Freshman Admission Requirements

When to apply: Apply Now! The Fall admission application priority date is March 1. We will continue to review applications after the priority date.

How to apply: Learn more about the application process.

Guaranteed admission requirements

You are guaranteed admission to UNT if you:

  • Rank in the top 10% of your high school class and submit SAT or ACT scores
  • Rank in the next 15% and have a minimum 1030 SAT or 20 ACT
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1130 SAT or 23 ACT
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1250 SAT or 26 ACT
  • Are a registered participant in UNT's Eagle Advantage program
  • Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

Individual review of application

Individual Review is an automatic process whereby UNT Admissions reviews the application of any student who does not meet minimum admission requirements. If you are eligible for Individual Review an email will be sent to you with information on required documentation and how to upload the documents to your portal.

Factors that may help determine academic readiness under the individual review provision may include, but are not limited to, the following: school attended, courses taken, employment experience, special abilities, individual achievements, leadership activities, public service, and extra-curricular activities.

For more information about admission to UNT, contact us at 800-868-8211, 940-565-2681 or

Test scores — SAT or ACT

Students may be admitted as test optional depending on their unweighted high school GPA.

If you have taken the SAT or ACT, please have your scores sent to UNT electronically through the testing service.

In addition, state law TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP) requires applicants to four-year public universities to meet college readiness standards through completion of a high school graduation program or equivalent or through SAT or ACT score benchmarks. If you attend an out-of-state high school, you are exempt from the UAP.

Students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution:

  • Successfully complete the Foundation (HB5), Foundation with Endorsements (HB5), Distinguished Achievement (HB5), Minimum (UAP), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them;


  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent* in content and rigor to the Foundation, Foundation with Endorsements, Distinguished Achievement, Minimum (UAP), Recommended or Advanced (Distinguished Achievement) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs;


*Equivalencies must be documented by the student's high school.

    • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment
      • SAT - 1500 out of 2400 (for tests prior to March 2016) or 1090 out of 1600 (for tests March 2016 to present)
      • ACT - 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

Submitting transcripts

UNT highly recommends electronic document submission whenever possible. Mailed transcripts need to be sent in an institution-sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions. See our mailing address. If you're having difficulty obtaining official documents, please contact us at for assistance.

High School

We recommend you submit your official high school transcripts electronically to UNT directly from your high school’s approved service (i.e., Naviance, TREx, CommonApp, etc.) or emailed as a PDF from your high school's Registrar.

College or University

We recommend you submit your official college or university transcript(s) using one of the following approved systems:

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Parchment
  • Standardization of Postsecondary Education Data Exchange (SPEEDE)
  • Common App
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST)
  • Any NACES member evaluation company

Additional information for non-traditional applicants

Early College High School (ECHS)

We understand that as an ECHS graduate, you are not the same as most incoming freshmen, so it makes sense that your admissions process should be a little different too. We take your college experience into account during our review process.

Incoming students need:

  • A minimum SAT score of 950 or ACT score of 20, depending on your graduation class rank
  • A high school transcript showing your credits and graduation class rank
  • To have completed the Texas Higher Education Assessment (formerly TASP) or the ASSET, COMPASS or ACCUPLACER tests.
  • ECHS students also need a community college transcript showing your course work credits

Homeschooled Students

UNT recognizes home school programs and works with homeschooled students in their admission to the university. Homeschooled students should follow the steps of the freshman application process and submit their online application as well as official homeschool transcript. SAT and ACT scores are encouraged but optional.

In addition, homeschooled students must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment prior to registering for courses. The TSI Assessment cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising. For more information on the TSI Assessment, please visit General Advising or call 940-565-3633.


Students who have earned a GED and who either have not attended college or, if so, have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of transferable college work may seek admission to UNT through an Individual Review process.

Learn how to apply for admission to UNT if you have earned your GED

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 each of solid English, mathematics, social science and natural science;
  4. present minimum combined SAT (combined critical reading/verbal + math) 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 Undergraduate 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.