Graduate Application Instructions | Department of Chemistry

Graduate Application Instructions

Departmental pre-applications for Spring 2025 are due September 1, 2024 for priority admission review, if you apply after this date your application will be reviewed if we have additional space in the program. After November 1st, admission offers will vary depending on program space available.

Departmental pre-applications for Fall 2024 are due December 1st, 2023 for priority admission review, if you apply after this date your application will be reviewed if we have additional space in the program. After April 1st, admission offers will vary depending on program space available.

Our program is designed for students to begin in Fall, although Spring admission is granted on a case by case basis; there is not a guarantee that there will be openings for Spring. We do not accept students starting in the Summer.

The application process has two steps, please ensure you have thoroughly read through the instructions below before starting Step 1, the Chemistry departments FREE pre-application. **Proceed to step 2 only if admitted by Chemistry Department.**

After gathering all materials, applicants should proceed to step 1:

  • Step 1: Complete the Department of Chemistry Pre-Application.*
    *Please note that there is no fee to complete the departmental pre-application.
  • Ensure all application materials, including letters of recommendation, are received. You may email to request an update on the status of your application.

**Incomplete applications will not be reviewed, please see below for all documents required for a complete application.**

A complete pre-application consists of:

  • Transcripts from all universities you have attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for temporary review by the Department. If you have multiple transcripts, please merge the files or scan all pages into one big PDF file in order to upload the transcripts one time.
    • Domestic students must submit official transcripts to the Toulouse Graduate School if accepted. The easiest way to get this done is to have the registrar's office at your school send official electronic transcripts to
    • International students do not need to submit official transcripts to the Toulouse Graduate School. All applications from international students can be processed with copies of transcripts. International students must submit copies of all transcripts *and* all diplomas along with an official English translation.
      More information about transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
    What is a Statement of Purpose?
  • CV/Resume
  • GRE scores. The Chemistry Department is no longer requiring the GRE for admissions. If you would like to submit test scores, you may, but it is not required.
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, with at least two from faculty in Chemistry or closely related fields. Please instruct your recommenders to upload their letters on university or company letterhead in PDF format to
  • International Student Requirement: Proof of English language proficiency. Your level of proficiency achievement on standardized tests determines level of department support. This is a University requirement, therefore the department is not able to offer any kind of exemptions. How do I show proof?


  • Step 2: Complete the UNT Toulouse Graduate School application:*
    **DO NOT submit this application until you have received an official offer letter into the Chemistry Program.
    • The $75 application fee is waived for applicants with a degree from a US institution who have completed the departmental application and who have been accepted into the program.
      • When completing the application, in order to not pay the fee, you will need to click on the "check and money order" option to submit the application.
  • If the Toulouse Graduate School requires that some items be mailed, please use the addresses below:
    • For paperwork sent via the USPS -
      • 1155 Union Circle #305459, Denton, TX 76203-5459
    • For paperwork sent via UPS/FedEx -
      • 1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354, Denton, TX 76203-5459
  • If you have any questions about the Toulouse Graduate School Application, please contact them directly at or 940-565-2383.
  • During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Toulouse Graduate School is minimizing contact by accepting copies of documents via email at You must present the official, physical copies when you arrive.

Please contact with any questions.