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Admission

Admission policies are subject to change. Check the UNT web site at www.unt.edu for additional information or call (800) UNT-8211 [(800) 868-8211] for the latest admission information.

Application for Admission for New Undergraduate Students

The University of North Texas requires the State of Texas “Common Application for Freshman Admission” and the “Common Application for Transfer/Transient/Former Students.” All new undergraduate applicants should use these forms. The appropriate application form is available from the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 311277, Denton, TX 76203-1277 (the form may be submitted electronically [www.applytexas.org]). A printable copy of the form may also be downloaded from www.collegefortexans.com/applying/commonapp.cfm, the College for Texans web site. Letters of inquiry should note status as a new student, graduate or undergraduate, permanent resident alien or international student. All non-U.S. citizens who are seeking undergraduate enrollment and who hold permanent resident alien status in the United States apply through undergraduate admissions.

Prospective students should apply as early as possible. All necessary credentials, such as application forms, all official transcripts, required entrance test scores, etc., must be on file in the Office of Admissions (undergraduate) by the following deadlines to be evaluated and processed for admission and enrollment at UNT (applications received after these deadlines will be subject to a late registration fee).

Fall term/semester 2005: June 15, 2005

Spring term/semester 2006: December 1, 2005

Summer classes beginning May 15, 2006: May 12, 2006*

Summer classes beginning May 31, 2006: May 15, 2006*

Summer classes beginning July 3, 2006 June 23, 2006*

Students who submit applications after these dates, if accepted, will have to register during the late registration period and pay a late registration fee.

* See essc.unt.edu/registrar/schedule.htm for the latest information about offerings and associated enrollment services.

Any applications received after the above deadlines must be accompanied by all official transcripts and required test scores for evaluation. The prospective student must meet the stated admission requirements and must register in late registration and will be subject to a late fee. No applications for admission by individual review can be accepted after these dates. No applications for Fall 2005 will be accepted after Monday, August 22; no applications for Spring 2006 will be accepted after Monday, January 9. All new undergraduate students enrolling must comply with state law and university policies concerning the Texas Success Initiative (formerly TASP) as described in the Academics section of this publication.

Contact the Office of Admissions for information at (940) 565-2681, (800) UNT-8211 (868-8211), Dallas-Fort Worth metro (817) 267-3731, or by e-mail at undergrad@unt.edu.

Former Students

As of Fall Semester 2002, all previous regularly admitted students will not need to re-apply for admission. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for an update form if you have not enrolled at UNT at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the term/semester you wish to return. All students previously admitted as transient, summer visitor, special student, or for dual credit must first contact the Office of Admissions for clearance to re-enroll.

Programs with Specific Requirements

The Office of Admissions coordinates all universitywide admissions policies and procedures for undergraduate programs. Those programs with admission requirements in addition to the one for the general university are listed below. Students should consult that section of the catalog for specific requirements.

College of Business

BBA — All Professional Fields

BS — Business Computer Information Systems

Accounting Control Systems

Accounting

College of Education

Teacher Education

School of Library and Information Sciences

BS degree

College of Music

All programs

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Criminal Justice

Admission Application Fee

All applicants new to the University of North Texas must pay a $40 (U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens) or $75 (all others, i.e., international students) non-refundable admission application fee. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Admission applications will not be processed until after the application fee is received. Admission decisions will be made after all academic credentials are received and evaluated.

Contact the Office of Admissions for information at (940) 565-2681, (800) UNT-8211 (868-8211), Dallas-Fort Worth metro (817) 267-3731, or by e-mail at undergrad@unt.edu.

High School Graduates

Students admitted to the first term/semester of college work must have graduated from an accredited high school. To apply, students must present satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) of the College Board or the ACT, according to rank in their high school graduating class (see “Entrance Examination” in this section). Students also must submit an application for admission to UNT with a transcript showing their high school credits and rank in their graduating class. Transcripts showing rank in class should be sent after completion of the junior year. Appropriateness of experience in lieu of a high school diploma (i.e., GED, home schooling, graduation from an unaccredited high school, etc.) may be assessed on an individual review basis by the UNT Admissions Review Committee (ARC). For more information, see “Admission by Individual Review” in this section of the catalog. The following are recommended entrance units from high school.

Entrance Examination

Minimum scores for the entrance exam vary according to the applicant’s rank in the high school graduating class. Current requirements are listed below.

Policy for the Admission of New Freshmen

Pursuant to Subchapter S, Chapter 51, Texas Education Code, all state universities that did not have open admissions for undergraduates were required to revise their admission policies for new freshmen, effective with the 1998 fall semester. The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved appropriate changes to the UNT policy for admission of new freshmen at that time. Additional revisions to the freshman admission policy effective for Fall 2004 were approved by the Board of Regents in May 2003.

Note: Admission requirements are subject to periodic review. For the latest information, see the UNT web site: www.unt.edu and link to admissions.

Automatic Admission

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

Regular Admission

Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they:

*All applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 10 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 Learning and Success, during their first term/semester at UNT and/or participate in other programs as may be required. The writing section of the SAT I or ACT is not a requirement for admissions to the University of North Texas. However, it is highly recommended.

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.

Early Admission

On an individual basis, UNT may admit high school students to the freshman class after completion of the junior year of high school. To be considered, students must:

1. be ranked in the top quarter of their class;

2. have a strong B average;

3. have completed 3 units of English and 2 units each of solid mathematics, social science and natural science;

4. present minimum combined recentered SAT I score of 1180 or ACT composite of 26;

5. submit letters from high school counselor or principal recommending early admission;

6. submit a letter from parents or guardians stating they approve of early admission; and

7. arrange an interview in the Office of Admissions.

Under this program, high school seniors may be enrolled concurrently at UNT through coordination with the UNT Director of Admissions and the high school.

Texas Success Initiative

See “Texas Success Initiative” in the Academics section of this catalog for additional information.

All undergraduate students who enter a Texas public institution of higher education must be assessed to determine the student’s readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic course work. The University of North Texas requires students to take the THEA — Texas Higher Education Assessment (formerly TASP) — and will accept scores on the ASSET, COMPASS or ACCUPLACER tests. These tests measure 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. The Texas Success Initiative may be met by passing the highest level of the developmental course or by passing an approved instrument after not passing the developmental course.

For additional information, contact the Program for Academic Readiness Office at (940) 565-4403. The THEA test cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT, but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising.

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Students

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is an early admission residential program for accelerated study designed to attract high achieving high school age students to the science and mathematics fields. Beginning the program no later than the junior year in high school, academy students are enrolled as regular college students and earn two years of college credit. Students selected for this program are admitted solely to attend the academy. Admission to the academy is based on the student’s commitment to complete the two-year program. Eligibility for enrollment in university courses is contingent upon continued enrollment at the academy.

Until the TAMS class with which the student originally entered has completed the two-year program, enrollment at UNT (outside of the academy curriculum) will be considered only if all published UNT Early Admission program requirements and procedures are met. This includes successful completion of first-year TAMS studies and a letter of recommendation from the academy dean. Should a student leave the program for any reason and achieve high school graduation, the standard UNT admission process would apply. Applicable freshman and/or transfer requirements for regular admission would need to be satisfied.

For additional information, contact the TAMS Office of Admissions at (800) 241-TAMS, or by e-mail at admissions@tams.sch.unt.edu.

Concurrent Admissions Program

The University of North Texas has concurrent admission programs with several community college districts including the Collin County Community College District (CCCCD), the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and North Central Texas College (NCTC). The concurrent admission programs typically allow students who meet UNT admission requirements, including incoming freshmen, to establish concurrent admission relationship with UNT prior to completing their studies at their community college.

Additional concurrent admissions programs are currently under development. Contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

Academic Fresh Start for Admissions Decisions

Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code allows students who were enrolled in a post-secondary institution 10 or more years ago to seek- admission to UNT without consideration of that academic work.

To take advantage of this option, you must request it prior to your first enrollment at UNT. You must report and submit all of your college transcripts with your application for admission. You must also complete and submit a Fresh Start request form. Hours excluded under the Fresh Start option may still be used to claim exemption from the Texas Success Initiative (formerly TASP).

Contact the Office of Admissions for more information at (940) 565-2681, (800) UNT-8211 (868-8211), Dallas-Fort Worth Metro (817) 267-3731, or by e-mail at undergrad@unt.edu.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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 percent 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 percent and have a minimum 950 SAT I or 20 ACT or rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 SAT I or 23 ACT; 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 fourth quarter may be admitted by administrative 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(summer or fall only) Academic good standing at last college or university attended. Yes: From last college or university attended. No.
Summer Visiting Student²
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 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. Applicant in the top 10 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 Learning and Success) 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 examination 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. The writing section of the SAT I or ACT is not a requirement for admission to UNT. However, it is highly recommended.

2 A transient student is an undergraduate student who enrolls at INT 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, 2004, the University of North Texas Board of Regents approved the above policy for the admission of new freshmen for the 2005 fall semester. 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. Note: Admission requirements are subject to periodic review. For the latest information, see the UNT web site: www.unt.edu and link to admissions.

4 All freshman applicants to UNT must submit SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 10 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 Learning and Success) during their first semester at UNT, and/or participate in other programs as may be required.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is defined as any student new to UNT who has ever been enrolled at another college or university prior to attendance at UNT.

UNT evaluates credit only from generally recognized accredited academic institutions. Applicants must submit records of all accredited institutions attended, even if they do not wish to transfer the credit to UNT.

Transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college work must meet the entrance requirements listed above for high school graduates, have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (4.0 grading system) and be eligible to return to any institution attended.

Transfer students with no less than 30 and no more than 44 transferable semester hours must:

Transfer students with more than 44 hours of college work must:

Transfer applicants who do not meet the above requirements for regular transfer admissions should refer to the section titled “Admission by Individual Review for Freshmen or Transfer Students” in the Admission section of this catalog for more information. All transfer applicants admitted by individual review will be required to register for and successfully complete the course PSYC 1000 (Psychology of Learning and Success) during the first term/semester at UNT, and to participate in other programs that may be required.

The admissions office determines acceptable transfer credit from other institutions. The student’s academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program.

The admissions office provides, along with the acceptance notification letter, a copy of the evaluated official transcript(s) from the other institution(s) of higher education. This evaluation of course credit reflects accepted transfer credit as well as credit that has not been accepted in transfer.

If UNT does not accept lower-division course credit earned by a student at another Texas public institution of higher education, UNT shall give written notice to the student and the other institution that the transfer of the course credit is denied. UNT shall also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses at the request of the other institution.

A student may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either UNT or the other institution.

The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and/or guidelines. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the institution at which the credit was earned within 45 days after the date the student receives written notice of the denial, UNT shall notify the commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of its denial and the reason for the denial.

The commissioner of higher education or the commissioner’s designee shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall collect data on the types of transfer disputes that are reported and the disposition of each case that is considered by the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee.

If UNT has cause to believe that a course being presented by a student for transfer from another school is not of an acceptable level of quality, UNT will first contact the other institution and attempt to resolve the problem. In the event that the two institutions are unable to come to a satisfactory resolution, UNT may notify the commissioner of higher education, who may investigate the course. If its quality is found to be unacceptable, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may discontinue funding for the course.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT academic policies.

Texas Community/Junior College Transfer Students

Prior to transferring to UNT from a Texas community/junior college, students should discuss the UNT Course Equivalency Guide and the degree plan information contained in the UNT Undergraduate Catalog with their community/junior college academic adviser/counselor.

Students are encouraged to plan all course selections at the community/junior college as far in advance as possible. Proper planning and use of the UNT Course Equivalency Guide and the UNT degree plan information will maximize the transfer of credit to UNT. Additionally, UNT participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) to facilitate the transfer of credits. For additional information regarding transfer evaluation information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Transfer of the Core Curriculum

A student who successfully completes a 42- to 48-semester-credit-hour common core curriculum at a state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer that block of courses to UNT. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. The student will need to work with an academic adviser in the appropriate college/school to determine if additional requirements will be necessary to satisfy the 47-hour UNT core. See also the UNT Core Curriculum Transfer Articulation web page at (essc.unt.edu/registrar/articulation/) for more information.

Choice of Catalog

Any student transferring directly from a Texas public community college to UNT shall have the same choice of catalog designating degree requirements as the student would have had if the dates of attendance at the university had been the same as the dates of attendance at the community college.

See “Graduation Under a Particular Catalog” in the Academics section of this catalog.

Advanced-Hour Credit

A lower-level course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement of advanced hours.

Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. A list of currently approved TCCNS numbers appears in the Courses of Instruction section at the back of this catalog. In course descriptions, TCCNS prefixes and/or numbers, when applicable, are indicated in parentheses immediately following the UNT course number. Information provided is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between UNT and a student or applicant for admission. Prospective transfer students should contact the academic dean’s office of their intended major for course work guidelines prior to enrollment.

Transfer Hours

Students who complete work at another institution to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas should make sure that the appropriate officer of the other institution furnishes to the Office of Admissions at the University of North Texas a complete official transcript of such work.

The admissions office determines acceptable transfer credit from other institutions based on evaluation of course content as described in the catalogs of those institutions and in consultation with appropriate academic units at UNT as necessary for clarification. Transfer credit may only be received for course work completed at an accredited institution of higher education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be converted to semester hours and a 4.0 grading system for evaluation purposes as appropriate. The student’s academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program. Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) should refer to the special provisions of the respective BAAS degree programs.

Students who have begun residence work at UNT and who have attained junior standing may, only with the prior written approval of their academic dean, enroll in and transfer hours from approved two-year colleges.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT academic policies.

Admission by Individual Review for Freshmen or Transfer Students

Freshmen applicants or transfer applicants who have fewer than 30 transferable hours or who rank in the fourth quartile of their high school graduating class, or any applicants who do not meet the requirements in either the freshman automatic or regular admissions categories will have their applications reviewed by a UNT admissions officer and be given the opportunity to provide additional information to justify their admission to the university. These applicants may be asked to submit letters of recommendation* and to complete an essay addressing their education and career goals, and/or may be counseled to retake some tests, to complete college course work prior to admission to UNT, to complete an interview with admissions staff, or to submit additional information for consideration. Appropriateness of experience in lieu of high school diploma (i.e., GED, home schooling, graduation from an unaccredited high school) will also be assessed on an individual review basis.

Factors that may assist in determining academic readiness under the individual review provision may include, but are not limited, to the following:

Consideration for admission by individual review can occur only if the applicant has submitted all required credentials, letters of recommendation*, essay, etc., and, if required, scheduled an interview with an admissions officer prior to the published deadline for admission application.

New UNT students who have fewer than 30 hours of transfer credit, excluding non-traditional credit, who are admitted via individual review and have less than a 2.0 grade point average will be placed on academic alert. Other transfer students with 30 or more hours of transfer credit who are admitted via individual review are placed automatically on academic probation if their transfer cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0. See “Transfer Student” in the Admission section of this catalog for a statement of the current minimum entrance requirements for transfer students. To avoid academic suspension, transfer students admitted on academic probation must make a grade point average equal or exceeding the minimum for the appropriate classification as shown in the Table of Minimum Academic Requirements. See the Academics section of this catalog.

A limited number of admissions may be granted to students who do not satisfy the admission standards but who have demonstrated some exceptional talent. These students must have the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or a designee of the Vice President.

All students admitted by the individual review process, regardless of rank in class or test scores, are required to register for and successfully complete PSYC 1000 (Psychology of Learning and Success) during their first term/semester at UNT, and/or participate in other programs as may be required.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

*Letters of Recommendation: Beginning freshmen who are pursuing admission by individual review should submit letters of recommendation from their high school counselor and two of their teachers. Transfer students who are pursuing admission by individual review should request letters of recommendation from two of their college instructors and their college academic adviser. All letters should address the student’s academic ability and preparedness for university-level study.

Transient and Summer Visiting Students

Undergraduate students who have been enrolled at another college or university previously may attend UNT as transient students for one long fall or spring term only, provided their intent is to return to their previous college or university. A summer visiting student is an undergraduate student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien) who enrolls at UNT for any summer session/term with the intent of returning to the home institution upon completion of summer studies. An official transcript from only the last college or university attended must be submitted with the application for admission and the application fee prior to the application deadline. The transcript must reflect that the student is not on academic probation or suspension from that institution.

If a transient or summer visiting student later decides to continue at UNT, the transient or summer visiting status ends and all admission requirements for a beginning transfer student (see “Transfer Students” above) must be met prior to the second enrollment at UNT. All students previously admitted as a transient or summer visitor must first contact the Office of Admissions for clearance to re-enroll. If a student originally applies as a regular transfer student and is academically rejected for admission, the student cannot change application status to transient or summer visiting.

Because of federal laws and immigration requirements, international students are not eligible to enroll at UNT as transient or summer visiting students.

See “Orientation” in the Admission section of this catalog for additional information.

Inactive Continuing Students (Undergraduate Students Only)

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have previously attended UNT but who have not attended at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the term/semester of planned enrollment and who have not received a degree during that time period, must complete the following requirements to re-enroll:

International students should contact the International Admissions and Advising Center (www.international.unt.edu).

Graduate Students

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and who wish to be considered for admission at UNT for the first time should contact the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. Applicants who hold a degree are considered graduate students, whether or not an additional degree is sought. General admission requirements to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, specific admission requirements to graduate degree programs and descriptions of graduate courses are printed in the Graduate Catalog(www.gradschool.unt.edu). International students should contact International Studies and Programs (www.international.unt.edu).

International Students

Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status in the U.S. should apply for admission by submitting a completed International Student Application for Admission. Students may choose from these types of admission:

English Language Study Only

1. Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) Only.

English Language Study/Conditional Admission

1. IELI plus UNT Undergraduate.

2. IELI plus UNT Graduate.

Direct UNT Admission

1. Undergraduate: with TOEFL or other acceptable proof of English language proficiency.

2. Graduate: with TOEFL or other acceptable proof of English language proficiency.

UNT applicants should apply at least eight months before the anticipated enrollment date and should arrange to have test scores and transcripts in the International Admissions office at least six months before the enrollment date. Verification of credentials also may be required. If transferring from any college or university, applicants must meet all normal UNT transfer admission requirements as determined and evaluated by the International Admissions office. Specific requirements are detailed below.

English Language Proficiency Minimum Requirements

Proficiency Measure
Score Required
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, Level 4)
B or higher
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, Level 5)
C or higher
SAT II-E
968 or higher
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Overall Band 6.5 or above
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service)
550+ (paper version)/213+ (computer version)
1. Original score sent from ETS (or copy to be verified by UNT International Admissions office).
2. Score must be less than two years old. Student may provide a certified older score if student has been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
GCE, GCSE, IGCSE
C or higher in English language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams
C or higher in English language
SAT Verbal
500 or higher
ACT Verbal
19 or higher
TAAS Scaled Scores
Reading, TLI 4X-89; Writing, 1770
THEA
Reading, 230; Writing 220
IB (International Baccalaureate)
Grade 5 or higher
English Composition I and II passed at a U.S. institution
(that counts as transfer credit at UNT, not ESL courses)
Articulation partners, as pre-arranged

UNT will not issue immigration documents for student visas until all admission credentials and financial support documents have been received and approved. For more information, see the International Student Information booklet available at www.international.unt.edu/admissions/intlbrochure.pdf and from International Admissions, Kendall Hall, Room 173. A $75 (U.S. dollars) fee is required each for IELI applicants and for UNT applicants. Application for both IELI and UNT, therefore, requires a $150 fee. Applications will not be processed if the non- refundable fee is not submitted with the International Student Application for Admission form.

Application forms may be requested by mail at University of North Texas, International Admissions, P.O. Box 311067, Denton, TX 76203-1067, U.S.A.; by e-mail (international@unt.edu); by the web site (www.international.unt.edu); or the Texas Common Application may be completed online at www.applytexas.org.

International Student Admission Requirements

All students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents are considered international students at the University of North Texas and must meet the following admission requirements, plus any departmental requirements.

1. Apply for admission to UNT using the International Student Application for Admission and pay the $75 application fee.

2. Establish English language proficiency. UNT requires non-native speakers of English to submit proof of English language proficiency. The chart “English Language Proficiency Minimum Requirements” shows acceptable measures and scores.

3. Submit official transcripts, degree certificates if a degree was earned, and national examination marks if required in the student’s country, in the native language with English translations.

a. Students who have never attended a college or university must submit official high school records with above average grades.

b. Students who have attended a college or university for less than one year must submit official high school records and official university records from each institution attended.

c. Students who have attended a college or university for more than one year must submit official college or university records from each institution attended. Students with fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students with 30-44 semester hours of transfer credit must have a grade point average of 2.25/4.0. Students with more than 44 semester hours of credit must have a grade point average of 2.0/4.0.

d. Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT academic policies.

4. F-1 and J-1 visa students must provide proof of available financial resources for one academic year (nine months): undergraduate, $21,750; graduate, $19,640 (approximate costs).

5. Graduate applicants should consult the current UNT Graduate Catalog for additional requirements for their specific degree program.

IMPORTANT: Students who have completed 12 years of primary and secondary school plus a three-year bachelor’s degree are eligible for bachelor’s degree admission only and must complete the UNT bachelor’s degree before becoming eligible for master’s level admission.

THEA Requirement and Remediation for Non-native English Speakers

All undergraduate students, including international students, permanent residents and/or citizens, must take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (formerly TASP) before enrolling in college-level courses, as required by the State of Texas.

Students who do not pass all three sections (reading, writing, math) of the THEA test must take remediation courses in the subject area(s) of the test not passed until they have met the Texas Success Initiative requirement.

International Studies and Programs offers a required remediation course for non-native speakers of English: THEA Writing Course for International Students (TWC).

The following policies and procedures pertain to undergraduate students who must take remediation courses mandated by their performance on the THEA test.

1. Students must register for the course mandated by the UNT Program for Academic Readiness Office every term/semester until they have met the Texas Success Initiative. Required THEA remediation courses may not be postponed to a later term/semester.

2. Students must establish their class schedules so that the THEA remediation course receives first consideration. Participation in this course is the condition for the students’ registration for other UNT academic classes.

3. Students may not enroll in classes in the English department until they have passed the writing section of the THEA.

4. Students must attend and complete their assigned THEA remediation course. Strict attendance policies are enforced.

5. Students who do not pass the THEA remediation course will be enrolled in the same course the following term/semester unless the student passes that section of the THEA test.

6. Grades for UNT international students in THEA Writing Course for International Students (TWC) will be available at the end of each term/semester in Kendall Hall, Room 259.

7. If a student enrolled in TWC takes the THEA and passes the writing section of the THEA, he or she should contact the instructor in the remediation course immediately. If the student is passing the course at that time, he or she may stop attending the course and still receive a passing score, but no refund will be given.

Adult Admission Program

Freshman applicants who have been out of high school for at least five years and who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours at a college or university may be eligible for admission to UNT under the Adult Admission Program.

Individuals eligible for this program may be accepted without the required SAT I or ACT test scores only if evidence provided to the admissions office staff suggests the potential of academic success for the individual.

Applicants under the Adult Admission Program must submit an application, application fee, a copy of all high school transcripts and official transcripts of any previous college/university work. Students who are transferring fewer than 30 hours from another college/university also must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (4.0 grading system) and be eligible to return to any institution attended. Upon review of this information, the admissions office may ask for a written personal statement. A personal interview with the prospective student may also be required at the discretion of the reviewer (see “Admission by Individual Review for Freshman or Transfer Students”). The purpose of the interview is to allow the committee to gain additional information relevant to the admission decision.

Students who are admitted under the provisions of the Adult Admission Program are subject to all other academic and programmatic requirements of the university.

Persons interested in the Adult Admission Program are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for further information or to request adult admission consideration.

Admission or Re-enrollment as Related to Personal Conduct and Admission Falsification

It is the responsibility of the Director of Admissions to refer to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities any application for admission or re-enrollment, which indicates possible ineligibility of the applicant on grounds involving personal conduct or admission falsification. The potential of the applicant to benefit from university attendance, as well as the welfare and safety of the student body and of the university, will be carefully considered before permission to enroll will be granted.

Orientation

All accepted undergraduate students new to UNT are required to attend an orientation for academic advisement prior to registration for classes.

New freshman students entering in the fall term/semester are invited to attend one of the New Student Orientation sessions where they receive individual attention and assistance with class scheduling. These sessions are conducted during June, July and August. Orientation includes campus life sessions, an activities mart, placement testing, academic advising, early registration (web registration) for classes and completion of the tuition and fee payment process. Generally, seven two and a half-day sessions are planned for new freshmen. A fee is charged for room, meals and administrative costs. Transfer students are invited to attend one of five one-day Summer Drive-In sessions.

University Academic Orientations are held each January and during the summer. These sessions are for students starting classes in the spring and summer term/semesters.

All new undergraduate students receive orientation information following acceptance notification.

Questions regarding New Student Orientation should be directed to the Office of New Student and Mentoring Programs at (940) 565-4198 or visit University Union, Suite 319.

New international students are required to attend an orientation conducted by the International Admissions and Advising Center.

Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination

UNT awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. This also includes military service credit and classroom instruction offered through the non-academic institutions approved by the American Council on Education. Such credit is not included in determining grade point averages and has the following additional restrictions:

1. may not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing a minimum of 31 semester hours in residence, or the requirement of completing in residence at least 24 of the last 30 semester hours required;

2. may not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing at least 24 semester hours of advanced work at UNT;

3. may not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing at least 12 advanced hours in the major at UNT;

4. may not be earned in any course the student has previously completed at any university; and

5. may not be earned in any course prerequisite to another course in the same subject for which the student has previously earned credit.

UNT recognizes exam credit in transfer from other accredited institutions within limits outlined above. Scores from exam credits accepted in transfer are not re-evaluated by UNT. Credit by examination cannot be substituted for any grade, including an F that you earned for a course in high school, at UNT or at another college or university. The credit you earn through examination will not be included in your grade point average at UNT, but it will be included in your accepted semester credit hours and on your UNT transcript.

Credit and advanced placement may be granted only in accordance with policy and procedures in operation at UNT. Departments that honor the CLEP Subject Examinations, the College Board Advanced Placement Examination or other instruments for granting advanced placement set departmental standards for their use.

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

Beginning freshmen who have received college-level training in secondary school and who present scores of 3, 4 or 5 on the appropriate Advanced Placement Examination will be granted, on request, placement and credit for comparable courses at the university following enrollment.

Note: The minimum score required for awarding of credit from Advanced Placement is under review and subject to change.

 AP Examinations 
 Semester Credit Hours 
  UNT Equivalent 
Composition and Literature
English Language and Composition
6
ENGL 1310-1320
English Literature and Composition
6
ENGL 2210-2220
Fine Arts
Art History
6
ART 2350-2360
Music, Listening and Literature
3
MUMH 2040
Music Theory
3
MUTH 1260
Studio Art - Drawing Portfolio
3
ART 1500
Studio Art - 2D Design
3
ART elective; 1000 or 2000 level or ART 2900
Studio Art - 3D Design
3
ART 1450
Languages
French Language
14
FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
French Literature
17
FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)
German Language
14
GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
German Literature
17
GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
and 3 elective hours (lower level)
Latin Literature
17
LATI 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)
Latin, Vergil
14
LATI 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Spanish Language
14
SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Spanish Literature
17
SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)
Mathematics
Calculus AB
4
MATH 1710
Calculus BC
7
MATH 1710-1720
Statistics
3
MATH 1680
Natural and Computer Sciences
Biology
8
BIOL 1710/1730, 1720/1740
Chemistry
8
CHEM 1410/1430,1420/1440
Computer Science A
6
CSCI 1100-1110
Computer Science AB
6
CSCI 1110-1120
Environmental Science
3
BIOL 2140
Physics B
8
PHYS 1410/1430. 1420/1440
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)
4
PHYS 2220/2240
Physics C (Mechanics)
4
PHYS 1710/1730
Social Sciences and History
Economics (Macroeconomics)
3
ECON 1110
Economics (Microeconomics)
3
ECON 1100
Government and Politics
(comparative)
3
Political science elective hours
Government and Politics, U.S.
3
PSCI 1050
History, European
6
History elective hours
History, U.S.
6
HIST 2610, 2620
History, World
6
HIST 1050, 1060
Human Geography
3
GEOG 1170
Psychology
3
PSYC 1630

The College Board Advanced Placement Examinations are offered in May each year and are administered by The College Board in most school districts. All requests for information should be directed to the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6671.

AP Credit Evaluation and Notification

Entering freshmen who took the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam for credit (and who designated that their scores be sent to the University of North Texas) will receive an evaluation of their scores at Freshman Orientation during the summer, if scores have been received. Students who do not receive their AP evaluations at that time should check with the Office of Admissions prior to receiving academic advisement to confirm that their AP results have been received.

Former, continuing and transfer students who wish to have their AP test results applied to their UNT transcript must initiate this process through the Office of Admissions during their first term/semester enrolled at UNT. (Note: students who fail to initiate the process during their first term/semester at UNT may still be eligible to receive credit, but may be subject to the standards in place at the time of initiation, rather than those that were current when the test was taken.)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

UNT recognizes credit earned through College Level Examinations of the College Board only if the credit is first certified by the Office of Admissions. The dean of the student’s college or school at UNT has the option of applying CLEP credit to the student’s degree plan. Both the objective and essay portions of the CLEP English examination are required.

CLEP General Examinations

UNT does not grant credit on the basis of College Board CLEP General Examination scores.

CLEP Subject Examinations

Credit is certified but not necessarily applied to a degree if the student scores at or above the average scores of those students in the national norms sample who earned a C in regular college courses on the subject.

Effective July 1, 2001, CLEP began using a new “common recommended credit-granting score” for all CLEP exams. UNT recognizes CLEP credit recommendations as posted on the official student score report. As CLEP implements this change, UNT will use it.

Use of CLEP Credit

Credit can be given for only one of the following (with essay): English composition examination or freshman English examination. Credit is not awarded until the English department has certified the essay portion.

A student may not earn examination credit for any course failed. All general regulations for credit by examination apply to CLEP credit.

 CLEP Subject Examination 
Maximum Semester Credit Hours
Composition and Literature
American Literature*
6 hours
Languages
College French, (two to four semesters, depending on score)
8-14 hours
College German, (two to four semesters,
depending on score)
8-14 hours
College Spanish, (two to four semesters, depending on score)
8-14 hours
Mathematics
Calculus with Elementary Functions
6 hours
College Algebra
3 hours
College Algebra – Trigonometry
3 hours
Trigonometry
3 hours
Natural Science
General Biology
8 hours
General Chemistry
8 hours
Social Sciences and History
American Government
3 hours
History of the United States I
3 hours
History of the United States II
3 hours
Human Growth and Development
3 hours
Introduction to Educational Psychology
3 hours
Introductory Psychology
3 hours
Introductory Sociology
3 hours
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 hours
Principles of Microeconomics
3 hours
Western Civilization I
3 hours
Western Civilization II
3 hours

* UNT requires you to sign up for the essay portion as well as the multiple-choice portion of this exam. The essay will be graded by the UNT English department if you earn an acceptable score on the multiple-choice portion. The English department will determine the amount of credit to be awarded.

SAT II

UNT does not grant college credit on the basis of The College Board SAT II (formerly known as Achievement Test) scores.

Examinations Administered by Other UNT Departments

Credit in certain courses offered at the university may be earned by locally administered examinations. On the basis of previous training or experience, any student who has reason to believe he or she can pass an examination in one or more of these courses may be permitted to apply for such examination with the approval of the dean of the school or college under which the particular course is offered.

Students should first consult with the appropriate department about the availability of specific examinations for credit.

Credit by exam is not included in the computation of grade point averages. Information on procedures is available through the office of the student’s academic dean.

Educational Experience in the Armed Services

Credit may be given for formal service school courses completed in the armed services after evaluation of official documents by the Office of Admissions. The student’s academic dean decides if credit awarded for such courses will be applied toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A student who has completed a high school international baccalaureate program and has scored 5, 6 or 7 on the higher level IB examination may request college credit at UNT. The student’s academic dean may grant semester credit hours toward the student’s major. Additional information, including arts and sciences related courses, may be obtained from the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

See the following chart.

Subject Area
Hours
UNT Equivalent
Arabic – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Art/Design
3
ART 2900, applied to degree plan
as lower-level elective
(see SOVA policy regarding IB Credit)
Biology
8
BIOL 1710/1730, 1720/1740
Chemistry
8
CHEM 1410/1430, 1420/1440
Chinese – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Computer Science Computing Studies
8
CSCI 1110, 1120
Danish – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Dutch – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Economics
3
ECON 1100
English – A1
12
ENGL 1310, 1320, 2210, 2220
French – Language B
14
FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Geography
3
GEOG 1200
German – Language B
14
GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Hebrew – Language B
14
HEBR 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Hindi – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
History
6
HIST 1060, HIST elective
History – Culture of the Islamic World
3
HIST elective
History of the Americas
3
HIST elective
Italian – Language B
14
ITAL 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Japanese – Language B
14
JAPN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Management
3
MGMT elective
Mathematics
4
MATH 1710
Music
3
Music elective
Norwegian – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Physics
8
PHYS 1410/1430, 1420/1440
Portuguese
14
LANG 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Psychology
3
PSYC 1630
Russian – Language B
14
RUSS 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Spanish – Language B
14
SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050
Swedish – Language B
14
LANG 1010, 1020. 2040, 2050
Visual Arts
3
Visual Arts elective