Texas Uniform Admission Policy (SB 3826)
State law requires that a first-time freshman at a Texas college or university, regardless of when the student graduated from high school, must have either:
- 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
- Earn an SAT score of at least 1500 out of 2400 or satisfy ACT benchmarks of 18 in English, 22 in math, 21 in social sciences and 24 in science.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that high schools are responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to confirm these curriculum requirements.
If you graduated from an out-of-state or international high school, the necessary curriculum information will be provided by completing the appropriate form below:
- Form 1 – For students who entered Grade 9 BEFORE the 2007-08 School Year
- Form 2 – For students who entered Grade 9 in 2007-08 or later
If you meet the curriculum or the ACT/SAT assessment score requirements mandated by the Texas Education Code but don’t meet UNT’s admission requirements, your application may be reviewed individually by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) says all undergraduate students who enter a public university in Texas must be assessed prior to enrolling to determine readiness for college-level coursework.
For TSI purposes, UNT will accept scores on the ASSET, COMPASS, THEA or ACCUPLACER test. These tests measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing.
For more TSI information, including test preparation materials and on-campus testing options, please contact the UNT START Office at 940-565-4403 or go to the START website at start-office.unt.edu.
All freshman applicants to UNT must submit SAT or ACT scores, including the writing portion of the exam. Admission policies are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Call 800-868-8211 for more information.