Incoming Transfer Student Information
Welcome to The University Of Houston-Downtown! We are pleased you are considering UHD as your higher institution of choice. This page was created to assist transfer students in transitioning into a new academic environment, and its staff is dedicated to making the process as simple as possible. This process may begin even before admission. The information listed below details the steps needed to get you started along on your new journey.
Why Transfer to the Marilyn Davies College of Business?
As you may know, UHD's Marilyn Davies College of Business is among the less than 5% of the world's business programs accredited by the prestigious AACSB-International Accreditation. AACSB-International Accreditation is the largest and most widely recognized business accreditation in the world. Not just a "stamp of approval," the process of earning AACSB Accreditation requires a serious long-term commitment by the school to develop, implement, and maintain the highest level of quality education delivered to its students. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than those from non-accredited schools.
The Marilyn Davies College of Business offers an excellent Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in any of nine majors:
Management Information Systems,
Supply Chain Management,
Insurance & Risk Management, and
General Business. Many of our students also select optional minors, within the business college or in another field.
The BBA degree at the Marilyn Davies College of Business follows a template established by the State of Texas and the AACSB recommendations. The BBA degree plan has
120 hours and is divided in three "parts."
42-hr General Education core (as mandated by the State of Texas)
18-hrs pre-business core
60-hour Upper Division set, divided equally among Business Core and Major Courses.
Total 120 Hours!
UHD is one of a few schools that accept transfer credits, regardless of age. In other words, your college credits don't ever expire! UHD is also one of a few schools where one can earn a second degree. Students admitted on Post-Baccalaureate status may pursue second degrees and/or classes for professional certification (CPA, CFA, CFM, etc.) UHD also allows you to begin courses while attending Community College. Simply ask for
Most of the Business students are working mature adults who find our variety of night, day, online, and weekend classes attractive and flexible enough to meet their needs. Business majors can complete their major requirements online, with the exception of Accounting. We also offer the BBA degree for several majors in our Northwest and Kingwood campuses.
What courses have you already completed?
UHD admission requirements must be met before admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business is granted. Listed below are the requirements for both UHD as well as The Marilyn Davies College of Business.
UHD Admission Requirements
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Admit student throughout the year
Marilyn Davies College of Business Admission Requirements
General Education Core Completed
Minimum of a "C" in Math 1324
2.25 GPA From the last university or college attended
While establishing eligibility for admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business, a UHD sophomore or junior may remain undeclared but is restricted to certain classes
Want Your Transcripts Evaluated?
Our Marilyn Davies College of Business Advisors can help you better understand how your courses are transferred in.
Upload your transcripts for an unofficial evaluation. Advisors are eagerly waiting to discuss your transferability. Please allow at least two business days to receive an evaluation.
Want to talk to an advisor? Chat online, call us at 713-221-8675 or email us at
1) Apply online at
(2) Submit final official transcripts from all schools attended.
(3) Await instructions from the Admissions Office regarding acceptance, orientation and advising which are mandatory before you can enroll.
We hope this information is useful to you. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to ask at our link, and our friendly and professional staffers will be happy to assist you.
Thank you again for your interest in UHD and UHD's Marilyn Davies College of Business! Let us know how we can help you along your journey to attain your educational goals!
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