HBU Undergraduate Admissions


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Houston Baptist University believes the best learning environment includes a broad diversity of cultural professional and relational opportunities– all offered by our great city and on-campus programming. Come and discover why HBU is a higher educational experience. With seven schools and colleges and more than 40 majors complimented by nine pre-professionals programs. We have programs for undergrads, grads and adult learners. Start something new, and apply for our campus or online programs.


Considering Applying to HBU?

Select your student type below to find the steps you need to take!

  • Freshman
    1. Check out Freshman Admissions page for more information! View printable checklist.
    2. Complete and submit our online application.
    3. Submit an official high school transcript.  Transcripts will only be considered official when sent directly from the institution to HBU. Submit through mail:
      Houston Baptist University
      Office of Admissions
      7502 Fondren Road
      Houston, Texas 77074b.  Submit online:
      i.  Send.edu code: 6282
      ii.  TREX code: 6282
      iii.  Clearinghouse (college transcripts only): 6282
    4. Submit your official SAT or ACT scores.
      a.  SAT: www.collegeboard.org  (HBU’s School Code: 6282)
      b.  ACT: www.actstudent.org  (HBU’s School Code: 4101)
  • Transfer
    1. Check out our Transfer Admissions page for more information! View printable checklist.
    2. Complete and submit our online transfer application.
    3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
      a.  Submit through mail:Houston Baptist University
      Office of Admissions
      7502 Fondren Road
      Houston, Texas 77074b.  Submit online:
      i.  TREX code: 6282
      i.  Clearinghouse school code: 6282
    1. If you are a transfer student with less than 32 college hours, your high school transcript and test scores from the SAT or ACT may be required to complete your application. You will be notified of these items once your application is received.
  • International
    1. Complete and submit the appropriate online application
    2. Visit our International Admissions page for more information on applying as an international student.
  • Other Student Types
    • Homeschool freshmen are students whose primary or secondary level education has been conducted at home in their community overseen by their parents or parentally designated other, rather than in a public or private institutional school setting. Please visit our Homeschool student page.
    • Post-Baccalaureate: Students with a bachelors degree who are either seeking a second degree or looking to take undergraduate courses for other reasons, such as taking the prerequisites for med school.
      • Post-baccalaureate students should apply using the transfer application and send the official transcript from the college that the degree was earned.
        • Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for freshman or transfer merit awards.
      • Degree-seeking post-baccalaureate student are eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA.
    • Transient Students: Transient students are current undergraduate students at a university other than HBU who desire to enroll at HBU for a single term with the intention of taking the credit back to their university. This excludes students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. Please view the Transient Student procedures.
    • Previous Undergraduate Applicants: If you have been admitted to HBU within the last year but did not attend, you do not have to re-apply. Instead, please complete the online update form and select your desired entry term. If it has been more than a year since your acceptance, you will need to reapply.
    • Previous HBU Students: If you have previously attended HBU and wish to return please see the readmission process.

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