1. The Common Application
Apply Online: Submit the Online Common Application from the Common Application website.
2. Official Transcripts
Official secondary and/or university transcript(s) of any coursework taken prior to applying to UNH, with English translations, are required. For university transcripts to be considered for credit evaluation the translation options include, but are not limited to, World Education Services (WES) and the Center for Educational Documentation.
3. Official SAT or ACT scores (Optional for Transfer Students)
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 SAT test dates that you submit. We thus encourage you to submit your scores to us each time you take the SAT.
UNH's CEEB for the SAT is: 3918
UNH's CEEB code for the ACT is: 2524
4. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
Results of the TOEFL or IELTS, in addition to the SAT, are required if English is not the language you speak at home or if you are attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction.
Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Minimum TOEFL score is 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version); recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
UNH's CEEB code for the TOEFL is: 3918
5. Letter of Recommendation (Optional for Transfer Students)
Ideally, the letter should be from a student's guidance counselor or teacher. 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.
6. Audition (For specific majors in Music and Theatre only)
Auditions are required for students wishing to major in Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory. For additional information, including an audition schedule and contact information, please visit the Music Department Website.
Auditions are required for students wishing to major in Theatre: Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre. For additional information, including an audition schedule and contact information please visit the Theatre Department Website.
7. Portfolio (Art Studio Majors only)
A portfolio is required for students wishing to major in Studio Arts. For additional information, and contact information please visit the Stuido Art department website. Click here for portfolio information.
8. Interviews (Theatre: Design &Theatre, Secondary Theatre Education, Youth Drama majors only)
Interviews are required for students wishing to major in Theatre: Design &Theatre, Secondary Theatre Education, Youth Drama majors only. For additional information, including a schedule and contact information please visit the Theatre Department Website.
There are no interviews required as part of the general admissions application or to any other major.
9. Application Fee $65 (Non-refundable)
Additional Information to Note
All paper materials for any undergraduate application (including Thompson school), should be sent to:
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.
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 and are subject to the verification of satisfactory achievement when final transcripts are reviewed by the Admission Committee.