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    University of North Texas at Dallas
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions


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

T (972) 780-3642 | TTY (888) 937-9291 | Toll Free (877) UNT.DALS  I Fax (972) 780-3694

admissions@untdallas.edu  I  www.untdallas.edu


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

UNT Dallas requires all prospective Freshmen, Transfer, and Visiting (Transient) 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 or recommendations are not required but highly recommended.  Note: Returning (Former) students: If you were previously enrolled at UNT Dallas, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@untdallas.edu  or (972) 780-3664.

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, and Visiting students visit www.untdallas.edu/undergrad.

Application Dates and Deadlines

All necessary credentials, such as application, application fee/fee waiver, official transcripts, and required entrance test scores, must be on tile in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by final deadline to be evaluated and processed for admission and enrollment at UNT Dallas for the specific semester applying for.

Entry Term

Application Date/Deadlines

Fall 2017

Priority Application Date

March 1, 2017

Final Application Date

August 4, 2017

Spring 2018

Priority Application Date

December 1, 2017

Final Application Date

January 5, 2018

Summer 2018 (3 week & 8 week terms)

Final Application Date

May 11, 2018

Summer 2018 (5 week 1 & 10 week terms)

Final Application Date

June 1, 2018

Summer 2018 (5 week 2 term)

Final Application Date

July 5, 2018

Fall 2018

Priority Application Date

March 1, 2018

Final Application Date

August 6, 2018

Spring 2019

Priority Application Date

December 1, 2018

Final Application Date

January 4, 2019

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

All applicants new to UNT Dallas must pay a non-refundable admission application fee of $40 (for U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens) The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars.  The fee may be paid by check, money order, or by credit card online prior to submitting the ApplyTexas application.  If paying the application creates a financial hardship, the following fee waiver options are available:

Freshmen

  • ACT waiver
  • SAT waiver
  • Attend an “Individual Experience” Campus Tour
  • Attend UNT Dallas “True Blue” or “Jag 360” preview event

Transfer

  • Attend a Transfer Information Session  (First Friday and Transfer Monday)
  • Attend UNT Dallas “True Blue” or “Jag 360” preview event

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 in high school are considered an FTIC student.

All FTIC applicants must submit the following:

  • Freshmen application for admission via www.applytexas.org.
  • Non-refundable application fee or fee waiver. Applications will be considered incomplete and no admission decision will be rendered if application fee or fee waiver documentation is not received.
  • High school transcript indicating grade point average (GPA), class rank (if applicable) through at least junior year denoting graduation plan and endorsement (if applicable). 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.

  • College transcript denoting credits earned prior to high school graduation. Not required to submit prior to an admission decision but strongly recommended.
  • College entrance exam score, SAT (5999) or ACT (6366), sent directly from the testing agency, printed on the official high school transcript, or received from a school official (i.e. guidance counselors, AVID teacher, or Registrar).

Students are strongly encouraged but not required to submit:

  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

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 English IV

4

Mathematics

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

4

Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and additional advanced science course option

4

Social Sciences

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

3

Foreign Language

Level I - II proficiency of the same language

2

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, transcript with all coursework completed, college entrance exam score, and application fee or fee waiver.  Applicants whose academic record indicates a probability of success may be admitted.

Assured First Time in College Admission Requirements

Top 10%

Students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class and successfully completes the requirements below, will gain automatic admissions to UNT Dallas.

  1. Fulfill the curriculum requirements for the Recommended or Distinguished (Summer 2017 and prior) or Distinguished Achievement or HB5 Foundations with Endorsements (Fall 2017 and later) or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; and
  2. Satisfies ACT College Readiness Benchmarks (18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 23 Science) or earn a 1550 out of 2400 on the old SAT.

Class Rank 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 Distinguished Achievement or HB5 Foundations with Endorsements (Fall 2017 and later) or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor can gain assured admissions determined by rank in class and minimum college entrance exam scores.

Class Rank

SAT Score (Critical Reading + Math)

Redesigned SAT Score
(Critical Reading + Math)

ACT Score (Composite)

Top 10% (90-100)

No minimum but submission required

No minimum but submission required

No minimum but submission required 

75-89

950

1030

20

50-74

1050

1130

23

25-49

1180

1250

26

 

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 Distinguished Achievement or HB5 Foundations with Endorsements (Fall 2017 and later} or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor can gain assured admissions determined by collegiate grade point average and minimum college entrance exam scores.

Collegiate GPA SAT Score (Critical Reading + Math) Redesigned SAT Score (Critical Reading + Math) ACT Score (Composite)

4.0-3.50

850

930

17

3.49-3.00

930

1010

19

2.99-2.50

1050

1130

22

 

Holistic Review

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

  • Review of academic course selection (including college preparatory courses such as Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit (DC), and International Baccalaureate (IB),
  • Extracurricular activities,
  • Leadership experiences,
  • Community service,
  • Special talents and awards,
  • Employment history,
  • Essay/personal statement,
  • Letters of recommendation.

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. If a student receives conditional admission, the student 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.

Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (SB 3826)

Per the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.801-51.809, and changes made to several sections by House Bill 3826, in addition to a Texas general academic teaching institution's admissions requirements, a first-time freshman, regardless of when the student graduated from high school, must also have either:

  1. Successfully completed the curriculum requirements for the recommended or advanced high school program or its equivalent; or
  2. Satisfied ACT College Readiness Benchmarks {18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 23 Science) or earned on the SAT assessment a score of at least 1550 out of 2400 or the equivalent

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 and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester of enrollment.

Jaguar Gateway Program - Student reviewed holistically and denied has the opportunity to enroll in summer bridge program. If the student earns a 2.5 cumulative GPA or C or better in both English Composition I and College Algebra, the student will be conditionally admitted for the originally intended semester of entry.

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. The student must meet the below eligibility requirements:

  1. 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)
  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

Transfer Admission

A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously attended a regionally accredited community college, junior college, or university and received some type of college credit.  UNT Dallas only evaluates credit from regionally accredited academic institutions.

  • Transfer application for admission via www.applytexas.org.
  • Non-refundable application fee or fee waiver. Applications will be considered incomplete and no admission decision will be rendered if application fee or fee waiver documentation is not received.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • If 29 or fewer transferable hours, must meet freshman admissions requirements as well.

Students are strongly encouraged but not required to submit:

  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

Assured Transfer Admission Requirements

Transferable Credit Requirements (4.0 Scale)

0-29

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Eligible to return to previous institution
  • Meet First Time in College requirements for admissions

30-44

  • 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.  Holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • Extracurricular activities,
  • Leadership experiences,
  • Community service,
  • Special talents and awards,
  • Employment history,
  • Essay/personal statement,
  • Letters of recommendation.

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 advising office for course work guidelines 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 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.  The application fee will be waived.  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 visiting students. The transient application will open the first day after census date of each semester.

International Admissions

UNT Dallas does not accept applications from students seeking admissions who do not hold U.S. citizenship or qualify for a waiver under the guidelines of Texas HB 1403 or SB 1528.

However, international transcripts from eligible applicants will be considered for admission purposes.  If student has attended an international school the student must obtain an international transcript evaluation from International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Organization:

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.(IACE)
Post Office Box 24656 Denton, Texas 76202-2645

Telephone:

940.383.7498

Email:

staff@iacei.net

Website(s):

www.iacei.net 
www.untdallas.iacei.credentialconnection.com

Type of evaluation:

Detailed evaluation (aka course by course) with GPA

Processing time:

10- 12 business days. For an additional fee, evaluation can be expedited.

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 30 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;
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee or fee waiver; High school transcript or GED;
  • Official transcripts of any previous college/university work;
  • 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. Some programs require that students meet additional requirements 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)


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.