Engineering Academies

UH/HCC Engineering Academy — Admission Process

UH/HCC Engineering Academy

Admission Process

How to Apply

  • Students applying for admission to HCC will complete the Apply Texas application for HCC and UH, and complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy application.
  • Continuing students at HCC who wish to participate in the UH/HCC Engineering Academy will complete the Apply Texas application for UH, and complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy application.
  • An additional application fee payable to the University of Houston may be charged to students seeking consideration of co-enrollment through the UH/HCC Engineering Academy.
  • HCC and UH will review all UH/HCC Engineering Academy applications submitted by students who apply for admission through HCC. Students accepted by UH and recommended by the Cullen College of Engineering for application to the UH/HCC Engineering Academy will automatically qualify for the UH/HCC Engineering Academy upon submitting the UH/HCC Engineering Academy application.

Program Completion

Students who successfully complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy by earning either an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Science in Engineering Science (ASES) degree from HCC by the first summer term following their second year, with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 of all college level work attempted at both institutions, as calculated by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, will be automatically admitted to UH for the following fall term. These students can then apply for a change of curriculum into their first choice degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Students who successfully complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy (earn an AS or ASES degree from HCC) by the first summer term following their second year with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 at both institutions of all college level work attempted, as calculated by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, will be automatically admitted to UH for the following term. These students can then apply for a change of curriculum into a degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering with the caveat that their first-choice major in the Cullen College of Engineering is not guaranteed. If a student fails to gain a change of curriculum into their first-choice engineering major, UH/HCC Engineering Academy advisors will help the student identify another major in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Students who do not successfully complete the UH/HCC Engineering Academy requirements or gain a change of curriculum by the end of the first summer term following their second year will not be able to continue their enrollment at UH.

Math Placement Exam (MPE) and Math Requirements

  • UH/HCC Engineering Academy participants who are determined not “pre-calculus ready” will be required to take the HCC MPE. After acceptance into the UH/HCC Engineering Academy and at the discretion of the UH/HCC Engineering Academy administrators, participants may be required to take the UH MPE.
  • The HCC MPE will be used to place participants in the appropriate math course at HCC.
  • UH/HCC Engineering Academy participants must be pre-calculus or calculus ready.
  • UH/HCC Engineering Academy participants must complete their calculus sequence (Calculus I and II) or the required calculus for the engineering major of interest at HCC prior to beginning full time enrollment in an engineering major at UH.

Pathways to full admission to a degree granting major in the Cullen College of Engineering

An option to apply for EARLY MATRICULATION into an engineering degree granting major is available for Engineering Academy students provided the following is met:

  • All college level work attempted - 3.25
  • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted – 3.00
  • All college level science courses* required by any engineering major attempted – 3.00
  • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted – 2.50
  • All college level engineering courses attempted – 3.00

To be admitted, students must have credit for (can include AP credit):

  • Math 1431 – Calculus I
  • Math 1432 – Calculus II
  • CHEM 1331 – General Chemistry I
  • PHYS 1321 – University Physics I
  • ENGI 1100 – Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGI 1331 – Computing for Engineers

In the calculation of each GPA, all attempts taken at any institution count – even if a course was repeated.

*Biology 1361/1161 and 1362/1162, Chemistry 1331/1111, 1332/1112, 1372/1117, 3221, 3331, and 3332, Geology 1330/1130, Physics 1321/1121 and 1322/1122.