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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Fresh Start for Undergraduate Transfer Students

Undergraduate Admissions  > Other Admission Considerations > Academic Fresh Start for Undergraduate Transfer Students

Academic Fresh Start is an opportunity for new and former students to have earned coursework 10 or more years old to be ignored for admission purposes. Once ignored, this coursework cannot be used at UH for admission, course prerequisites or degree requirements. The guidelines are provided in the Academic Fresh Start policy.

How to Apply

Apply for admission using the Apply Texas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.

Submit the Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement Form to Admissions at admissions@uh.edu.


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

Additional Information

Students applying for admission to the University of Houston may elect to have all academic course work completed at other institutions ten or more years prior to the time of application ignored for admission purposes. Once ignored, this course work cannot be used to satisfy any prerequisite or degree requirements at the University of Houston. The Academic Fresh Start Program is open to new as well as to former students.

Transfer students applying for Academic Fresh Start must have submitted all the necessary credentials to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including transcripts which include course work completed ten or more years old, must be sent to UH. The Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement Form must also be completed and returned to UH. However, students choosing Academic Fresh Start must meet current admission requirements with course work taken within the past ten years.

Students admitted through Academic Fresh Start will be under the University of Houston Undergraduate Studies catalog in effect at the time of their Fresh Start matriculation at UH and will be assigned to Exploratory Studies until they are admitted into a major field of study or until they have accumulated 30 semester hours of credit, whichever comes first.

There may be implications for financial aid and veterans benefits for students admitted under Academic Fresh Start. Students should contact these offices for more information.

Students may elect to use the provisions of this Academic Fresh Start Program only once at the University of Houston.