Orientation and Advising

UNT Orientation: Your Path to Success

UNT Admissions Office provides prospective students access to general information regarding admission standards, application processes and deadlines, tuition and fees, and new-student orientations.

All undergraduate students, including new CVAD students, are required to attend an orientation and participate in academic advisement prior to their first enrollment at UNT. To learn more about orientation, visit UNT's Orientation website. New students are strongly encouraged to attend the new-student orientation.

CVAD-specific questions: Faculty and/or professional advisors from the College of Visual Arts and Design are available at the UNT orientation sessions to answer questions and help with course selection and program choices.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should be prepared to show transcripts and catalog course descriptions from previous schools. If you have transfer credits from previous schools, we highly recommend a scheduling a prospective-student advisement appointment or contacting an CVAD advisor to email catalog course descriptions in advance of your orientation session.

Consulting Your Advisor

To determine who your advisor/counselor is, visit the Student Services directory.

Students who have completed courses beyond the art core courses (Design I and II, Drawing I and II, Art Appreciation and Art History Survey I and II) at other schools may be asked to show a portfolio before enrollment in courses in their major, as some majors require all students to participate in a formal entry review.

CVAD-specific Orientation

While the Toulouse Graduate School does not require post baccalaureate students who are second bachelor's degree candidates to attend orientation, we strongly recommend that such students participate in the CVAD orientation, which includes an opportunity to consult faculty about degree program(s) of interest.

Contact Advising

For more information regarding orientation and advising, you may call the CVAD Student Services Advising office at 940-565-2216 or email artadviseasst@unt.edu.