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Freshman admissions

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the College of Engineering is contingent on clear admission to the university.

Freshman applicants will be admitted to the College of Engineering in an Engineering program based on meeting the Math and Total scores in the following criteria:

Rank in Graduating Class SAT Test Results ACT Test Results
Top 25 Percent

Math score of 590 or higher

Total score of 1140 or higher

Math score of 23 or higher

Composite score of 23 or higher

Top 50 Percent or No Rank Provided

Math score of 620 or higher

Total score of 1170 or higher

Math score of 24 or higher

Composite score of 24 or higher

Less than 50 Percent

Math score of 650 or higher

Total score of 1250 or higher

Math score of 26 or higher

Composite score of 26 or higher

Freshmen applicants to Engineering Technology programs must have a Math SAT of 570 or better; or a Math ACT of 22 or better.

WHAT IF I DO NOT MEET THE ENGINEERING ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS?

For applicants admitted to UNT but not meeting engineering admission criteria, you will be admitted to the College of Engineering as a pre-major. Pre-majors complete the same engineering courses as majors while receiving additional advising. You will transition to a full major when you have completed the requirements below. Here’s the pathway advisors will use to transition you to a full major Engineering student at UNT:

  1. Attend new student orientation and register for the appropriate Math classes. Information on Orientation can be found at http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation-and-transition-programs/programs/orientation/freshman-orientation or http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation-and-transition-programs/programs/orientation/transfer-orientation.
  2. Please review and follow the steps in the “Internal transfer to Engineering” section.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Transfer admissions

UNT Transfer Incentive Program provides awards for new transfers to UNT at Frisco campus.

NEW TRANSFER, INTERNATIONAL, AND POST-BACCALAUREATE (SECOND BACHELOR’S DEGREE) ADMITS TO UNT

Applicants for spring and summer 2018 must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1710 (Calculus I) or in a higher-level math class.

Applicants for fall 2018 and after will be admitted to the College of Engineering once they do the following:

  • Are admitted to UNT
  • Completed Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better
  • Earned an average GPA of 2.0 or greater in their prior Math (1000 level or higher), Science (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and Engineering coursework.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Call us at (800) UNT-8211 or (940) 565-2681

 

Internal transfer to Engineering

Pre-majors in engineering and current UNT students can change their major to a program in the College of Engineering once they meet the following requirements.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Current UNT students will be eligible for admission into the College of Engineering once they do the following:
  • complete the required course that corresponds to the destination major with a C or better. The course is listed in the section below.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering family!

REQUIRED COMPLETION OF COURSES

The courses students need to successfully complete prior to being eligible for the College of Engineering are listed by program in the table below. You can view the course descriptions in the UNT Catalog.

Destination Department Degree

Courses

Biomedical Engineering

MATH 1710

Computer Engineering

CSCE 1030

Computer Science

CSCE 1030

Construction Engineering Technology

MATH 1710

Electrical Engineering

MATH 1710

Information Technology

CSCE 1030

Materials Science and Engineering

MATH 1710

Mechanical and Energy Engineering

MATH 1710

Mechanical Engineering Technology

MATH 1710

Graduate admissions

Fall applicants who are seeking funding from the College of Engineering should apply prior to January 15th.

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Review the admission criteria for Toulouse Graduate School and your department of interest.
  2. Fill out the online application at www.applytexas.org.
  3. Have official transcripts, GRE scores and any necessary supplemental materials sent to UNT.
  4. International applicants will need to supply proof of English proficiency as well as supply other additional documents. Read more about these requirements by visiting the UNT-International website.
  5. After receiving and setting up your UNT EUID, submit your supplemental documents to the department online.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Due to the cancellation of GRE test dates and the COVID-19 pandemic, spring 2021 applicants to our College of Engineering graduate programs will no longer need to submit GRE scores. Our departments will continue to review each file holistically to determine program admission.

All applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements. Successful applicants to the graduate programs in the College of Engineering will typically meet the following criteria:

Department MS or MSET Applicant PhD Applicant More Information

Biomedical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. The GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Requirements are determined by PhD-granting department.
  • Biomedical Engineering concentrations available in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering departments.

Department admission requirements

Computer Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Successful applicants typically present minimum GRE scores of 148 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 3.5 Analytical Writing. GRE waived for UNT CSE alumni.
  • For international applicants: TOEFL score of 83 or IELTS score of 7.0
  • 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework
  • Successful applicants typically present minimum GRE scores of 151 Verbal, 156 Quantitative, and 4.5 Analytical Writing. GRE waived for UNT CSE alumni.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Department admission requirements

Electrical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Successful applicants will typically present scores of 160 or higher on the Quantitative and 140 or higher on the Verbal. GRE is waived for graduates of the Electrical Engineering program at UNT.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work and 3.4 GPA in graduate work.
  • Successful applicants typically present scores of 160 or higher on the Quantitative and 140 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Department admission requirements

Materials Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section, 145 or higher on the Verbal section, and 2.5 on the Analytical Writing section. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • For international applicants: TOEFL score of 80 and IELTS score of 6.5
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Successful applicants will typically present scores of 160 or higher on the Quantitative section, 150 or higher on the Verbal section, and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Department admission requirements

Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework
  • Successful applicants typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 150 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Department admission requirements

 

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International admissions

Applications and all supporting materials should be sent to International Admissions 4-6 months before the beginning of the intended term.

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