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:

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 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:
December 1, 2020 Spring 2021 January 11, 2021
July 1, 2021 Fall 2021 August 23, 2021
May 3, 2021 Summer 2021: 3-week session, first 8-week session and full summer sessions May 10, 2021
May 25, 2021 Summer 2021: first 5-week session, second 8-week session and 10-week session June 1, 2021
July 1, 2021 Summer 2021: 5-week II session July 5, 2021

* You should apply and be admitted by Jan. 7, 2021 for the Spring 2021 term or June 1, 2021 for the Fall 2021 term to be eligible for the Transfer Excellence Scholarships.

Applications received after these priority dates will still be considered.

You must submit your application and application fee payment by the priority date 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 for the best opportunities for scholarships, orientation dates, and on-campus housing options.

When are admission decisions made?

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You will be informed of your admission status once we have 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.

How 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 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 Undergraduate 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. See our mailing address. Electronic methods of transcript delivery are preferred. Contact us at if you have questions about transcript submission methods.

Letters of recommendation and essays

You are not required to send letters of recommendation or 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 admissions 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 advisor and two or three professors.