Prospective students who were not enrolled at UNT at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the semester they wish to enroll must apply for admission. The University of North Texas requires the State of Texas "Common Application for Freshman Admission" and the "Common Application for Transfer/Transient/Readmit." All new and former undergraduate applicants should use these forms. The appropriate application form also is available from the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 311277, Denton, TX 76203-1277 (the form may be submitted electronically via the World Wide Web at www. applytexas.org). A printable copy of the form may also be downloaded from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site (www.thecb.state.tx.us/divisions/student/). 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.
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).
Spring semester 2001 December 1, 2000
May mini-mester 2001 May 10, 2001
First summer term 2001 May 15, 2001
Second summer term 2001 June 29, 2001
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 2000 will be accepted after Friday, August 18; no applications for spring 2000 will be accepted after Friday, January 5. 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 12 consecutive months prior to the semester for which they are seeking admission) need not reapply. 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.
BBA All Professional Fields
BS Business Computer Information Systems
Accounting Control Systems
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.
Admission Requirements Effective Fall 2001 in PDF Format
Fall 2001 Freshman Admission Requirements
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.
Minimum scores for the entrance exam vary according to the applicant's rank in the high school graduating class. Current requirements are listed below.
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 the following policy for the admission of new freshmen enrolling for the 1998 fall semester and beyond. The Board of Regents reaffirmed the policy in November 1998.
Applicants who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class shall be admitted automatically to the University.
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 2 semester hour course PSYC 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.
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.
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 for college-level credit at Texas public institutions, unless the students meet the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's exemptions in accordance with Texas law (Texas Education Code, S.501.306). By state law, failure to take the TASP test will prevent the student from completing the enrollment process. Students will be placed in remediation for any section failed. Students who have not passed all sections of the TASP test may not enroll in upper-division courses where the completion of such courses would give the student 60 or more semester credit hours. Enrollment in lower division courses is allowed. For additional TASP information, call the UNT TASP Office at (940) 565-4403. The TASP test cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT, but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising.
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 above reflect the April 1, 1995, recentering of the SAT I by The College Board.
2 A transient student is an undergraduate student who enrolls at UNT 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 A former student is one who has not attended UNT during at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the intended semester of enrollment. Continuing students (those enrolled at UNT at least once during the last 12 consecutive months 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.
4 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 the above policy for the admission of new freshmen for the 1998 fall semester and beyond. 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.
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a residential program for accelerated study designed to attract gifted and highly able high school students to the science and mathematics fields. Students earn two years of college credit while completing their last two years of high school, beginning the program no later than the junior year in high school. Students selected for participation in this program are admitted solely for the purpose of attending the academy and not for regular admission to UNT. Admission to the academy is based on the understanding of the student's commitment to completion of the two-year program. Eligibility for enrollment in university courses is contingent upon continued enrollment in the academy.
Until the TAMS class with which the student originally entered has graduated, enrollment in UNT courses (outside of the academy) will be considered only if all published UNT Early Admission program requirements and procedures are met. This includes successful completion of junior year studies and a letter of recommendation from the academy dean. Should high school graduation be achieved elsewhere, the standard admission process would apply. Applicable freshman and/or transfer requirements for regular admission would need to be satisfied.
For additional information, write to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305309, Denton, TX 76203-5309.
Section 51.931 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.
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 Academic Skills Program (TASP).
Contact the Office of Admissions for more information at (800) UNT-8211, DallasFort Worth Metro (817)-267-3731, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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 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, it should 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.
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. 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.
A student who successfully completes a 42-semester credit hour 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 additional requirements necessary to satisfy the 47-hour UNT core.
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.
A lower-level course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement of advanced hours.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Vice President for Academic Affairs or a designee of the Vice President.
All students admitted by the individual review process are required to register for and successfully complete PSYC 1000 (Psychology of 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.
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.
Students who have previously attended UNT but who have not been enrolled here at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the semester of planned enrollment 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 an overall 2.0 GPA or higher on new 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.
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 (www.unt.edu/isp).
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. This form allows students to apply for admission to five different programs of study:
Admission with no Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required:
Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) only.
Dual admission (IELI and UNT undergraduate).
IELI and graduate (graduate application processed after completion of IELI).
Admission with TOEFL (or other proof of English language proficiency, see "International Student Admission Requirements," below) required:
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 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 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 from the IAAC, Kendall Hall, Room 170. A $50 (U.S. dollars) fee is required each for IELI applicants and for UNT applicants. Application for both IELI and UNT, therefore, requires a $100 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 e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the web site (www.unt.edu/isp).
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.
1. Apply for admission to UNT using the International Student Application for Admission and pay the $50 application fee.
2. Establish English language proficiency. UNT requires non-native speakers of English to submit evidence of English language proficiency. The chart below, "English Language Proficiency Minimum Requirements," shows acceptable measures and scores.
Proficiency Measure | Score Required
Completion of IELI, Level 6 | Pass
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service) | 550+ (paper version), 213+ (computer version)
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery, University of Michigan | 80+
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, Level 4) | A, B
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, Level 5) | A, B, C
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) | Overall B and 7.0 or above
GCE (General Certificate of Education « English Language) | C or above
3. Submit official transcripts (and degree certificates if a degree was earned) 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. The grade average must be 2.5/4.0 when converted to the U.S. system.
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 30-44 semester hours of transfer credit must have a grade point average of 2.25/4.0. Students with 45+ semester hours of credit must have a grade point average of 2.0/4.0.
4. Proof of available financial resources as specified on the International Student Application for Admission. (This item is required only of students on F-1 or J-1 visas.)
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 3-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.
All undergraduate students, including international students, permanent residents and/or citizens, must take the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Test before the student's first semester of study. This test is required by the state of Texas.
Students who do not pass all three sections of the TASP test must take remediation courses in the subject area(s) of the test not passed until they pass all sections of the test.
International Studies and Programs offers the following required remediation courses for non-native speakers of English: TASP Reading for International Students (TRI) and TASP Writing for International Students (TWI).
The following policies and procedures pertain to undergraduate students who must take remediation courses mandated by their performance on the TASP test.
1. Students must register for the course mandated by the UNT TASP Office every semester until the student has passed all sections of the TASP test. Required TASP remediation courses may not be postponed to a later semester. A remediation course does not take the place of a TASP score. Undergraduate students must still take and pass all three parts of the TASP test.
2. Students must establish their class schedules so that the TASP 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 TASP.
4. Students must attend and complete their assigned TASP remediation course. TASP remediation courses have a four-absence drop policy. If a student misses four classes, the TASP office will be notified. The TASP Office may administratively withdraw the student from all academic course work if the student is dropped from a TASP remediation course for excessive (four or more) absences.
5. Students who do not pass the TASP remediation course will be enrolled in the same course the following semester unless the student passes that section of the TASP test.
6. Grades for UNT international students in TASP Reading for International Students (TRI) or TASP Writing for International Students (TWI) will be available at the end of each semester in Kendall Hall 259.
7. If a student enrolled in TRI or TWI takes the TASP and passes that section of the TASP, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
UNT awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. 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 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.
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
History of Art | 6 | ART 2350-2360
Studio Art Drawing Portfolio | 3 | ART 1500
Studio Art General Portfolio | 3 | ART elective, 1000 or 2000 level
English Language and Composition | 6 | ENGL 1310-1320
English Literature and Composition | 6 | ENGL 2210-2220
Music, Listening and Literature | 3 | MUMH 2040
Music Theory | 3 | MUTH 1260
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)
Calculus AB | 4 | MATH 1710
Calculus BC | 7 | MATH 1710-1720
Statistics | 3 | MATH 1680
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
Physics B | 8 | PHYS 1410/1430 1420/1440
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) | 4 | PHYS 2220/2240
Physics C (Mechanics) | 4 | PHSY 1710/1730
Economics (Macroeconomics) | 3 | ECON 1110
Economics (Microeconomics) | 3 | ECON 1100
Government and Politics, U.S. | 3 | PSCI 1050
History, European | 6 | History elective hours
History, U.S. | 6 | HIST 2610, 2620
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.
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. 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 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.)
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.
UNT does not grant credit on the basis of College Board CLEP General Examination scores.
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.
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
American Literature* | 6 hours
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature* | 6 hours
English Literature* | 6 hours
Freshman College Composition* | 6 hours
College French, Level 1 | 8 hours Level 2 | 6 hours
College Level German Language (2 semesters) | 8 hours (4 semesters) | 6 hours
College Spanish, Level 1 | 8 hours Level 2 | 6 hours
Calculus with Elementary Functions (1994) | 6 hours
College Algebra (1993) | 3 hours
College Algebra Trigonometry | 3 hours
Trigonometry | 3 hours
General Biology | 8 hours
General Chemistry | 8 hours
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
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
* UNT requires you to sign up for the essay portion as well as the multiple-choice portion of these exams. 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.
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.
Applicants may receive 0, 3 or 6 semester hours credit for ENGL 1310 and 1320.
Additional information about advanced placement can be obtained from the Department of English.
UNT does not grant college credit on the basis of College Board SAT II (formerly known as Achievement Test) scores.
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.
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.
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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