Application Requirements

Veterans and non-traditional students are considered as either a first-year student or a transfer student.

  • If you are a student who has completed high school and never enrolled at another college or university or earned less than 16 credits for college coursework then you are considered a first-year student.
  • If you are a student who has been enrolled at another college/university or received more than 16 college credits then you are considered a transfer student.

Application Requirements are the same whether you apply to the Durham or Manchester Campus.

First Year Student Application Requirements

1) UNH Transfer Form

2) Official High School Transcript and/or a General Equivalency (GED) test results

3) Official SAT or ACT Scores (Optional)

Scores must be submitted directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency. UNH does not accept scores that appear on the high school transcript, from paper score reports, etc.

UNH considers your highest section scores across all test dates that you submit. We thus encourage you to submit your scores to us each time you take the SAT and/or ACT.

UNH's CEEB code for the SAT is: 3918

UNH's CEEB code for the ACT is: 2524

4)  Letter of Recommendation (encouraged, but optional) 

UNH does not require more than one recommendation and our preference is to receive no more than two. Excess recommendations may delay the admissions review process.

5)  Music Audition (for Music majors only)

Auditions are required for students wishing to major in Music. For additional information, including an audition schedule and contact information, please visit the Music Department Website.

6)  DD214  (Veterans Only)

Veterans should submit a copy of the DD214 or 2586 form with nature of discharge to verify potential credits earned for military service. Do not submit the original, as you will need it throughout your life to prove your veteran status and establish eligibility for GI Bill and other veterans benefits from the VA, State, and local community. If still on active duty, submit the copy when you are released.

7)  Military Transcirpts (Optional but recommended for Veterans)

Veterans are encouraged to request a copy of their military transcripts to be evaluated for possible transfer credits.

Transfer Student Application Requirements

1) UNH Transfer Form

2) Official High School Transcript and/or a General Equivalency (GED) test results

3) Official College Transcript(s) 

4) Notarized Residency Statement(Required of NH residents applying for the spring semester only. Applicants for the fall semester will submit this form after paying the enrollment deposit.)

5)  DD214 (Veterans Only)

Veterans should submit a copy of the DD214 or 2586 form with nature of discharge to verify potential credits earned for military service. Do not submit the original, as you will need it throughout your life to prove your veteran status and establish eligibility for GI Bill and other veterans benefits from the VA, State, and local community. If still on active duty, submit the copy when you are released.

6)  Military Transcript(s) Optional but recommended for Veterans

Veterans are encouraged to request a copy of their military transcripts to be evaluated for possible transfer credits.

Additional Information

  • If you are a student who may need to strengthen your academic credentials you may wish to consider the pre-admission program.
  • All paper materials for any undergraduate application (including Thompson school), should be sent to:

UNH Admissions
3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824

  • Please use black ink when submitting any paper materials, and be sure to include a date of birth on all paper materials.
  • There are no interviews as part of the application process.
  • Permanent resident aliens need to submit a copy of their permanent resident card. Non-U.S. citizens should include a photocopy of the passport page with biographic information.
  • IEPs, 504 Plans, and other documentation regarding a disability should not be sent to the Admissions Office. These materials should be sent to the Disability Services for Students Office. Any materials of this nature sent to the Admissions Office will be shredded. 

All offers of admission are considered conditional.  Final transcripts are reviewed by the Admission Committee.