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Frequently Asked Questions

Once I complete the online application for a Scholar Weekend, how soon will I know if my student is accepted?

We process applications for all Scholar Weekends as they are received. If your child is accepted to a scholar weekend program, you will receive confirmation email with the required forms to be completed. Applicants unable to be placed in the selected course choice will be placed on a waiting list. If this happens, you will be notified and then contacted if space becomes available in a class listed on the application.

What do I do once I receive acceptance materials?

Complete the forms and return them to TIP Admissions office. Please make sure that all forms are signed by both the student and parent/guardian.

· Medical Release Form

· Participant's Release and Agreement

· Accommodation Form

If my child has been accepted to a Scholar Weekend but now has a conflict, what should I do?

Please contact TIP Admissions (713-221-8032) immediately. It is very important to notify Admissions office that your child will be unable to attend the program as soon as you learn of the conflict. This will allow a student on the wait list to be placed in the class.

Please note that cancellations must be made at least 10 business days in advance of the beginning of the weekend in order to ensure a full refund minus a processing fee of $50. After that time, cancellations will result in forfeiture of payment except in the case of illness (with doctor's note on letterhead); death of immediate family member; or inclement weather.

How do I get to University of Houston – Main Campus?

Learn more​ for directions to University of Houston – Main Campus

Where do I park when I drop my student off and pick him/her up?

You may park in any of the designated visitors parking lot. Click the link​ for the parking lot map.

What happens at the Parent Meeting on Sunday?

The Parent Meeting begins at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday and is usually held in the same building as registration and classes. Each Instructor will give a brief presentation about the class, what was covered during the weekend, and highlights from activities or projects. The Instructors will also be available to speak with parents individually after the meeting, and a member of the TIP main office staff will also be present to discuss other questions.

The Parent Meeting will end around 4:45 p.m., in time for you to pick up your student from class.

What is TIP's contact information?

Contact Information:
Phone: 713-221-8032
Fax: 713-223-7469
E-mail: (subject: Scholar Weekends)
Mail: TIP Scholar Weekends
Applied Business & Technology Center
University of Houston – Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77002

U.S. Postal Service mail and all courier services (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) deliver to this street address.

Last updated 1/20/2021 8:55 AM