Freshmen Students

Freshmen students are students attending HCU directly after high school graduation.

Welcome to Houston Christian University! As a member of the freshman class you will become a part of a Christian university committed to academic excellence, the enrichment of spiritual lives and the development of moral character.

We look forward to being there as you begin a new chapter in your life—one that will be full of opportunities for building relationships and defining your life.

Application Process

  • Apply to HCU

    Complete and submit our online application.

  • Submit your High School Transcript
    • Submit an official transcript from each high school you have attended.  Transcripts will only be considered official when sent directly from the institution to HCU. *Please note that even if transcripts are sent electronically, they will take at least 2 weeks to be received and processed.
    • Transcripts can be sent a few ways:
      • Submit electronically: Ask your counselor or registrar to send your transcript to HCU!
        • code: 6282
        • TREX code: 6282
        • Clearinghouse (college transcripts only): 6282
      • Mailed to:  Houston Christian University
        Office of Admissions
        7502 Fondren Rd
        Houston, TX 77074
  • What Are HCU's Admissions Requirements?

    Generally speaking, HCU is looking for students in the top half of their high school class and with a 1070 or higher on the SAT (Math and EBRW sections combined), 21 composite score on the ACT, or 69 on the CLT.*

    Here are some stats on the incoming freshman class of Fall 2021:

    • 51% were in the top quarter of their high school class
    • The average RSAT score (Math and EBRW combined) was 1144
    • The average ACT composite score was 25

    *These qualifications do not guarantee acceptance to HCU.

Additional Resources

The following links are items of interest for freshmen: