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 for admission to UNT for the first time and 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
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Our physical address for courier services (FedEx, UPS, etc.) is:
University of North Texas
Office of 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.

Applying for college can be more difficult during these challenging times. Our goal is to help you realize your dream of earning a college degree. We've extended the freshman priority application date to Aug. 1 and are not charging late fees for Fall 2020 admissions. We will continue to process admission applications after this date.

Apply by this priority date: To enroll for session: With classes beginning:
March 1, 2019* Fall 2019 Aug 26, 2019
Dec. 1, 2019 Spring 2020 Jan 13, 2020
May 8, 2020 Summer 2020; 3-week session, first 8-week session, full summer sessions May 11, 2020
May 29, 2020 Summer 2020; first 5-week session, 10-week session and second 8-week session June 1, 2020
July 1, 2020 Summer 2020; second 5-week session July 6, 2020
Aug. 1, 2020* Fall 2020 Aug 24, 2020

*You should apply and be admitted by Feb. 1 to ensure that all high school records and entrance exams are current with UNT for scholarship consideration through the General Scholarship Application.

Ways to pay

You may pay the application fee by credit card, money order or check.

If paying by credit card, please include credit card information when completing your application for admission or call 1-800-UNT-8211 (1-800-868-8211) to pay by phone.

If paying by money order or check, please mail your payment to the UNT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. See our mailing address.

Please include your name on your money order or check so we can credit the payment to your account.

The application fee must be paid in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable.

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 October 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 the Office of Admissions.

Fax: (940) 369-8267

How to submit transcripts

Please send your transcripts to the UNT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You can send them via regular mail, have them delivered by a courier service (UPS, FedEx, etc.), or have them sent from your school via an electronic transcript service. See our mailing address.

Admissions Update: If you're having difficulty obtaining official documents, we can accept high school transcripts via email from a high school counselor or registrar from an official school email address. For ACT or SAT scores, we can also accept a PDF of the score report directly from the high school counselor or registrar official email. We're happy to contact your high school on your behalf. Feel free to email if you need assistance.

How to submit SAT or ACT scores

Admissions Update: Students without an SAT or ACT score can still join the Mean Green Family. Simply apply via ApplyTexas or the Common App and we will holistically review your application based on your GPA, class rank and other academic criteria.

All freshman applicants to UNT must 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.

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.
  • 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 mail letters of recommendation with your application unless additional information is requested of you by an admission officer 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.