What is E-services?
E-services is the online system by which UHCL students and applicants can check their
admission status, register for classes, check their grades, pay their fees etc. You
can login to E-services online using your seven digit student id. Once there you can request for your password.
What is the difference between International Student Advisors and academic/faculty advisors?
International student advisors are UHCL staff dedicated to international students.
They assist students in maintaining F-1 status, applying for immigration benefits,
and assisting non-F-1 students in applying for F-1 status. Faculty and/or academic
advisors help you with any questions you have about your academics, with filing your
candidate plan of study (CPS), course waivers, etc. You contact them for any academic
questions or advice you need. Your academic department will notify you with the name
of your advisor.
How do I apply for scholarships?
There are limited competitive scholarships and grants for international students.
They are awarded based on merit. You can apply for scholarships through your E-services
account. For more information, please visit the Costs and Aid Website.
Can I defer my scholarship award, if I plan to defer my attendance at UHCL to another semester?
You should reapply for the scholarship for the new term in which you plan to enroll.
You must pay attention to application deadlines.
Can international students apply for financial assistance?
With few exceptions, federal financial assistance is only available to citizens or
eligible non-citizens of the United States. If you only have an F1, F2, J1, or J2
student or work visa, you are not eligible for federal student aid. For more information
please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Can I change my major?
Currently enrolled students must contact their new academic department to begin the
process. Applicants or students not yet enrolled can submit an Application Update
Request for to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between New International Student Orientation(NISO), Student Orientation And Registration(SOAR), and Transfer Student Orientation(TSO) are International Student and New Students Orientations?
Each of these programs is designed for specific groups of students. NISO is specifically
geared towards the needs of international students in their transition. SOAR is for
freshman students (undergraduates starting with less than 30 credits). TSO is designed
for domestic undergraduate students transferring to UHCL with more than 30 credits.
NISO is required for international students. If an international undergraduate student
is attending with less than 30 credits they would also be required to attend SOAR.
TSO is an optional program for international students.
What is department orientation?
Some academic departments of UHCL have specific orientation. If your department has
an orientation, they will notify you directly.
Do I have to pay for the university health insurance?
Yes, all international students (F & J visas) are required to have health insurance.
This requirement can only be waived through a formal waiver process.