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Freshman Admissions

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Summer/Fall 2022 Application:
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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 Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 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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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
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

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

Admission decisions are made based on your completed application and submission of all required documentation (official high school transcripts, optional SAT/ACT scores, and application fee). Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online at The online application is scheduled to close for Freshman students after the final deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

After the final deadline, please contact the Office of Admissions. Students who apply after the final deadline must submit a paper application and submit all required documentation through the Office of Admission. After the final deadline, applications may be processed through late registration. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply. 

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

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!


  • 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.