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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:

UHCL Fall 2014 Freshman Admission requirements:

Rank In Class Minimum SAT Scores   Minimum ACT scores
SAT I Total (CR + M)
ACT Composite
Top 11-25%
Top 26-50%
Below 51 %
Individual Review
Individual 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
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