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visiting students

visiting students are those who have a high school diploma or ged and wish to take specific undergraduate coursework but are not pursuing a degree at the university of houston. visiting students are also called “transient student” and are non-degree seeking.

steps to apply

  1. apply online at complete the application for transient students.
  2. pay the non-refundable $75 application fee ($90 for international students) with a credit card, debit card, or check.
  3. have your most recent official transcript sent to the university of houston at the address below. a school adminstrator can also email your official transcript to for faster service, send your official transcript to us electronically. 

mailing address:
university of houston
office of undergraduate admissions
4434 university drive
houston, tx 77204


term close date
fall 2019 6/28/2019
spring 2020 12/1/2019
summer 2020 5/1/2020
fall 2020 6/26/2020

additional information

visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.

once admitted as a visiting student, no application is necessary for enrollment in future term sessions. enrollment as a degree-seeking student requires a visiting student to complete the visiting to degree-seeking student form, meet admission requirements of the university of houston (and their intended major) and submit all transcripts from previous colleges or universities attended.

visiting to degree-seeking form