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Ways to Be Admitted

Top 10%

You will qualify under this option if you:

  1. Attend a recognized public or private high school within the state of Texas.
  2. Rank in the top 10% of your graduating class.
  3. Meet the Texas Uniform Admission Policy.
  4. Submit all required credentials by the freshman admissions final deadline.

If you are a Texas resident attending an out-of-state school, you may also qualify under this option. You must submit a residency petition to determine your residency status.

Assured Admissions

You will qualify under this option if you meet both the Texas Uniform Admissions Policy and the requirements below:

Rank in Class Minimum SAT Scores Minimum New SAT Scores Minimum ACT Scores
  SAT I Total (CR + M) (ERWS + MSS) ACT Composite
Top 11-25% 950 1030 20
Top 26-50% 1050 1130 23
Below 51 % Individual Review Individual Review Individual Review
GED/Homeschooled Individial Review Individual Review Individual Review

If you take the SAT or ACT multiple times, the best score from a single testing date will be used to process your file.

If you received a GED, were home-schooled, attended a non-accredited high school or do not meet UHCL’s automatic or assured admissions criteria, you will be considered for admission through our Individual Review Process.


If you are denied admission following an individual review, you may request an appeal. Information obtained during the individual review will be used in the appeal process.

Factors considered during Individual Review and/or Appeals process

  • High school attended
  • First generation status
  • Employment
  • Special abilities
  • Individual achievement
  • Leadership activities
  • Other public service-related activities

More Links

Community College Counselors/Advisers
Campus Visits
Financial Aid
New Hawk Scholarship
High School Counselors
Transfer Credit Guide


University of Houston-Clear Lake
Office of Admissions
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 13
Houston, TX 77058-1002





Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Applicants

For more information, visit International Admissions.

Last updated: 07/07/2016 UTC
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