Prospective Undergraduates

Information for High School Students

The Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston offers a dynamic real-world experience to help prepare you not just for a career in business, but for life. It’s your potential – reach it here!


Freshman Admission to the Bauer College: How to apply


Apply as a freshman to the University of Houston. You will be asked to select a preferred major – select “Business” or “Pre-business”. Requirements for admission into UH as a Pre-business student are higher than standard UH requirements.  To see if you qualify to be a business major, visit the UH Office of Admissions Admissions Criteria webpage and scroll to the Special Major Requirements section of the page. 


If you meet all requirements, you will be admitted as “Pre-Business.” Keep in mind that every freshman student starts out as Pre-business - students in Bauer College do not declare their major concentration until their late sophomore/early junior year.


Visiting Bauer College

There are many ways that parents, students, and educators can visit the Bauer College of Business.  Check out our visitation webpage to view the many different options you have to interact with our students and staff!


Programs and Services for Bauer Freshmen


Bauer New Students

A new website contains information for new Bauer students, including information about succeeding your first semester, enrollment planning for freshmen students and the Bauer New Student Connection event.


Bauer Business Honors Program

The Bauer Business Honors Program (“Bauer Honors”) provides specialized business curriculum, smaller classes, academic services, and social and networking events to business majors who are members of The Honors College at UH. Interested in Honors? Find out more about The Bauer Business Honors Program


Global Energy Management Institute

The Global Energy Management Institute offers selective freshman admission to their highly competitive Professional Program. The Professional Program is for students with a strong math and science background who are interested in specializing in energy finance. Find out more about freshman admission to the Global Energy Management Institute.

Freshman New Student Conferences

Every freshman student is required to attend UH’s two day Freshman New Student Conferences, which includes an information and academic advising session at the Bauer College. Sign up for your Freshman New Student Conference!


Undergraduate Business Programs Academic Advising

As a high school student, advising may be new to you! Bauer College academic advisors help students with selecting which courses to take every semester, keeping you informed about special programs and opportunities, and getting you connected at Bauer.

Academic advising begins after freshman orientation (and throughout your college career), and Bauer College offers a large team of business academic advisors devoted to your needs. Find out about our advising team and how to see an advisor!


Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program

This program provides a successful transition to college for freshmen and to a four-year institution for transfer students from community colleges and lays a foundation for leadership development. Students who participate in this program have improved retention and higher grades at the end of their first year than non-participants, and are better prepared to be student leaders in the college.


Cougar Village "Business-themed" Housing

Cougar Village is UH's newest freshmen community, offering unique themed housing where each wing is geared to jumpstart your college experience!  Themes include business, engineering & technology, communication, community service, wellness, and honors floors.  Bauer students interested in living among fellow business students (or honors students if they are in the Bauer Business Honors Program) should indicate their interest in business or honors on their housing forms.


Business Student Activities/"Student Orgs"

Bauer’s 25 student organizations—from the Finance Association to the Hispanic Business Student Association—provide wonderful opportunities for learning the responsibilities and social graces of leadership. The yearly LeaderShape Institute also imparts the values of leading with integrity. Leadership skills can also lead to scholarships.


Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program

Named for the college’s benefactor, the program allows students to earn this prestigious certificate within one year among a community of fellow leaders. The first semester consists of a leadership core curriculum while the second semester offers a variety of skill building and developmental workshops to address students’ unique needs. Students gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and ability to lead through a series of interactive leadership opportunities.  Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program