Transfer: Will I get in?

Transfer admission requirements

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UNT Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

If you have more than 44 college credit hours:

  • Minimum college 2.0 GPA (4.0 system) and eligible to return to institution(s) attended

If you have 30-44 college credit hours:

  • Minimum college 2.25 GPA (4.0 system) and eligible to return to institution(s) attended

If you have fewer than 30 college credit hours:

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.

International students will have additional admission requirements

Eagle Bound Program Admission Partnerships: UNT maintains Admission Partnership agreements with several community colleges through the Eagle Bound Program. See if your community college participates in the Eagle Bound Program.

Individual Review of Application

Individual Review is an process whereby a UNT admissions officer reviews the application file of any transfer student who does not meet the minimum admission requirements. This review is an automatic process whenever the admissions office determines that an applicant does not meet official UNT minimum entrance requirements.

Upon review of the application file, the admission officer will forward a letter to the student about their options for possible admission to UNT. The student should carry out the suggested option for the best possibility of admission into UNT.

Factors that may assist in determining academic readiness under the individual review provision may include, but are not limited to, the following: high school attended; first-generation college attendance; employment experience; special abilities such as bilingual proficiency and meeting family responsibilities; individual achievements; leadership activities; and public service; and extra-curricular activities.

For more information about admission to UNT, contact a transfer counselor at 800-868-8211, 940-565-2681 or

Transfer Assistance Program

Students that have less than 30 college hours and do not meet the automatic admissions requirements may be given the opportunity to participate in the Transfer Assistance Program (TAP). This program offers students personalized assistance from an assigned Transfer Counselor who will help them to choose courses to take at a community college in order to meet the automatic admission requirements.

GPA Adjustment Program

Students that have 31 or more college hours and do not meet the automatic admissions requirements may be given the opportunity to participate in the GPA Adjustment Program (GAP). If selected to participate in this program, the student will be sent information about the program, along with the link to complete and submit the GAP form to the Office of Admissions. An assigned Transfer Counselor will contact the student to discuss what course of action he or she needs to take in order to raise his or her grade point average.

Additional Information for Non-Traditional Applicants

Transient (Visiting) or Summer Visiting Students

Undergraduate students who were previously enrolled at another college or university may attend UNT as transient (visiting) students for one long semester only (fall or spring), provided their intent is to return to their previous college or university. A summer visiting student is an undergraduate student who enrolls at UNT for either or both summer terms with the intent of returning to his or her home institution upon completion of summer studies.

An official transcript from only the last college or university attended must be submitted with the application for admission and the application fee prior to the application deadline. The transcript must reflect a minimum 2.00 GPA (4.0 system) and that the student is in good standing (eligible to return) and not on academic probation or suspension from that institution.

Admissions Update: If you are having difficulty obtaining official transcripts, we can accept transcripts via email if they come from a registrar from an official college email address. We're happy to contact the registrar's office at your prior institution on your behalf, so email if you need assistance.

If a transient or summer visiting student later decides to continue at UNT, the transient or summer visiting status ends and all admission requirements for a beginning transfer student must be met prior to the second semester of enrollment at UNT. An admission application for transient students wishing to continue must be filed prior to the application deadline. If a student originally applies as a regular transfer student and is academically denied for admission, the student cannot change his/her application status to transient or summer visiting.

Summer visiting students may return to UNT for subsequent summers by reapplying and submitting an updated transcript from their home institution (the last college attended).

Fresh Start for Transfer Students Last Enrolled 10 or More Years Ago

Students who have college credits that are at least 10 years old may seek admission to UNT without consideration of that academic work. Contact the UNT Office of Undergraduate Admissions before acceptance.