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If you hold a non-immigrant visa, you are classified as an international student. If you have applied for immigrant status, but have not adjusted your status with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, you must also apply for international admissions.
If you have further questions regarding international student documents, please visit the International Admissions website or contact the Coordinator of International Admissions.
All transcripts sent to UHD must be official. A transcript is considered official when it bears the institution’s seal, is signed by the using authority, is sent directly by the issuing institution OR delivered in the institution’s sealed envelope (copies and faxes do not satisfy this requirement).
You can submit your transcripts in person in the Office of Admissions – Graduate Admissions (S350) or have them mailed to:
Office of Admissions – Graduate Admissions
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite S350
Houston, Texas 77002-1001
If you attended a college or university outside the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service recognized by UHD prior to applying for admissions to the university.
To apply for graduate study at UHD; chances are you’ll need to take a standardized test. Your testing requirements will depend on your program, please visit the program website to determine which test will satisfy your program.
Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition
Upon receipt of your application and supporting materials, the Office of Admissions will send you a letter in reference to the status of your application. In order to have your file reviewed, it will be necessary for the completed application forms, official transcripts, and examination scores to be in the Office of Graduate Admissions not later than the date indicated for a particular semester. If the completed application is not received in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the date indicated, it cannot be processed for admission that semester, and the applicant will have to resubmit a new application for the subsequent semester. Once the department of the program to which you are applying has made a decision regarding your acceptance, you will be notified of the decision by mail.
If you are a former graduate student and you have missed a fall or spring semester (summer session also included for MAT students), you should first see your graduate program coordinator, then complete an Application for Readmission.
Once the department of the program to which you are applying has made a decision regarding your acceptance, you will be notified of the decision by mail.
If you are a former graduate applicant and you wish to be considered for a future term, you must complete a new online Apply Texas Application, pay a new application fee, and submit all the other required application documents. Any supporting materials on file may be used, if it has not been more than one academic year since you submitted your initial graduate application for admission. Official transcripts on file may be used, if you have not attended any of the schools since your previous application was submitted.
Upon receipt of your application and supporting documents, the Office of Admissions will send you a letter regarding the status of your file. Your file must be complete in order to be considered for admission. Once the department of the program to which you are applying has made a decision regarding acceptance, you will be notified by mail.
If you have submitted an application and need to make changes to your application data or if you have another type of request, please complete the Application Update Form and submit it to the Office of Admissions – Graduate Admissions (325-North).
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