TAMS is a two-year (grades 11-12), residential, early college entry program for high-ability students seeking careers in mathematics, science, engineering, or related disciplines. Founded in 1987, TAMS admits 200 students per year who enroll in regular university classes taught by faculty at the University of North Texas in Denton. Students pay no tuition, fees, or book costs.

TAMS students graduate in two years with an advanced high school diploma and 57 or more transferable college credits - which may be enough to start their college junior year at UNT or other universities nationwide, two years ahead of their age-mates.

TAMS applicants must be Texas residents enrolled in the tenth grade or equivalent. Non-resident applicants and parents must have Permanent Resident Cards, or must furnish evidence of having received the I-797 Notice of Action approving permanent residency.

Some students with select visa types are eligible to domicile in Texas and are also eligible for TAMS admissions consideration provided English proficiency is demonstrated (list of Visa types & eligibility). Visa holders may inquire about proficiency exams at tamsadmissions@unt.edu.

Geometry, Algebra I & II must be completed by the end of the sophomore year, and students must submit at least one official Algebra II grade report at application.

A competitive sophomore SAT is required. Register for the SAT (not an SAT Subject Test).

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines are found on the College Board site.

Final acceptable SAT test dates are November 8, 2014 (Early Decision) and January 24, 2015 (Regular Decision). Any SAT taken after these dates will not meet our application deadlines.

The highest score will count for candidates taking multiple SATs. Send scores directly to UNT using code 6481.


Contact Admissions: tamsadmissions@unt.edu

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