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Freshman Admissions

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Before you start exploring subjects and meet the professors … before the all-nighters and hours you'll divide between our library, art gallery, nature preserve, and 100+ student groups … and before the weekends you'll spend exploring Houston, you have to apply.

Remember, at University of Houston-Clear Lake, you're not just a number. You're a name, and our goal is to get you exactly where you want to go, with consideration of your life experiences. Apply today!

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We have a team of Enrollment Counselors ready to help you with questions about degree programs, completing your paperwork, campus life or if the process feels overwhelming. Online or on the phone, we are ready to connect with you one-on-one. Schedule your appointment today!

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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 Apply Texas. 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!

Military and Veteran Students

If you are active military, a veteran, or a dependent, get help with benefits and other support from the military and veteran services office.


  • 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.