How and when to apply for transfer admission to UNT

Who can apply as a transfer student?

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or undocumented immigrants applying for admission to UNT for the first time, who have earned college credits from another school of higher education after graduating high school and have not earned a four-year degree.

Not you? Try one of these links: Freshman | International | Graduate | Summer Visiting Students

How to apply

To be considered for admission to UNT, do the following:

Admissions Update: Students without an SAT or ACT score can still join the Mean Green Family. Simply apply via ApplyTexas or the Common App and we will holistically review your application based on your GPA, class rank and other academic criteria.

International students will have additional application requirements

If you are submitting documents or payments by mail...

Our regular mailing address is:
University of North Texas
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Our physical address for courier services (FedEx, UPS, etc.) is:
University of North Texas
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Eagle Student Services Center Room 305
1147 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

When to Apply

Apply by the priority dates to be considered for the UNT Excellence Scholarship Award. Applications received after these priority dates will still be considered.

Priority admission dates for transfer students:

Submit your completed application and application fee to the admissions office by the following priority dates.

Apply by this priority date*: To enroll for session:
December 1 Spring
June 1 Fall
May 1 Summer: 3-week session

*You should apply and be admitted by December 1 for the Spring term or June 1 for the Fall term to be eligible for the Transfer Excellence Scholarships.

You must submit your application and application fee payment by the priority date to be eligible for on-time registration. Applicants who miss the priority date will register during Late Registration when classes are less plentiful.

Different admissions deadlines exist for new college students.

How early should you apply?

Transfer applicants may apply up to a year in advance of their expected term of enrollment. It's best to apply as early as possible for the best opportunities for scholarships, orientation dates, and on-campus housing options.

When are admission decisions made?

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You'll be informed of your admission status via a letter in the mail, an email, or your account once we've received and processed your complete application and all required documents.

How to pay the application fee

The application fee for U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents is $75.

The application fee for international students on a temporary visa, does not have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card), or is not an undocumented immigrant eligible for Texas Residency is $85.

How to pay

You may pay the application fee by credit card, money order or check. The application fee must be paid in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable.

Please email for information regarding how to pay online.

If paying by money order or check, please mail your payment to us. Please include your name on your money order or check so we can credit the payment to your account. See our mailing address.

Fee waivers

International applicants who do not qualify for Texas Residency are not eligible for a fee waiver.

Qualifying applicants may request a fee waiver by submitting their application via ApplyTexas or the Common App. When prompted for a payment, please select the fee waiver request option to allow the application to be submitted. Selecting a fee waiver on the application does not guarantee your fee will be waived.

In limited cases, the admission application fee may be waived. To be considered for an admission application fee waiver students must submit one of the following to the university:

Summer 2024
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $400 or less.
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $400 or less.
Starting Fall 2024
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) showing the Student Aid Index (SAI) of $0 or less.
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) showing the Student Aid Index (SAI) of $0 or less.

Application fee waivers may be submitted via email, mail, or in person to Undergraduate Admissions.


How to submit 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

Letters of recommendation and essays

You are not required to send letters of recommendation or an essay with your application unless additional information is requested of you. If an essay or letters of recommendation are required, you will receive an email with information about the required documentation and how to upload the documents to your portal.