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Freshman Admissions

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Before you start exploring subjects at University of Houston-Clear Lake because you love them, before you get to know the professors who will change your life, before the all-nighters, before the hours you'll divide between our library and our art gallery and our nature preserve and our 100 student groups and before the weekends you'll spend exploring Houston and all its diverse communities have to offer...Before all that, you have to apply.

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COVID-19 Update

Test-Optional Policy

UHCL has approved a temporary test-optional policy to waive the ACT/SAT requirements for summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 terms. This means freshmen are not required to submit an ACT/SAT score to receive an admission decision, but are encouraged to submit scores if they have them. Applicants will not be penalized for not submitting ACT/SAT scores.

For applicants currently dealing with difficulties presented by COVID-19 (including school closures, cancelled tests, distance learning, lack of access to school documents or personnel, delayed results on AP/IB/national exams, or other circumstances), we encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions. 


For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.


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Virtual Presentations

Enage with admissions and learn how to become a UHCL Hawk! Join us weekly, for our virtual presentations.

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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. 

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Application Deadlines

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2021

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1

  • Fall 2021

    Priority - July 15
    Final - August 1

Admission decisions are made based on your completed application up to the final deadline for applications and documents. You will receive an email concerning the status of your application within 3-5 days of the submission. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

Dive Deeper

Maybe you've heard we're one of the most affordable colleges in Texas. At UHCL, you can get an education and start your career without owing a fortune in student debt. Learn more about paying for college.

International Students

Are you an international student looking to enroll in UHCL as a freshman? Learn more about International Admissions!

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.