Required Academic Credentials

For Bachelor's Degree Freshmen Applicants

CLASSIFICATION PREREQUISITES REQUIRED ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Beginning freshman from international high school

Graduation from a high school recognized by the home country ministry of education

Official transcripts/diplomas (in native language and English) showing all courses and marks of final three years of secondary school.

Beginning freshman from U.S. high school

Minimum of three years and graduation from an accredited high school in the U.S.

Official transcripts, showing rank in class through at least junior year, plus graduation date, U.S. graduates only. Send SAT or ACT scores

Freshman students who have taken the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), the West African School Certificate (WASC), the Kenya Certificate of Education, the Hong Kong Certificate of Education, or a similar school leaving exam must present a minimum of 5 passes at grade "C" or higher.

You must present official secondary school transcripts, diplomas, certificates and/or national test examination scores as given in your country. All applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
Please contact The Toulose School of Graduate Studies for information regarding this at (940) 565-2383. 


For Bachelor's Degree Transfer Applicants


A transfer student is defined as any student new to UNT who has previously been enrolled at another college or university prior to attendance at UNT. Applicants must submit records of all accredited institutions attended, even if they do not wish to transfer the credit to UNT.


CLASSIFICATION

PREREQUISITES

REQUIRED ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Transfer freshman with fewer than 30 transferable college or university hours/credits

Graduation from an accredited high school; minimum college 2.5 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended

Official transcripts/diplomas (in native language and English) from high school and each college or university attended

Transfer student with 30-44 transferable college or university hours/credits

Minimum 2.25 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended

Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended

Transfer student with 45 or more transferable college or university hours/credits

Minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 system); must be eligible to return to last institution attended

Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended

Former UNT student

If not in good academic standing when leaving UNT, must have earned a higher GPA in all school subsequently attended; must be eligible to return to UNT

Official transcripts (in native language and English) from each college or university attended since leaving UNT; must be eligible to return to all institutions attended

For Graduate Applicants

Please submit official transcripts, degrees, and/or diplomas (in native language and English) from each college/university attended. Master student applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.
Please contact The Toulose School of Graduate Studies for information regarding this at (940) 565-2383.   Doctoral student applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. master's degree. Please contact The Toulose School of Graduate Studies for information regarding this at (940) 565-2383 


Document Acceptance Criteria

Transcripts or other academic records must be presented according to the following criteria:

  1. Official transcripts, marksheets, or certificates issued by national examining boards must bear the official seal and/or original signatures of school authorities from the issuing school or examining board. Transcripts must show a current issue date and be sent directly from the school. Documents become property of UNT.
  2.  When an original document cannot be duplicated according to the secondary school, university, or examining board policy, attested copies may be substituted.  Attestations MUST be obtained either from the issuing college/university's Registrar, the Controller of Examination/Records or the Principal.  Attestation includes appropriate signature and official stamp.  Copies attested by notary officials, translators, head of department, lecturer, other government posts, etc. are not acceptable substitutes. UNT will accept Fulbright or Education USA attested documents.
  3. Official English translations must accompany official non-English transcripts provided by the issuing school or university. Translations must be from either the institution you attended or by a certified translation agency.
  4. Schools that utilize marksheets must include paper titles or course subjects. If the paper title or course subject is not listed on the marksheet, the required information may be included in a supplement.  Also, individual yearly marksheets are required (not only a consolidated marksheet).


Evaluation of Non-USA Transcripts

International Admissions at the University of North Texas uses a variety of sources to determine equivalencies. It is important to note that the list of equivalencies on our website is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials we receive from each country.

Our information does not always coincide with private evaluation agencies. UNT evaluates credentials exclusively for their education placement at this institution.

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