May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Readmission for Former UH Students


Undergraduate Admissions  > Readmission > Readmission for Former UH Students

You must apply for re-admission if you:

  • were previously enrolled in undergraduate coursework at the University of Houston and
  • are ready to return to UH after an enrollment pause of 13 months or longer or
  • are ready to return to UH from academic suspension

Readmission Criteria

Readmission to the University of Houston will vary based on the following items:

  • Your academic standing from when you last attended UH (good standing or warning/probation/suspension)
  • The amount of time since your last enrollment at UH. Student records are discontinued after thirteen months (3 consecutive long semesters) of non-enrollment.
  • If you are reapplying to your former major or a different major
  • If you have taken coursework outside of UH during your time away
  • Your GPA may be considered cumulatively, meaning all college coursework attempted, or your UH GPA may be looked at separately from coursework taken outside of the university
  • Disciplinary actions and certain circumstances may impact or prevent enrollment or academic progress regardless of academic standing. Such actions may include but are not limited to, violations of academic honesty, conduct code violations, or payment default of financial responsibility to the university.

Readmission Pathway

The pathway for readmission of former students to the University of Houston (UH) is determined by the students’ UH academic standing and length of time since they were last enrolled at UH. The readmission process may include additional documents and earlier deadlines. Please see the Readmission Student Application Guide to understand the readmission path that applies to your circumstances.

The standards below apply to all undergraduate and post baccalaureate students. Students who entered under a previous catalog will be held to these standards.

The following colleges have their own limits and definitions of academic standing or readmission requirements. Students are encouraged to review policies for their majors as they may be more stringent than the university policies. The dean of each college maintains final authority to determine academic standing for student majors within that college.

Academic Standing  

Readmission Student Application Guide

Assured Readmission under Good Academic Standing

Assured readmission is granted for returning students whose cumulative UH GPA is 2.0 or higher (good academic standing).

Degree Plan Options

If enrollment has paused for 13 months or longer and the former student is in good academic standing, the student is assured readmission to return to their original college or the student may choose to apply for readmission to a different college. For students returning to their former major, readmission will be under the most current degree plan offered. If choosing to apply to a different major, the student must meet academic standing and change of major requirements for the specified major.

Application Process

If enrollment has paused for 13 months or longer and the former student is in good academic standing, the student must apply for readmission at Apply Texas Application. Applying for readmission is the process used to identify new information (e.g. contact, demographic, transfer credit… etc.). After readmission, the student must meet with an academic advisor in their admit major to address any advising holds as well as discuss course selection and registration.

Guided Readmission

Readmission consideration is provided for students whose cumulative UH GPA is below 2.0 (academic standing is Warning, Probation, or Suspension). Applicants may be considered by college review.

Degree Plan Options

  • Students returning from warning, probation or suspension, may apply for readmission to their original college or Exploratory Studies.
  • If readmitted, students seeking to change their major must complete the change of major process for current students and must meet change of major and academic standing requirements for the new major.
  • If denied readmission, the Office of Admissions will complete and provide student with an admissibility assessment. The student may use information to determine next steps in their academic planning.

Application Process

  • Students must apply for readmission if:
    • their enrollment has paused for 13 months or longer.
    • they are returning from academic suspension.
  • Returning from suspension is not permitted for the summer term.
  • Students must apply for readmission at Apply Texas Application.
  • Applying for readmission is the process used to identify new information (e.g. contact, demographic, transfer credit… etc.). After readmission, the student must meet with an academic advisor in their admit major to address any advising holds as well as discuss course selection and registration.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Readmission Application for the University of Houston using the Apply Texas Application ( http://www.applytexas.org/).
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $75 application fee with a credit card, debit card, or check. Checks can be made out to the University of Houston, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  3. Have your most updated official transcript from all colleges and universities attended sent to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  4. Please note that some colleges require additional items to be submitted, please check your myUH account or visit our website to ensure that you send in all necessary documents.

Transcripts

Choose one of the following options.

  1. EDI - Request an official transcript to be sent through an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system, e.g. Speede (FICE code: 003662) or Naviance.
  2. PDF - You may also upload an official PDF copy of your transcript to your my.uh.edu self-service account to complete your application.

Official transcripts must either state “official,” have your institutions seal, a signature by a school official, or an official watermark. It’s up to the discretion of the Office of Admissions to determine the validity of the transcript, and the office reserves the right to request additional or different copies if needed.

Please review your myUH To Do List for a live update on which transcripts are needed. If any of the transcripts we have on file from when you last applied have in progress courses or are not in line with the dates you provided on your most recent readmission application, we will need an updated transcript from the institution.

Fee Waivers

Readmission students are not eligible for fee waivers and must pay the application fee for the term in which they are applying. You can pay your application fee when you’re applying via Apply Texas or the Common App or via your myUH account once your application has been received. It is important to note that you are only eligible for review for the semester in which you apply. If you are denied or are interested in a different term, you will have to pay the $75 application again.

Deadlines

Visit the Deadlines page for a listing of when the admissions application and supporting materials are due.

Timeline for Decisions

Decisions for readmission will vary for each academic college. Please note that there is no average timeline for a decision, and you will hear directly from the Office of Admission once a decision has been rendered on your account. It is important to submit all application materials early to avoid delays in your decision timeframe.

Advising

Readmission applicants are required to see the academic advisor of the major in which they are applying to. Your academic advisor can give you guidance on whether you are admissible to the college you have selected and what courses you would be required to take upon admission. Readmission applicants may see a Readmit Advising hold on their myUH account which will only prevent you from registering for courses if admitted. This advising hold will not prevent you from receiving your admission decision.

Archived Information

If you attended the University of Houston prior to 2005, your information was archived due to a system change. In order to provide you with the most accurate advising, your records will need to be de-archived. You will need to meet with an Admissions Advisor to submit this request and initiate the process.