COVID-19 Info: UHCL will be implementing a soft opening Jan. 18-30. More info.


Apply...and get ready to make an impact on the world!

Beautiful campus. Experienced professors. Hands-on learning. More ways to connect. From application to graduation, the University of Houston-Clear Lake is focused on engaging students with next-level learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. With more than 90 degree programs and 100+ student organizations, we connect you with the people, places and resources to help you thrive. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, or looking for graduate programs or the flexibility of online classes, we have you covered. Our goal is for you to graduate feeling capable and confident to be successful in whatever path you choose.


Become a Hawk


Curbside Document Drop-off

We are offering Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off. This service will be provided Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in student parking lot D. All official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from issuing school and no more than 60 days from issued date. Please make sure your name and ID number on written on the envelope.

For curbside drop-off, follow the below steps:

  1. When you arrive to campus, follow the signs with 'Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off' to student lot D, between Hunter Residence Hall (New Residential Hall, has green UHCL letters on it) and the Student Service and Classroom Building.
  2. Park in available space designated with the sign 'Admissions Curbside Document Drop-off'.
  3. Once parked, text the phone number on the sign with your name and spot number.
  4. Stay in your car. Someone will be out shortly.

What type of student are you?

Freshman AdmissionsFreshman

Whether you're in high school or have already graduated, have a GED or home-school equivalent, our freshman application process is for you.


Do you have transferable college credit hours? You’re off to a great start! Find out more about how to transfer to UHCL.

Graduate AdmissionsGraduate

Looking for an advanced degree to set you apart in your career? Our graduate counselors can help you explore degree options and what you need to get started.


Are you from another country and don't currently hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status? We welcome you to join us!

Former Student AdmissionsFormer Students

Have you attended UHCL before, but not within the last three consecutive semesters? It’s a great time to come back and finish what you started.

Non-degree Seeking AdmissionsNon-degree Seeking

Are you looking for training, certifications, or just want to take courses for personal enrichment? We have opportunities that cover many industries and levels.


UHCL Highlights