Apply To UHCL
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.
Let us know you are interested in learning about our degree offerings!
UHCL has approved a temporary test-optional policy to waive the ACT/SAT requirements for fall 2020, spring 2021, summer 2021 and fall 2021 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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- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
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.
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.
Are you an international student looking to enroll in UHCL as a freshman? Learn more about International Admissions!