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Office of Admissions
University West, Suite 133
(361) 570-4110 |
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Office of Admissions! Applications for the 2021-22 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.

Important Dates

SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument Deadline
Summer 2021 May 14, 2021 May 21, 2021
Fall 2021 August 6, 2021 August 11, 2021

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 until Summer 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


  • 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)**

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)