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Freshman Students

Freshman Students Applicants who are, or soon will be, high school graduates, GED recipients, or home school graduates. Freshman applicants have fewer than 15 college-level credit hours earned.

UHD freshman applicants* have the option to apply for admission with or without a SAT and/or ACT test score for the Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 terms.

On your application, you will select whether you want your application to be reviewed with a test score or without a test score. The test optional policy applies to both domestic and international freshman students.

*Please note, freshman-transfer and GED/Homeschool students are not eligible to be test optional. These applicants must submit an SAT and/or ACT test score in addition to the official transcript.

The test optional policy provides a level of flexibility and removes a barrier that many face. Our team of Admissions experts are prepared to review each applicant carefully to ensure they meet our admission requirements.


Steps to Apply for Admission as a Freshman

  1. Apply online using the Apply Texas application, visit applytexas.org.

  2. After you submit your ApplyTexas application, you’ll receive an email from us within a few business days that includes your UHD ID, which you'll use to access uhd.edu/myuhd​​ self-service portal— this is where you’ll self-report transcript information. You’ll see an option for it on your applicant to-do list. View our self-reporting guide​ for step-by-step instructions.​

  3. Submit Official High School Transcripts​. *Note, high school students who have attended early college and/or completed dual credit coursework should also submit official college transcripts​ to avoid delays in awarding of eligible transfer credit.​

  4. Pay non-refundable $50 application fee.

  5. ​UHD is test optional for freshman admissions consideration. On your admissions application, you can elect to apply with or without submitting official SAT or ACT scores. 
    The College Board SAT school code for UHD is 6922. The ACT school code for UHD is 4170.

Already Applied? Track your Application Status​ online.
 

Additional Information

Freshman-Transfer applicants have less than 15 college credit hours, follow the Freshman Application procedures, and submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Please note, freshman-transfer applicants are not eligible to be test optional. These applicants must submit an SAT and/or ACT test score in addition to the official transcript.

Texas Private High School and Out of State High School

GED Recipients must submit their official GED certificate in person, or a true copy via mail. Additionally, students are required to submit official SAT and/or ACT test scores. Please note, GED applicants are not eligible to be test optional. These applicants must submit an SAT and/or ACT test score in addition to the official transcript.

Home School Students are welcome as applicants for admission. Home schooled students are evaluated for admission on the same basis as students from public and other private high schools. Please note, homeschool applicants are not eligible to be test optional. These applicants must submit an SAT and/or ACT test score in addition to the official transcript.​

Credit by Examination (AP/CLEP/IB) 
Students who have earned Credit by Examination (AP/CLEP/IB) should submit official scores to UHD. For more information visit the credit by examination page. Incoming freshmen can view the International Baccalaureate (IB) course equivalency table. ​

Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-Permanent Resident

Under Texas Senate Bill 1528 (SB 1528), a person who is not a US citizen or permanent resident shall be classified as a Texas resident and is entitled to pay resident tuition, if the individual:​

  1. Graduated from a public or accredited private high school in the State of Texas or received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in the State of Texas,

  2. Maintained a residence continuously in the State of Texas for the 36 months immediately preceding the date of high school graduation or receipt of the high school diploma equivalent (GED), and

  3. Maintained a residence continuously in the State of Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding the academic term for which the person is trying to enroll at the University, and

  4. Submits an Affidavit of Intent stating that the person will apply to become a permanent resident of the United States as soon as the person becomes eligible to do so.

Office of Admissions
One Main Street, GSB 308
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 713-221-8522
Fax: 713-223-7468
uhdadmit@uhd.edu

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please mail all documents to the address above.​

Application Deadlines:

Fall Term: June 1
Spring Term:​ Dece​mber 15
Summer Term: May 1

The admissions application is open for the upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall 2023 terms.​


Last updated 12/8/2022 5:25 AM