
Use these codes to submit your FASFA and send your test scores to us directly from the testing agency:
*Supporting information includes application fee, self-reporting transcript information, test scores (if applicable). If applying without test scores, supporting information also includes your essay and resume. You can request to change to admissions without a test score by submitting this form.
We're Test Optional
What exactly does test optional mean, you ask? Well, basically, freshman applicants now have the option to apply with or without test scores (like the ACT or SAT). Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying without a test score; they simply must meet a different set of requirements. Compare admission requirements with a test score and without a test score below:
|11 - 25%
|26 - 50%
|51% and Lower, No Rank
|Calculated Unweighted GPA**
|11 - 25%
|3.40 or higher
|lower than 3.40
|26 - 50%
|3.45 or higher
|lower than 3.45
|51% and Lower, No Rank
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.
**This unweighted GPA will be calculated by the University of Houston (out of a 4.0 scale) using English, math, science and social studies grades on your transcript. Extracurricular classes will not be included.
Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires all students meet college readiness standards to be eligible for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution. Read about the Texas Uniform Admission Policy.
Some majors have additional requirements on top of the ones listed above (like supplementary applications, different GPA needs, essential high school coursework, etc.). Find out more information about majors with additional requirements for freshmen.
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.
After you submit your ApplyTexas or CommonApp application, you’ll receive an email from us within a few business days that includes your myUH ID, which you'll use to access your my.uh.edu self-service portal — this is where you’ll self-report transcript information. You’ll see an option for it on your applicant to-do list. View our self-reporting guide or watch our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
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 applied for “admissions without a test score,” then skip this step.
Applicants who are admitted will receive an admit packet in the mail and are encouraged to celebrate on social media using the hashtag #OfficialCoog! Then, register for Freshman Orientation in your my.uh.edu self-service portal. Learn more about orientation, when sessions are offered and other related topics on the orientation webpage.
ApplyTexas Essay Prompts
Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?
Common App Essay Prompts
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Your myUH ID
Once you submit your ApplyTexas or CommonApp application, you’ll receive an email from us within a few business days that includes your myUH ID. You'll need this ID to access your myUH self-service portal.
Make sure to check and update your myUH account frequently. Within myUH you will find important information like a personalized To Do list, offered financial aid awards, and term balances. You'll also self-report your transcript there.
Freshman applicants to the University of Houston who do not meet regular admission requirements may request further consideration by submitting a Freshman Admissions Appeal Form.
Transfer Credit Estimator
Meet our Transfer Credit Estimator, a new tool designed to help you estimate how many course credits may transfer to your chosen degree program at the University of Houston.
Change Your Application Term
Use our application term change request form. Please note the request is only available to applicants (not for students with decisions). Applicants are not required to submit a new application and must submit a request before the new application term deadlines.
Test Optional Admissions
Still confused about applying without a test score? Go to our test optional admissions website to learn more.
Cost & Aid
We’ll cover tuition and fees for those with an adjusted gross family income at or below $65,000. Tuition support is provided for those with an adjusted gross family income between $65,001 and $125,000. You must be a Texas resident and submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 15, 2024.
Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
Out-of-state and international students who receive $1,000 or more from various competitive University scholarships may qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver. This means waiver recipients will pay in-state tuition rates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that admissions representatives do not provide support with course selection or registration.