Standard graduate application fee - $35.00
Doctoral students - $95.00
International students - $75.00
Doctoral international students - $135.00
Degree seeking students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions. Master's applicants should submit transcripts showing a bachelor's degree earned. Doctoral applicants should provide transcripts showing a master's degree earned. To expedite processing, request transcripts be sent electronically. Hand-delivered transcripts are accepted but not the preferred method of submission. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution and printed no more than 60 days prior to receipt by Admissions. Some programs may also require that you send official transcripts to the department of your major.Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by a translation from an accredited agency.
Non-degree seeking applicants are those who wish to enroll for reasons other than the pursuit of a degree. Students wishing to enroll in a non-degree seeking status must submit an official transcript from the last institution attended and an official transcript showing the highest degree conferred. Credit earned in a non-degree seeking status will not automatically be applicable to a specific academic degree program and some courses are restricted to only degree-seeking students.
International students should see the International Admission Checklist for additional requirements.
Submit test scores
Official GMAT, GRE or MAT scores must be submitted as required by the department of your major. Please see the catalog and/or Web site for the required scores. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Test scores should not be more than five years old. Before submitting a test score, determine if you qualify for a graduate test score exemption.
If you were born or educated in a country where English is not the native language, you must demonstrate English proficiency prior to admission. You can meet this requirement by taking the paper or internet TOEFL exam, Intensive English Language Test (IELTS) exam, Pearson Test of English (PTE) or by successfully completing the ELS Intensive English Language program. Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam ; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, you can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program. Your scores cannot be more than two years old and only those received directly from the testing center will be accepted. You can also review the New Student Information section in our online or paper catalog to determine if you qualify for a waiver of this requirement.
Submit supplemental documents
Applicants to the following programs should see the department's Web site or section of the catalog for additional required documents such as letters of recommendation, letter of intent, etc.: Health Care Administration, Counseling, Professional Psychology majors (Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology and School Psychology), Doctorate, Applied Behavior Analysis and various majors in Science and Computer Engineering.
Check Your Status
You can check the status of your application online by clicking the Check Status button on the admissions home page. You will need your user ID and password. Applicants to the School of Business or Science and Computer Engineering can also call Shanna Harris, Enrollment Management Counselor at HarrisS@uhcl.edu or 281-283-2519. Applicants to Human Sciences and Humanities or School of Education should contact Keith McLane at McLane@uhcl.edu or 281-283-2508.