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PETR Undergraduate Admission Checklist
Step 1-Let’s Get Started
- Be aware of admission deadlines
- Review Tuition and Fee costs
Testing you will need
- SAT or ACT
TSI—The Texas Success Initiative and the Texas Higher Education Assessment (formerly TASP)
If you are a recent high school graduate of a U.S. accredited high school, or if you have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of credit from an accredited college, you will be classified as a new freshman and must meet specific entrance requirements:
International students are eligible for admission with the completion of the equivalent of 12 years of U.S. elementary and secondary schooling. Admission is based on academic performance in all courses and a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL. All international students should refer to the international admission website facts.
Engineering Admissions Criteria:
Admission Requirements for the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering are higher than those for the University of Houston in general. The table shows admission criteria for the College.
Engineering majors should have the high school credits listed in the table below upon admission to the University of Houston:
Required High School Courses Credits English 4 Social Studies 3 Chemistry 1 Physics 1 Mechanical Drawing (in the tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade) 1 Mathematics (including two units/credits in algebra, one in geometry, and one-half in either elementary analysis or analytical geometry) 4
Cullen College of Engineering Freshman Admission Criteria Minimum Test Scores:
*The SAT scores are for tests taken after March 1995. Tests taken before April 1995 are scored differently. If you have taken more than one exam, the university will use the best total or composite score from a single test date. Rank in Class SAT 1 Total
(Math + Critical Reading)
Top 10% 970 480 22 19 1st Quarter 970 480 22 19 2nd Quarter 1050 480 24 19 3rd Quarter 1180 480 26 19 4th Quarter Not Admissible Not Admissible Not Admissible Not Admissible
Step 2- Submit an online admission application to UH and pay the fee
Step 3 – You have been accepted to UH
Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid
Please note that all students receiving financial aid will need to apply and be approved on an annual basis to receive financial assistance.
- Complete Federal Student Aid Application after Jan.1 but before March 1.
- University of Houston school code 003652
- Through myUH (PeopleSoft), check your financial aid application status, confirm contact information, and monitor status to assure process is expedited.
- Check out all of the scholarship opportunities UH offers.
Register for and Attend New Student Orientation (NSO)
New Student Conference is mandatory for all incoming students. Sign up for Orientation as soon as you can to have the best selection of dates to attend and availability to enroll in classes. Advisors in your major will be on hand to guide you in the process on that day.
Before your date to attend New Student Enrollment (NSO)
- Review registration and enrollment guidelines
- Review list of course offerings
- Make sure you know your UH PeopleSoft ID#
- Tuition and Fee Payment
WELCOME TO UH PETROLEUM ENGINEERING!