Transfer Admissions

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When University of Houston-Clear Lake opened in 1974, we built our school with transfer students in mind. We didn't even accept freshmen or sophomores into our programs until 2014. That means we have plenty of expertise working with community colleges and other four-year institutions to make your transfer process easy.

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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 Fall 2021, 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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Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

Admission decisions are made based on your completed application and submission of all required documentation (official transcripts from every college or university attended 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 www.applytexas.org. The online application is scheduled to close for transfer students after the priority deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

After the priority deadline, please contact the Office of Admissions. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit a paper application and submit all required documentation through the Office of Admission. 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.


Paying For College

You've already been to college, so you know the academic side is challenging enough without having to worry about finances. At $1000 per semester, our Automatic Transfer Scholarship might make things little easier! You must:

  • Be a new degree-seeking undergraduate transferring from a college or university;
  • Transfer 30 or more credits to UHCL; and
  • Possess a transfer GPA of 2.75 or above.

If you want to know more, our financial aid office is ready to have a conversation with you about paying for college.

Learn How Your Credits Will Transfer

University of Houston-Clear Lake wants you to see how your credits will transfer before applying to the university. Our Transfer Credit Estimator lets you see how your credits may apply toward your desired major.

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

For More Information

Want to meet us in person? We'd love that. We regularly offer admissions events such as open houses and information sessions so you can ask questions and get a first-hand look at UHCL. You’re welcome here any time.

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International Students

Are you an international student looking to enroll in UHCL as a transfer student? 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.