Undergraduate Admission Requirements Effective Fall 2002

 

TASP: The State of Texas requires, through the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), that all undergraduate students take a test over reading, writing and mathematical skills prior to enrolling for college-level credit at Texas public institutions, unless the students meet the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's exemptions in accordance with Texas law (Texas Education Code, S.501.306).

By state law, failure to take the TASP test will prevent the student from enrolling in collegiate level courses. Students will be placed in remediation for any section failed. Students who have not passed all sections of the TASP test may not enroll in upper-division courses where the completion of such courses would give the student 60 or more semester credit hours. Enrollment in lower division courses is allowed. For additional TASP information, call the UNT TASP Office at (940) 565-4403. The TASP test cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT, but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising.

CLASSIFICATION

PREREQUISITES

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

ENTRANCE EXAM1

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 ADMISSION3

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

REGULAR ADMISSION3

Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they

  • Rank in the next 15%* or
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 SAT I or 23 ACT.
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1180 SAT I or 26 ACT.

INDIVIDUAL REVIEW

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or who rank in the 4th quarter, may be admitted only by individual review.4

 

 

 

TRANSFER FRESHMAN (fewer than 30 college hours)

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation from an accredited high school.

Minimum college 2.5

GPA (4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended.

 

 

 

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

TRANSFER STUDENT

(30 to 44 college hours)

Minimum 2.25 GPA

(4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended.

Yes: From each college

or university attended.

No

TRANSFER STUDENT

(more than 44 college hours)

Minimum 2.0 GPA

(4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended.

Yes: From each college

or university attended.

No

TRANSIENT STUDENT2

(fall or spring only) or

SUMMER VISITING STUDENT2

Academic good standing at last college or university attended.

 

Yes: From last college

or university attended.

No

 

 

EARLY ADMISSION

STUDENT

Top quarter of high school class; solid "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.

 

 

Minimum 1180 SAT I or 26 ACT

 

 

* All applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 25 percent not scoring at least 950 SAT I or 20 ACT and all applicants admitted by individual review, regardless of rank in class or test scores, will be required to register for and successfully complete the course PSYC 1000, Psychology of Personal and Academic Effectiveness, during their first semester at UNT and/or participate in other programs as may be required.

High school seniors who plan to attend UNT should take entrance examinations at least five months before enrollment dates. See high school counselor for more information or write: The College Board ATP, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08540; or ACT, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168.

1 UNT applicants should take entrance exams at least two months before admission deadline date. See high school counselor for information. The SAT score requirements shown above reflect the April 1, 1995, recentering of the SAT I by The College Board.

2 A transient 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 the home institution upon completion of summer studies. If a transient (or visiting summer) student decides to continue at UNT after the first semester, the student must meet all normal admission requirements. Because of federal laws and immigration requirements, international students are not eligible to enroll at UNT as transient students. (Summer visiting students must reapply each summer that enrollment is sought.)

3 In May, 2001, In May, 2001, the University of North Texas Board of Regents approved the above policy for the admission of new freshmen for the 2002 fall semester and beyond. Students who do not meet the requirements for automatic or regular admission should refer to the section titled “Admission by Individual Review” in the Admission section of the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

4 All freshman applicants to UNT must submit SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 25 percent not scoring at least 950 SAT I or 20 ACT, and all applicants admitted by individual review regardless of rank or test scores, will be required to register for and successfully complete the course PSYC 1000 (Psychology of Personal and Academic Effectiveness) during their first semester at UNT, and/or participate in other programs as may be required.