The normal load for full-time undergraduate students is 15 semester hours for each semester, or 30
hours during the long session of nine months.
Note: For information pertaining to the required semester hours
for enrollment verification purposes, refer to "Enrollment Certification" below.
No student who registers for or earns fewer than
9 hours of college work each semester may hold a responsible extracurricular office.
An undergraduate student with a GPA of less than 3.000 may schedule a maximum of 19 hours.
An undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.000 may enroll for a maximum of 21 hours under
one of the following conditions:
1. at least a 3.000 GPA on a minimum 15-hour residence load for the semester just completed,
2. at least a 3.000 GPA on a minimum 12-hour residence load for the summer session just completed, or
3. at least a 3.000 GPA on all work completed at UNT and a minimum 24 hours of credit in residence.
The normal load for full-time students is 6 semester hours each term or 12 hours for both summer terms.
An undergraduate student with a GPA of less than 3.000 may schedule a maximum of 7 semester
hours each term or 14 hours for both summer terms.
An undergraduate student may enroll for a maximum of 15 semester hours during the summer
session and a maximum of 9 hours in any one term under either of the following conditions:
1. at least a 3.000 GPA on a minimum 15-hour residence load for the semester just completed, or
2. at least a 3.000 GPA on all work completed at UNT and a minimum 24 hours of credit in residence.
The normal load for full-time students is 3 hours. An undergraduate or graduate student may schedule
a maximum of 4 hours in the mini-mester.
Load for Employed Students
The university recommends that students who work full-time not schedule more than 6 semester hours
in a semester or 3 hours in a summer term.
Enrollment verification and loan deferments are completed in the Registrar's Office and are based
upon a student having registered and paid tuition and fees according to the following criteria. See
"Special Conditions for Financial Aid Recipients" in the Financial Information section of this catalog for
loan deferment requirements.
Full Time: long semester, 12 or more hours; summer session, 4 to 6 hours per term; mini-mester, 3 to
Three-Quarter Time: long semester, 9 to 11 hours; summer session, 3 hours per term; mini-mester, 2 hours.
Half Time: long semester, 6 to 8 hours; summer session, 2 hours per term; mini-mester, 1 hour.
Full Time: long semester, 9 or more hours; summer session, 3 hours per term; mini-mester, 3 to 4 hours.
Three-Quarter Time: long semester, 6 to 8 hours; summer session, 2 hours per term; mini-mester, 2 hours.
Half Time: long semester, 4 to 5 hours; summer session, 1 hour per term; mini-mester, 1 hour.
Extension courses are considered nontraditional credit and are excluded for certification purposes.
International students also may request International Advising to issue letters of enrollment for the use
of foreign governments, embassies, scholarship agencies and banks. International Advising is located
in Kendall Hall, Room 171.
University of North Texas System Center at Dallas
John Ellis Price, PhD, CPA, Executive Director
The University of North Texas System Center at Dallas is an off-campus site of the University of
North Texas in Denton. Located at 8915 S. Hampton Road, three blocks south of I-20 in Dallas, the UNT
System Center offers junior-, senior- and graduate-level courses leading to bachelor's and master's degrees.
Certificate and endorsement programs and courses for career advancement are also provided.
Students who enroll at the UNT System Center must meet the same admissions requirements as
students who apply to the UNT campus in Denton. Diplomas granted will be the same as those earned by
students attending the Denton campus.
In January 2000, UNT began offering a limited number of academic programs at the UNT System
Center facility. The 78,200-square-foot building features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs with
Internet access, a counseling clinic and the region's first virtual library. In addition, the facility is staffed with
student service professionals to help students with admissions, advising, financial aid, registration, disability
accommodation and other student services.
As enrollment increases, more academic programs will be added. In May 2001, the Texas State
Legislature passed a bill providing for the growth of the UNT System Center into UNT-Dallas. When
System Center enrollment reaches 2,500 full-time equivalent (FTE) students for one semester, UNT-Dallas will
be created and may begin offering courses and granting degrees.
For current information about the University
of North Texas System Center at Dallas, call (972) 780-3600 or metro exchange (972) 228-8100, or visit the UNT System Center at Dallas web
Undergraduate programs: applied technology and performance improvement, computer
science, criminal justice, general business, health information management, interdisciplinary studies
(elementary education-grades EC-4, grades 4-8), legal information management, nursing**, rehabilitation studies
and sociology. A minor in substance abuse and addictions also is available.
Graduate programs: administrative management, counseling, educational administration,
information science, library science, public health*, higher education (student services administration).
Certifications and endorsements: educational diagnostician certification, information
processing technology teaching endorsement and music teacher certification.
Certificates: alternative dispute resolution, diversity, e-commerce, retailing and technology
* Program offered through UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
** Program offered through University of Texas at Arlington.
Alternative Class Offerings
In addition to regular daytime classes, UNT offers evening and weekend on-campus and
off-campus residence credit courses and courses at the Universities Center at Dallas, as well as other distance
education and web-based courses. See "Distance Education (World Wide Web and Videoconferencing)" in the
Student Life section of this catalog and the Schedule of Classes
(available in print or at www.unt.edu/catsched/).
Regulations Governing Correspondence Courses
1. A student in residence who wishes to enroll concurrently in correspondence courses at another
accredited institution must first secure the written permission of the student's academic dean at UNT. Failure to
obtain advance approval may result in the refusal of the university to accept such work in transfer.
2. Not more than 18 hours of correspondence courses from an accredited institution may be transferred
to UNT and used toward a degree program. No more than 30 hours of the total number required for any
degree may be earned by a combination of correspondence and extension.
3. A maximum of 6 hours of upper level correspondence work completed in transfer will be
accepted toward a degree program at UNT.
4. Graduate credit is not accepted in transfer through correspondence study.
With the written permission of the department chair and the dean of the college or school in which
the course is taught, an individual fully eligible to enroll in the university may attend a class as an
auditor without receiving college credit. The auditor's name is not entered on the class roll, and the instructor
does not accept any papers, tests or examinations from the auditor.
Attendance as an auditor may not be made the basis of a claim for credit in the course. Auditors pay a
fee, which is published in the 2002-2003 Tuition, Fees and Other
Charges brochure (available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services). Only one audit fee is required per semester regardless of the
number of courses audited.
Permission cards for auditors are not available during the official registration period but may
be requested in the offices of the academic deans after classes begin.
A senior citizen, defined as someone 65 years of age or older, may enroll as an auditor and
observer without credit and without payment of an audit fee if space is available and if approved by the
department chair and the appropriate dean. Such enrollment entitles the person to library privileges but not
instruction in applied music, the use of laboratory equipment and supplies, admission to university-sponsored fine
arts and athletic events, or health and hospital benefits.
ASSIST, Access Student Service Information Systems by Technology [Touch-Tone phone (940)
565-3701 or www.unt.edu/assist], is a unique system of menu-driven information available Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. During teleregistration and schedule
revision, ASSIST is available from
7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Several general information areas are available on ASSIST 23 hours a day,
seven days a week. Main menu selections include:
- admission, registration and scheduling information,
- transcript ordering information,
- academic record and course information,
- payment by credit card, student accounts, housing and financial aid information, and
- academic calendar and graduation information.
For complete information regarding ASSIST, see the Schedule of Classes for the semester of
enrollment. Wallet guides for teleregistration, ASSIST and FAVORS (Financial Aid Voice Response System)
are available in the Registrar's Office.
All registration and student requested schedule changes are conducted via teleregistration
and/or WebReg. Specific information and instructions as well as dates are found in the
Schedule of Classes.
Students may use ASSIST - (940) 565-3701 or www.unt.edu/assist - to access information
regarding their admission status, open sections
and course fees, and payment of their fees by credit card. Students may listen to and obtain a fax copy
of their class schedule via phone or view their class schedule on-line. Students may listen to or view
their grades for a particular semester.
Students who are unable to enroll during the official registration periods must pay an additional fee
to enroll late. See the Schedule of Classes for deadline dates.
A student in residence who wishes to enroll concurrently at another college must first secure the
written permission of the appropriate dean at UNT. Failure to obtain advance approval may result in the refusal
of the university to accept such work in transfer.
Special provisions for avoiding more than one minimum tuition charge are available for
students enrolling concurrently in more than one state-supported institution of higher education.
Students planning concurrent enrollment are cautioned to check these provisions prior to enrollment
in any state institution.
Enrollment at the Universities Center at Dallas
Students enrolling for upper-division undergraduate courses offered by the partner universities of
the Universities Center at Dallas (UCD) may enroll at their home institution for courses offered by the
other UCD universities.
Six universities cooperate in offering upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses
at UCD: Midwestern State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Woman's University,
the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas.
For details call UCD at (214) 744-6600.
For information concerning adding or dropping courses, consult the
Schedule of Classes.
Regular and punctual class attendance is expected. Although in general students are graded on
intellectual effort and performance rather than attendance, absences may lower the student's grade where
class attendance and class participation are deemed essential by the faculty member. In those classes
where attendance is considered part of the grade, the instructor should so inform students at the
semester's beginning by a written notice. Any instructor who informs students
in writing about the necessity of class attendance may request of the Registrar that a student be dropped from the course with a grade of WF
upon the accumulation of the stated number of absences. Instructor drops for non-attendance may be processed
up to two weeks prior to the first day of final examinations (summer terms, six class days prior to finals;
mini-mester, three class sessions prior to finals). Departments and similar academic units have authority
to establish a department or course attendance policy, so long as the policy is in accord with the
If the instructor-initiated drop action falls within the time the student is eligible to drop with
instructor consent and without penalty, the Registrar's Office notifies the student that a WF will be recorded
unless the student initiates the drop procedure, in which case a W will be assigned.
Absences due to participation in sponsored activities must be approved in advance by the
department chair and academic dean. Within three days after the absence, students must obtain authorized absence
cards from the Dean of Students for presentation to their instructors. Students with authorized absence cards
may make up the work missed when practicable or be given special allowance so that they are not penalized
for the absence.
Absence for Religious Holidays
In accordance with state law, a student absent due to the observance of a religious holiday may
take examinations or complete assignments scheduled for the day missed within a reasonable time after the absence if the student has notified the instructor of
each class of the date of the absence within the first 15 days of the semester (summer terms, fifth class day; mini-mester, second class day). Notification must be in writing,
either personally delivered with receipt of the notification acknowledged and dated by the instructor, or by
certified mail, return receipt requested.
Only holidays or holy days observed by a religion whose place of worship is exempt from
property taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code may be included. A student who is excused under
this provision may not be penalized for the absence, but the instructor may respond appropriately if the
student fails to complete the assignment or examination.
Students who wish to drop a course before the 12th class day (summer term, 4th class day;
mini-mester, 2nd class day), may do so in the Registrar's Office by teleregistration, (940) 387-9646, or by
WebReg, www.unt.edu/webreg. After the 12th/4th/2nd class day, students must first receive the written consent of
the instructor prior to dropping a course. The instructor may withhold consent for students to drop for any
reason provided the instructor has informed students
in writing at the beginning of
the semester. Students applying for financial aid are required to notify Student Financial Aid and
Scholarships before dropping any class to learn how it will affect current or future financial aid eligibility.
The grade of W is recorded for any course dropped with the instructor's consent prior to the end of
the sixth week of classes (summer term, eight class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions). After that
time, the student must have a passing grade for the instructor to assign a grade of W for
a dropped course; otherwise, the grade WF is recorded.
Instructors may drop students with grades of WF from courses for nonattendance at any time after
the completion of the sixth week of classes (summer term, eight class sessions; mini-mester, four class
sessions). See "Class Attendance" in this section.
No student may drop any course after Tuesday of a given semester's 10th week (summer term, 15
class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions).
Drop procedures must be completed by 5 p.m.
on the deadline dates specified in the Academic Calendar. After these dates, a student may not drop a
course for any reason.
See the Schedule of Classes for drop procedure and instructions.
Withdrawal from UNT
A student may withdraw from UNT at any time prior to two weeks before the first day of final
examinations (summer term, six class sessions prior to finals; mini-mester, three class sessions prior to finals) by making
a request in the Registrar's Office. For withdrawals processed prior to the end of the sixth week of classes
(summer term, eight class sessions; mini-mester, four class sessions), the grade of W is recorded for each course in which
a withdrawn student was enrolled. After the sixth week of classes (summer term, eight class sessions;
mini-mester, four class sessions), a withdrawn student receives grades of W only for those courses in which there were
passing grades at the time of withdrawal; otherwise, the grade WF is recorded.
Official dates and deadlines for withdrawing are specified in the Academic Calendar.
Notice: Students receiving financial aid also must contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
before dropping a class or withdrawing. Students receiving financial aid may be required to go through an
exit interview with a financial aid counselor before they are permitted to withdraw.
To receive a refund for a parking permit, a student must return the parking permit to the Parking
Office located in the Sullivant Visitor Center.
So that students can adequately prepare for their final examinations, special rules apply to the
seven calendar days preceding the final week of each fall and
spring semester. Student organizations do not
meet; activities requiring student participation such as field trips, athletic events, or performances by dance,
drama or music ensembles are not scheduled unless approved in advance by the appropriate dean. Themes,
reports, notebooks, research problems or exercises of similar scope are not to be assigned during this period,
but students may submit previously assigned work.
Only examinations covering daily assignments, makeup tests or laboratory examinations may be
given. Faculty members shall not give any portion of the final examination during this seven-day period
without advance approval from their academic dean.
On the Thursday and Friday of the week immediately preceding final exams, review classes shall be
held. Furthermore, attendance at these reviews cannot be made mandatory and there will be no papers,
projects, exams, quizzes, or like assignments due on those days. Makeup exams will be permitted to take place.
The above policy will not be applicable to classes that meet only once a week and meet on Thursday or Friday.
Faculty members are expected to administer final examinations at the designated times during the
final week of each long semester and on the specified day of each summer term or mini-mester. Any
deviation from the published schedule of final examinations must be approved in advance by the appropriate
academic dean. If a final examination is not given in a particular course, the faculty member is expected to utilize
the final examination period for summary, evaluation or other productive purposes. Students who have three
final examinations scheduled on one day may appeal to their academic dean to reschedule one of
those examinations on another day during the final examination period.
Commencement exercises are held in December, May and August. Diplomas are mailed to
candidates after graduation has been verified.