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Leadership, mentoring and study skills


At the University of North Texas, we’re dedicated to helping you reach your academic potential. We offer many programs, services and workshops throughout the year that’ll help you hone your study and leadership skills or assist in your transition to UNT. Your success is our top priority.

Study skills

The Learning Center hosts sessions and operates facilities to ensure academic success. These include:

  • Peer, volunteer, group and online tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Study Skills Lab
  • Speed reading workshops
  • Study skills, test taking, time management and note-taking workshops
  • Graduate Student Services
  • Texas Success Initiative sessions

These services are available in addition to what may already be offered by your particular degree program, department, college or school.

Mentoring programs

New experiences await you as you transition from high school or community college. We have several mentoring programs offered by various offices on campus that pair incoming students with peers, faculty or staff members.

Our mentors can provide referrals to appropriate services, information on academic and student services, or general encouragement and motivation. The mentoring programs include:

  • The Buddy System
  • ACCESS (Advocates Creating Conversations that Engage and Support Students) Mentoring Program
  • Transfer Ambassadors
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Transition Leaders
  • Learning communities

The department, college or school that oversees your major may also offer mentoring programs.

Leadership skills

Having strong leadership skills gives you an advantage in today’s competitive job market. The Center for Leadership and Service provides many programs and events for you to build and practice your leadership skills. The programs administered by the center include:

  • All for NT/NT for All
  • Certified Leadership Series
  • CLS Lead Ambassadors
  • Eagle E.D.G.E.
  • Emerging Leaders Summit
  • Greek Emerging Leaders
  • IMPACT Student Leadership positions
  • LeaderShape Institute

The center also offers a certificate in Leadership Studies by completing 12 credit hours of leadership-related course work. The certificate is open to all majors and allows you to develop your leadership style to fit in the local and global communities.

Other opportunities include getting involved in one of our 400 student organizations, which include many sororities and fraternities. The Orientation and Transition Programs office also manages Class Identity programs that provide leadership opportunities.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.