Freshman: How do I prepare?

Improve your chances of being admitted and receiving financial awards

Junior Senior Checklist

JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

September

❑ Attend a college fair and compare your options.

October

❑ Take the PSAT.

January

❑ Take a free tour of campus. Schedule a tour online or call 940-565-4104.

February

❑ Register for a spring SAT or ACT.
❑ Send test scores to UNT’s Office of Admissions. UNT’s school codes:
SAT: 6481 | ACT: 4136

Attend UNT Spring Preview.

June

❑ Review requirements and priority dates for admission, housing, scholarships and financial aid.

July

❑ Apply to UNT beginning July 1 at ApplyTexas.

SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

August

❑ If preferred, you can apply to UNT with The Common Application beginning Aug. 1.
❑ Register for the fall SAT or ACT and submit results to UNT’s Office of Admissions.

September

Submit the UNT General Scholarship Application.
Register for UNT Fall Preview.

October

❑ Remember to send us your transcripts.
Reserve a spot at Freshman Orientation once you're admitted.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
❑ Designate UNT to receive your FAFSA information. School code: 003594.

November

❑ Register for an upcoming UNT Live! event in your area.

January

Apply for housing.
❑ Select a residence hall and submit application payment.

April

Register for Freshman Orientation. Fee increases May 1.

May

Complete pre-orientation homework.

June

Submit final, official high school transcript.
Submit immunization records.
Make sure you're TSI Complete.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Join UNT, one of the nation's largest public universities and the choice of 38,000 students.

How to Apply:

PRIORITY ADMISSION DATES FOR FRESHMEN

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

Apply by:

To enroll:

Classes begin:


Dec. 1, 2019

Spring 2020

Jan. 13, 2020


March 1, 2020

Fall 2020

Aug. 24, 2020


May 8, 2020

Summer session 1, 2020

May 11, 2020


May 29, 2020

Summer session 2, 2020

June 1, 2020


July 1, 2020

Summer session 3, 2020

July 6, 2020


*Applications received after these priority dates will be subject to a late fee.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

by high school class ranking

Class Rank**

New SAT

ACT


TOP 10%

no minimum score***

no minimum score***


NEXT 15%

1030

20


SECOND QTR.

1130

23


THIRD QTR.

1250

26


**UNT will calculate your class rank if you don't have one.

***Although no minimum scores are required, you must still submit your scores.

Things to keep in mind

Got questions about the admissions process?

Talk to one of our friendly UNT Admissions Counselors today! We’ll answer your questions and assist you through the admissions process. Call, email or come visit us. We also have events in cities across the U.S. and visit lots of high schools, so there's a good chance we can come visit you too.


Attend admissions events to learn more about UNT

UNT Live!

We bring UNT to you with this informative, free reception held in cities across the country. Our Admissions Counselors will give you information on UNT, the admissions process, housing, scholarships and financial aid. You can also meet with various departments during the event who can answer any questions you might have regarding your transition to UNT.

 

UNT Preview

This free campus event, held each Fall and Spring, is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at campus life and your future. Bring your family and your friends, and allow our students, faculty and staff to help you discover why UNT is the right place for you.


Tour campus

Let our knowledgeable student Eagle Ambassadors take you on a tour of the beautiful UNT campus. Sign up for individualized tours of one of our colleges or schools and talk to a UNT Admissions Counselor in person.


Keep your course load on track

To be more successful at UNT, we recommend that students take 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. History, and U.S. Government and Economics)
  • 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

Get a head start with college credits by exam

You can get a head start on earning your bachelor’s degree at UNT even before enrolling in your first class as an incoming freshman. By completing Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, you can earn academic credit and test out of some UNT courses. This can help you earn your degree faster and start your career earlier than other students.


When to take the SAT or ACT

High school seniors who plan to attend UNT should take entrance examinations at least five months before enrollment dates. See www.collegeboard.org or your high school counselor for more information.


Not in high school just yet?

Check out our helpful tips on preparing for and choosing the right college (hint: it’s UNT!) before you get to high school. You’ll be on track for success, and that much closer to joining the Mean Green family.

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