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Apply for the Music Track

Step 1: Apply to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS)

Complete the Online Application by December 8, 2018 (available July 31, 2018).  Students interested in applying for the Music Track must apply by the Early Decision Deadline to warrant consideration.

Step 2: Apply to the College of Music

Complete the College of Music application through Acceptd:

  • The TAMS Music Application Code needed to submit the College of Music Application will be provided AFTER you have submitted the TAMS Application 
  • Select 'Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science' as your Level in the Start an Application box beneath the UNT logo
  • Select 'TAMS Music Track' as your Area and Program
  • After you begin the application, you will indicate your instrument/voice to which you are applying.
  • You will be required to submit an audition video through Acceptd for consideration. Audition repertoire information can be found below*
  • Submit the name and email address of your two references. These references should be able to speak to your musical abilities and talents (private instructor, high school director, professional musician, etc.). 

*For classical audition requirements, refer to http://www.music.unt.edu/admissions/undergraduate-repertoire. For jazz audition requirements, refer to http://jazz.unt.edu/admission-auditions.

Step 3: Submit TAMS Application Materials:

  • Submit SAT (math + verbal) OR ACT sophomore scores.* Have official College Board scores submitted via UNT college codes:
    • 6481 for SAT score reporting
    • 4136 for ACT score reporting
  • To meet our application deadlines:
    • Take the SAT on or before November 3, 2018; or
    • Take the ACT on or before October 27, 2018

*TAMS does not require the essay or writing portion of either the SAT or ACT.

  • Submit evaluations from your math, science, and English teachers, as well as your counselor or principal (4 recommendations total).
  • Submit your residency questionnaire.
  • Submit official transcripts for grades 7 through 10, with sophomore reports indicating at least one grading period. Classes in progress should have at least one grade reported.

*Pre-sophomore scores acceptable only if > 85th percentile on College Board score distribution tables.

Applications are not complete until all of the above are received.

Interviews

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. On Interview Day, applicants take algebra tests and engage in conversational interviews to add depth and insight to applicant profiles. While no minimum requirements guarantee an interview, the likelihood of being invited is summarized below.

Probability of an Interview
  Poor       Excellent
SAT-Math 500 550 600 650 700
SAT-Verbal 400 500 550 600 650
ACT 18 23 25 27 30
Grades 80 85 90 95 100
Rank (top %) 25% 20% 15% 10% 5%
Teacher Rating Poor Fair Good Strong Outstanding