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Winter 2013 — December 16, 2013 - January 3, 2014


Admission Information

The application process for the Winter 2013 term is now open to new, former, and continuing students (excluding new Freshman and International students).


Admissions Deadline

The admission application and document deadline is Friday, December 13, 2013.

  • Documents may be delivered in person up to 5:00pm Friday, November 13 to the Office of Admissions in 350S
  • Documents delivered by mail must arrive to the Office of Admissions by December 13


New Students wishing to attend the Winter 2013 term must submit the following:

  • $35 Application Fee
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Transcripts are official when sent directly from an institution or delivered in person in the institution's sealed envelope.
  • Submit proof of Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Exemptions may apply.


Former UHD students who are eligible for registration can log into MyUHD to reactivate their student record.  Once complete, their record will automatically be updated for the Winter 2013 term.


Continuing UHD students who are eligible for registration can log into MyUHD to register for the Winter 2013 term.


Admission Assistance

Contact the Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522 or via email at


Registration Information

Winter 2013 Pre-Priority Web Registration for eligible online students and veterans begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Priority Web Registration for eligible declared majors-only begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Regular Web Registration for all students begins on Monday, November 18, 2013.

Registration ends at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 and payment or payment arrangements must be made by 6pm on that day to prevent classes from being dropped for non-payment.

Late Registration begins Thursday, December 14 – Monday, December 16, includes a late registration fee.


Schedule Changes

All registration schedule changes that involve course adds must be done by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013. Only course drops will be allowed after this time through the last day to drop/withdraw.


Course Drop and Withdrawal

In order to drop a Winter 2013 class so that no grade is assigned, the course drop must be done online by Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

A Winter 2013 course drop which results in a grade of "W" can be processed online beginning December 18, 2013 through December 26, 2013.


Registration Assistance

Registration assistance is available in-person, by phone, via email and through AskGator. Registrar's Office representatives are available during regular business hours through December 20, 2013 and once again when the University re-opens after the Winter Holiday break on January 2, 2014. To contact a Registrar's Office representative please come by N330 in the One Main Building, call 713-221-8999, send an email to or submit a question via AskGator.

Other Important Dates

Winter 2013 final grades will be posted online via Student e-Services at 12:00 p.m., on January 8, 2014.
To view the Winter 2013 academic calendar go to

Payment Information

Payment in full or payment arrangements must be made by Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or your class(es) will be dropped.

Please be aware that there is no financial aid posted to the Winter Term. Any financial aid granted for classes taken in the Winter 2013 term will be processed and paid with your Spring 2014 financial aid. These funds WILL NOT be automatically moved to pay the Winter term balance. It is the student's responsibility to make payment out of pocket or once their Spring refund is received.

Installment plans that have 2 payments are available online, at under the My Payment option, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on November 24th and end on December 16th, 2013 at 6pm.


Payment assistance

If you have questions or need assistance with payment arrangements, please visit the Cashier’s Office at 310 South or send an email to or by phone at 713-221-8196.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

Q. Can I apply for financial aid for the winter term?

Answer: No, financial aid is not available for the winter mini-session.

Q. What may cause me to be ineligible to receive my spring financial aid?

Answer: Some reasons for losing financial aid eligibility for Spring 2014 include but are not limited to:

  • Not meeting the terms of satisfactory academic progress at the end of the Fall 2013 semester
  • New information received from the Department of Education now showing you ineligible to receive aid.
  • Under-enrollment


Q. How will the hours for the winter term be counted for financial aid?

Answer: The hours completed for the winter mini-session will be added to spring financial aid budget. If your financial aid for spring was processed based on less than full-time enrollment and you attend the winter mini-session you may be eligible for additional aid.

You will need to complete a Revision Request Form at the financial aid office to ensure that all of your hours are counted.

REMEMBER: If you were processed based on full-time enrollment and attend the winter mini-session, there will be no additional aid eligibility.

Financial Aid Assistance

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 713-221-8041 or by email


Blackboard Information

To ensure that you will be able to begin your online course on the first day of classes,
please confirm that you are able to successfully log into Blackboard before classes begin.
Click here for Quick Facts about Blackboard.

Information Technology will provide support during the Winter 2013 term.
The Help Desk (713-221-8031, hours will be as follows:


December 16: 7 am - 10 pm (last day of finals for Fall Semester/first day of Winter Term)
December 17-20: 7 am - 9 pm  
December 21: 9 am - 5 pm  
December 22: 12 pm - 8 pm  
December 23: 9 am - 9 pm  
December 24: 9 am - 2 pm  
December 25: Closed (for IT emergencies, contact the university Police at 713-221-8065 and ask for the IT Manager on call to be notified)
December 26-27: 9 am - 9 pm
December 28: 9 am - 5 pm  
December 29: 12 pm - 8 pm  
December 30: 9 am - 9 pm  
December 31: 9 am - 2 pm  
January 1: Closed (for IT emergencies, contact the university Police at 713-221-8065 and ask for the IT Manager on call to be notified)
January 2-3: 7 am - 9 pm

For more information, click here.


Distance Education

UHD Northwest and Distance Education Holiday Office Hours
December 19 – 20 9:00am – 2:00pm
December 23 and 26-27 9:00am – 2:00pm
December 30 – 31 9:00am – 2:00pm


Contact Information for Distance Education
UHD Northwest  Campus 713-237-5400 or 713-237-5401
UHD Cy-Fair Campus 713-290-3435
UHD Kingwood Campus 281-318-4339
UHD Atascocita Campus 832-775-0810



Holiday Office Hours

December 16 – December 20
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 23 – January 1
University Closed

January 2
University Re-opens
8:00 am






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