How and when to apply for admission to UNT as an international student
Who can apply as an international student?
An international student is defined as an individual on a temporary visa, who does
not have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card), and who is not an undocumented
You should apply for admission to UNT as an international student if you are not currently
a U.S. citizen, you do not have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card), and you
are not an undocumented immigrant.
Are you a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or undocumented immigrant? Try one
of these links:Freshman | Transfer | Graduate
International undergraduate students:
If you are pursuing your first bachelor's degree or transferring from another college
in order to complete your first bachelor's degree, to apply for admission to UNT,
please complete the online admission application and submit all required documents and payments according to the instructions below.
If paying by money order or check, please mail your payment to us. Please include
the student's full name on the money order or check so we can credit the payment to
the correct account. See our mailing address.
3. Submit Your Official Academic Credentials
UNT highly recommends electronic document submission whenever possible. Mailed transcripts
need to be sent in an institution-sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions. See
our mailing address.
Mail your official school transcripts, diploma and degree certificate from all high
schools or colleges attended. These MUST be in both English and your native language.
English translations must be from either the academic institution or a certified translator.
We DO NOT accept notarized or copied transcripts.
Do not send transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas, certificates or any other academic
credential that cannot be duplicated or replaced. ALL DOCUMENTS BECOME THE PROPERTY
OF UNT AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO YOU.
If you cannot provide acceptable proof of English language proficiency, you may qualify
for conditional admission to UNT and gain English proficiency through the UNT Intensive
English Language Institute (IELI) before beginning academic coursework.
See the Additional Information section below for more information about English language requirements for College
of Music admission.
5. Check Academic Department Requirements & Deadlines
Acceptance to UNT does not guarantee acceptance into the major of your choice. Check
with your academic department for other requirements and deadlines. Departmental applications, test scores, references,
auditions and other items may be required by a different deadline.
Attention students who require an I-20 to study at UNT:
I-20 requests can be submitted through the iNorthTX portal for students who have been admitted. Per federal regulation, UNT is not able
to issue I-20s to international students until they have received full admission to
UNT. Please check your MyUNT portal for more information on your admission status.
Attention students currently attending a school in the United States on a F-1 visa
who want to transfer to UNT:
First, you must be admitted to a UNT program. After you are admitted to a UNT program,
please contact your immigration advisor at your current school about transferring
your immigration record to UNT.
Attention undergraduate students applying to both IELI and UNT:
Be aware that the College of Music will not evaluate an applicant's file until the
student passes the music audition and until they demonstrate English Language Proficiency
(ELP). Qualified students applying for IELI and the College of Music will receive
an IELI only admission letter and I-20 (if needed) for the above-mentioned program.
After completing IELI, the student must apply to UNT, and the applicant's acceptance
depends on the student passing a College of Music audition and meeting other university
requirements. For most other majors not listed above, a review for conditional admission