Northwest Houston Center

Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. With an established reputation for producing engineers, corporate leaders, nurses and educators, the historically black college offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools. A member of The Texas A&M University System, the University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. During the university’s 134-year history, more than 54,000 academic degrees have been awarded.

The original Office of Civil Rights Texas Plan, assigned PVAMU the responsibility for satisfying higher education needs of the citizens of Texas, especially in the Northwest Houston Corridor. A demand for graduate and certification courses led to PVAMU establishing a presence in the Northwest Houston area in the late 1980.

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Getting Started

You are encouraged to read the information in this section about the admissions process at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The PVAMU N.W. Houston Center offers degree programs in specific, selected areas. See list of degree programs offered at the N.W. Houston Center.

Undergraduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Admissions
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1

International Admissions
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1

Priority Financial Aid Deadline
Fall: March 15
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
*FAFSA opens annually on October 1

Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Graduate Admissions
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1

International Admissions
Fall: May 1
Spring:September 1
Summer: February 1

Priority Financial Aid Deadline
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: May 15
*FAFSA opens annually on October 1

Note: Some program areas may have additional application requirements and/or earlier application deadlines. Please check the specific degree program for exact dates. Prospective students are encouraged to compile and submit all required documents well before the published deadline. Documentation (official transcripts, required test scores, application fees) received after the published deadline will delay the processing and could potentially prevent enrollment in the semester for which the prospective student intended.

Directions

From Beltway 8, drive north on Hwy 249. Continue north of FM 1960. Exit Grant Rd/Shroeder Rd/Perry Rd and turn left at the traffic light onto Grant Road. Destination will be on the left.

From Hwy 290, take FM 1960/TX-6 exit (toward FM 1960 E). From FM 1960 E, take left on Perry Road and right on Grant Road. Destination will be on the right.

From Downtown Houston, take I-10 W to 610 N. Proceed on 610 N to take US 290 W and then Sam Houston Tollway N to Texas 249 N Access Rd/Tomball Pkwy. Take the exit toward Grant Rd/Shroeder Rd/Perry Rd from TX 249 and turn left at the traffic light onto Grant Road. Destination will be on the left.

From Bush Int’l Airport, take TX-8 Beltway W from Jetero Blvd/Will Clayton Pkwy and JFK Blvd. Continue on TX-8 Beltway W to Texas 249 N Access Rd/Tomball Pkwy. Take the exit toward Grant Rd/Shroeder Rd/Perry Rd from TX 249 and turn left at the traffic light onto Grant Road. Destination will be on the left.

From Hobby Airport, take I-45 N. Exit Sam Houston Tollway W to Texas 249 N Access Rd/Tomball Pkwy. Take the exit toward Grant Rd/Shroeder Rd/Perry Rd from TX 249 and turn left at the traffic light onto Grant Road. Destination will be on the left.

VISIT CAMPUS

Important Dates

  • Jan 31 – Last Day to Withdraw & Late Deadline to Apply for Spring 2018 Graduation
  • Mar 12 – Mar 17 – Spring Break
  • Mar 16 – University Closed
  • Mar 30 – Mar 31 – Student Holiday
  • Apr 10 – May 23 – Priority Registration Period Fall 2018 Semester
  • May 01 – Last Class Day
  • May 02 – May 08 – Final Examination Period
  • May 12 – Commencement (BACHELOR’S)
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Contact us

Ask the Staff

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Phone
713-790-7146

Address
9449 Grant Rd. Houston, TX 77070

Email
nwhc@pvamu.edu