Freshman: How do I apply?

How and when to apply for admission to UNT as a freshman

Who can apply as a freshman?

U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents applying to UNT for the first time who don't have any previous college credit should apply as freshmen.

Not you? Try one of these links: Transfer | International | Graduate

How to apply

To be considered for admission to UNT, do the following:

International students will have additional application requirements.

If you are submitting documents or payments by mail:

Our regular mailing address is:
University of North Texas
Undergraduate Admissions
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Our physical address for courier services (FedEx, UPS, etc.) is:
University of North Texas
Undergraduate Admissions
Eagle Student Services Center Room 305
1147 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

When to apply

Priority admission dates for freshmen:

Submit your completed application and application fee to the admissions office by the following priority dates.

Apply by this priority date: To enroll for session: With classes beginning:
June 1, 2022* Fall 2022 TBD
Dec. 1, 2021 Spring 2022 Jan 18, 2022
May 3, 2022 Summer 2022; 3-week session, first 8-week session, full summer sessions May 16, 2022
May 25, 2022 Summer 2022; first 5-week session, 10-week session and second 8-week session June 6, 2022
July 1, 2022 Summer 2022; second 5-week session July 11, 2022

*You should apply and be admitted by March 15, 2022 to ensure that all high school records and entrance exams are current with UNT to be considered for the UNT Excellence Scholarship Award. Applications will continue to be accepted after the priority date.

Different admissions deadlines exist for students transferring to UNT.

How early should you apply?

Freshmen applicants may apply up to a year in advance of their expected term of enrollment; however, many high school students typically apply between July and December of their senior year. It's best to apply as early as possible so that you'll have more scholarships available and more options for orientation dates and housing.

When are admission decisions made?

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You'll be informed of your admission status via a letter in the mail or your account once we've received and processed your complete application and all required documents.

How to pay the application fee

The application fee for U.S. Citizens & Permanent residents is $75.

Ways to pay

You may pay the application fee by credit card, money order or check. The application fee must be paid in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable.

Please email for information regarding how to pay online.

If paying by money order or check, please mail your payment to us. Please include your name on your money order or check so we can credit the payment to your account. See our mailing address..

Fee waivers

In limited cases, the admission application fee may be waived. To be considered for an admission application fee waiver based on financial need, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to the University of North Texas. Applicants with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $400 or less qualify for an application fee waiver. The FAFSA opens each year on Oct. 1. Students who complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) may also be considered for an admission application fee waiver.

Freshman applicants may also request an admission application fee waiver by submitting one of the following:

  • College Board SAT application fee waiver (not the test fee waiver)
    • The year on the College Board waiver should match the application year in order for the waiver to be used
  • ACT application fee waiver (not the test fee waiver) that must be within 1 year of your high school graduation
  • NACAC application fee waiver that must be within 1 year of your high school graduation
  • High school counselor letters from an authorized high school counselor
  • High school counselor requests for application fee waivers submitted via the Common Application from an authorized High school counselor
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $400 or less for the desired semester
    • This fee waiver is approved for both freshman and transfer applicants

Application fee waivers may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail or in person to Undergraduate Admissions.

Fax: 940-369-8267

How to submit transcripts

Please send your transcripts to UNT Undergraduate Admissions.

Admissions Update: Electronic delivery methods are preferred. If you're having difficulty obtaining official documents, please contact us at for assistance.

How to submit SAT or ACT scores

Freshman applicants to UNT may submit SAT or ACT scores. The writing portion of the exam is not required. UNT accepts scores that are sent to us electronically from the College Board and ACT, or you may ask your high school counselor to send us your test scores posted on your official high school transcript. You may be considered for admission without a standardized test score if your high school cumulative unweighted GPA is above a 3.0.

If you need UNT's college code for use in having your test score reports sent to UNT, please use the following:

  • 6481 for SAT score reporting
  • 4136 for ACT score reporting

If you will be taking the SAT or ACT at UNT and need UNT's testing center code, please use the following:


No recent SAT or ACT test scores?

Most standardized test scores are reportable for 5 years following the year in which you tested. Any standardized test scores that fall within this time period must be reported by the appropriate testing service.

If your scores are not reportable by the appropriate testing service, you have the following options:

  • If you have your original test score report from the testing service or a copy of it with your full name printed on it, you may bring the document to the UNT Undergraduate Admissions office (Eagle Student Services Building, 3rd floor) for review. If the scores meet our approval, we will make a copy for our records and return your document to you.
  • You may retake the standardized admission test and have the new scores sent to UNT.
  • Prospective students who apply without SAT or ACT scores will be individually reviewed and evaluated for admission based on high school GPA, class rank and other academic criteria.
  • If you have been out of high school for at least 5 years and have earned fewer than 30 semester hours at a college or university, please see the information about our Adult Admission Program.

Essays and letters of recommendation

You will not need to send letters of recommendation with your application unless additional information is requested of you by an Admissions Counselor and is necessary to evaluate your application for admission to the university. If letters of recommendation or an essay are required, you will receive a letter from an Admissions Counselor requesting those documents. At that time, you should submit your essay and ask the appropriate people to submit letters of recommendation directly to our office. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by your high school counselor and two teachers.