UNT | University of North Texas
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Printmaking graduate student Adam Rowlett was named “Best New Artist” by the Dallas Observer in 2012.

General Admissions & Pre-major Requirements

Pre-major Requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, students wishing to major in any CVAD program must meet minimum academic requirements to be classified as a pre-major. Admitted students will be classified as pre-majors and will be advised by Student Services in Art.

To be admitted to the major and be eligible to enroll in advanced art program courses, a pre-major must then meet the requirements for their chosen major.  Additionally, you must pass entry and mid-point reviews, which are specific to your chosen major.

Please see your concentration for more information on pre-major requirements.

CVAD Undergraduate Program Admissions

All applicants to CVAD at UNT must first meet the requirements for a pre-major.  In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or a verbal ACT score of 18 or higher
  • Transfer Freshmen (with less than 30 hours) must have a verbal SAT of 450 or better and a GPA of 2.5
  • Transfer applicants with more than 30 hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Applicants who do not meet the college's minimum requirements have the opportunity to submit a 1-page support document/image [FORM] that may be taken in consideration during the admission process. If you meet or exceed the minimum standards for CVAD admission, you do NOT need to submit this additional document/image.

Under exceptional circumstances applicants who do not meet the preceding requirements may be admitted into CVAD based on the strength of this optional support document.