Eligibility

  1. Must be a Texas resident. *

  2. Must be a high school sophomore. In rare cases, competitive ninth-graders may be considered, but sophomores retain priority.

  3. Submit sophomore SAT math and verbal scores.

    If taking multiple SATs, the highest M+V score from a single administration will count. Designate SAT code 6481 for UNT receipt. Only official College Board scores will be considered.

    Observe the College Board registration and test dates. Any SAT taken after November 4, 2017 (early decision) or December 2, 2017 (regular decision) will not meet our deadlines.

    Deadlines are strict. Have contingency plans in case illness, inclement weather, or other obstructions prevent SAT testing on the final deadline. Candidates will not be considered without SAT scores, and missed deadlines cannot be remedied.

  4. Evaluations from 9th or 10th grade math, science, and English teachers, and from a counselor or principal are required on provided forms. As a courtesy, request evaluations two weeks in advance, and convey your appreciation.

  5. Transcripts (report cards / grade reports / course records) are required for grades 7 through 10. Tenth grade transcripts will necessarily be incomplete.

  6. Arrange to complete Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II by the end of the sophomore year. At least one official Algebra II grade report must be submitted with the application.

Interviews

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Admission favors applicants whose grades, scores, and evaluations suggest students are thriving in rigorous sophomore or higher level math and science classes and extracurricular activities. The availability of school options is taken into consideration.

Although no predetermined score has been established to qualify for an interview, the likelihood of being invited increases or decreases as follows:

Save a copy of your completed application and documents.  Institutional copies are not saved indefinitely.

* For non-US citizens, TAMS requires green cards and Texas residency status. Residency is based upon the parent or court appointed legal guardian.  Non-US citizens must provide copies of their Permanent Resident (green) cards.  Applicants who have applied for Permanent Residency may furnish copies of the i-797 Notice of Action reflecting application for the parent and TAMS applicant.  Some parents and applicants with select visa types may also be eligible for Texas Residency.