Transient and Summer Visiting Students

Are you enrolled at another college or university, and planning to take classes at UNT for just one semester?
Are you planning on taking a course over the summer, and returning to your home institution?

Then you must be a transient/summer visiting student!

Please take a look at the information on this page to learn more about the transient student process from admission to enrollment. 

Step 1: Application and Admission

Before you can take a course at UNT, you must apply and be admitted as a transient student. You read more about the transient/ visiting student application and admissions processes here

Step 2: Orientation

  • Once admitted, new transient and visiting students must complete an online orientation module through Canvas. 
  • There is no fee to participate in the online Transient/Visiting Student Orientation canvas course.
  • Transient/visiting students will log on to with their campus EUID (example: abc0001) and password to access the online orientation module.

Step 3: Signing Up for Classes

Course registration opens for transient students on specific dates, regardless of the date you are admitted. 
As a transient student, you are eligible to register for classes via your account on the following dates: 

  • 2024 Fall & Summer Semesters: Monday, April 29th 2024
  • Spring Semester: 1st Monday in December 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Transient students must adhere to all university dates and deadlines. For a list of important dates including: 

All of these dates can impact transcripts, GPAs, and tuition refunds so it is VERY IMPORTANT that you are aware of UNT's deadlines. 


Can UNT Advisors tell me which classes will fulfill requirements at my home college or university?
NO. It is important that you are advised by YOUR institution BEFORE you apply to take classes as a transient student at UNT. Our advisors cannot provide academic advising toward how UNT credit will be utilized by your home institution.

What if a class fills up before I can register? 
We recommend utilizing the waitlist feature in the enrollment tab of your account. Students will be added to a class in the order they signed up on the waitlist if spaces open up. 
We cannot guarantee that you will be added to a class that you are waitlisted for. 

The class I want to sign up for requires a prerequisite course. What should I do? 
You can review the course requirements and prerequisites for all UNT classes by reviewing the course description information in the UNT Catalog. If the course you would like to take had a prerequisite, you should make sure that you have taken and passed the prerequisite course. That course will need to be listed on the official transcript that you submit to UNT as part of the application process. 
We also recommend emailing a copy of your transcript showing you have met the prerequisite requirements to the academic department that offers the course. Contact information for academic departments can be found here. 

The class I want to sign up for requires a permission code and/or is restricted. What should I do? 
Please read course requirements carefully when selecting classes: 

  • Some classes are restricted to students in that major. You will need to work with the academic department that houses the class to determine if you will be permitted to register for the class. Departmental contact information can be found here. 
  • Some classes are restricted to out-of-state students only and you will be required to choose another section of the class

What do I do if I want to become a UNT student after I finish my transient student semester? 
We're so happy to welcome you as a full-time member of the Mean Green Family! To become a UNT student, you will fill out a new, four-year application to UNT and submit any official transcripts that were not submitted as part of your transient information. For more questions about applying to UNT after a transient/visiting semester, you can contact our admissions office at or click here


To learn more, check out the following helpful links:

Transient and Summer Visiting Students in the UNT Catalog

Parking @ UNT


UNT Catalog with course information

myUNT to register for classes, make payments, and more!

Academic Advising Offices