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Admitted Students

Congratulations, welcome to the Hawk family! We're ready to help you prepare for your transition to University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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First things first: expand the menus based on your level to check out next steps for advising, orientation and enrolling in classes. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 281-283-2500 or


Welcome to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a first-year student! Every incoming student is required to complete two-step orientation process.

All new undergraduate freshman students with 0-29 college credit hours or students entering college for the first time after high school graduation.

Attend New Student Registration Day!

Unfortunately, there are no more available scheduled Registration Day events. However, it is not too late to become a hawk!

For Fall 2022 Freshman Registration, please contact the Office of Admission for assistance in scheduling an advising appointment.

During the advising appointment, you will have an opportunity to discuss your degree and its requirements, campus services and resources to support you as a student, and obtain recommended classes for your first semester.

Connect with the admissions team at or by phone, please call 281-283-2500 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lift-Off: New Student Orientation 

Registration for Fall 2022 Lift-Off: New Student Orientation is now closed.

Email Orientation and New Student Programs at or call at 281-283-2420 for questions.

Transfer Students

Welcome to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a transfer student!

New Incoming Transfer Students that have completed 30 or more college hours after high school graduation.

Attend Transfer Student Orientation

Registration for Transfer Student Orientation is now closed.

Email Orientation and New Student Programs at or call at 281-283-2420 for questions.

Schedule Transfer Advising 

Connect with a transfer advisor where you'll learn about advising tools, transfer credits, and how to enroll in your first semester at UHCL. For next steps, visit the admitted transfer advising program webpage.

Preparing for Registration and Advising
  • Transferring credit - Each student that sends a college transcript/credit will receive an official course-by-course credit evaluation, which is usually completed at the time of admission. You can view your Transfer Credit Report in E-Services. For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guide for for Viewing Transfer Credit Reports. If you have any pending college credit (including dual credit, AP, or CLEP), send your official final transcripts showing final grades/scores to the Office of Admissions.
  • Bacterial Meningitis Immunizations - If you are under age 22, you must get your bacterial meningitis vaccination and provide proof of vaccination. This is required before you can register for courses at UHCL.

Register/Enroll in Classes

After your advising session, you can enroll in classes. We do not require an enrollment deposit. The sooner you enroll, the better chance you have at enrolling in the class times you want. Open registration for courses begins in November for the spring semester and April for the summer and fall semesters. Check out dates and deadlines online. Log in to E-Services to enroll.

For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guide for Adding Classes.

Additional Information

Graduate Students

Graduate students are seeking a master's or doctorate degree after receiving a bachelor's degree. Academic advisors located within each college provide advising and information on degree requirements for graduate students.

Postbaccalaureate Students

Please use the Navigate App to schedule an appointment with your assigned college advisor.

International Students

The Office of International Admissions and Programs assists in your transition to UHCL, including questions about immigration, visas and more. 

Military and Veteran Students

In addition to the processes and resources outlined above for you as a freshman, transfer, or graduate student, UHCL's military and veteran services office can help you access benefits and other support.

Get Money for Your Education

Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code: 011711. The 2021-22 application is now available. For the best chance at getting aid, apply by the priority deadline of January 15.

Accepting Aid - After you apply, The Office of Student Financial Aid will process your application and let you know if you are offered aid, what type of aid you are offered, and how much. You can accept all, some or none of the aid you are offered. Financial aid is first applied to cover tuition and fees, and any remainder of funds is given to you as a refund. Review Financial Aid in E-Services. For detailed instructions, view the E-Services How-to guides for financial aid.

FAFSA Verification - It is very common for students to be selected for the financial aid verification process, but not every student is selected. If you are selected for verification, log in to E-Services to view your required documents and next steps. Check out Financial Aid FAQs for more information about verification.


Apply for UHCL Scholarships - UHCL offers scholarships based on need and academic achievement.

  • Freshman scholarships include the Hawk Advantage Scholarship, New Hawk Scholarship, and Mechanical Engineering Scholarship.
  • Transfer student scholarships include the Automatic Transfer Scholarship.
  • Graduate student scholarships include the Hawk Scholars Scholarship.

Most scholarships require you to have a FAFSA on file at UHCL to be eligible. Before applying through E-Services, it is important to review application criteria and apply before the final deadlines.

Live on Campus

Apply to live in on campus in one of two options:

Hunter Residence Hall

Our newest on-campus living community gives you a traditional college experience in a modern living space at the heart of campus. You have easy access to campus events and resources to live, learn and engage. Apply to Live in Hunter Residence Hall.

Student studying in a Hunter Residence Hall dorm room by a sunny window.

University Forest Apartments (UFA)

Enjoy apartment-style living with spacious individual rooms, community amenities, and resident events designed to bring the community together to mix and meet. More Info on UFA.

The University Forest Apartments complex and pool area.

Prepare for Your Semester

After you enroll in classes, get ready for a great semester with a few more steps.

  • Before Your First Day
  • Pay for Your Classes

    Tuition and fees payments are due before the start of the semester. Make sure you know your payment due dates to avoid late fees or being dropped from your classes, and explore payment plans. View tuition and fees due under "Finances" in E-Services. For more info, visit Student Business Services

  • Get Your Hawk ID Card

    Your Hawk ID card is needed to enter the Recreation and Wellness Center, print documents in the computer lab, and enter Hunter Residence Hall if you are a resident.

  • Buy a Parking Permit

    Parking permits are required for students to park on campus. You can choose from an annual permit or a semester permit.

  • Explore Campus

    Check out a campus map and familiarize yourself with campus buildings and parking lots to find your classes.

  • Get your Textbooks

    Visit the UHCL Campus Store in the Bayou Building or online to search for and purchase textbooks, snacks and UHCL gear.

  • Log in to Your Online Classes

    If you are taking online courses, log in to Blackboard using your student alias (HunterH1974) and password to access your classes online ahead of the first day of class. Visit Blackboard Student Support for more information. 

  • Check Important Dates

    Access the academic calendar for important semester dates and deadlines.

  • Enjoy Weeks of Welcome

    Join us as we kick off the start of the semester during Weeks of Welcome, a series of campus events to meet other students, learn about UHCL, grab some free prizes, play games and more.

Find Your Enrollment Counselor

Our admission counselors are ready to connect with you, one-on-one, in a virtual setting. Discuss next steps and get all your questions answered.

Contact a Counselor


  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522

    SSCB 1.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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