Eligibility and Application


Prospective applicants must be:

  1. A Texas resident.  (TAMS/UNT requires that an applicant be a Texas resident based on the parent or court-appointed legal guardian. Non-US citizens must provide copies of their Permanent Resident cards, and applicants who have applied for permanent residency may furnish copies of the i-797 Notice of Action reflecting application for the parent and student. Some parents and students with select visa types may also be eligible for Texas residency.)
  2. A high-school freshman (9th grade) or sophomore (10th grade).  Although sophomore applicants will receive priority consideration, TAMS will consider talented 9th graders.
  3. Enrolled in at least Algebra II during the sophomore year.  (TAMS requires applicants to have completed Algebra I and Geometry.)

Review the Sample Application Profile before you begin your online TAMS Application Profile (only online profiles will be accepted, the Sample Preliminary Profile cannot be submitted). The TAMS Application Profile refers to the 45-item online document.

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit your residency questionnaire.  (Be sure to include any required documents.)
  2. Complete the TAMS Application Profile.  Applicants should highlight any and all achievements and/or activities that demonstrate the applicant’s well-roundedness as a student but also as a citizen of the world.
  3. SAT and ACT Scores
    • Applicants using SAT scores—math and verbal sections only—must request that College Board send an official score report to the University of North Texas.  Use 6481 as the school code.
    • Applicants using ACT scores—composite and sub-section—must request that ACT send an official score report to the University of North Texas.  Use 4136 as the school code.
    • TAMS will consider SAT and/or ACT scores from 9th or 10th grades. TAMS does not require the essay or writing portion of either the SAT or ACT.
  4. Submit all supporting documents, including report cards for 7th and 8th grades, an unofficial transcript for 9th grade, and a report card showing at least one grading period in 10th grade (unless an applicant is in the 9th grade).  Applicants should also submit materials that reflect non-academic pursuits and/or achievements so that TAMS officials can analyze an applicant’s well-roundedness.
  5. Submit your Teacher Evaluation Request Form. TAMS will contact the teachers you provide on your behalf, including math, science, and English teachers, as well as your counselor or principal (4 total).

Music Track applicants must:

  • Complete the TAMS Application Profile checklist described above.
  • Apply to the UNT College of Music through the Acceptd arts network platform, including an audition.
  • Submit all requirements by January 9, 2021.

Only complete files are reviewed for interview consideration. Your Status Page will indicate whether your file is complete.  A complete file contains:

  1. Residency Questionnaire
  2. TAMS Application Profile
  3. Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  4. Grades reports and transcripts
  5. Materials of a non-academic nature that demonstrate the applicant’s well-roundedness.
  6. Teacher and Counselor or Principal evaluations.


In determining which applicants receive invitations for interviews, TAMS analyzes all aspects of an applicant’s file. Grades and test scores obviously are important, but TAMS also wants applicants to be well-rounded, including but not limited to volunteering activities, playing an instrument, artistic talent, or non-school related activities. TAMS conducts several “Interview Day” opportunities starting in late November, and TAMS encourages applicants to notice the “priority” application dates.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and are based on a holistic review process*. You should plan ahead and apply early. The TAMS Application Profile will close on March 19, 2021. Please refer to our official calendar for other important notes and deadlines.

NOTE: All music students must submit an application with the College of Music by January 4, 2021 to be considered for UNT’s College of Music cycle.