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You are a vital part of your student’s college search process. Planning for the future, especially for college, can be a bit overwhelming for both you and your student. That's why we’re trying to make the college admissions experience as easy as possible. We’ve pulled together our most useful resources on this page to help you and your family throughout the process.

Preparing for College

Our College Readiness team is committed to increasing access to and success in higher education to underrepresented, disadvantaged and underserved students of all ages. They offer a variety of workshops, presentations, and activities, as well as various resources, that aim to educate students about the benefits of college.

Applying to UH

Admissions Information  

Visit the Powerhouse

The easiest way to envision yourself on campus is to take a tour. We offer various types of tours — including virtual and in-person options.

Submitting Transcript Info  

To expedite admission decisions, the University of Houston requires U.S. freshman 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.

How to Self-Report Transcripts

There are various ways for your students to send their transcripts to UH, including electronically or by mail. View our Transcript Submission Guidelines webpage for more details.

Transcript Submission Guidelines

Get Help  

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.

Enrolling in UH

  • Cougar Promise

    The Cougar Promise is the University of Houston's commitment to ensure a college education is accessible to students from low and middle-income families.

  • Orientation

    New Student Orientation is a one-day experience for new freshmen and transfer students and will prepare you to succeed at UH.

  • Campus Life

    550+ student orgs. 35+ fraternities and sororities. 15 intercollegiate sport teams. No matter who you are, we have a lot to o­ffer.

  • Support Resources

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

Life After UH

Our degrees aren’t just degrees. They’re the key to your student's future, a connection to a family of alumni and peers who want to see them go places and a gateway to a lifetime of opportunities.


starting salary for UH grads with a bachelor's degree



companies worldwide owned and led by UH alumni

University Career Services provides opportunities for potential employers to find the best and brightest across all disciplines for their respective organizations.

Visit University Career Services

Some things are a part of you forever. Those who embark on an educational journey with the University of Houston find a place they call their own — not just for four years, but for the rest of their lives.

View Alumni Resources