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Office of Admissions and Records
University West, Suite 104
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 570-4110 Fax: (361) 570-4114
www.uhv.edu/oar
email: admissions@uhv.edu

At UH-Victoria, the Office of Admissions and Records and the Registrar are responsible for administering UHV admissions policies.
 

How To Apply


In order to be considered for admission a student must send the following credentials to the Office of Admissions and Records. For timely and accurate processing, students should ensure that all official documents have been submitted prior to registration. Students are encouraged to request electronic transmission of all transcripts; such transmission may shorten the processing time by two or three days.


Undergraduate

  1. A completed application for undergraduate admission.

  2. An official transcript from EACH college attended, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.

  3. THEA (formerly TASP) scores according to provisions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), sent directly from National Evaluation Systems, Inc. to UH-Victoria; or, the scores/TSI completion must appear on an official transcript being sent from a college formerly attended. For more information, refer to the TSI information in the Undergraduate Admission section of this catalog.

IMPORTANT: Teacher Certification students are not exempt from taking the THEA test. A passing score on each portion of the TASP/THEA test is required for admission to the teacher certification program. See the Teacher Certification section of this catalog or Office of Teacher Education Records for more information.


Postbaccalaureate

  1. A completed application for postbaccalaureate admission.

  2. An official transcript from each college attended, sent directly from the institution to UH-Victoria.

IMPORTANT: Teacher Certification students are not exempt from taking the THEA test. A passing score on each portion of the THEA test is required for admission to the teacher certification program. See the Teacher Certification section of this catalog or Office of Teacher Education Records for more information.


Temporary Graduate Student

  1. A completed application for temporary graduate student admission.

  2. An official transcript from the college from which the most recent degree and/or course work was earned, sent directly from the institution to UH-Victoria.

Graduate

  1. A completed application for graduate admission.

  2. An official transcript from EACH college attended, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.

  3. Appropriate exam scores must be sent directly from the testing service to UH-Victoria.

  4. Appropriate documents such as letters of reference, essays, etc., to meet specific school requirements. See appropriate school section of this catalog for more information.

NOTE: The only requirement for applicants holding a master’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution is an official transcript from the institution which awarded the degree, sent directly from that institution to UH-Victoria.
 

International Student Admission

 

The University of Houston-Victoria is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to accept international students who enter the United States with an F-1 student visa.  The Office of Admissions is required by law to enter student information and update the student information each semester in the USCIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding student enrollment and related personal information. The Office of Admissions and Records will issue an I-20 to students who are fully approved to study at UHV after the following steps for admission to the university are completed by the student. 

 

  1.  A completed international application for admission.  See the international information on the Office of Admissions and Records web page.   www.uhv.edu/oar

 

  1. An official transcript or mark sheets from EACH college or university attended, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.  A comprehensive evaluation is required for international documents.  A list of agencies that students may choose from is included on the web page for international admission.

 

  1. Test Score Requirements:

a.   Undergraduate applicants must submit THEA (formerly TASP) scores according to provisions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), sent directly from National Evaluation Systems, Inc. to UH-Victoria; or, the scores/TSI completion must appear on an official transcript being sent from a college formerly attended. 

b.    Graduate Applicants must submit scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, letters, and essays that are required by their desired degree program.  See appropriate school section of this catalog for more information.  Minimum scores for the GRE are a total of 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections.  GMAT is required for all MBA applicants and the minimum score is 450.   MAT scores may be substituted for the GRE by counseling education majors.  The scores will be used with your grade point average to calculate a graduate admission index.  See additional information on the test score requirements in the following paragraphs under Graduate Admission

 

  1. TOEFL exam score report must be requested by the student to be sent to UHV directly from the testing center, or the applicant must meet one of the exemption requirements.  See the following information on English Proficiency for additional information regarding minimum scores and exemptions.

 

  1. The UHV Letter of Financial Backing Form with applicant or sponsor’s supporting bank documents verifying funds available in English with dollar amounts in US dollars must be submitted before an I-20 can be issued to the applicant.  The minimum amounts needed for study at UHV during the 2006-2007 Academic Year for undergraduate students is $22816.  For students seeking graduate admission, the minimum amount needed is $20,236.  MBA graduate students have additional fees related to the degree program that will cost an additional $990 for the year.  These amounts are subject to change due to Texas legislative action and UHV policy changes. 

 

  1. A UHV Statement of Understanding Form must be completed and sent with the application forms.

 

  1. Photocopies of all previous and current U.S. immigration documents should be submitted by students who are already in the United States.  For students outside the U.S., submit photocopy of passport pages with legal name of student applicant and dependents, if they will travel to the U.S. to live with applicant.  For students who will transfer to UHV from an institution in the United States, the admissions officer will facilitate the transfer through SEVIS after the student is approved for admission to UHV.

 

All other admission requirements that apply to the level of admission the student is seeking will be required for admission to the undergraduate or graduate program of choice.  Undergraduate students seeking admission to UHV will not be issued an I-20 for transfer purposes unless all lower-level course requirements within their degree program have been met.

 

Graduate applicants will submit to the Office of Admissions and Records all essays, letters of recommendation, personal statements and other information required for approval to the graduate program they are seeking.  The admissions analyst will assemble the necessary documents and submit them to the appropriate school for the Dean’s decision regarding acceptance to the program.

 

International students who hold an F-1 visa must be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Online enrollment during the fall and spring semesters is limited to one online class within the full-course load.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their schedule to comply with this requirement in order to maintain legal visa status while in the United States.  Failure to comply with this requirement may lead to termination of the student’s F-1 visa status and possibly deportation.  No tuition or fees will be refunded to the student in this instance, and degree completion may be delayed or indefinitely interrupted. 

 

International students must submit applications for admission and all supporting admission documentation, regardless of your degree objective, by the following dates to ensure time for processing:

                                Fall – June 1          Spring – October 1               Summer – March 1

 


Official Transcripts
All official transcripts must be sent from the sending institution directly to UH-Victoria and must be received in the Office of Admissions and Records no later than the 12th class day of a fall or spring semester or no later than the 4th class day of a summer term; failure to comply with this requirement may result in the applicant’s being administratively withdrawn from all classes for the fall, spring, or summer semester and the student may forfeit all tuition and fees.

Deadlines

There are no specific deadlines for admission applications from citizens or permanent residents of the United States. However, applicants should submit credentials as early as possible to ensure adequate time for processing before registration.

International students must submit applications for admission and all supporting admission documentation, regardless of your degree objective, by the following dates to ensure time for processing:


Fall – June 1          Spring – October 1               Summer – March 1


For Additional Information contact the Office of Admissions and Records:
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria TX 77901-5731 Email: admissions@uhv.edu 
Phone: (361)570-4110 or Texas Toll-free 1-877-970-4848, extension 110
Fax: (361) 570-4114

Majors and Major Codes

 

Major

Code

Undergraduate

Graduate

School of Arts and Sciences:

 

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Certification #

 

 

 

Applied Arts and Sciences

AAS

B.A.A.S.

 

Biology

BIO

B.S.

 

 * Science Secondary Teacher Certification

BIO:SCI

B.S.

 

Communication

COM

B.A., B.S.

 

Computer Information Systems

CIS   M.S.

Computer Science – Computer Science

CSC-CSC

B.S.

 

Computer Science – Information Systems

CSC-INF

B.S.

 

 * Computer Science Secondary Teacher Certification

CSC:CSC

B.S.

 

Criminal Justice

CRM JST

B.S.

 

Humanities – English

HUM-ENG

B.A.

 

 * English Secondary Teacher Certification

HUM:ENG

B.A.

 

Humanities – History

HUM-HIS

B.A.

 

 * History Secondary Teacher Certification

HUM:HIS

B.A.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS STD

 

M.A.I.S.

Mathematical Sciences – Mathematics

MAS-MAS

B.A., B.S.

 

 * Mathematics Secondary Teacher Certification

MAS:

B.A., B.S.

 

Psychology

PSY

B.A., B.S.

 

Counseling Psychology

PSY-CSG

 

M.A.

School Psychology

PSY-SCH

 

M.A.

 # Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program; with any major.


 

Major

Code

Undergraduate

Graduate

School of Business Administration:

     

Accounting

BUS-ACC

B.B.A.

 

General Business

BUS-GEN

B.B.A.

 

Healthcare Administration> BUS-HCA B.B.A.  

Management

BUS-MGT

B.B.A.

 

Marketing

BUS-MKT

B.B.A.

 

Business Administration

B  ADMIN

 

M.B.A.

Economic Development / Entrepreneurship> B EDE   M.S.

Fourth Year Bridge MBA

BUS BRG

 

M.B.A.

Global MBA B GLOBL   M.B.A.

 > This program is pending approval from THECB and the University of Houston System.

 

Major

Code

Undergraduate

Graduate

School of Education & Human Development **:

 

 

 

Administration and Supervision:

 

 

 

    General Administration

AED-ADM

 

M.ED.

    Educational Leadership

AED-PRN*

 

M.ED.

    Superintendency

AED-SPT*

 

M.ED.

Counseling

CED*

 

M.ED.

Curriculum and Instruction:

 

 

 

    Elementary Education

C&I-EED

 

M.ED.

    Reading

C&I-RDG*

 

M.ED.

    Secondary Education

C&I-SED

 

M.ED.

Interdisciplinary Studies:

 

 

 

    Early Childhood – Grade 4 Generalist

IDS:ESE

B.S.I.S.

 

    Grade 4 – Grade 8 Generalist

IDS:MSE

B.S.I.S.

 

    * Teacher Certification

IDS:STD

B.S.I.S.

 

Special Education

SPE

 

M.ED.

    Educational Diagnostician

SPE-DIA*

 

M.ED.

 *SBEC (State Board of Educator Certification) Program.
** See School of Education and Human Development section of UH-Victoria Catalog for certification programs.

 

Major

Code

Undergraduate

Graduate

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

 

 

 

Nursing

 NURS

B.S.N