Texas Success Initiative (TSI): The University of North Texas requires students to take the THEA - Texas Higher Education Assessment and will accept scores on the ACCUPLACER test. This test measures college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing.

Students must participate in a developmental program for those sections of the test not passed until they have met the Texas Success Initiative. For additional THEA information, call 940-565-4403. The THEA test cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT, but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising.

CLASSIFICATION PREREQUISITES OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ENTRANCE EXAM

RANKED APPLICANTS:

BEGINNING FRESHMAN
(student who has never attended college or junior college)

Graduation from an accredited high school.

Yes: Showing rank in class through at least junior year.

AUTOMATIC ADMISSION

Applicants who graduated in the top 10% of their high school class shall be admitted automatically to the University.*

REGULAR ADMISSION

Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they

  • Rank in the next 15% and have a minimum 950 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 20 ACT or
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 23 ACT.
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1180 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 26 ACT.

RANKED APPLICANTS:

TRANSFER FRESHMAN
(fewer than 30 college hours)

Graduation from an accredited high school. Minimum college 2.5

Yes: Transcript from last college or university attended showing student in good standing.

UNRANKED APPLICANTS:

NON-RANKING HIGH SCHOOLS
Individual Review

Yes: Transcript from high school through junior year.

INDIVIDUAL REVIEW

Applicants not possessing an official high school rank or who are otherwise unable to meet automatic or regular admission criteria will be reviewed by an Admission Officer for admissibility.*

*Note:  All freshman applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT or ACT scores, including the writing portion of the exams. Admission policies are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Check http://www.unt.edu/admission/ or call 800-868-8211 for the latest admissions information.

UNRANKED APPLICANTS:

GED

Successful completion of GED.

Yes: Official GED score report including percentile scores.

UNRANKED APPLICANTS:

HOME SCHOOLING

Graduation and successful completion of recommended high school diploma requirements.

Yes

TRANSFER STUDENT

(30 to 44 college hours)

Minimum 2.25 GPA
(4.0 system)

Yes: From each college or university attended.

No

TRANSFER STUDENT

(more than 44 college hours)

Minimum 2.00 GPA
(4.0 system)

Yes: From each college or university attended.

VISITING STUDENT*

(attending one semester only)

Minimum 2.00 GPA
(4.0 system)
Eligible to return to institution attended.

Yes: Transcript from high school and each college or university attended.

NON-ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL

Graduation and successful completion of recommended high school diploma requirements.

Yes: Rank in class if designated.

Minimum 1180 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 26 ACT.

EARLY ADMISSION STUDENT

Top quarter of high school class; "B" average; letters from school counselor or principal recommending early admission, and from parents concurring with intention; interview in Admissions Office.

Yes: Through junior year.
Transcript must reflect completion of 3 units of English and 2 units each of solid mathematics, social science and natural science.

* A visiting student is an undergraduate student who enrolls at UNT for one long semester only (fall or spring). A summer visiting student is an undergraduate student who enrolls at UNT for either or both summer terms with the intent of returning to his/her home institution upon completion of summer studies. If a visiting (or summer visiting) student decides to continue at UNT after his/her first semester, he/she must meet all standard admission requirements.  Because of federal laws and immigration requirements, international students are not eligible to enroll at UNT as visiting students. (Summer visiting students must reapply each summer that enrollment is sought.)

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