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Office of Admissions
One Main Street, S-350
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 713-221-8522
Fax: 713-221-8157

Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please mail all documents to the address above.

Academic Calendars

Application Deadlines:

Fall: August 1
Winter: December 15
Spring: December 15
May Term: May 11
Summer I & II: May 15
Summer III: June 15

Pay Application Fees

How to Pay Fees

Application Status


Admissions Counselors

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Please note that UHD Transfer Admission requirements are changing effective Fall 2015. All Transfer Admission Applicants for Fall 2015 (applications open September 1, 2014) will be reviewed according to the following criteria:


Transfer Admission Criteria

Earned Hours of College-Level Credit

Minimum Cumulative Transfer GPA*

Less than 15 hours

Must meet Freshman Admission Requirements

15 or more hours


Student must be in Good Academic Standing at last institution attended

*For a course taken more than once, the highest grade will be transferred
*Developmental courses will count in the transfer GPA and do not transfer for credit


Transfer Students: If you have more than 15 college-level credits from a regionally accredited school, you may qualify for transfer undergraduate admission to UHD.

Transfer Application

  1. Apply online at
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

    UHD prefers the use of EDI/SPEEDE transcript submission. However, if this option is not available, official paper transcripts are acceptable as long as they are unopened and bearing the seal of the sending institution.

    If sending your official transcripts by a 3rd party service such as eSCRIP-SAFE, JST, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment/DocuFide, ADDS/AVOW, etc. please use the email address. PLEASE NOTE: PDF transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing company and directly to the email address to be considered official.

    If you are unsure as to whether or not your electronic transcripts will be considered official at UHD, please contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 713-221-8522 or via email at before you request or send your electronic transcripts.

  3. Submit proof of Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Exemptions may apply.
  4. Track your application status online.

Transfer Credit

UHD maintains transfer guides for all area community and junior colleges that provide course equivalencies. If you have a general question about transfer credit, please contact an Admissions Counselor. Guides are found at the following links:

If you attended a college or university outside of the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service recognized by UHD prior to applying for admissions to the university.

Once accepted and assigned a student ID, you may request a transcript evaluation. UHD accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions. Course appeals are handled by the College.

Click here to submit your transcript evaluation request.

Joint Admission Program

If you are currently attending a community or junior college and want to get a head start on your bachelor's degree, the Joint Admission Program (JA) is for you. Through JA you can be a student at a community college and at UHD at the same time. You can earn credits toward your associate degree and your UHD bachelor's degree at the same time.

Online Completion Programs

If you intend to complete your degree completely online, then you may apply as an online student. Currently UHD offers degree completion programs. Students who are classified as online only students, must seek approval from their advisor to take hybrid or face to face classes. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522, or contact an Admissions Counselor. You may also talk to the UHD Online Advisor at 713-237-5454 or contact John McConnell at

NOTE that the University of Houston Downtown, currently does not offer online courses to residents of the following states: AK, FL, IA, MA, MN, NV, UT & WY.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522, or contact an Admissions Counselor.

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Last updated or reviewed on 8/22/14

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