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Applications for the 2020-21 academic year is now open. The admissions application for all students can be found at 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.

Priority Application Deadlines:

05/27/20 - Summer I (5wk1, 8wk, 10wk)

07/01/20 - Summer II (5wk2)

08/10/20 - Fall 2020

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

Application Fee: WAIVED (thru August 10, 2020)

General Admission Requirements


Freshman admissions approval is based on class rank, GPA, and SAT or ACT scores. To be admitted to UHV, incoming freshmen must meet at least two out of three of the following requirements:

  • Be ranked in the top 50 percent of their graduating class
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Meet or exceed scores of 940 (SAT) or 18 (ACT)

Note: Student 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 2.0 grade point average (GPA) requirement.



  • 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)*
    • 890-979 (on or after August 1, 2011)**
  • Test Scores

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test and/or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants applying for graduate admission. Applicants to all M.Ed. School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development graduate programs may substitute the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants to Business Administration must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For students taking the GRE, only verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test are used for determining graduate eligibility.

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-transferrable application fee
  • transcripts from all institutions attended since last enrollment at UHV (if applicable)

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

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

International Students

Transfer Students

  • 12 or more college credit hours (minus high school advanced/dual credit)
  • 2.0 (A=4.0) cumulative GPA in all non-remedial college-level course work from an institution or institutions accredited by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations. For more information about your institution's accrediting association, visit the following website.

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)


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