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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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Enroll in Classes

First things first: expand the menus based on your level to check out next steps for advising, orientation and enrolling in classes.

Freshmen

If you recently graduated high school and this is your first time in college, you are a new UHCL freshman student.

Log in to E-Services

This is your student portal to manage your enrollment at UHCL. Check out these student how-to guides to get familiar with E-Services. Then, log in to view and clear any holds. For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guide for Viewing Holds.

If no holds are shown, no action is needed and you can head to the next step!

Schedule Your Advising Appointment

During this one-on-one advising and registration appointment, you will meet with your assigned academic adviser who is specialized in your major. They will help you plan your first semester courses, review your academic degree plan, and give you a personalized introduction to UHCL. The advising hold will be cleared during your advising appointment. Schedule your advising appointment through the Navigate app. Visit Navigate Student Resources for detailed instructions.

Preparing for Your Appointment
  • 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. 
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) - Newly admitted students must show they are already proficient in reading, writing and math, or take the TSI Assessment before enrolling in college-level courses.
  • Complete the Advanced Math Placement Test, if applicable - This is used to determine the appropriate math courses in which to place you. The AMPT is advised if your degree plan requires MATH 2413, Calculus I or higher. If you already earned college math credit (including dual credit, AP, or CLEP), connect with your academic adviser before taking the AMPT.
  • Send all completed college credit, including high school, dual credit, early college transcripts, and any AP or CLEP scores. If you have any college credit in progress, let your adviser know.
  • Explore majors - Use the free MyMajors Quiz to share your strengths and interests, and get a list of top 10 best-fit majors for you at UHCL.

Sign Up for Orientation

Learn about campus life and student resources, connect with other Hawks and more. Orientation is mandatory for all new students and includes Pre-Orientation and SOAR for first-year students.

  • Pre-Orientation - During this personalized appointment with a UHCL Orientation Leader, you will get answers to your questions, review university resources and learn what to expect as a new student. Register for Pre-Orientation using the Navigate App.
  • SOAR - During this two-day orientation session, you will learn about all aspects of campus life, tour campus, connect with professors, meet other incoming students and more before you begin classes. Sign up for SOAR in E-Services. For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guides for Orientation.

Register/Enroll for 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.

Transfer Students

You are a UHCL transfer student if you completed 12 or more college hours after high school graduation.

Log in to E-Services

This is your student portal to manage your enrollment at UHCL. Check out these student how-to guides to get familiar with E-Services. Then, log in to view and clear any holds. For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guide for Viewing Holds.

If no holds are shown, no action is needed and you can head to the next step!

Schedule your Transfer Advising

Connect with a transfer adviser 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.

Sign Up for Orientation

Learn about campus life and student resources, connect with other Hawks and more. Orientation includes an optional Pre-Orientation and mandatory Transfer Student Orientation (TSO).

  • Pre-Orientation (optional) - During this personalized appointment with a UHCL Orientation Leader, you will get answers to your questions, review university resources and learn what to expect as a new student. Register for Pre-Orientation using the Navigate App.
  • TSO (mandatory) - During this orientation session, you will learn about all aspects of campus life, tour campus, connect with professors, meet other incoming students and more before you begin classes. Sign up for TSO in E-Services. For detailed instructions, visit the E-Services How-to Guides for Orientation.

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.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are seeking a master's or doctorate degree after receiving a bachelor's degree. Academic advisers 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 adviser.

International Students

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


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 Jan.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.

Scholarships

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.


One-on-One Appointments

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.

Request an Appointment

Contact

  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522
    Email: admissions@uhcl.edu

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

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