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F-1/J-1 International Student Program Guide

International students must be enrolled in programs which meet the face-to-face course requirements regulated by the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services. Full-time enrollment is required for Fall and Spring terms. Full-time for undergraduate students is 12 semester hours (usually 4 courses), and for graduate students full-time equals 9 semester hours (usually 3 courses). F-1 visa holders are limited to 1 online course within the full-course load for Spring and Fall. Summer enrollment is optional, and courses during the Summer may be either face-to-face or online. Each academic school at University of Houston-Victoria has provided a list of programs in each campus/teaching location that meet the enrollment criteria F-1/J-1 international students.

Campus Information

Victoria Campus

The Victoria, Texas campus offers classes for all levels of undergraduate students and graduate students. Freshmen and sophomores must take their courses at the Victoria campus.

UHV at Katy (22400 Grand Circle Blvd, Suite 206)

The Katy, Texas teaching site offers classes for Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students. Freshmen and sophomores must take their courses at the Victoria campus.

Students at all campus locations are enrolled as UHV students and upon completion of their program will receive their diploma from the University of Houston-Victoria. You should work closely with your degree plan counselor or academic advisor along with staff at the International Programs Office to assure successful program completion in a timely manner.

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Contact a CLASS Academic Advisor

College of Natural & Applied Science 

Contact a CNAS Academic Advisor

College of Business

College of Education & Health Professions

Contact a CEHP Academic Advisor 

*Offered in Victoria only

**Offered both in Victoria & Katy