UNT is the right choice for me.

“UNT is an up-and-coming university that prepares you for the workforce. I was very shy as a freshman, but meeting people and speaking to groups doesn’t bother me now. Although neither of my parents attended college, I came here for Forensic Science, got interested in toxicology and now I’m planning to earn a Ph.D.”

Emmanuel Rodriguez
Chemistry and Biology major from Odessa, Texas

Emmanuel Rodriguez

How to apply

UNT is a selective university and does not guarantee admission of all applicants. Submit the ApplyTexas Application, official transcripts and required entrance exams, including the writing sections. You should apply for admission in the fall of your senior year. The freshman admission deadline is March 1.

Fall 2015

The application for admission is now open.

Other semesters:

Apply by: To enroll for classes starting:
March 1, 2015 Aug. 24, 2015 (Fall 2015)
May 11, 2015 May 18, 2015 (Summer 3-week session 1)
May 25, 2015 June 8, 2015 (Summer 5-week session 1)
June 30, 2015 July 13, 2015 (Summer 5-week session 2)
Dec. 1, 2015 Jan. 19, 2016 (Spring 2016)


Different admissions deadlines exist for students transferring to UNT.

Green Highlight

UNT’s earth-friendly philosophy
is combined with hands-on
experience in sustainable
approaches and technologies
in many fields of study.

Regular Admission

Applicants are guaranteed admission if they:

  • Rank in the top 10% of high school class and submit SAT or ACT score
  • Rank in the next 15% and have a minimum 950 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 20 ACT.
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1050 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 23 ACT.
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1180 SAT Reasoning Test (combined Critical Reading/Verbal + Math) or 26 ACT.

A new state law requires first-time freshmen to either:

  1. Successfully complete the curriculum requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or its equivalent. Minimum curriculum requirements exist including the successful completion of three years of math including Algebra II or a higher level of math; or
  2. Earn an SAT score of at least 1500 out of 2400 or satisfy ACT benchmarks of 18 in English, 22 in math, 22 in reading and 23 in science.


Learn more information about admissions requirements and guidelines


Early College High School (ECHS)

We understand that as an ECHS student, you are not the same as most incoming freshmen, so it makes sense that your admissions process should be a little different too. UNT has admissions counselors who can help ECHS students with planning, transferring your credits and admissions. Find out more about ECHS admissions requirements.

Freshman Orientation


At Freshman Orientation, you’ll get academic advising and tips on how to be successful in college. You’ll register for your first semester of classes and meet other students who will share your four-year journey at UNT.

Checklist for Seniors


  Apply to UNT.
  Register for the fall SAT or ACT if necessary. Forward test results to UNT’s Office of Admissions. UNT’s school code is 6481 for the SAT and 4136 for the ACT.


  Submit the UNT General Scholarship Application.


  Remember to send us your transcripts.
  Once you’re accepted, reserve a spot at Freshman Orientation.


  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  Designate UNT as the college to receive your FAFSA information. UNT’s school code is 003594.
  Reserve a residence hall at UNT and include deposit and pre-payment.


  Attend our event for admitted students.

Contact the Office of Admissions

1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Phone: 940-565-2681
Toll Free: 800-868-8211