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DH Accepted Student Requirements

Congratulations on your acceptance to The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. There are a few forms and processes that need to be completed now that you have received your conditional offer of acceptance. Please complete these items as soon as possible, but no later than the specified deadline. All of these items must be completed for you to be registered as a first-year student in the fall. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs at

Criminal Background Check

Forms and instructions can be found by following the links in the menu to the left. Please review the Criminal Background Check Policy before accessing the steps to submitting the Criminal Background Check.

Official Transcripts

The Office of the Registrar needs official transcripts of ALL college coursework. Even if nothing has changed since you sent transcripts during the application process, you still need to have final official transcripts sent to:

Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036
Deadline: Aug. 1


Beginning late March our Registrar's Office will begin emailing your User ID and Password to access MyUTH (Student System). You will need this User ID and Password for the link below.

In order for UTHealth incoming students to register you must provide verification of immunizations before classes start in August. Beginning in January 2015, we will require all immunizations to be entered through our new online database. Once this form is submitted, Student Health Services will verify and release your immunization hold so you can complete registration.

The form may be found at or download the Immunization Record form.

Helpful Tips:

  • Only load your immunization records into the online database once they are 100% complete. The system will only allow one upload. Any updates after this upload must be faxed into UTHealth which can extend the processing time.
  • We encourage students to complete this upload of records into the online database in May to allow plenty of time for UTHealth to evaluate and process records in order to release your registration hold.

Student Health Insurance Certification Instructions

Texas Education Code Section 51.961 authorizes a governing board to require health insurance of students enrolled in health institutions. The University of Texas System, Board of Regents voted Nov. 8, 2001, to include this requirement beginning with the 2002 - 2003 academic year.

Students are automatically assessed an insurance charge to their student fee bill for Mega Life Health Insurance. To waive this fee you are required to show proof of current health insurance coverage through another provider by completing the information below before the 12th day of class for the Fall/Spring semester and the fourth day of class for the Summer semester of every academic year. Failure to provide this information before the deadline will result in forfeiting your option to waive the health insurance coverage and associated fee. Please note that it is not necessary to submit the waiver every semester, as after submitting the waiver in the Fall and/or Spring semester, the insurance fee will be removed from your bill for the remaining academic year. Please do not complete this form if you are purchasing Mega Life Health Insurance as assessed on your student fee bill.

For further instructions on accessing myUTH to submit your proof of insurance or confirm participation in Academic HealthPlans, please review the Insurance Certification Instructions.


Keep an eye out for your invitation to Orientation and the White Coat Ceremony, which usually takes place the Friday of orientation. You'll need to RSVP for yourself and your guests.

Mobile Device Policy

All students are required to have a laptop. The laptop must meet the specifications detailed below:

  • Laptop computer (PC or Mac) with at least a 13-inch screen with minimum of 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Minimum of 4GB RAM
  • Minimum of 120GB HDD space (larger would be better)
  • Minimum of 1.6GHz processor (Core i5 or better)
  • 256mb video card
  • Must run either Windows 7 Home Premium or Mac OS Lion (10.7) or higher
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or later (This can be purchased from the School Bookstore at educational pricing if needed)
  • High speed internet access for off campus
  • An up-to-date virus scanner (not a trial version) must be installed

If you have any questions about the computer requirements or the support offered please email Richard "Hal" Halpin at or call 713-486-4216.