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University of Houston-Victoria

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Learn About UHV

Office of Admissions & Transfer Credit
(361) 570-4110 | TheCenter@uhv.edu 
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The admissions application for all students can be found at goapplytexas.org. We encourage students to submit their documents as early as possible to ensure adequate time for processing before registration. There may be certain programs offered at UHV that have deadlines; please refer to the academic program for specific requirements.

Important Dates
SemesterAdmissions DeadlineDocument Deadline
Spring 2023 January 4, 2023  January 6, 2023 
Summer 2023  May 12, 2023  May 19, 2023 
Fall 2023 August 4, 2023 August 9, 2023

Please visit the International Programs admissions page for a comprehensive list of application deadlines.

Admission Requirements

First-Year Students
Admissions CriteriaClass RankGPASAT Comp ScoreACT Comp ScoreLetter of Rec
Automatic Acceptance Top 10% Not required Not required Not required Not required
Formal Admissions* Top 50% 2.0 (4.0 scale) 940 18 Not required
Rank Omit Admissions Not required 3.0 (4.0 scale) Not required Not required Required
Test-Optional Admissions** Top 60% 2.5 (4.0 scale) Not required Not required Not required

  *Must meet 2 out of 3 requirements (rank, grade-point avg., test scores.

**Effective through Fall 2022.

Note: Students must graduate on the Foundation “Endorsement” or “Distinguished” High School program, or a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor as the endorsement or distinguished program. Students who pass the GED exam will be recognized as satisfying the 2.5-grade point average (GPA) requirement.

Graduate Students

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) from one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations.
  • 3.0 (A=4.0) GPA on all attempted graduate work (graduate transfer).
  • Personal essay.
  • Recommendation from a practicing professional in the field of study or a related field.
  • Graduate Admissions Index: 
    • 980 or higher (on or after August 1, 2011)
    • 1400 or higher (prior to August 1, 2011)

Conditional Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate Admissions Index:
    • 1300-1399 (prior to August 1, 2011)1
    • 890-979 (on or after August 1, 2011)2

Former UHV Students

If you’re a former student who does not show completed enrollment for 13 uninterrupted months (three consecutive semesters) from the semester indicated on the original application, you are required to submit:

  • A new admissions application.
  • $25 non-refundable/non-transferable application fee.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended since last enrollment at UHV (if applicable).

1 Only for current UHV students or former UHV students who had their official GRE/GMAT/MAT scores sent prior to 5-year expiration.

2 GRE tests taken on or after August 1, 2011 and are within 5 years.

International Students

Transfer Students

Transient (Visiting) Undergraduate

  • Letter of proof indicating student's enrollment is in good standing at the current institution OR
  • Official transcript

(Please indicate Non-Degree Seeking Major on the ApplyTexas application)

Post-Baccalaureate