Admission

Application for Admission

New TASP Requirements and Final Testing Dates for Transfer Students and Undergraduate Freshmen entering Fall 1998

Prospective students who were not enrolled at UNT at least once during the last four consecutive semesters prior to the semester they wish to enroll must apply for admission. An application form is available in the back of this publication or from the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 311277, Denton, TX 76203-1277. Letters of inquiry should note status as a new or former 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.

Online Undergraduate Application for Admission

1998-99 Undergraduate Admission Requirements Chart(.pdf)

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.

Fall semester 1998 June 15, 1998

Spring semester 1999 December 1, 1998

First summer term 1999 May 14, 1999

Second summer term 1999 July 1, 1999

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 1998 will be accepted after Friday, August 21; no applications for spring 1999 will be accepted after Friday, January 8. All new undergraduate students enrolling must comply with state law and university policies concerning the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) as described in the Academics section of this publication.

Continuing students (those who have been officially enrolled at UNT at least once during the last four consecutive semesters) need not reapply for admission. Students who have taken correspondence or extension courses only must apply for admission as former students.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions coordinates all university wide 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

School of Community Service

Criminal Justice

College of Education

Teacher Education

School of Library and Information Sciences

BS degree

College of Music

All programs

Admission Application Fee

All applicants new to the University of North Texas must pay a $25 (U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens) or $50 (all others, i.e., international students) non-refundable admission application fee. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars.

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

1998-99 Undergraduate Admission Requirements Chart(.pdf)

High School Graduates

Students admitted to the first 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.

English: 4 credits (English I-IV)

Mathematics: 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus)

Sciences: 3 credits (to be selected from Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Social Sciences: 4 credits (World Geography, World History Studies, U.S. Government and Economics, and U.S. History)

Foreign Language: 3 credits (Levels I-III proficiency of the same language)

Health: 1/2 credit minimum

Fine Arts: 1 credit

Physical Education: 1 1/2 credits

Computer Science: 0-1 credit (demonstrated proficiency at Level I)

Electives: 2 1/2 credits

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 do not have open admissions for undergraduates are required to revise their admission policies for new freshmen, effective with the 1998 fall semester. The University of North Texas Board of Regents has approved the following policy for the admission of new freshmen enrolling in the 1998 fall semester.

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:

Note: All applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants not scoring at least 920 SAT I or 19 ACT will be required to register for and successfully complete the course UCRS 1000 (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: 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 27;

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 Academy of Mathematics and Science Students

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is a residential program for accelerated study designed to attract gifted high school juniors and seniors to the science and mathematics fields. Students earn two years of college credit while completing their last two years of high school.

For additional information, write to the Director, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305309, Denton, TX 76203-5309.

Academic Fresh Start for Admissions Decisions

Section 51.929 of the Texas Education Code allows students who were enrolled in a postsecondary institution 10 or more years ago to seek admission to UNT without consideration of that academic work. Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

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

2 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 in any college-level course work at Texas public institutions, unless they meet the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemptions in accordance with Texas law (Texas Education Code, Section 501.306). For additional TASP information, see "Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)" in the Academics section of this catalog. The TASP test cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT, but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising.

3 A transient student is an undergraduate student (U.S. citizen or resident alien only) who enrolls at UNT for one long semester only (fall or spring). A summer visiting student is an undergraduate student (U.S. citizen or resident alien only) who enrolls at UNT for either or both summer terms with the intent of returning to the home institution upon completion of summer studies. To remain at UNT after the first semester, a transient 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.

4 A former student is one who has not attended UNT during at least one of the last four consecutive semesters immediately preceding the intended semester of enrollment. Continuing students (those enrolled at UNT during one of the past four consecutive semesters with the exception of summer visiting students) are not required to reapply. Students who have taken correspondence or extension courses must reapply for admission as former students.

5 Pursuant to Subchapter S, Chapter 51, Texas Education Code, all state universities that do not have open admissions for undergraduates are required to revise their admission policies for new freshmen, effective with the 1998 fall semester. Students who do not meet the requirements for automatic or regular admission should refer to the section titled "Admission by Individual Review" for more information.

 

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:

1. have a minimum GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 grading system;

2. submit application for admission; and

3. provide an official transcript from each college or university attended.

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

1. have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading system;

2. submit application for admission; and

3. provide an official transcript from each college or university attended.

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 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.

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.

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 and/or the UNT Degree Plan Notebook with their community/junior college academic adviser/counselor. This information is made available to all Texas community/junior college counseling offices. Course equivalency guides are available to prospective transfer students from the UNT admissions office.

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.

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.

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 department 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. 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.

Admission by Individual Review

Applicants who do not meet the requirements in either the 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 a "Personal Profile Sheet" 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.

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,* personal statement (essay), etc., and, if required, scheduled an interview with an admissions officer prior to the published deadline for admission application.

Beginning UNT freshmen who have 12 or fewer hours of transfer credit, excluding non-traditional credit, will be admitted in good academic standing provided they meet other admission requirements. Other transfer students admitted via individual review are placed automatically on academic probation if their transfer cumulative grade point average falls below the minimum entrance requirement. See "Transfer Students" 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 to or exceeding the minimum for the appropriate classification as shown in the Table of Minimum Academic Requirements (see the Academics section of this catalog).

The University of North Texas encourages both freshmen and transfer students who do not meet all admission requirements to discuss admission by individual review with a UNT admissions officer.

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 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or a designee of the Provost.

All students admitted by the individual review process are required to register for and successfully complete UCRS 1000 (Personal and Academic Effectiveness) during their first 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 semester 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 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") must be met prior to the second enrollment at UNT. An application for admission for transient students wishing to continue must be filed prior to the application deadline. 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 Admissions section of this catalog for additional information.

Former Students

Students who have previously attended UNT but who have not been enrolled here for at least one of the last four consecutive semesters must meet the following re-enrollment requirements.

1. File admission application with application fee.

2. Submit transcripts from all colleges attended (if any) since leaving UNT showing eligibility to re-enroll at each institution.

3. Show eligibility to re-enroll at UNT. If not in good standing at UNT at the time of the most recent enrollment, the GPA at any schools subsequently attended must reflect a 2.0 GPA or higher on transferable work. Students may be denied re-admission on the basis of work taken at other institutions.

4. If previous UNT enrollment was as a transient or summer visiting student or special student, all academic credentials are required.

5. Former students who have not enrolled elsewhere since leaving UNT and who are in good academic standing are required only to submit an admission application.

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. International students should contact the International Admissions and Advising Center.

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 at least six months before the anticipated enrollment date and should arrange to have test scores and transcripts in the International Admissions and Advising Center (IAAC) at least 90 days 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 IAAC. Specific requirements are detailed below.

UNT will not issue immigration papers for student visas until all admission credentials have been received and approved. For more information, see the International Student Brochure available from the IAAC, Kendall Hall, Room 171. A $50 (U.S. money) application fee must be submitted with the application for admission. This fee is subject to change at any time and is not refundable.

English Language Proficiency Screening Test

International student applicants and non-exempt permanent residents whose native language is not English are required to take the UNT English Language Proficiency Screening Test after arrival at UNT and prior to registering for classes. Exemptions are granted only to people who completed in the United States all the years required for a high school diploma or an undergraduate or graduate degree.

The screening test requirement is not eliminated by TOEFL scores or scores on other standardized tests, by English classes taken at other institutions or by completion of an intensive English program at another institution. The screening test is waived for students who complete the sixth level of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at UNT.

Students may take the screening test only once for the semester of admission.

A student's performance on the UNT English Language Proficiency Screening Test determines the student's eligibility for (1) full-time UNT study, (2) part-time UNT study and part-time noncredit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) course work, or (3) full-time noncredit ESL course work in the IELI.

Students must register for required noncredit ESL courses the semester the test is taken. Required ESL courses may not be postponed and must receive first priority in the student's course scheduling. Note that students required to take Advanced ESL Composition are prohibited by English department policy from taking specified writing classes (ENGL 1310, 1312, 1320, 1322, 2700 and 2702).

Students who do not successfully complete the required ESL course work during the first semester of enrollment will have restricted course registration or be blocked from further enrollment in the university.

International Students from Foreign Secondary Schools

Applicants to the freshman class from secondary schools outside the United States or with less than 30 semester hours beyond high school must meet the high school graduate admission requirements with above-average grades, in addition to the following.

1. Score a minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a combination of 530 on the TOEFL and 4.5 on the Test of Written English, or successfully complete a noncredit intensive course in English at the North Texas Intensive English Language Institute.

2. Apply for admission to UNT and submit the $50 (U.S. money) application fee.

3. Submit an official transcript of high school work with official English translation.

4. Submit proof of available financial resources with the application for admission.

5. If enrolled in a college or university abroad, submit official transcripts with official English translation. Students with less than 30 semester hours that are transferable must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

International Students from Foreign Universities

Applicants transferring 30 semester hours or more to UNT from colleges or universities outside the United States must meet the following requirements.

1. Apply for admission to UNT and submit the $50 (U.S. money) application fee.

2. Score a minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language or a combination of 530 on the TOEFL and 4.5 on the Test of Written English, or successfully complete a noncredit intensive course in English at the Intensive English Language Institute at UNT.

3. Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended with official English translation.

4. Show a minimum GPA as follows: 30-44 hours 2.25 minimum GPA; more than 44 hours 2.0 minimum GPA.

5. Submit proof of available financial resources with the application for admission.

Graduate applicants should consult the current Graduate Catalog for further requirements.

International Students from Universities in the United States

These transferring students must meet the following requirements.

1. Apply for admission to UNT and submit the $50 (U.S. money) application fee.

2. Score a minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language or a combination of 530 on the TOEFL and 4.5 on the Test of Written English, or successfully complete a noncredit intensive course in English at the North Texas Intensive English Language Institute. (Students who have completed all four years and graduated from high school in the United States are exempt from this requirement and pay only a $25 application fee.)

3. Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended with official English translation for any from foreign universities.

4. Show a minimum GPA as follows: less than 30 hours 2.5 minimum GPA; 30-44 hours 2.25 minimum GPA; more than 44 hours 2.0 minimum GPA.

5. File proof of available financial resources with the application for admission.

6. If less than the equivalent of 30 semester hours of credit is accepted in transfer, beginning freshman requirements also must be met.

Graduate applicants should consult the current Graduate Catalog for further requirements.

Adult Admission Program

Freshman applicants who have been out of 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 personal interview with the prospective student. A written personal statement also may be required at the discretion of the interviewer (see "Admission by Individual Review"). 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 and an application.

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 Dean of Students 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.

Freshmen entering in the fall semester are invited and encouraged to attend one of the Freshman Orientation sessions where they receive individual attention and assistance with class scheduling. These sessions are conducted during July and August. Freshman Orientation includes campus life sessions, an activities mart, placement testing, academic advising, early teleregistration for classes and completion of the tuition and fee payment process. Six three-day conferences are planned. A nominal fee is charged for room, meals and administrative costs. All freshmen who do not attend one of the summer Freshmen Orientation sessions must attend the University Academic Orientation.

Fall semester transfer students who have applied by June 15, and who have been accepted prior to July 1 are invited to attend one of two early transfer orientation and teleregistrations in July.

All other new undergraduate students, including transient students, summer visiting students, beginning freshmen who did not attend Freshman Orientation, and transfer students are required to attend a one-day University Academic Orientation preceding regular teleregistration. Academic advising takes place during University Academic Orientation.

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

All new undergraduate students receive orientation information following acceptance notification.

Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination

UNT awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. A maximum of 24 semester hours of credit earned by examination at this institution or elsewhere may be applied toward the bachelor's degree. A maximum of 36 credit hours for all non-traditional forms of education may be counted toward fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements; this includes the examinations named above, 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 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 UNT Equivalent

Art History ART 2350-2360

Art: Studio Art, Drawing Portfolio ART 1500

Art: Studio Art, General ART elective, lower Portfolio, level 1000 or 2000 level

Biology BIOL 1710-1720, and 1730-1740

Chemistry CHEM 1410/1430, and 1420/1440

Computer Science A CSCI 1100-1110

Computer Science AB CSCI 1110-1120

Economics, Macro ECON 1110

Economics, Micro ECON 1100

English Language and Composition ENGL 1310-1320

English Literature and Composition ENGL 2210-2220

European History History elective hours

French Language FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050

French Literature FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)

German Language GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050

German Literature GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)

Government/Politics, U.S. PSCI 1050

Latin: Vergil LATI 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050

Latin: Literature LATI 1010, 1020, 2040 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)

Mathematics: Calculus AB MATH 1710

Mathematics: Calculus BC MATH 1710-1720

Music: Listening-Literature MUMH 2040

Music: Theory MUTH 1260

Physics B PHYS 1410/1430, 1420/1440

Physics C: Mechanics PHYS 1710/1730

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 2220/2240

Psychology PSYC 1630

Spanish Language SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050

Spanish Literature SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3 elective hours (lower level)

U.S. History HIST 2610, 2620

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 6670, Princeton, NJ 08541-6670.

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 evaluated copies of their scores at Freshman Orientation during the summer. Students who do not receive their evaluated AP transcripts 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 semester enrolled at UNT. (Note: students who fail to initiate the process during their first 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.

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.

Examinations Credit Recommended

Composition and Literature

American Literature* 6 hours
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature* 6 hours
English Literature* 6 hours
Freshman College Composition* 6 hours

Education

Human Growth and Development 3 hours

Mathematics

Calculus with Elementary Functions (1994) 6 hours
College Algebra (1993) 3 hours
College Algebra / Trigonometry 3 hours
Trigonometry 3 hours

Modern Language

College French, Level 1 8 hoursLevel 2 6 hours
College Level German Language(2 semesters) 8 hours(4 semesters) 6 hours
College Spanish, Level 1 8 hoursLevel 2 6 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
Introduction to Educational Psychology 3 hours
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
Introductory Psychology 3 hours
Introductory Sociology 3 hours
Western Civilization I 3 hours
Western Civilization II 3 hours

* - indicates the maximum credit allowed. The English department recommends the amount of credit to be awarded based on the CLEP essay, subject to the approval of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Examinations Administered by the UNT Department of English

Beginning freshmen who present scores of 660 recentered or better on the verbal section of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) of the College Board or scores of 30 or better on the English section of the ACT may take the credit by examination test administered by the English department. This exam is offered by the English department during Freshman Orientation and throughout the year.

Successful applicants may receive up to 6 semester hours credit for ENGL 1310 and 1320.

Additional information about advanced placement can be obtained from the departmental section of this catalog or by writing to: Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 311307, Denton, TX 76203-1307.

SAT II

UNT does not grant college credit on the basis of 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.

Departmentally administered examinations for credit are offered once each semester and once each summer term. 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 Office of Student Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

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