Application Process (The TAMS Class of 2023 application is closed. The Class of 2024 (entering Fall 2022) will open in July)
- Complete and submit your residency questionnaire (RQ). Complete this document first as Application Profiles will not be reviewed until this has been received and approved by UNT Admissions. (Be sure to include any required documents). Upload the residency questionnaire and any required documents. DO NOT SUBMIT your TAMS Application Profile until you have submitted the RQ.
- 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. Please do not continue with the steps below until you have completed and submitted your TAMS Application Profile.
- 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.
- 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 current year of school of 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
- Applicants can also submit supplemental materials that reflect non-academic pursuits and/or achievements so that TAMS officials can analyze an applicant’s well-roundedness even further. These supplemental materials should be sent in .PDF format to email@example.com. Examples of this can be kudos, achievements in competitions, awards earned, etc.
- Submit your Teacher Evaluation Request Form. All applicants that submit a teacher evaluation after December MUST use a current teacher for English, Math, and Science. TAMS will contact the teachers you provide on your behalf. The teacher evaluations needed include the following:
- English Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Science Teacher (must be biology, chemistry, or physics teacher)
- Art/Music/Yearbook/Journalism Teacher - Visual Arts & Design, Media Arts, or Music applicants must choose one of the teachers listed. All others applicants may choose any teacher as the fourth.
- Counselor or principal to verify enrollment and good standing
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 8, 2022.
Your Status Page will indicate whether your file is complete. A complete file contains:
- Residency Questionnaire
- TAMS Application Profile
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Grades reports and transcripts
- Materials of a non-academic nature that demonstrate the applicant’s well-roundedness.
- Teacher and Counselor or Principal evaluations.
Only complete files are reviewed by TAMS Admissions to determine whether or not an applicant qualifies to take a proctored Algebra exam covering Algebra I and II. If an applicant is invited to take tis exam, the scores on the exam will then be added to the applicant’s file, after which the Admissions team will determine if an applicant is invited for an interview.
Practice Algebra I and II skills prior to receiving sample tests: Math Practice Exam
All parts of an applicant’s file are important in TAMS’s decision to invite a candidate for an interview. Grades and test scores are important, but TAMS also wants applicants who are well-rounded and who have participated in a variety of activities, including but not limited to volunteering, playing an instrument, artistic talent, or non-school related activities. TAMS conducts several “Interview” opportunities starting in November, and TAMS encourages applicants to notice the “priority” application dates.
Interview Days (Please consult the TAMS calendar)
All dates are being considered at this time. Please check back for updates.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and are based on a holistic review process*. You should plan ahead and apply early.
NOTE: All music students must submit an application with the College of Music by January 8, 2022 to be considered for UNT’s College of Music cycle.
*Selection considers traditional academic measures along with a broad range of experiences and attributes.