Transfer: How do I apply?

How and when to apply for transfer admission to UNT

Who can apply as a transfer student?

U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents applying for admission to UNT for the first time, who have earned college credits from another school of higher education after graduating high school and have not earned a four-year degree should apply as transfer students.

Not you? Try one of these links: Freshman | International | Graduate | Summer Visiting Students

How to apply

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

  • Complete the online application at ApplyTexas before the priority date. Out-of-state students can also apply using The Common Application.
  • Pay the UNT application fee before the priority date.
  • Submit separate, official transcripts from every university and college you’ve attended. If you've earned fewer than 30 college credit hours, also submit an official transcript from your high school.
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores if you have fewer than 30 college credit hours. You do not have to send test scores if you have 30 or more college credit hours. If you’ve been out of high school for five years or longer, have earned fewer than 30 college credit hours and have not taken the SAT or ACT, you may qualify for Adult Admission.

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 transfer students:

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:
Dec. 1, 2019 Spring 2020 January 13, 2020
May 8, 2020 Summer 2020: 3-week session, first 8-week session and full summer sessions May 11, 2020
May 29, 2020 Summer 2020: first 5-week session, second 8-week session and 10-week session June 1, 2020
July 1, 2020 Summer 2020: 5-week II session July 6, 2020
July 1, 2020* Fall 2020 August 24, 2020

*You should apply and be admitted by March 1 to be considered for scholarships.

Applications received after these priority dates will still be considered, but will be subject to a late fee.

Your application and fee must be submitted by the priority date for you to be eligible for on-time registration. Applicants who miss the priority date will register during Late Registration when classes are less plentiful.

Different admissions deadlines exist for new college students.

How early should you apply?

Transfer applicants may apply up to a year in advance of their expected term of enrollment. 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 preferences.

When are admission decisions made?

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You'll be informed of your admission status 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, if received by the Priority Date. After the Priority Date, the application fee is $90.

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, transfer students should 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. Students may submit their Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 400 or less for the desired semester.

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. You can also hand-deliver them to the UNT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. See our mailing address.

Letters of recommendation and essays

You will not need to mail letters of recommendation and an essay (personal statement) 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 and an essay are required, you will receive a letter from an admission officer 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 your advisor and two or three professors.