High School Counselors

We are excited to partner with you to provide your students with the most up-to-date information about the freshmen admissions process. We value your role in helping your students explore their options so that they can make the best decision for their future. 

This Guidance Counselor page is designed to help you access information specific to your high school students. Below you will find pertinent information regarding application deadlines, procedures, and requirements. Also, please explore the links on the left side of this page to learn more about the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

  • Application Deadlines
  • Admissions Requirements

High School Courses

UHCL recommends that applicants attending high school in Texas complete the Texas Recommended High School Plan or higher.

Required High School Coursework

Course Credits
English Language Arts 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Social Studies 4
Foreign Language 2
Physical Education 1
Speech 0.5
Fine Arts 1
Elective Courses 5.5
Total 26 Credits or more

Students who graduate from a Texas high school under the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school curriculum will meet UHCL’s course requirements. In order to be most competitive for admission, students who graduate from out-of-state high schools or from Texas schools that do not participate in the recommended or advanced/distinguished program, including private schools and home schools, must meet the college readiness standards as defined in the Uniform Admission Policy. Additionally, students must meet our minimum coursework requirements to be most competitive for admission. UHCL’s admission requirements are in compliance with Texas Education Code section 51.803, and are subject to change.

The State Board of Education adopted changes to the high school graduation requirements in January 2012. The new requirements are effective beginning with students who enter grade 9 in the 2012-2013 school year. View the new graduation requirements.


  • 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.