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High School Courses

Applicants attending Texas public high schools must complete the Texas Recommended or Distinguished High School Plan.

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

Equivalency Policy for Private and Out-Of-State High Schools

Students who attended Texas private schools, home school or out-of-state schools must successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent* in content and rigor to the recommended or distinguished high school program. Equivalencies must be documented by the students' high school using one of the Texas Private High School Certification forms below.

Students who graduated in 2011 or after from Texas private schools, Texas public schools and out-of-state schools use this form.

UAS 2011-Current

Students who graduated in 2010 or before from Texas private schools, Texas public schools and out-of-state schools use UAP 2010.

UAS 2010 and Before

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.

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