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High School Counselors

Welcome High School Guidance 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.

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

English Language Arts: 4 Credits
Mathematics: 4 Credits
Science: 4 Credits
Social Studies: 4 Credits
Foreign Language: 2 Credits
Physical Education: 1 Credit
Speech 0.5 Credit
Fine Arts: 1 Credit
Elective Courses: 5.5 Credits
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.

More Links

Community College Counselors/Advisers
Immunization Requirements
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Pearland Enrollment Services
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: 02/16/2017 UTC
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