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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.

Find Your Enrollment Counselor

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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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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Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

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 Apply Texas. 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.

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.

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.