Student Load Undergraduate
Fall/Spring Full Time: fall, spring or summer terms/semesters,
Graduate students may schedule as many as 12 or more hours.
16 hours during any fall or spring term/semester. Three-Quarter Time: fall, spring or summer terms/
For the purpose of fulfilling the graduate residence semesters, 9 to 11 hours.
requirement, a load of 9 semester hours is consid- Half Time: fall, spring or summer terms/semesters,
ered to be a full load. Graduate students enrolled 6 to 8 hours.
only in undergraduate courses, for undergraduate
credit, may request special consideration by the Graduate
graduate dean. Full Time: fall, spring or summer terms/semesters,
Note: Special restrictions apply to the load 9 or more hours.
permitted to graduate teaching fellows and teaching
assistants. The total load of course enrollment and Three-Quarter Time: fall, spring or summer terms/
teaching assignment may not exceed 16 semester semesters, 6 to 8 hours.
hours in any fall or spring term/semester. Approval Half Time: fall, spring or summer terms/semesters,
of the graduate dean is required for loads in excess 4 to 5 hours.
of this amount, but approval will not be granted for Extension courses are considered non-traditional
a combined load in excess of 18 semester hours. credit and are excluded for certification purposes.
Summer International students also may request Interna-
tional Advising (Kendall Hall, Room 171) to issue
A full-time graduate student with a GPA of at letters of enrollment for the use of foreign govern-
least 3.000 may select from sessions for a maximum ments, embassies, scholarship agencies and banks.
of 18 hours. Constraints apply to graduate courses.
Graduate students may schedule a maximum of
4 hours in a three week session (3W1), a maximum Auditing
of 7 hours in each five week session (5W1, 5W2), With the written permission of the department
a maximum of 9 hours in an eight week session chair and the dean of the college or school in which
(8W1), or a maximum of 9 hours in a ten week ses- the course is taught, an individual fully eligible to
sion (10W). At no time during concurrently running enroll in the university may attend a class as an audi-
summer sessions can graduate student enrollment tor without receiving college credit. The auditor’s
exceed 10 semester hours. name will not be entered on the class roll, and the
For purposes of fulfilling the graduate residence instructor will not accept any papers, tests or exami-
requirements, a load of 9 semester hours is consid- nations from the auditor.
ered a full load. Graduate students enrolled only in Attendance as an auditor may not be made the
undergraduate courses may request special consid- basis of a claim for credit in the course. Only one
eration from the graduate dean. audit fee is required per term/semester regardless
of the number of courses audited. Tuition and fees
Overload information is available online at www.unt.edu/tuition.
A graduate student can request an overload of Permission cards for auditors are not available
the maximum number of hours allowed in a term/ during the official registration period, but may be
semester through the Robert B. Toulouse School of requested in the offices of the academic deans after
Graduate Studies. All requests are reviewed and the classes begin.
student notified of the status of their request prior to A person 65 years of age or older may enroll as
the end of registration for a term/semester. an auditor and observer without credit and without
payment of a fee, if space is available and if approved
Enrollment Certification by the department chair and the appropriate dean.
Such enrollment entitles the person to library
Enrollment verification and loan deferments are
privileges, but not to instruction in applied music or
completed in the Registrar’s Office based upon the
physical education, the use of laboratory equipment
student’s having registered and paid tuition and fees
and supplies, or admission to university-sponsored
according to the following criteria. See “Special Con-
fine arts events.
ditions for Financial Aid Recipients” in the Financial
Information section of this catalog for loan defer-
ment requirements. Registration
All registration and student requested sched-
ule changes are conducted via web registration at
my.unt.edu. Specific information and instructions as
well as dates are found in the Schedule of Classes at title appearing on the UNT academic transcript will
essc.unt.edu/registrar and at my.unt.edu. be identical to that of the course as offered by the
other institution. Class schedules for both TAMU–C
Late Registration and TWU may be consulted in the office of the
graduate dean, UNT.
Students who are unable to enroll during the offi-
The registration procedure described above is
cial registration periods must pay an additional fee
available only to graduate students admitted to one
to enroll late. See the Schedule of Classes for deadline
of the degree programs jointly offered by the federa-
tion, and applies to graduate courses only.
Concurrent Enrollment at Another Enrollment at the Universities
Institution Center at Dallas
Graduate students must secure written permis-
Students enrolling for graduate (or upper divi-
sion from the graduate dean before registering for
sion undergraduate) courses offered by the partner
any course or courses at another institution while
universities of the Universities Center at Dallas
registered for any courses at UNT. (Exception:
(UCD), a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center
Enrollment at UNT for courses offered by Texas
(MITC) located in downtown Dallas, may enroll
A&M–Commerce or Texas Woman’s University
at their home institution for courses offered by the
under the cooperative enrollment program of the
other UCD universities. Enrollment for graduate
Federation of North Texas Area Universities is not
students will be handled in a manner similar to that
considered to be concurrent enrollment.)
for students enrolling in courses offered by the Fed-
Failure to secure the required permission for
eration of North Texas Area Universities. For details
concurrent enrollment prior to registration at the
and course offerings call UCD at (214) 915-1900 or
second institution may cause UNT to refuse degree
visit UCD’s web site at www.ucddowntown.org. UCD
credit for the work taken elsewhere. In no case may
is located at 1901 Main St. in downtown Dallas.
the combined total of semester hours enrolled for
at the two institutions exceed the maximum load
permitted to graduate students. University of North Texas Dallas
Federation of North Texas Area (UNT System Center at Dallas)
Universities Enrollment John Ellis Price, PhD, CPA, Vice Provost
Under arrangements agreed upon by the The University of North Texas Dallas Campus is
members of the Federation of North Texas Area an off-campus site of the University of North Texas
Universities (University of North Texas, Texas in Denton. Located at 7300 Houston School Road
A&M University–Commerce [TAMU–C] and Texas in Dallas, the UNT Dallas Campus offers junior-,
Woman’s University [TWU]), graduate students senior- and graduate-level courses leading to bach-
in specified degree programs offered jointly by the elor’s and master’s and doctoral degrees. Certificate
members of the federation may enroll at their home and endorsement programs and courses for career
institution for graduate courses offered by the other advancement are also provided.
two universities. To be eligible for cross-registration Students who enroll at the UNT Dallas Campus
at either of the other two universities, students must must meet the same admissions requirements as
be admitted to a degree program or be working on students who apply to the UNT campus in Denton.
a certification plan at the home institution. A list Diplomas granted will be the same as those earned
of jointly offered degree programs appears in The by students attending the Denton campus.
University section of this publication. In January 2000, UNT began offering a limited
UNT graduate students who have been admitted number of academic programs at the UNT Dal-
to a jointly offered degree program and who wish las Campus facility. In January 2007, UNT Dallas
to enroll for graduate courses offered by one of the Campus opened for classes in its new home at 7300
other universities should first secure their major Houston School Road. The new building, a three-
adviser’s approval of registration for a specific course story structure with a view of the Dallas skyline,
or courses. Students register at UNT for the desired is located four miles east of the former Hampton
TAMU–C or TWU courses under the appropriate Road location. The new building is the first of many
UNT departmental prefix and course number 5900 planned for the 264-acre campus site that will
or 5910 (for master’s-level courses) or 6900 or 6910 become the University of North Texas at Dallas —
(for doctoral-level courses). Section numbers for Dallas’ first public university and the third institution
such enrollment are 790 through 799. The course in the UNT System. The 75,000-square-foot facility
merges contemporary architecture with state-of-the- classes carry residence credit, thus enabling many
art technology. Students experience wireless Internet people in the Dallas–Fort Worth area to pursue
access, the region’s first virtual library, advanced graduate study while continuing their employment.
video conferencing systems and video monitors Consult the Schedule of Classes, available prior to
at main entry points showing daily schedules and spring and fall registration, for schedule details.
building activities. In addition, the facility is staffed A few of these classes also are available during
with student service professionals to help students summer terms/sessions. Again, consult the Schedule
with admissions, advising, counseling, financial aid, of Classes.
job placement, registration, disability accommoda-
tion and other student services. Off-Campus Courses
As enrollment increases, more academic
Many graduate courses for residence credit are
programs will be added. When Dallas Campus
available at various locations in the Dallas–Fort
enrollment reaches 1,000 full-time equivalent (FTE)
Worth area. Registration procedures for off-campus
students for one term/semester, UNT at Dallas will
residence courses are the same as for courses offered
be created and will begin to grant degrees.
on the UNT campus. Initial application for admis-
For current information about the University of
sion to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies
North Texas Dallas Campus, call (972) 780-3600,
must be submitted to the graduate dean’s office on
or check out the UNT Dallas Campus web site at
the Denton campus. Information concerning specific
off-campus courses is available prior to and during
Current Programs each registration period.
Undergraduate programs: accounting control Students considering enrollment for courses at
systems, applied arts and sciences (health care man- off-campus centers are reminded of the rule of the
agement, health information management, human Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, that
services, legal information management or organi- at least one-third of the semester hours required for
zational development), computer science, criminal any graduate degree from UNT must be completed
justice, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, in courses on the Denton campus.
general studies, human service management and
leadership, interdisciplinary studies (elementary Course Changes
education, six tracks), logistics and supply chain Adding Courses
management, marketing, mathematics with teacher Graduate students must initiate all requests
certification, organizational behavior and human for adding courses in their academic department.
resources management, and sociology. Departmentally approved adds must then be deliv-
Graduate programs: master’s level – business ered to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies,
administration (strategic management), counseling, ESSC Room 354, for final approval. Consult the
criminal justice, educational administration (princi- Academic Calendar for dates during which adds are
pal certification), higher education (student services allowed.
administration), information science, library science;
doctoral level – educational administration. Dropping Courses
Certifications, certificates and endorsements: Students who wish to drop a course before the
adolescent counseling certificate, adult counseling 12th class day of fall or spring terms/semesters or
certificate, alternative dispute resolution certificate, before the equivalent dates for summer sessions may
applied gerontology certificate, bilingual education do so in the Registrar’s Office or at my.unt.edu. After
certification, community counseling certificate, the 12th class day for fall or spring terms/semesters
diversity certificate, educational diagnostician or the equivalent dates for summer sessions, stu-
certification, English–technical writing certificate, dents must first receive the written consent of their
English as a second language certification, substance instructor prior to dropping a course. The instruc-
abuse treatment certificate. tor may withhold consent for students to drop for
any reason provided the instructor has informed
See the Academic Program Options charts in this students in writing at the beginning of the term/
catalog for specific degree option listings. semester. Students applying for financial aid are
required to notify Student Financial Aid and Schol-
Evening and Saturday Classes arships before dropping any class to learn how it will
A large number of classes at the graduate level are affect current or future financial aid eligibility.
scheduled for one three-hour meeting per week dur- The grade of W is recorded for any course
ing the spring and fall terms/semesters, usually on dropped with the instructor’s consent prior to the
Saturday morning or on a weekday evening. These end of the sixth week of classes for fall or spring
terms/semesters or the equivalent dates for summer cards from the Dean of Students Office for presenta-
sessions. After that time the student must have a tion to their instructors. Students with authorized
passing grade for the instructor to assign a grade of absence cards may make up the work missed when
W for a dropped course; otherwise, the grade WF is practical or be given special allowance so they are
recorded. not penalized for the absence.
Instructors may drop students with grades of WF
from courses for non-attendance at any time after Absence for Religious Holidays
the completion of the sixth week of classes for fall or In accordance with state law, students absent due
spring terms/semesters or the equivalent dates for to the observance of a religious holiday may take
summer sessions. See “Class Attendance.” examinations or complete assignments scheduled for
No student may drop any course after Tuesday the day(s) missed, including those missed for travel,
of a given semester’s 10th week for fall or spring within a reasonable time after the absence. The
terms/semesters or the equivalent dates for summer student should notify the instructor of each class of
sessions. the date of the anticipated absence as early in the
Drop procedures must be completed by 5 p.m. term/semester as possible.
on the deadline dates specified in the Academic Only holidays or holy days observed by a religion
Calendar. After these dates a student may not drop a for which the place of worship is exempt from prop-
course. erty taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code
See the Schedule of Classes for drop procedure and may be included. A student who is excused under
instructions. this provision may not be penalized for the absence,
but the instructor may respond appropriately if the
Class Attendance student fails to satisfactorily complete the assign-
ment or examination.
Regular and punctual class attendance is expected.
Although in general students are graded on intellec- Students Called to Active Duty
tual effort and performance rather than attendance, Texas Education Code 54.006(f) indicates,
absences may lower the student’s grade where class “Beginning with the summer semester of 1990, if
attendance and class participation are deemed essen- a student withdraws from an institution of higher
tial by the faculty member. In those classes where education because the student is called to active
attendance is considered as part of the grade, the military service, the institution, at the student’s
instructor should so inform students at the semes- option, shall: (1) refund the tuition and fees paid by
ter’s beginning by a written notice. Any instructor the student for the term/semester in which the stu-
who informs students in writing about the necessity dent withdraws; (2) grant a student, who is eligible
of class attendance may request of the Registrar that under the institution’s guidelines, an incomplete
a student be dropped from the course with a grade grade in all courses by designating ‘withdrawn-mili-
of WF upon the accumulation of the stated number tary’ on the student’s transcript; or (3) as determined
of absences. Instructor drops for non-attendance by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade
may be processed up to two weeks prior to the first or credit to a student who has satisfactorily com-
day of final examinations for fall or spring terms/ pleted a substantial amount of course work and who
semesters and equivalent dates for summer sessions. has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course
Refer to the Academic Calendar in this publication material.”
for specific dates. Departments and similar academic In order to be eligible for options under the law,
units have authority to establish a department or a UNT student must produce a copy of his or her
course attendance policy, so long as the policy is in orders. Withdrawal may or may not require that the
accord with the above stipulations. student talk with each instructor depending on the
If the instructor-initiated drop action falls timing in the term/semester; however, the latter two
within the time that the student is eligible to drop options do require that the student talk with his or
with instructor consent and without penalty, the her instructors and come to a decision as to which
Registrar’s Office notifies the student that a WF will solution is best for each class given the timing and
be recorded unless the student initiates the drop circumstances. A student called to active duty may
procedure, in which case a W will be assigned. consider the following options:
1. withdrawal for a full refund of appropriate tuition
Authorized Absences and fees;
Absences due to participation in sponsored activ- 2. incomplete grades with the one-year I (Incom-
ities must be approved in advance by the department plete) removal time limit starting with the end of
chair and academic dean. Within three days after the duty; and/or
absence, students must obtain authorized absence
3. a final grade if the course is essentially over and to take place. The above policy will not be applicable
the course material has been sufficiently mastered to classes that meet only once a week and meet on
(determined by the instructor). Thursday or Friday.
Withdrawal from UNT Final Examinations
A student may withdraw from UNT at any time Faculty members are expected to administer final
prior to two weeks before the first day of final examinations at the designated times during the
examinations for fall or spring terms/semesters or final week of each fall and spring term/semester and
the equivalent dates for summer sessions by making during the specified day of each summer session/
a request in the Registrar’s Office. For withdraw- term. Any deviation from the published schedule of
als processed prior to the end of the sixth week final examinations must be approved in advance by
of classes for fall or spring terms/semesters or the the appropriate academic dean.
equivalent dates for summer sessions, the grade of If a final examination is not given in a particular
W is recorded for each course in which a withdrawn course, the faculty member is expected to utilize the
student was enrolled. After the sixth week of classes final examination period for summary, evaluation or
for fall or spring terms/semesters or the equivalent other productive purposes.
dates for summer sessions, a withdrawn student Students who have three final examinations
receives grades of W only for those courses in which scheduled on one day may appeal to their academic
there were passing grades at the time of withdrawal; dean to reschedule one of those examinations on
otherwise, the grade WF is recorded. another day during the final examination period.
Official dates and deadlines for withdrawing are
specified in the Academic Calendar. Commencement Exercises
Note: Students receiving financial aid also must
Commencement exercises are held in December,
contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
May and August. Diplomas are mailed to candidates
before dropping a class or withdrawing. Students
approximately eight weeks after graduation has been
receiving financial aid may be required to go
through an exit interview with a financial aid coun-
selor before they are permitted to withdraw.
To receive a refund for a parking permit, a
student must return the permit to Parking Services,
located in the Sullivant Public Safety Center.
Pre-Final Examinations Week
So that students can adequately prepare for their
final examinations, special rules apply to the seven
calendar days preceding the final week of each fall
and spring term/semester.
Student organizations do not meet; activities
requiring student participation, such as field trips,
athletic events or performances by dance, drama or
music ensembles, are not scheduled unless approved
in advance by the appropriate dean. Themes, reports,
notebooks, research problems or exercises of similar
scope are not to be assigned during this period, but
students may submit previously assigned work.
Only examinations covering daily assignments,
makeup tests or laboratory examinations may be
given. Faculty members may not give any portion of
the final examination during this seven-day period
without advance approval from their academic dean.
On the Thursday and Friday of the week imme-
diately preceding final exams, review classes shall
be held. Furthermore, attendance at these reviews
cannot be made mandatory and there will be no
papers, projects, exams, quizzes, or like assignments
due on those days. Makeup exams will be permitted