THE COLLEGE PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ELIGIBILITY AND ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES The College Program is an educational benefit that allows full-time employees who have completed at least six months of employment to have release time from work to attend a college course. The purpose of the College Program is to encourage the development of employees through formal education. The program complements the university\u2019s mission. Our business is knowledge, and knowledgeable workers are increasingly in demand in support roles. 1. Employees must go through regular admission channels and meet admissions requirements.