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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
University of North Texas
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission



 

Admission policies are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Check the UNT web site at admissions.unt.edu for the latest admission information or contact the Office of Admissions at 940-565-2681, 800-868-8211, Dallas–Fort Worth Metro 817-267-3731.

Application for admission for new undergraduate students

The University of North Texas is a selective university and does not guarantee admission of all applicants. It is recommended that students apply well in advance of stated application deadlines.

Applicants to the University of North Texas must meet academic requirements outlined in this catalog or other applicable publications of the university. The Office of Admissions, located in the Eagle Student Services Center, provides complete admissions counseling for new students. Admissions Counselors are available to assist prospective students throughout the admissions process. Initial inquiries may be submitted online pages.unt.edu/undergradinfo, by calling us at (940) 565-2681, or by writing to the University of North Texas, Office of Admissions, 1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, TX 76203-5017. The Office of Admissions requires undergraduate applicants to submit the ApplyTexas application online at www.applytexas.org or the Common Application online at www.commonapp.org

Prospective undergraduate students should apply as early as possible. All necessary credentials, including application forms, all official transcripts, required entrance test scores, etc., must be on file in the Office of Admissions 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 application fee.

Fall 2017

  • February 1, 2017—to allow time for processing prior to the March 1, 2017, scholarship application deadline, freshmen should apply and pay fee no later than February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017—priority application date for freshmen
  • July 1, 2017—priority application date for transfer students

Spring 2018

  • December 1, 2017, for classes beginning January 16, 2018

Summer 2018

  • May 7, 2018, for classes beginning May 14, 2018
  • May 28, 2018, for classes beginning June 4, 2018
  • July 2, 2018, for classes beginning July 9, 2018

Fall 2018

  • February 1, 2018 - To allow time for processing prior to the March 1, 2018, scholarship application deadline, freshmen should apply and pay fee no later than February 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2018 – priority application date for freshmen
  • July 1, 2018 – priority application date for transfer students

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, must register for courses during late registration and will be subject to a late registration fee. No applications for admission by individual review can be accepted after the stated deadline dates. All new undergraduate students enrolling must comply with state law and university policies concerning the Texas Success Initiative as described in the Academics section of this publication.

See registrar.unt.edu for the latest information about offerings and associated enrollment services.

Contact the Office of Admissions for information at 940-565-2681, 800-868-8211, Dallas–Fort Worth Metro 817-267-3731, or online at www.admissions.unt.edu

Former students

All previous regularly admitted students will not need to re-apply for admission. If you have not enrolled at UNT at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the term/semester you wish to return, please contact the Registrar’s Office for information or go to www.applytexas.org and fill out a former student application. All students previously admitted as transient, summer visitor, special student, or for dual credit must first contact the Office of Admissions for clearance to re-enroll.

Programs with specific requirements

The Office of Admissions coordinates all policies and procedures for university admission. Some programs require that students meet additional requirements in order to be admitted to a particular program. Those programs with admission requirements in addition to those for general university admission are listed below. Students should consult that section of the catalog for specific program requirements.

College of Business

All programs

College of Education

Teacher Education

College of Engineering

All programs

College of Health and Public Service

Social Work

College of Information

BS — Information Science

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

All programs

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Communication Studies
Converged Broadcast Media
English
International Studies
Psychology
Radio/Television/Film
Theatre

College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

All programs

College of Music

All programs

College of Science

Biochemistry
Biology

College of Visual Arts and Design

All programs

Admission application fee

A non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $75 is charged to all new, undergraduate, first-time-in-college and transfer applicants. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars. Students applying after the February 1, application deadline will be charged a $90 application fee. Admission applications will be processed after the application fee is received. Admission decisions will be made after all academic credentials are received and evaluated.

High school graduates

Note: Admission requirements are subject to change. For the latest information, visit the UNT web site at www.admissions.unt.edu.

The University of North Texas is a selective university and does not guarantee admission of all applicants. It is recommended that students apply well in advance of stated application deadlines.

Students admitted to the first term/semester of college work must have graduated from an accredited high school and complete course work equivalent to the Recommended, Distinguished, or Foundation high school graduation program. Students 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. For admission purposes, a high school rank is required. If your school does not rank, the Office of Admissions will assign you a rank based on a review of your high school transcript, including your SAT and/or ACT scores as pursuant by Section 51.9241 of the Texas Education Code.

In addition, students must present satisfactory scores on the SAT Test or the ACT according to their rank in class (see “Entrance Examination” in this section). Appropriateness of experience in lieu of academic credential (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. To be more successful at UNT, we strongly recommend that students successfully complete the following classes in high school:

  • English: 4 credits (English I-IV)
  • Mathematics: 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus)
  • Sciences: 4 credits (to be selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Physics)
  • Social Sciences: 4 credits (World Geography, World History Studies, U.S. Government and Economics and U.S. History)
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits (Levels I-III proficiency of the same language) (UNT recommends 3 credits)
  • Health: 1/2 credit minimum
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit
  • Physical Education: 1 1/2 credits
  • Computer Science: 1 credit (demonstrated proficiency at Level I)
  • Electives: 3 1/2 credits
  • Speech: 1/2 credit

*In March 2016, College Board began administering a new version of the SAT exam. Any scores from prior to March 2016 will be re-centered compared to new SAT scores, in accordance with the SAT equivalency guidelines published by College Board. Any SAT scores mentioned are subject to change. Please visit www.admissions.unt.edu for updated information.

Entrance examination

Minimum scores for the entrance exam vary according to the applicant’s rank in the high school graduating class. Current requirements are listed below.

Admission of new freshmen

Policies for the admission of new freshmen are established by the North Texas Board of Regents. 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.

Per the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.801-51.809, in addition to a Texas general academic teaching institution’s admissions requirements, a first-time freshman, regardless of when the student graduated from high school, must also have met one of the following:

  1. Successfully completed the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended, or Advanced High School program from a Texas public high school as outlined under Texas Education Code, 28.025, as well as 19 TAC 74.63, 74.64, 74.73, and 74.74;
  2. Successfully completed a curriculum from a high school in Texas other than a public high school that is equivalent in content and rigor to the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended, or Advanced High School program;
  3. Satisfied ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment; (NOTE: the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are English=18, Math=22, Social Sciences=22, Science=23); or
  4. Earned on the SAT assessment prior to March 2016 a score of at least a 1500 out of 2400, or the equivalent (SAT scoring is scheduled to change in 2015 based on current College Board information).

Under TEC Section 51.807 and with consultation of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that the high schools are responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to confirm the curriculum requirements.

For the student graduating from an out-of-state or international high school, the necessary curriculum information will be provided by completing the appropriate form found on the THECB web site: www.thecb.state.tx.us/uap.

  • Form 1 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students who did not complete Integrated Physics and Chemistry prior to 2010-2011
  • Form 2 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students who completed Integrated Physics and Chemistry prior to 2010-2011
  • Form 3 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students graduating under the Foundation High School program in 2014-2015 or later

Forms can be obtained from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site (www.thecb.state.tx.us/uap).

Applicants meeting the curriculum or the ACT/SAT* assessment score requirements mandated by the Texas Education Code, but not meeting UNT’s admission requirements, may be reviewed individually by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Students must meet requirements as outlined by TEC Sections 51.801-51.809 or via the appropriate documentation using the appropriate form in order to be considered for admission at UNT.

Note: Admission requirements are subject to periodic review and change. For the latest information, visit the UNT web site: www.admissions.unt.edu.

Automatic admission

In compliance with state law, applicants who graduated in the top 10 percent* of their high school class and who completed course work equivalent to the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended or Advanced High School program as outlined under the Texas Education Code 28.025 or higher shall be admitted automatically to the university.

Regular admission

Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they meet the minimum course work requirement and:

  • Rank in the next 15 percent (following top 10 percent) and have a minimum 950 SAT (for tests taken prior to March 2016—combined critical reading + math only) or 1030 SAT (for tests taken March 2016 and forward—combined critical reading and math) or 20 ACT or
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 SAT (for tests taken prior to March 2016—combined critical reading + math only) or 1130 SAT (for tests taken March 2016 and forward—combined critical reading and math) or 23 ACT or
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1180 SAT (for tests taken prior to March 2016—combined critical reading + math only) or 1250 SAT (for tests taken March 2016 and forward—combined critical reading and math) or 26 ACT.

Applicants who rank in the 4th quarter, or applicants who do not meet the requirements in either the automatic or regular admissions categories, will have their applications reviewed by a UNT admission officer. (See “Admission by Individual Review” in this section.)

^All applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 10 percent not scoring at least 950 SAT (combined critical reading/verbal + math) or 20 ACT and all applicants admitted by individual review, regardless of rank in class or test scores, will be required to participate in success programs as may be recommended. The writing section of the SAT or ACT is a requirement for admission to the University of North Texas.

High school seniors who plan to attend UNT should take entrance examinations at least five months before enrollment dates. See a high school counselor for more information or visit: The College Board web site at http://sat.collegeboard.org; or ACT, www.actstudent.org. (The UNT institutional codes for score reporting purposes are SAT, 6481; ACT, 4136.)

Undergraduate admission requirements

Classification Prerequisites Official transcripts Entrance exam1
Beginning freshman (student who has never attended college or community college) with a HS rank Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended, or Advanced High School program as outlined under the Texas Education Code 28.025.3 Per the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.801-51.809 beginning freshmen must meet the Texas Uniform Admissions requirements in order to be considered for admission to UNT. Yes: Showing rank in class through at least junior year.

Automatic admission—Applicants who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class shall be admitted automatically to the university.*

Regular admission—Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they

  • rank in the next 15 percent and have a minimum 950 old SAT/1030 new SAT or 20 ACT, or
  • rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 old SAT/1130 new SAT or 23 ACT, or
  • rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1180 old SAT/1250 new SAT or 26 ACT.

Individual review—Applicants not possessing an official high school rank, or who do not meet the above requirements or who rank in the fourth quarter may be admitted only by individual review.*

Beginning freshman (student who has never attended college or community college) without a HS rank Individual review Yes: Showing rank in class through at least junior year
Transfer freshman (fewer than 30 college hours) Graduation from an accredited high school. Minimum college 2.5 GPA (4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended. Yes: Transcript from high school and each college or university attended.
Transfer student (30 to 44 college hours) Minimum 2.25 GPA (4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended. Yes: From each college or university attended. No.
Transfer student (more than 44 college hours) Minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 system) and must be eligible to return to institutions attended. Yes: From each college or university attended. No.

Transient student2 (fall or spring only) or

Summer visiting student2 (summer only)

Academic good standing at last college or university attended. Yes: From the last college attended No.
Early admission student Top quarter of high school class; solid B average; be on target to meet Texas Education Code, Sections 51.801-51.809 requirements; letters from school counselor or principal recommending early admission, and from parents or guardians concurring with intention; interview in admissions office. Yes: Through junior year. Transcript must reflect completion of 3 units of English and 3 units each of solid mathematics, social science and natural science. Minimum 1180 old SAT (combined critical reading/verbal + math)/1250 new SAT or 26 ACT.

Notes for admissions chart

  * All freshman applicants to the University of North Texas must submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants in the top 10 percent not scoring at least 950 old SAT (combined critical reading/verbal + math)/ 1030 new SAT or 20 ACT and all applicants admitted by individual review, regardless of rank in class or test scores, will be required to participate in success programs as may be recommended.
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 visit: the College Board web site: www.collegeboard.org or the ACT web site: www.act.org. (The UNT institutional codes for score reporting purposes are SAT, 6481; ACT 4136.)
  1  UNT applicants should take entrance exams at least five months before admission deadline. See high school counselor for information. The writing section of the SAT or ACT is a requirement for admission to UNT.
  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 one or more summer terms with the intent of returning to the home institution upon completion of summer studies. If a transient (or summer visiting) student decides to continue at UNT after the first semester, the student must apply as a transfer student and 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 Beginning freshmen must have completed the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended or Advanced High School program as outlined under Texas Education Code 28.025, or higher diploma in order to be eligible for admission to a public university in Texas.

Texas uniform admission policy (SB 3826)

Per the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.801-51.809, in addition to a Texas general academic teaching institution’s admissions requirements, a first-time freshman, regardless of when the student graduated from high school, must also have met one of the following:

  1. Successfully completed the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, Recommended, or Advanced High School program from a Texas public high school as outlined under Texas Education Code, 28.025, as well as 19 TAC 74.63, 74.64, 74.73, and 74.74;
  2. Successfully completed a curriculum from a high school in Texas other than a public high school that is equivalent in content and rigor to the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation, the Recommended, or the Advanced High School program;
  3. Satisfied ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment; (NOTE: the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are English=18, Math=22, Social Sciences=21, Science=24); or
  4. Earned on the SAT assessment prior to March 2016 a score of at least a 1500 out of 2400, or on the SAT assessment taken March 2016 and forward a score of at least a 1090 out of 1600.

Under TEC Section 51.807 and with consultation of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that the high schools are responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to confirm the curriculum requirements.

For the student graduating from an out-of-state or international high school, the necessary curriculum information will be provided by completing the appropriate form found on the THECB web site: www.thecb.state.tx.us/uap.

  • Form 1 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students who did not complete Integrated Physics and Chemistry prior to 2010-2011
  • Form 2 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students who completed Integrated Physics and Chemistry prior to 2010-2011
  • Form 3 – Texas Private High School Certification Form, for students graduating under the Foundation High School program in 2014-2015 or later

Forms can be obtained from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site (www.thecb.state.tx.us/uap).

Applicants meeting the curriculum or the ACT/SAT assessment score requirements mandated by the Texas Education Code, but not meeting UNT’s admission requirements, may be reviewed individually by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Students must meet requirements as outlined by TEC Sections 51.801-51.809 or via the appropriate documentation using the appropriate form in order to be considered for admission at UNT.


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 of English and 3 units each of solid 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 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.

Texas Success Initiative

See “Texas Success Initiative” in the Academics section of this catalog for additional information.

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state statute requiring all undergraduate students entering a Texas public institution of higher education to demonstrate readiness for college-level reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in college-level course work. Students may demonstrate college readiness by achieving the statutory threshold(s) on the state-approved readiness assessments, unless they are exempt (see the Academics section of this catalog for exemption information ). Students must satisfy all TSI requirements before receiving a baccalaureate degree.

UNT accepts scores on the ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS or THEA tests for assessment purposes. These state-approved tests measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing. Minimum score thresholds required to demonstrate college readiness in each subject are as follows:

  Reading Math Writing
ACCUPLACER 78 63 80 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
ASSET 41 38 40 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
COMPASS 81 39 59 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
THEA 230 230 220
TSI Assessment* 351 350 363 objective with 4 essay or 5 essay only

*Beginning on the first class day of the fall 2013 semester (August 28, 2013) we will no longer be able to accept Accuplacer, ASSET, COMPASS or THEA scores for TSI purposes. Beginning on the first day of class for fall 2013, the new TSI Assessment will be the single statewide college-readiness assessment.

Students shall participate in a developmental program for each semester of enrollment for those subjects where readiness has not been demonstrated. Students may demonstrate readiness by either passing the highest level of indicated developmental course work or by scoring above statutory thresholds on one of the approved tests.

College readiness testing is not used in admission decisions at UNT. UNT must, however, have the results of a readiness assessment before Orientation and preregistration. For more information, visit www.start-office.unt.edu or contact the Student Academic Readiness Team (START) office at 940-565-4403 or academic.readiness@unt.edu.

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is an early admission residential program for accelerated study designed to attract high-achieving high school age students to the science and mathematics fields. Beginning the program no later than the junior year in high school, academy students are enrolled as regular college students and earn two years of college credit. Students selected for this program are admitted solely to attend the academy. Admission to the academy is based on the student’s commitment to complete the two-year program. Eligibility for enrollment in university courses is contingent upon continued enrollment at the academy.

Until the TAMS class with which the student originally entered has completed the two-year program, enrollment at UNT (outside of the academy curriculum) will be considered only if all published UNT Early Admission program requirements and procedures are met. This includes successful completion of first-year TAMS studies and a letter of recommendation from the academy dean. Should a student leave the program for any reason and achieve high school graduation, the standard UNT admission process would apply. Applicable freshman and/or transfer requirements for regular admission would need to be satisfied.

For additional information, contact the TAMS Office of Admissions at 800-241-TAMS, or by e-mail at tamsadmissions@unt.edu.

Eagle Bound Program (Admissions Partnership Agreement)

The University of North Texas has an admission partnership, called the Eagle Bound Program, with several community college districts, including Collin College, the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), North Central Texas College (NCTC), Hill College, Grayson College and Weatherford College. The Eagle Bound Program allows students who meet UNT admission requirements to establish a concurrent admission relationship with UNT prior to completing their studies at their community college.

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

Note: Concurrent admission programs are subject to periodic review.

Academic fresh start for admissions decisions

Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code allows students who were enrolled in a post-secondary 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 Success Initiative.

Contact the Office of Admissions for more information at 940-565-2681, 800-868-8211, Dallas–Fort Worth Metro 817-267-3731, or online at www.admissions.unt.edu

Transfer students

A transfer student is defined as any student new to UNT who has been enrolled at another college or university or has earned college credit after high school graduation prior to attendance at UNT.

Applicants must submit records of all 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 GPA on a 4.0 grading system;
  • be eligible to return to any institution attended; and
  • provide an official transcript from each college or university attended.

Transfer students with no less than 30 and no more than 44 transferable semester hours must:

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 grading system;
  • submit application for admission;
  • provide an official transcript from each college or university attended; and
  • be eligible to return to any institution attended.

Transfer students with more than 44 hours of college work must:

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading system;
  • submit application for admission;
  • provide an official transcript from each college or university attended; and
  • be eligible to return to any institution attended.

Transfer applicants who do not meet the above requirements for regular transfer admissions should refer to the section titled “Admission by Individual Review for Freshmen or Transfer Students” in this section for more information. All transfer applicants admitted by individual review will be required to participate in success programs as may be recommended.

The University of North Texas is a selective university and does not guarantee admission of all applicants. It is recommended that students apply well in advance of stated application deadlines.

The admissions office determines acceptable transfer credit from other institutions. The student’s academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program.

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 reason 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, UNT will 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.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT academic policies.

Texas community college transfer students

Prior to transferring to UNT from a Texas community college, students should discuss the UNT Course Equivalency Guide and the degree audit information contained in the UNT Undergraduate Catalog with their community college academic advisor/counselor.

Students are encouraged to plan all course selections at the community college as far in advance as possible. Proper planning and use of the UNT Course Equivalency Guide and the UNT degree audit information will maximize the transfer of credit to UNT.

The university participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) to facilitate the transfer of credits, and lists most community college and area four-year institution course equivalency information in its Transferology System at www.transferology.com/school/unt. Transferology allows students to create user accounts to store completed course work and to run UNT major-specific planning guides. Transfer guides using the TCCNS courses are available for each major on the Registrar’s web site at registrar.unt.edu/transfer-guides.

For additional information regarding transfer evaluation information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Transfer of the core curriculum

A student who successfully completes the common core curriculum at a state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer as “core complete” to UNT. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. See also the UNT transfer articulation web page at registrar.unt.edu/transfer-guides, where you can find information on the online transfer course equivalency tool Transferology.

Choice of catalog

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. See “Graduation Under a Particular Catalog” in the Academics  section of this catalog.

Advanced-hour credit

A lower-level course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement of advanced hours.

Texas Common Course Numbering System

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 through-out Texas. A link to the list of currently approved TCCNS numbers may be found in the left-hand navigation on this page. 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 academic dean’s advising office of their intended major for course work guidelines prior to enrollment.

Transfer hours

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 (that mimics UNT’s current 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.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT academic policies.

Admission by individual review for freshmen or transfer students

Freshman applicants or transfer applicants who have fewer than 30 transferable hours or who rank in the fourth quartile of their high school graduating class, or any applicants who do not meet the requirements in either the freshman automatic or regular admissions categories, or transfer requirements, will have their applications reviewed by a UNT admissions officer and may be given the opportunity to provide additional information to justify their admission to the university.

Upon review of the application file, the admission officer will forward a letter to the student stating the options for possible admission to UNT. These options may include:

  • submitting new entrance exam scores (SAT Reasoning Test or ACT);
  • attending a community college and completing 30 or more college level hours with a minimum 2.25 GPA;
  • duplicating college-level work in which the student received a D or F to improve college GPA;
  • submitting three letters of recommendation* and an essay (personal statement) addressing the student’s education and career goals.

Students should carry out the suggested option for the best possibility of admission into UNT.

Appropriateness of experience in lieu of academic credentials (i.e., GED, home schooling, graduation from an unaccredited high school) will also be assessed on an individual review basis.

Factors that may assist in determining academic readiness under the individual review provision may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • high school attended
  • first-generation college attendance
  • employment experience
  • special abilities such as bilingual proficiency and meeting family responsibilities
  • individual achievements
  • leadership activities
  • public service
  • extra-curricular activities

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.

New UNT students who have fewer than 30 hours of transfer credit, excluding non-traditional credit, who are admitted via individual review and have less than a 2.0 grade point average will be placed on academic alert.

Other transfer students with 30 or more hours of transfer credit who are admitted via individual review are placed automatically on academic probation if their transfer cumulative grade point average is below 2.0. See “Transfer Student” in this section 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 or exceeding the minimum for the appropriate classification as shown in the Table of Minimum Academic Requirements. See the Academics section of this catalog.

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 Enrollment or a designee of the Vice President.

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 advisor. All letters should address the student’s academic ability and preparedness for university-level study.

Transient and summer visiting students

Undergraduate students who have been enrolled at another college or university previously may attend UNT as transient students for one long fall or spring term 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 session/term with the intent of returning to the home institution upon completion of summer studies. An official transcript from all colleges or universities 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 the last institution attended to be admitted as a transient or summer visiting student.

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” above) must be met prior to the second enrollment at UNT. All students previously admitted as a transient or summer visitor must first contact the Office of Admissions for clearance to re-enroll. 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.

UNT Dallas students benefit from a special program that allows for dual enrollment at both UNT and UNT Dallas called the “UNT – UNT Dallas Affiliate Program”. The Affiliate program is a partnership between UNT and UNT Dallas that allows students the opportunity to take courses at UNT and UNT Dallas. UNT Dallas students must complete an admissions application through www.applytexas.org in order to take courses at UNT. For more information about the UNT – UNT Dallas Affiliate Program, visit http://www.untsystem.edu/independence/Dual-Enrollment.htm.

Based on federal laws and immigration requirements, some international students are not eligible to enroll at UNT as transient or summer visiting students. For eligibility requirements, check with the Office of Admissions.

See “Orientation” in this section for additional information.

International visiting students

International students who are seeking degrees at institutions abroad with the intent to enroll at UNT for one to two semesters or a summer term, and return to their home institution, may only enroll at UNT for this period of time if their home institution has an agreement with UNT for such a collaboration. All agreements and programs of this nature are run through UNT–International, and international students at these UNT partner schools must apply through and be nominated by their home institution in order to participate in such a program.

Inactive continuing students (undergraduate students only)

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have previously attended UNT but who have not attended at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the term/semester of planned enrollment and who have not received a degree during that time period, must complete the following requirements to re-enroll:

  • complete the ApplyTexas Application for Former Students found at www.applytexas.org;
  • submit transcripts from all colleges attended, if any, since leaving UNT;
  • if previous UNT enrollment was as a transient, dual credit, summer visiting student or special student, an admissions application and all academic credentials are required prior to re-enrollment; and
  • inactive students who have not enrolled elsewhere since leaving UNT and who are in good academic standing are required only to complete the Apply-Texas Application for Former Students found at www.applytexas.org.

International students should contact the Office of Admissions for more details.

Graduate students

Individuals 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 Graduate School. Applicants who hold a degree are considered graduate students, whether or not an additional degree is sought. General admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School (www.gradschool.unt.edu), specific admission requirements to graduate degree programs and descriptions of graduate courses are printed in the Graduate Catalog.


International students

Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply as an International Student.

Application deadlines

Undergraduate: Submit all documents at least six months before enrollment date.

Graduate: Submit all documents at least six months before enrollment date. Some departments have much earlier application deadlines.

Check application deadlines with your department (http://www.unt.edu/majors-catalogs.htm).

Three types of admission

  1. Direct UNT admission

    Undergraduate: With proof of English language proficiency. (See “English Language Proficiency Measure” chart.)

    Graduate: With proof of English language proficiency (See “English Language Proficiency Measure” chart.) and all other departmental requirements (www.unt.edu/majors-catalogs.htm).
  2. Conditional UNT admission
    1. UNT Undergraduate and Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).
    2. UNT Graduate and Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).
       
  3. English language study only

    UNT’s Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).

English language proficiency measure

Proficiency measure Score required
 
English language study at UNT 
  Completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) Graduation from Level 6
 
English language proficiency tests 
  CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) B or higher
  www.cambridgeesol.org/exams  
     
  CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) C or higher
   www.cambridgeesol.org/exams  
     
  IELTS–Academic (International English Language) Overall band 6.5 or higher
   www.ielts.org  
     
  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Computer-Based Test: 213
   www.ets.org Internet-Based Test (IBT):79
   Score must be less than 2 years old unless the student has been continuously studying at a U.S. college/university. Paper-Based Exam: 550
     
  GCE, GCSE, IGCSE (except Sri Lanka) C or higher in English Language
   www.cie.org.uk  
     
  WASC, KCSE, SSCE B or higher in English Language
     
  SAT Critical Reading and Writing 500 or higher on both Reading and Writing sections
     
  MELAB–Official version (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 80 or higher
   www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab  
     
  Advanced Placement language and composition exams 3.0 or higher on both sections
 
Courses/degrees/diplomas 
  High school (at least 3 years), Associate’s*, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Degree earned in the U.S. or other English speaking countries: Graduation with a degree
  Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Guyana, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica/other West Indies, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom and Virgin Islands.
     
  IB (International Baccalaureate) Grade 5 or higher
  www.ibo.org  
     
  English Composition I and II passed at a U.S. institution, which counts as transfer credit at UNT (not ESL courses) B or higher
     
  Articulation partnerships with international institutions As pre-arranged

*Official transcript of U.S. Associates of Arts, Associates of Science or Associates of Teaching or Bachelor’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. college or university.  Note: an Associate of Applied Science does not waive the English Language Requirement, since only one English is required.

updated on 8/26/16

Application

Applications are available online at applytexas.org.

Application fee

The non-refundable application fee must be received for the admission processing to begin.

Direct UNT Admission–undergraduate $85

Conditional UNT Admission–undergraduate $160

English language study only–IELI only: $75

Send all application forms and documents to:

UNT Admissions
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277
Eagle Student Services Center, Room 305
Denton, Texas 76203-5017 U.S.A.

E-mail: international@unt.edu
Telephone: 940-565-2442
Fax: 940-565-2408

Texas Success Initiative requirement and remediation for non-native English speakers

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state statute requiring all undergraduate students – including international students, permanent residents, and/or citizens – entering a Texas public institution of higher education to demonstrate readiness for college-level reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in college-level course work. Students may demonstrate college readiness by achieving the statutory threshold(s) on the state-approved readiness assessments, unless they are exempt (see the Academics section of this catalog for exemption information). Students must satisfy all TSI requirements before receiving a baccalaureate degree.

UNT accepts scores on the ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS or THEA tests for assessment purposes. These state-approved tests measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing. Minimum score thresholds required to demonstrate college readiness in each subject are as follows:

  Reading Math Writing
ACCUPLACER 78 63 80 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
ASSET 41 38 40 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
COMPASS 81 39 59 objective with 5 essay or 6 essay only
THEA 230 230 220

Students shall participate in a developmental program for each semester of enrollment for those subjects where readiness has not been demonstrated. Students may demonstrate readiness by either passing the highest level of indicated developmental course work or by scoring above statutory thresholds on one of the approved tests.

The following procedures apply to TSI-related developmental course work.

  1. All developmental education students must meet with a START advisor prior to registration.
  2. Students must participate in a developmental program each semester of enrollment until they are TSI complete. Courses not successfully completed will be repeated.
  3. Students must show readiness for college-level writing before registering for college-level courses in English.
  4. Regular attendance is required in all developmental courses. Instructors will monitor course attendance, and advisors will follow up on absences.

International student admission requirements

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, plus all additional departmental requirements.

Students must provide to UNT an International Student Statement of Finances showing the required financial resources before UNT can send the student an I-20 or DS2019 to use to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa. Information is available at www.admissions.unt.edu/international.

Online:

UNT application: www.applytexas.org
IELI application: international.unt.edu/admissions-application-form

 
Classification Prerequisites Official transcripts Entrance and/or language proficiency exams
Intensive English Language Institute
IELI student Graduation from high school recognized by the home country ministry of education Copy of diploma/certificate Placement test at IELI to determine current English language proficiency
Freshman / first-year students
Beginning freshman from an international high school Graduation from a high school recognized by the home country ministry of education Official transcripts in native language and English showing all courses and marks of final three years of secondary school plus graduation date Show English language proficiency. For a complete list of ways to demonstrate proficiency, see “English Language Proficiency Measure” chart or www.international.unt.edu/offices/admissions/how-to-apply/general/english
Beginning freshman from a U.S. high school Minimum of three years and graduation from an accredited high school in the U.S. Official transcripts, showing rank in class through at least junior year U.S. high school graduates only: Send SAT or ACT scores

Transfer students (Transfer credit may be audited with an increase/decrease in transferred credit.)

Transfer freshman with fewer than 30 transferable college or university hours/credits Graduation from an accredited high school; minimum college 2.5 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended Official transcripts (in native language and English) from high school and each college or university attended Show English language proficiency (as above)
Transfer student with 30–44 transferable college or university hours/credits Minimum 2.25 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended Show English language proficiency (as above)
Transfer student with 45 or more transferable college or university hours/credits Minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended Show English language proficiency (as above)
Former UNT student If not in good academic standing when leaving UNT, must have earned a higher GPA in all schools subsequently attended; must be eligible to return to UNT Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended since leaving UNT; must be eligible to return to all institutions attended Show English language proficiency (as above)
 

Adult admission program

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 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 for admission, which can be completed online at www.applytexas.org;
  • a non-refundable $75 application fee;
  • official copy of all high school transcripts;
  • 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);
  • a written personal statement concerning your academic preparedness for university-level study, your intended major and career goals, and any other information you feel is pertinent to the individual review of your application; and
  • the Adult Admission Program Request Form.

A personal interview with the prospective student may also be required at the discretion of the reviewer (see “Admission by Individual Review for Freshmen or Transfer Students”). The purpose of the interview is to allow the committee to gain additional information relevant to the admission decision. The Admissions Office will reach out to the student if it is determined that the interview is required.

Students who are admitted under the provisions of the Adult Admission Program are subject to all other academic and programmatic requirements of the university.

Prospective students interested in the Adult Admission Program are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for further information or to request adult admission consideration.

Admission or re-enrollment as related to personal conduct and admission falsification

It is the responsibility of the Director of Admissions to refer to the Dean of Students any application for admission or re-enrollment that indicates possible ineligibility of the applicant on grounds involving admission falsification. The potential of the applicant to benefit from university attendance, will be carefully considered before permission to enroll will be granted.

Orientation

All accepted undergraduate students new to UNT are required to attend an orientation session prior to registration for classes. For freshmen, orientation is a 3-day experience designed to help students and families become acclimated to the university. For transfer students, orientation is a 1-day experience with the same goal.

New freshmen students entering in the fall term/semester are invited to attend one of the Freshman Orientation sessions where they receive academic advising and assistance with class scheduling and have the opportunity to interact with their peers. These sessions are conducted during June, July and August. Orientation includes campus life sessions, a resource and organization fair, placement testing, academic advising, registration (web registration) for classes and completion of the tuition and fee payment process. Generally, eight orientation sessions are planned for new freshmen. A fee is charged for room, meals and administrative costs.

Transfer students have a couple of options. They can choose to attend one of at least eight one-day Transfer Drive-In Orientation sessions or Eagle Experience (a longer two-day new student session for students transferring with 30 or fewer hours). Each session focuses on meeting with an advisor, registering for classes and learning about campus resources.

Orientations are also held each January for students beginning in the spring semester and throughout the summer for those students beginning classes during a summer term.

All new undergraduate students receive orientation information following acceptance notification.

Questions regarding Orientation should be directed to the Orientation and Transition Programs office at 940-565-4198 in the University Union, Suite 377 or visit www.unt.edu/orientation.

In addition to New Student Orientation, new international students are required to attend an orientation conducted by the International Welcome Center.

Advanced placement and credit by examination

UNT awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. This also includes 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 30 semester hours in residence on the UNT campus;
  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 the 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 earned for a course in high school, at UNT or at another college or university. The credit earned through examination will not be included in the grade point average at UNT, but it will be included in accepted semester credit hours and on the 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 Examinations or other instruments for granting advanced placement set departmental standards for their use. Policies for awarding credit are reviewed periodically and are subject to change.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Students who have received college-level training in secondary school and who present applicable scores on the appropriate Advanced Placement Examination will be granted, on request, placement and credit for comparable courses at the university following enrollment.

Visit www.unt.edu/credit for updated information.

AP Examination AP Exam score

Semester
credit hours

UNT course equivalent
Composition and Literature
English Language and Composition

3 or 4

5

3

6

ENGL 1310    

ENGL 1310 , ENGL 1320 

 
English Literature and Composition 3, 4 or 5 3 ENGL 2210    
Fine Arts
Art History

3

4

5

3

3

6

ART 1200    

ART 2350    

ART 2350 , ART 2360    

Studio Art – Drawing Portfolio

3

4 or 5

3

3

Lower-division art elective

ART 1500    

Studio Art – 2D Design 3, 4 or 5 3 Lower-division art elective
Studio Art – 3D Design

3

4 or 5

3

3

Lower-division art elective

ART 1450  

Languages
Chinese Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

CHIN 1010 , CHIN 1020    

CHIN 1010 , CHIN 1020 , CHIN 2040  

CHIN 1010 , CHIN 1020 , CHIN 2040 , CHIN 2050  

French Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

FREN 1010 , FREN 1020    

FREN 1010 , FREN 1020 , FREN 2040    

FREN 1010 , FREN 1020 , FREN 2040 , FREN 2050    

German Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

GERM 1010 , GERM 1020    

GERM 1010 , GERM 1020 , GERM 2040    

GERM 1010 , GERM 1020 , GERM 2040 , GERM 2050    

Italian Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

ITAL 1010 , ITAL 1020    

ITAL 1010 , ITAL 1020 , ITAL 2040    

ITAL 1010 , ITAL 1020 , ITAL 2040 , ITAL 2050    

Japanese Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

JAPN 1010 , JAPN 1020    

JAPN 1010 , JAPN 1020 , JAPN 2040    

JAPN 1010 , JAPN 1020 , JAPN 2040 , JAPN 2050    

Latin – Vergil

3

4

5

6

9

12

LATI 1010 , LATI 1020    

LATI 1010 , LATI 1020 , LATI 2040    

LATI 1010 , LATI 1020 , LATI 2040 , LATI 2050    

Spanish Language

3

4

5

6

9

12

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020    

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2040    

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2040 , SPAN 2050   

Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4 or 5 3 SPAN 3110  
Mathematics
Calculus AB 3, 4 or 5 4 MATH 1710    
Calculus BC 3, 4 or 5 7 MATH 1710 , MATH 1720    
Calculus AB Subscore for the Calculus BC exam 3, 4 or 5 4 MATH 1710    
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 3 MATH 1680    
Natural and Computer Sciences
Biology

3

4 or 5

6

8

BIOL 1112 , BIOL 1142    

BIOL 1710 , BIOL 1720 , BIOL 1760    

Chemistry

3

4

5

3

4

8

CHEM 1360    

CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430   

CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430 , CHEM 1420 /CHEM 1440    

Computer Science A

3

4 or 5

3

4

CSCE 1010    

CSCE 1030    

Computer Science - Computer science principles 3, 4 or 5 3 CSCE 1010    
Environmental Science 3, 4 or 5 3 BIOL 1132   
Physics 1

3

4 or 5

3

4

PHYS 1210    

PHYS 1410 /PHYS 1430    

Physics 2

3

4 or 5

3

4

PHYS 1315    

PHYS 1420 /PHYS 1440    

Physics C (Electricity and magnetism)

3

4 or 5

4

4

PHYS 1420 /PHYS 1440    

PHYS 2220 /PHYS 2240    

Physics C (Mechanics)

3

4 or 5

4

4

PHYS 1410 /PHYS 1430    

PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730    

Social Sciences and History
Economics- macroeconomics 3, 4 or 5 3 ECON 1110    
Economics- microeconomics 3, 4 or 5 3 ECON 1100    
Government and Politics – Comparative 3, 4 or 5 3 Political science elective hours
Government and Politics – U.S. 3, 4 or 5 3 PSCI 2305  
History – European 3, 4 or 5 6 History elective hours
History – U.S. 3, 4 or 5 6 HIST 2610 , HIST 2620    
History – World 3, 4 or 5 6 HIST 1050 , HIST 1060    
Human Geography 3, 4 or 5 3 GEOG 2170    
Psychology 3, 4 or 5 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. Students typically complete an AP course offered by their high school before taking an AP examination in that subject. However, in consideration of homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP courses, The College Board does not require a student to complete an AP course before taking an AP examination. All requests for information should be directed to the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, http://apstudent.collegeboard.org.

AP credit evaluation and notification

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, code 6481) will have their AP credit applied automatically to their UNT academic record. Students should consult their academic advisor about the application of their AP credits. Students who have questions about the receipt of their AP scores should check with the Office of Admissions.

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 term/semester enrolled at UNT. (Note: students who fail to initiate the process during their first term/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.)

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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 audit.

CLEP General Examinations

UNT does not grant credit on the basis of College Board CLEP General Examination scores.

CLEP Subject Examinations

CLEP Subject Exams are scheduled throughout the year at participating colleges and universities. UNT certifies CLEP credit if the score meets or exceeds the recommended credit-granting score for that subject. Policies for granting CLEP credit are subject to change.

Use of CLEP credit

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
 Languages 
 College French, (two to four semesters, depending on score)  6–12 hours
 College German, (two to four semesters, depending on score)  6–12 hours
 College Spanish, (two to four semesters, depending on score)  6–12 hours
  
 Mathematics
 Calculus  4 hours
 Pre-calculus  5 hours
 College Algebra  3 hours
 Trigonometry  3 hours
 College Mathematics  3 hours
   
 Natural Science  
 General Biology  6 hours
 General Chemistry  6 hours
  
 Social Sciences and History
 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
 Introductory Psychology  3 hours
 Introductory Sociology  3 hours
 Principles of Macroeconomics  3 hours
 Principles of Microeconomics  3 hours
 Western Civilization I  3 hours
 Western Civilization II  3 hours

SAT Subject Tests

UNT does not grant college credit on the basis of The College Board SAT Subject Test scores.

Educational experience in the armed services

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.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

UNT awards a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit to students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Program and have received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students must earn a minimum score of 4 on tests that count toward the diploma. The admissions office will certify the examination credit based on the qualifying scores.

A student who has completed a high school International Baccalaureate Program but has not earned the diploma and who has scored 5, 6 or 7 on the higher level IB examination will receive college credit at UNT. Credit is awarded as listed in the chart below.

Note: The minimum score requirements for awarding credit based upon International Baccalaureate examinations is under review and subject to change.

The IB institution code for UNT is 01800. Students should use this code when requesting to have IB scores sent to the UNT Admissions Office.

Subject area IB exam score Hours UNT equivalent
Arabic – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 ARBC 1010 , ARBC 1020 , ARBC 2040 , ARBC 2050    
Art/Design 5, 6 or 7 3 ART 2900 , applied to degree audit as lower-level elective (see COVAD policy regarding IB Credit )
Biology 5, 6 or 7 8

BIOL 1710 , BIOL 1720 , BIOL 1760    

Chemistry 5, 6 or 7 8

CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430 , CHEM 1420 /CHEM 1440  

Chinese – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

CHIN 1010 , CHIN 1020 , CHIN 2040 , CHIN 2050    

Computer Science Computing Studies 5, 6 or 7 7 CSCE 1030 , CSCE 1040    
Danish – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
Dutch – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
Economics 5, 6 or 7 3 ECON 1110    
English A: Language and Literature 5
6 or 7
6
12
ENGL 1310 , ENGL 2210    
ENGL 1310 , ENGL 1320 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220  
English Language A: Literature 5
6 or 7
3
6
ENGL 2210    
ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220    
French – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

FREN 1010 , FREN 1020 , FREN 2040 , FREN 2050    

Geography 5, 6 or 7 3 GEOG 1200    
German – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

GERM 1010 , GERM 1020 , GERM 2040 , GERM 2050    

Global Politics 5, 6 or 7 3 INST 2100  
Hebrew – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
Hindi – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
History 5, 6 or 7 6 HIST 1060 , HIST elective
History – Culture of the Islamic World 5, 6 or 7 3 HIST elective
History of the Americas 5, 6 or 7 3 HIST elective
Italian – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

ITAL 1010 , ITAL 1020 , ITAL 2040 , ITAL 2050    

Japanese – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

JAPN 1010 , JAPN 1020 , JAPN 2040 , JAPN 2050    

Management 5, 6 or 7 3 MGMT elective
Mathematics 5, 6 or 7 4 MATH 1710    
Math Studies 5, 6 or 7 3 MATH 1580    
Music 5, 6 or 7 3 Music elective
Norwegian – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
Philosophy 5, 6 or 7 3 PHIL 1050    
Physics 5, 6 or 7 8 PHYS 1410 /PHYS 1430 , PHYS 1420 /PHYS 1440   
Portuguese 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 , LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050    
Psychology 5, 6 or 7 3 PSYC 1630    
Russian – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 RUSS 1010 , RUSS 1020 , RUSS 2040 , RUSS 2050    
Social and Cultural Anthropology 5, 6 or 7 3 ANTH 2300  
Spanish – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2040 , SPAN 2050    

Swedish – Language B 5, 6 or 7 12 LANG 1010 LANG 1020 , LANG 2040 , LANG 2050  
Theater Arts 5, 6 or 7 3 Theatre elective
Visual Arts 5, 6 or 7 3 Visual arts elective