Texas Online Community College Guarantee

Guaranteed Admission from Texas Community Colleges

Houston Christian University has recently announced guaranteed admission for students who have completed an associate’s degree at a community college in Texas.

What Does This Mean for you? 

If you've earned an associate's degree from a community college in Texas, HCU will guarantee your admission if you meet our minimum grade requirements.

  • Your Liberal Arts Core is Complete

    HCU will consider the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum complete (approximately 37 credit hours*).

    *Exclusions include the required religion courses and any unmet pre-requisite course requirements specific to your major not taken at your community college. Learn more about HCU’s Liberal Arts Core.

  • Your Admission is Guaranteed

    Enjoy a more streamlined admissions process and rest easy knowing that you are guaranteed admission to HCU! Save the stress and get started on preparations for your future career. Want to see how your credit will transfer? Take a look at our Course Equivalency Guide.

How to Apply for Guaranteed Admission

Complete an associate’s degree at a Texas community college.* Then, submit a transfer application to HCU along with an official transcript showing a completed associate’s degree. Rest assured that your admission is guaranteed!


*Students who completed an associate’s degree or who received dual-credit while concurrently enrolled in high school are not currently eligible for guaranteed transfer admission.

Coming Soon: 2+2 Transfer Guides for Select Majors

The Office of Admissions is beginning to develop 2+2 transfer guides that will allow students to determine which classes they need to complete at their local Texas community college and at HCU in order to earn their bachelor’s degree in a total of 4 years. When completed, these guides will be available at HC.edu/Transfer.


*Please contact the HCU Online Transfer Office at OnlineTransfer@hbu.edu with any additional questions.