Jun 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Admission



 

Contact Information:

Undergraduate Admissions
7300 University Hills Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75241-4605

T: (972) 780-3642F: (972) 780-3694

admissions@untdallas.edu  I  www.untdallas.edu

 


UNT Dallas is a selective university and does not guarantee admission to all applicants. It is recommended that students apply well in advance of stated application deadlines.

UNT Dallas requires all prospective Freshmen, Transfer, Visiting (Transient), and Returning (Former) students to submit an ApplyTexas Application for Admission. The application can only be completed and submitted electronically by visiting www.applytexas.org. Submission of an essay (or personal statement) and letters of recommendations are not required for applicants who meet the admission criteria, but highly recommended for those applicants that do not.

The University of North Texas System and UNT Dallas are firmly committed to equal opportunity and do not permit - and take actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice; file a charge; or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. Direct questions or concerns to the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs at 972-338-1775.

Admission requirements may change. For the latest information on Freshmen, Transfer, Returning, and Visiting students visit https://admissions.untdallas.edu.

 

Application Dates and Deadlines


All necessary credentials, such as application, official transcripts, supplemental documents and entrance test scores (optional), must be on file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the final deadline to be evaluated and processed for admission and enrollment at UNT Dallas for the specific semester a student is applying for.

Entry Term

Application Date/Deadlines

Fall 2021

Priority Application Date

Freshman: March 15, 2021
Transfer: June 1, 2021

*Priority deadlines differ for scholarships

Final Application Date

August 6, 2021

Spring 2022

Priority Application Date

December 1, 2021

Final Application Date

January 4, 2022
Summer 2022 (3 week & 8 week sessions)

Final Application Date

May 9, 2022

Summer 2022 (5 week I & 10 week sessions) Final Application Date

May 27, 2022

Summer 2022 (5 week II session) Final Application Date

July 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Priority Application Date

  Freshman: March 15, 2022

Transfer: June 1, 2022

*Priority deadlines differ for scholarships

Final Application Date

August 8, 2022

Applicants are considered for undergraduate admission to the university from an accredited high school, community college or university, or equivalent. Academic preparedness to succeed will be determined by review of academic performance, standardized test scores, and additional factors considered during a holistic review.

 

Admission Application Fee


UNT Dallas does not charge an application fee. However, an enrollment fee of $100 will be charged to your student account upon your enrollment. This one-time fee, only applicable in your first semester, covers the cost of new student admission, online application services, document processing, credit evaluation, and other services associated with the processing and support of new students up to enrollment at UNT Dallas. You may pay this fee with your financial aid resources and do not have to pay in order to apply. Please contact admissions@untdallas.edu if you have any questions.

 

First Time in College (FTIC)


An FTIC is a freshmen applicant who will or has graduated from high school but has not attended a college or university since high school graduation.  Students who have participated in a high school dual credit program, concurrent enrollment program or early college high school program while enrolled in high school are considered an FTIC student.

 

All FTIC applicants must submit the following in order to be considered:

Freshmen application for admission via www.applytexas.org.

High school transcript indicating grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, class rank (if applicable) through at least junior year denoting graduation plan and endorsement (if applicable). A final official transcript will be required for all admitted students after high school graduation.  

 

Note: Students who graduated from a home school or completed a General Education Development Diploma (GED) must submit a notarized home school transcript or official GED results.

Official college transcript denoting credits earned prior to high school graduation. Not required to submit prior to an admission decision but strongly recommended.

 

College Entrance Examinations

UNT Dallas does not require applicants to submit entrance exam score(s). If an applicant choses to submit an entrance exam, SAT (http://sat.collegeboard.org) or ACT (www.actstudent.org), they may do so by having them sent directly from the testing agency, printed on the official high school transcript, received from a school official (i.e. guidance counselors, college advisor, AVID teacher, or Registrar), or test score report submitted by the student. The UNT Dallas institutional codes for score reporting purposes are SAT, 5999; ACT, 6366.

 

Students who do not meet the assured admission criteria are strongly encouraged but not required to submit the following materials as part of the holistic review (see section below):

  • Essay/Personal statement addressing the student’s education and career goals.
  • Letters of recommendation. All letters should address the student’s academic ability and preparedness for university-level study.
  • Resume or record of extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, achievements, honors and awards, employment and/or internship experience

 

UNT Dallas strongly recommends students fulfill the curriculum requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the foundation high school program or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor, including:

English

English I, English II, English Ill, and an Advanced English

4

Mathematics

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and additional advanced math course option

4

Sciences

Biology, IPC, Chemistry, or Physics, and additional third and fourth advanced science course option

4

Social Sciences

World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Economics

3

Languages Other Than English

Level I - II proficiency of the same language or 2 credits from Computer Science I, II, III

2

Fine Arts   1
Physical Education   1
Speech Demonstrated proficiency in speech skills  
Electives Including four endorsement credits 5
Endorsement Requirements for at least one endorsement  

For more information on the Foundation High School Program (Texas House Bill 5) visit the Texas Education Agency’s website.

 

General Education Development (GED) Students


A student who has earned a GED may be considered for acceptance to UNT Dallas. Official copy of the GED certificate/scores is required. Students 22 and younger are required to meet the freshman requirements for admissions with the GED accepted in lieu of the high school transcript.

 

Home Schooled Students


A student who has been home-schooled is expected to meet all the admission requirements for a regular high school graduate with a notarized high school transcript.

 

Graduates of Non-Accredited High Schools


The admissions requirements for graduates of non-accredited high schools are the same as for students who have attended a traditional, accredited public or private school. Required documents include application for admissions and transcript with all coursework completed. The submission of college entrance exam scores is optional. Applicants whose academic record indicates a probability of success may be admitted.

 

Automatic Admissions for First Time in College


In compliance with state law, applicants who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and who completed a high school graduation program or equivalent program recognized under the Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP) as outlined under the Texas Education Code TEC 51.803-51.809 shall be admitted automatically to the university.

 

Assured First Time in College Admission Requirements


Applicants shall be guaranteed admission if they meet the State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP) and rank in the Top 30%.

To qualify for regular admission a student must graduate in the top 30 percent of their high school class and successfully complete one of the requirements below:

Successfully complete the curriculum requirements for the Recommended or Distinguished (Summer 2017 and prior); or Distinguished Level of Achievement (HB5) or Foundations with Endorsements (HB5) (Fall 2017 and later); or

Successfully complete a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor (as documented by the high school) to the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the foundations high school program (HB5); or

Satisfies ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 23 Science) or earn a 1550 out of 2400 (for SAT tests prior to March 2016) or 1090 out of 1600 (for SAT tests after March 2016 to the present).

 

Collegiate Grade Point Average and College Entrance Exam Score


Students who graduate from an accredited high school and fulfill the curriculum requirements for the Recommended or Distinguished (Summer 2017 and prior); or the Distinguished Level of Achievement (HB5) or Foundations with Endorsements (HB5) (Fall 2017 and later) high school program; or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor, can gain assured admissions as determined by collegiate grade point average (unweighted GPA) and corresponding minimum college entrance exam scores.

Collegiate GPA Redesigned SAT Score (ERW + Math) ACT Score (Composite)

3.00 - 4.0

No minimum score, test submission not required

No minimum score, test submission not required

2.00-2.99

 1020*

* If no test score is submitted, student will be considered through the individual holistic review process.

 20*

*If no test score is submitted, student will be considered through the individual holistic review process.

Below 2.0

Student will be considered through the individual holistic review process.

Student will be considered through the individual holistic review process

 

Holistic Review


Applicants who do not meet the assured admission requirements, were not able to or chose not to take the SAT or ACT, are evaluated holistically by the UNT Dallas Admission Committee to determine academic preparedness to succeed.  This individual review of an application is an automatic process whenever the Undergraduate Admission Office determines that an applicant does not meet the assured admissions requirements. A student does not have to request this individual review of their application. Individual holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • High school GPA (unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Strength of academic background (course selection, rigor, graduation plan, college entrance exam scores, etc.)
  • Record of extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, achievements, honors and awards
  • Community Service
  • Employment and internship experience
  • Personal Statement/Essay addressing the student's education and career goals.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (guidance counselor, college advisor, teacher, coach, employer, etc.). All letters should address the student's academic ability and preparedness for university-level study
  • First-Generation in College status
  • Other special circumstances that put the student's academic achievements into context, including his or her socioeconomic status, experience in a single parent home, family responsibilities, experience overcoming adversity, cultural background, race and ethnicity, the language spoken in the applicant's home, and other information in the student's file

Upon completion of this individual review, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will notify the applicant of their options for admission to UNT Dallas.

These options may include:

  • Request the applicant submit additional supplemental information to elaborate on the factors listed above.
  • Defer making a decision until the applicant is able to submit additional academic information.
  • Recommend applicant attend a community college and complete 13 or more college-level transferable hours with a minimum 2.25 GPA.

Students offered admission after review by the Admission Committee have proven to be prepared for the academic rigor at UNT Dallas. A student may be fully admitted or conditionally admitted.

Students conditionally admitted must accept admission under an academic agreement that requires that they must achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher at the conclusion of the first semester of enrollment and successfully complete the UGST 1100 Learning Foundation course and at least 12 semester credit hours. Additional advising and student success programming may be required per this agreement to ensure the best chance for completion of a successful first semester.

See "Conditionally-Admitted Student Enrollment" section on the Enrollment page for further details.

 

Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (SB 3826)


State law TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP) requires applicants to four-year public universities to meet college readiness standards through completion of a high school graduation program or equivalent or through SAT or ACT score benchmarks. Students who attend an out-of-state high school, are exempt from the UAP.

Students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at UNT Dallas:

Successfully complete the Foundation (HB5), Foundation with Endorsements (HB5), Distinguished Achievement (HB5), Minimum (UAP), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program; or

Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent* (as documented by the high school) in content and rigor to the Foundation, Foundation with Endorsements, Distinguished Achievement, Minimum (UAP), Recommended or Advanced (Distinguished Achievement) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or

Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment: SAT - 1500 out of 2400 (for tests prior to March 2016) or 1090 out of 1600 (for tests March 2016 to present) or ACT - 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science.

*Under TEC Section 51.807 and with consultation of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that the high schools are responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to confirm the curriculum requirements.

Applicants meeting the curriculum or the SAT/ACT assessment score requirements mandated by the Texas Education Code, but not meeting UNT Dallas's admission requirements, may be reviewed individually by the Office of Admissions.

Note: Admission requirements are subject to periodic review and change. For the latest information, visit the UNT Dallas web site: https://admissions.untdallas.edu.

 



 

Freshman Admissions Status and Pathways


Full Admission- Student meets the automatic admission standards or holistically reviewed by the UNT Dallas Admission Committee. Registration or enrollment conditions apply.

Conditional Admission - Student reviewed holistically by UNT Dallas Admission Committee and was admitted with conditions for registration and enrollment.  Student must enroll in the UGST 1100 Learning Foundation course at least 12 semester credit hours and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher at the end of the first semester of enrollment. See "Conditionally-Admitted Student Enrollment" section on the Enrollment page for further details.

Appeal - A student reviewed holistically and denied has the option to appeal the decision by submitting an official request for review in writing to UNT Dallas Office of Undergraduate Admissions (7300 University Hills Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75241 or admissions@untdallas.edu).  Student should include full name, UNT Dallas student identification number, two letters or recommendation, and personal statement detailing reason for appeal. Student may also include additional documentation to support information provided in the personal statement.

Note: The Admission Committee may rescind an offer of admission if information presented is inconsistent or fraudulent.

 

Dual Credit


UNT Dallas allows high school students the opportunity to earn dual course credit for immediate award of both high school credit and college credit. Students meeting dual credit admissions requirements and deadlines may be accepted for dual credit offered through UNT Dallas on an individual basis. The student must meet the below eligibility requirements:

Meet requirements for admission to UNT Dallas. Student applications will be reviewed individually and admitted according to the holistic admission standards. Student must have a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • 770 or above PSAT (New) score (Critical Reading and Math only)
  • 922 or above combined SAT score (Critical Reading + Math only on test taken prior to March 2016)
  • 1000 or above combined SAT score (Evidence-based Reading + Math only on test taken during or after March 2016)
  • 18 or above PLAN score.
  • 18 or above ACT score (Composite)

Meet or exempt from two of the three TSI areas determined by UNT Dallas. Student must meet TSI requirements in the areas that are applicable to the course or have a minimum score of Level 2 on the STAAR Algebra II end-of-course (EOC), and/or a minimum score of Level 2 on the STAAR English III end-of-course (EOC) relevant to the courses to be attempted. Additional approved TSI exemptions will be honored; including but not limited to ACT or SAT scores.

Achievement of the required basic skills prerequisites as defined for each course.

Must be in the tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade.  Exceptions may be made for ninth graders if approved by the specific school official and UNT Dallas dual credit representative or if student is enrolled in a state approved and designated Early College High School (ECHS) program.

Proof of or exemption from receiving the state mandated Bacterial Meningitis vaccination.

Student shall not be enrolled in more than two dual credit courses (up to 8 hours of UNT Dallas course work) per fall, spring, or summer semester.   An exception to this requirement may be granted if approved by the specific school official and UNT Dallas dual credit representative.

To receive credit from UNT Dallas dual credit courses students must complete an application, be accepted as a dual credit high school student, and pay tuition and fees to UNT Dallas by designated date.

UNT Dallas will conduct enrollment for dual credit courses each fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Students failing to complete the admission process or standards by the published deadlines will be ineligible to participate in the program.

 

Sunset and Lincoln Early College High School

The University of North Texas at Dallas and the Dallas ISD have a partnership to provide a path for students who meet UNT Dallas admission requirements and attend the Sunset P-TECH and Lincoln B-TECH Collegiate Academies to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours or an associate degree in four years.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for additional information and policy pertaining to this partnership and admission path.

 

Transfer Admission


transfer student is defined as any new student to UNTD who has previously attended a regionally accredited community college, junior college, or university and received some type of college credit.  A student who has participated in a high school dual credit program, concurrent enrollment program or early college high school program while enrolled in high school and who does not attend UNTD the semester immediately after high school graduation is considered a transfer student.

 

The University of North Texas at Dallas is a selective university and does not guarantee admission of all applicants. It is recommended that students apply and complete their application well in advance of stated application deadlines.

UNT Dallas only evaluates credit from regionally accredited academic institutions.

 

All Transfer applicants must submit the following in order to be considered:

  • Transfer application for admission via www.applytexas.org
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • If applicant has earned 12 or fewer transferable hours, they must meet First Time in College admissions requirements as well.

Students who do not meet the assured admission criteria are strongly encouraged but not required to submit:

  • Essay/Personal statement addressing the student's education and career goals.
  • Letters of recommendation. All letters should address the student's academic ability and preparedness for university-level study.

 

Assured Transfer Admission Requirements


Transferable Credit

Requirements (4.0 Scale)

12 or fewer

  • Minimum 2.25 GPA
  • Eligible to return to previous institution
  • Meet First Time in College requirements for admissions

13-44

  • Minimum 2.25 GPA
  • Eligible to return to previous institution
45 or more
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Eligible to return to previous institution

 

UNT Dallas Admission Transfer Committee Review


Applicants who do not meet assured admission requirements are evaluated holistically by UNT Dallas Admission Committee to determine academic preparedness to succeed.  Individual holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Transfer GPA
  • Strength of academic background (course selection, rigor, alignment to major/program of study selected, etc.)
  • Record of extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, achievements, honors and awards
  • Community Service
  • Employment and internship experience
  • Personal Statement/Essay addressing the student's education and career goals.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (college advisor, instructor, coach, employer, etc.)
  • First-Generation in College status
  • Other special circumstances that put the student's academic achievements into context, including his or her socioeconomic status, experience in a single parent home, family responsibilities, experience overcoming adversity, cultural background, race and ethnicity, the language spoken in the applicant's home, and other information in the student's file

Upon completion of this individual review, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will notify the applicant of their options for possible admission to UNT Dallas.

These options may include:

  • To request applicant submit additional information to elaborate on the factors listed above. For example, submit personal statement/essay addressing their education and career goals, letter(s) of recommendation, resume, etc.
  • Defer making an admission decision until additional information is available. For example, request applicant submit a transcript with grades from current or latest semester in hope of seeing improvement to their GPA. 
  • Suggest applicant remain at community college or university and attempt to improve GPA in order to meet admission requirements. This may entail student retake college-level work in which the student received a D or F.

 

Transfer Credit


If UNT Dallas does not accept lower-division course credit earned by a student at another Texas public institution of higher education, UNT Dallas shall give written notice to the student that the transfer of the course credit is denied. Upon request, UNT Dallas may also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses of the other institution.

College-level courses completed with a grade of D or above at another accredited institution will normally be accepted for transfer. Specific transfer grade guidelines for some academic programs may exist.  Courses completed with codes indicating no grade or credit will not be transferred.  Transferability of courses will not be affected by a student's academic standing (i.e. probation, suspension).

Developmental or remedial courses will not be accepted for transfer and the credit hours will not be reflected on the student's record.  Only the most recent repeated course and grade will be transferred and posted to the student's academic record.  School Deans reserve the right to determine applicability of credit towards degrees including credit earned from a non-accredited institution.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student's academic career at UNT Dallas.  Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT Dallas academic policies.

In accordance with the rules mandated by the Texas Legislature, a student who successfully completes a 42- to 48-semester-credit-hour common core curriculum at a state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer as "core complete" to UNT Dallas. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. The student will need to work with an academic advisor to determine if additional requirements will be necessary to satisfy the 42-hour UNT Dallas core.

Transfer credit may only be received for course work completed at an accredited institution of higher education. Transfer credit from any accredited institutions will be converted to semester hours and a 4.0 grading system for evaluation purposes as appropriate. The student's academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program. Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) should refer to the special provisions of the respective BAAS degree programs.

Students who have begun residence work at UNT Dallas and who have attained Junior standing may, only with the prior written approval of their academic dean, enroll in and transfer hours from approved two-year colleges.

 

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS)


TCCNS has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. UNT Dallas participates in the TCCNS to facilitate the transfer of credits.  Information provided is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between UNT Dallas and a student or applicant for admission. Prospective transfer students should contact the admissions office for course work suggestions prior to enrollment. For more information visit www.tccns.org.

Students are encouraged to plan all course selections at the community college as far in advance as possible. Proper planning and use of the UNT Dallas Course Equivalency Guide and the UNT Dallas degree audit information will maximize the transfer of credit to UNT Dallas.

 

Catalog Choice


Any student transferring directly from a Texas public community college to UNT Dallas shall have the same choice of catalog designating degree requirements as the student would have had if the dates of attendance at the university had been the same as the dates of attendance at the community college.

 

Affiliate Transient Applicants


Undergraduate students currently enrolled at either UNT Dallas or UNT will have the opportunity to enroll in courses at both institutions through the Affiliate Concurrent Enrollment Program. Students will enroll as a transient non-degree seeking student, at the partner (affiliate) institution to take supporting courses for a specific degree program offered at their home institution.

Undergraduate students taking courses through the Affiliate Program must apply as a transient student to the affiliate institution via ApplyTexas; for the first term only. Undergraduate students may not take more than 75% of the hours for the degree program at the affiliate institution. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled at either UNT or UNT Dallas the previous long (Fall or Spring) semester proceeding the anticipated entry semester at the host institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the home institution
  • Be in good financial standing at the home institution

The Affiliate Enrollment Program transient application will open the first day after census date of each semester.

 

Transient (Visiting Applicants)


Undergraduate students who have been enrolled at another college or university previously may attend UNT Dallas as a visiting student for a fall, spring or summer term, provided their intent is to return to their previous college or university. An official transcript from the school attended prior to the intended entry semester must be submitted with the application for admission and the application fee prior to the application deadline. The transcript must reflect that the student is not on academic probation or suspension from the last institution attended to be admitted as a visiting student.

If a visiting student later decides to continue at UNT Dallas, the visiting status ends and all admission requirements for a beginning transfer student (see "Transfer Students" above) must be met prior to the second enrollment at UNT Dallas. All students previously admitted as a visiting transient must first contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for clearance to re-enroll. If a student originally applies as a regular transfer student and is academically rejected for admission, the student cannot change application status to visiting.

Because of federal laws and immigration requirements, international students are not eligible to enroll at UNT Dallas as transient or visiting students. The transient application will open the first day after census date of each semester.

 

Returning Students


Returning students are defined as students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or eligible non-U.S. citizens, who have previously enrolled and earned a grade at UNT Dallas, but who have not attended at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the terms/semester of planned re-enrollment and who have not received a degree during that time period. A returning student must complete the following requirements to re-enroll:

  • Student must reapply for admission by submitting a readmit application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at www.applytexas.org, by corresponding deadlines;
  • Submit transcripts and academic credentials from all colleges attended, if any, since leaving UNT Dallas;
  • Must be academically eligible to enroll
     

NOTE: Students who attended UNT Dallas prior to 2015 may be required to request an official transcript be sent from UNT (Denton).

 

International Admissions


UNT Dallas is not currently SEVP-certified, consequently it is not able to accept applications from students seeking admissions who do not hold U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status or qualify for a waiver under the guidelines of Texas HB 1403 or SB 1528.

Applicants who have attended a school from outside the U.S. must have official foreign credentials translated and evaluated for authentication from a recognized U.S. evaluation company. The evaluation must include course-by-course grades, a grade point average (GPA) calculation on the U.S. scale, and indicate the diploma conferred and its U.S. equivalency. The evaluation must be original, and forwarded to UNT Dallas directly from the credential evaluation company. Students may choose any agency that is accredited by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (http://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members/) or by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/members.html).

 

Foreign Credentials


U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who have earned academic credentials from foreign colleges and universities are required to submit official transcripts and diplomas/degree certificates in the original language and English translations.  If the documents are not provided in English, an official translation of all transcripts/individual semester mark sheets is required. UNT Dallas will not accept a public notary certification.  If official English translations are not supplied by the applicant's institution(s), the applicant must provide a translation done by an American Translators Association-certified translator.  A list of ATA-certified translators is available online at www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories.

 



 

Other Admission Pathways

Adult Admissions Program


Freshman applicants who have been out of high school for at least five years and who have earned fewer than 12 semester hours at a college or university may be eligible for admission to UNT Dallas under the Adult Admission Program. Individuals eligible for this program may be accepted without the required SAT or ACT test scores only if evidence provided to the admissions office staff suggests the potential of academic success for the individual.

Applicants under the Adult Admission Program must submit:

Application for admission, which can be completed online at www.applytexas.org;

  • High school transcript or GED;
  • Official transcripts of any previous college/university work (students must be eligible to return to previous institution);
  • Personal statement detailing your academic preparedness for university-level study, your intended major and career goals, and any other information you feel is pertinent to the individual review of your application;
  • Adult Admission Program Request Form; and
  • Proof of graduation from a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum or Texas Uniform Admission Certification.

A personal interview with the prospective student may also be required at the discretion of the reviewer. The purpose of the interview is to allow the committee to gain additional information relevant to the admission decision.

Students who are admitted under the provisions of the Adult Admission Program are subject to all other academic and programmatic requirements of the university.

 

Academic Fresh Start


Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code allows Texas residents who were enrolled in a post-secondary institution 10 or more years prior to the start of the semester for which he/she seeks admission to UNT Dallas admission without consideration of prior academic coursework, credit, or grades taken while enrolled 10 or more years ago.

To take advantage of this option, you must request it prior to your first enrollment at UNT Dallas. You must report and submit all of your college transcripts with your application for admission. You must also complete and submit a Fresh Start Request form. Hours excluded under the Fresh Start option may still be used to claim exemption from the Texas Success Initiative (formerly TASP).

 



 

Programs with Specific Admission Requirements


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions coordinates all university-wide admissions policies and procedures for undergraduate programs. Admission to the University does not guarantee full admission to all academic programs. Some programs require that students meet additional entry requirements - either as a part of the initial admission process or upon student completion of benchmarks after they matriculate to the University in order to be admitted to a particular academic program. Those programs with admission requirements in addition to those for the general university are listed below. For additional information regarding specific requirements, students should consult the applicable section of this publication.

School of Education: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (with Elementary Education Certification)

School of Business: Dealership Management Certificate and Hospitality Management Certificate

School of Human Services: Peer Support Specialist Certificate and Substance Abuse Certificate for Professionals

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (Emergency Services Administration)

 



 

Texas Success Initiative


The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state statute requiring all undergraduate students (new students, transfer students, and international students) who enter a Texas public institution of higher education to either: (A) Demonstrate readiness for college-level reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in college-level academic coursework by achieving the statutory threshold(s) on the state-approved readiness assessments; or (B) Meet one of the conditions for exemption from the testing requirement. Students must satisfy all TSI requirements before receiving a baccalaureate degree.  Students who do not meet TSI requirements must complete developmental coursework to attain TSI compliance.

All first-year and transfer students coming into the University of North Texas at Dallas must have completed TSI testing or have a documented exemption before registering for classes. Your registration will be delayed if TSI status cannot be determined before your orientation session. 

For more information on TSI testing, please consult the TSI Testing Information document. 

Exemptions:

Students are exempt from readiness testing if any of the exemption categories apply. If you are TSI Exempt, please review and fill out the TSI Exemption Form with the appropriate documentation and send it to the UNT Dallas Academic Support Services Office. 

If Not Exempt:

Minimum score thresholds required to demonstrate college readiness in each subject area are as follows:

Minimum Required Scores for College Readiness (by Subject)

 

TSI Assessment
Reading 351
Mathematics 350
Writing Multiple Choice 340/Essay 4 or Essay Score of 5 or higher

 

Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination



UNT Dallas awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. This also includes military service credit and classroom instruction offered through the non-academic institutions approved by the American Council on Education. Such credit is not included in determining grade point averages and has the following additional restrictions:

  • May not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence at UNT Dallas;
  • May not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing at least 24 semester hours of advanced work at UNT Dallas;
  • May not be used to reduce the general degree requirement of completing at least 12 advanced hours in the major at UNT Dallas;
  • May not be earned in any course the student has previously completed at any university; and
  • May not be earned in any course prerequisite to another course in the same subject for which the student has previously earned credit.

UNT Dallas recognizes exam credit in transfer from other accredited institutions within the limits outlined above. Scores from exam credits accepted in transfer are not re-evaluated by UNT Dallas.

Credit by examination cannot be substituted for any grade, including an F earned for a course in high school, at UNT Dallas or at another college or university. The credit earned through examination will not be included in the grade point average at UNT Dallas, but will be included in accepted semester credit hours and on the UNT Dallas transcript. Credit and advanced placement may be granted only in accordance with policy and procedures in operation at UNT Dallas. Departments that honor the CLEP Subject Examinations, the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations or other instruments for granting advanced placement set departmental standards for their use. UNT Dallas policy on awarding non­ traditional credit is subject to change without notice.

 

SAT Subject Test


UNT Dallas does not grant college credit on the basis of The College Board SAT Subject Test scores.

 

Admission or Re-Enrollment as Related to Personal Conduct and Admission Falsification


It is the responsibility of the Director of Undergraduate Admissions to refer to the Dean of Students any application for admission or re-enrollment that indicates possible ineligibility of any applicant on grounds involving personal conduct or admission falsification. The potential of the applicant to benefit from university attendance, as well as the welfare and safety of the student body and of the university, will be carefully considered before permission to enroll will be granted.

 


For more information about any topic in the Undergraduate Admission section, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@untdallas.edu or (972) 780-3642.