How to transfer to UNT

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You don’t need an Associate degree to transfer to UNT.

Use our transfer guides to search UNT’s bachelor’s degrees and find out how your community college courses apply toward your UNT degree plan.

Meet with an academic advisor for pre-admissions advising and to explore majors. Email us at untadvising@unt.edu.

Connect with the admissions team about application next steps and our virtual event options so you can network with other future transfers.

Visit the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) website to compare equivalent courses for Texas schools. Once you’ve applied and sent us your transcripts, use our online degree audit tool.

UNT Transfer Admission Requirements

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 15-29 college credit hours:

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

If you have fewer than 15 college credit hours:

  • Minimum college 2.5 GPA (4.0 system) and eligible to return to institution(s) attended
  • Provide SAT/ACT scores and high school transcript or high school transcript showing a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • *Update: requirements will be changing for admission into Summer 2021 and beyond.

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  • If you have been out of high school for five years or longer, have fewer than 30 college credit hours, have not taken the SAT or ACT, or do not meet other entrance requirements, your application will be individually reviewed by an Admissions Counselor. We will work with you on options for possible admission. Apply via ApplyTexasa> or the Common App and we will holistically review your application based on your GPA and other academic criteria.

International students will have additional admission requirements

1. Before the application deadline

Visit our admissions website for more information about applying to UNT.

  • Submit your application for admission online at applytexas.org or commonapp.org before the priority application dates.
  • Pay the UNT application fee. The fee is $75 before the priority application dates and $90 after. In limited cases, the fee may be waived. Visit admissions.unt.edu/transfer for more info.
  • Submit separate, official transcripts from every university and college you’ve attended. If you've earned fewer than 30 college credit hours, submit an official high school transcript.

You do not have to send test scores if you have 30 or more college credit hours. Students without an SAT/ACT score can still join the Mean Green Family. Simply apply, and we will holistically review your application based on your GPA and other academic criteria.

If you are submitting documents or payments by mail...

Our regular mailing address:
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.):
University of North Texas
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Eagle Student Services Center Room 305
1147 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

2. 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 2020: 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.

Different admissions deadlines exist for new, first time college students.

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.

3. After admission, before enrolling

Register for orientation through your MyUNT account. Orientation — a program all undergraduate students must attend before enrolling in classes — is the first step to a successful experience at UNT. There you’ll receive academic advising, register for classes, learn about academic and other important resources, and start building relationships with other new transfer students, orientation leaders and UNT faculty/staff.

Check your TSI (Texas Success Initiative) status on the MyUNT system (bottom right corner) or call 940-565-4403. Based on your SAT, ACT or TAKS score, you may be required to take an additional test before enrolling.

Online Transfer Resources

Transfer guides pprovide lists of the Texas Common Course values that will transfer for your specific degree. Each transfer guide also includes a four-year plan to help you stay on track and graduate on time. Degree plan information is available in our catalog.

While attending UNT, monitor your progress 24/7 with our online degree audit system. You can even view how your courses will fit the requirements for different majors. The audit tool will help you stay on track for graduation and prepare you for advising appointments.

Technical/Career Courses Transfer

Create a personalized degree plan, so you can graduate sooner. With a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree, a majority of your AAS degree or career/technical credits may apply. You can choose from two BAAS degree options at UNT.

Military Credits Transfer

UNT is home to more than 2,500 members of the military community and their families. UNT may accept lower- and upper-division military credit, as recommended by the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Credit for vocational work may be accepted if you are pursuing a BAAS degree. For information, call our Veterans Center at 940-369-2681 or visit the Student Veterans Services website.

GPA Transfers

At UNT, you’ll have two GPAs — a cumulative UNT GPA and an overall cumulative Transfer Work/UNT combined GPA. The overall GPA determines your eligibility to apply for graduation from UNT and to graduate with honors. If you have an "incomplete" on your transcript, it won’t be calculated in your GPA for admission purposes. If you've earned a D, the grade will transfer (exception: Freshman Composition, which requires a grade of C or higher), but the course may need to be retaken. Certain departments may require a grade of C or higher in specific core courses.

Fresh Start

Students who have earned college credits that are at least 10 years old may seek admission to UNT without consideration of that academic work. Request a Fresh Start form from an Admissions Counselor before acceptance.

Entrance Exam

To help match you to the right classes, you’ll take the Texas Success Initiative. The test is only used for academic advising, not for admission decisions. We also will accept scores on the ASSET, COMPASS or ACCUPLACER tests. You may qualify for an exemption. Call 940-565-4403 or visit the Learning Center's TSI site.

Required hours at UNT

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNT, take at least 25 percent of the university minimum of 120 credit hours here. A minimum of 42 advanced hours also are required, 24 of them here.

Required GPA

To be in good standing academically and to graduate from UNT, all undergraduate students must maintain a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0. This includes hours attempted in regularly graded courses, hours passed in pass/no pass courses and transfer hours accepted.

* Additional admission requirements may exist for the major of your choice. Visit our catalog for more information.

Start planning early. Speak with an Admissions Counselor about degree plan information and transferability of your courses. Use our online Transfer Resources.

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