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Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

To be eligible for unconditional admission to UH-Victoria a student must have earned a minimum of 54 semester hours in nonremedial college level course work from an institution accredited by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations.  The six associations are Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  In addition, the student must have earned at least a 2.0 (A-4.0) grade point average, must have passed all parts (reading, writing and mathematics) of the TASP/THEA exam, or shown college readiness according to the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative and UHV, and must have official transcripts on file from all previously attended colleges no later than the 12th class day of a fall or spring term or no later than the 4th class day of a summer term.

Also, a student who has completed 54 semester hours of nonremedial college level course work and is enrolled in a current long semester at another university may be accepted for admission on a conditional basis if a 2.0 (A=4.0) average over all college work prior to the current semester is indicated on the transcript(s).  This conditional admission status will be changed to regular admission status after receipt of an official supplemental transcript showing that a minimum 2.0 average has been maintained over all hours attempted.

Per H.B. 2066 approval in 1995, a student who has successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work at an accredited college or university may enroll at UH-Victoria if the student meets regular admission requirements and is concurrently enrolled in another college or university.  Proof of concurrent enrollment at another institution will be required each term until the student has completed 54 semester hours.

In computing undergraduate grade point averages, only the semester hours and grade earned on the last enrollment in a repeated course will be used for computation of the required grade point average for admission.

A student will not be considered for admission if ineligible to return immediately to any former institution(s) or if suspended three times, regardless of institution.  A student disapproved for admission may appeal.  Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Office of Admissions and Records.  The university reserves the right to admit any applicant on probation.

Academic Fresh Start

An undergraduate applicant for admission who is a Texas resident may seek to enter UH-Victoria pursuant to the “academic fresh start” statute, Texas Education Code 51.931.  If an applicant elects to seek admission under this statute, the institution will not consider academic course credits or grades earned by the applicant 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the term in which the applicant seeks to enroll.  An applicant who elects to apply under this statute may not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment.

An applicant must inform the Office of Admissions and Records in writing if the student wishes to apply under the “fresh start” statute.  Forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records.

University Of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 570-4848, Toll Free in Texas (877) 970-4848

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