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Freshman Admission Requirements

You will be evaluated as a freshman for admissions purposes if:

  • You are a graduate from a US high school and have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of college-level credit; or,
  • You are an international student who has completed the equivalent of 12 years of elementary and secondary schooling and have never been enrolled in post-secondary study.
Rank in Class SAT
Math (M) + Critical Reading (CR)
Critical Reading (CR)
ACT Composite ACT English
1st Quarter 1200 570 26 24
2nd Quarter 1260 570 28 24
3rd Quarter 1340 570 30 24
4th Quarter 1370 570 31 24
Unranked 1370 570 31 24
Recommended High School Courses for Engineering Majors Credits
English 4
Social Studies 3
Chemistry 1
Physics 1
Mathematics (including two units/credits in algebra, one in geometry, and one-half in either elementary analysis or analytical geometry) 4
Mechanical Engineering Majors Only:  Course in mechanical drawing/drafting in the tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade.  A deficiency in this area may be made up during the first year at the University of Houston.