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Hawk Connection

Hawk Connection guarantees easy transfer from your community college to UHCL.

Hawk Connection helps you get ready for your four-year degree at UHCL, while you're still attending your community college. You can join Hawk Connection as soon as you arrive at your community college. A Hawk Connection advisor will be assigned to you for guidance while at the community college and through enrollment at UHCL.

If you have 36 semester credit hours or less, and are enrolled at a community college in Texas, Hawk Connection is the transfer program for you. With the guidance of a Hawk Connection advisor, tasks such as choosing the best community college courses to take, finding information about your major, and transferring courses become easy. Your designated advisor will guide you to becoming a UHCL Hawk!

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Have earned 36 semester credit hours or less on all college level course work
  • Attend a mandatory advising meeting
  • Sign a Hawk Connection Agreement
  • Be in good academic standing

Program Benefits and Services

  • Transfer admission counseling and course work information
  • Application fee will not be assessed
  • Academic Advising
  • Degree plan under catalog in effect at the date of signature of agreement
  • UHCL Hawk Connection I.D. card
  • Library access
  • Membership in student organizations
  • Career and counseling services through Academic Transfer Advising Department
  • Hawk Connection and university sponsored events

Prior to enrolling at UHCL, Hawk Connection participants must submit an admissions application, and meet the admission requirements in effect for their intended semester of transfer.

Hawk Connection is your gateway to accessing UHCL resources otherwise not offered to traditional prospective students. Students who participate in Hawk Connection currently attend and/or have transferred from community colleges like the ones listed below:

  • Alvin Community College
  • Blinn College
  • Brazosport College
  • Central Texas College
  • College of the Mainland
  • Galveston College
  • Houston Community College System
  • Lee College
  • San Jacinto College - All Campuses
  • Wharton County Junior College

Joining Hawk Connection

You are on your way to ensuring you stay on the right academic path. To join Hawk Connection follow these easy four steps:

Step 1

Download and read the program guidelines. The agreement is available for download; however you are not required to fill out the agreement prior to your meeting with an advisor.

Step 2

Obtain official copies of transcripts from the colleges and universities you have attended. Transcripts are required to check for eligibility requirements and to assist advisers with advising. Transcripts submitted during the sign-up process will not be returned.

Step 3

Contact Hawk Connection to schedule an advising meeting (required). Advising meetings usually take 30-40 minutes, however things sometimes don’t go as planned. We encourage students to plan to be on campus for about an hour to complete the sign-up process. During the meeting your advisor and you will go over program guidelines and benefits, admissions and degree requirements, and you will obtain a Hawk Connection I.D. card.

For the agreement to be valid and for students to be officially part of the program, agreements must be signed by a UHCL Transfer Advisor. To schedule an appointment, contact Hawk Connection at 281-283-3068 or e-mail

Step 4

On the day of your appointment, bring official copies of transcripts and a valid picture I.D. card with you. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, contact your advisor as soon as possible.

To schedule an appointment, contact Hawk Connection at 281-283-3068 or e-mail


  • Transfer Advising

    Phone: 281-283-3068

    SSCB 1206
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours
    Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Appointment Availability
    Mon-Thu: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    (Appointment times vary by staff, and availability after 5 p.m. are virtual only.)