Transfer Students

Thank you for considering the University of New Hampshire. You are a transfer student if you have matriculated (enrolled in a degree program) at another college or accumulated more than 16 semester hours of college credit at any institution.  The following short videos have information on getting started, how to apply, credit transfer and more!

In reviewing your application, we will consider your entire academic history, as well as your personal experiences. The following criteria are considered most closely:

  • Trend in achievement, with your most recent academic record given the most weight. Although there is no specific GPA requirement, most admitted students have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.8 or above.  Some majors may have additional criteria.  Specifically those in the College of Engineering and Physical Science, have a minimum gpa requirement of 3.0 and you must have Calculus I and a semester of General Chemistry or calculus based-Physics, with B achievement.
  • High school and college course selection as it relates to your intended major.
  • You must be in good standing at, and eligible to return to, the last institution of higher education you attended. If you have been suspended at another institution you are not able to apply to UNH during the period of your suspension. If you have been expelled from an institution, you must wait two years before being considered for admission to UNH; this applies to UNHM, our Manchester NH campus, as well.

While the University does not guarantee on-campus housing for transfer students, you may contact the Housing Office at (603) 862-2120 for information on the availability of on-campus housing and to place your name on the housing wait-list. We also have available lists for off-campus housing, including a roommate listing.

Transfer students may apply for need-based financial aid; however, no merit-based scholarships are available.

If you are currently in a University of New Hampshire associates degree program please follow the transfer student application requirements for:

Thompson School two to four year transfer applicants

UNH Manchester two to four year transfer applicants

Transfer Student News

Closed Majors for Fall 2015.

Health Management and Policy; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation, Undeclared Health and Human Services

Restricted Majors for Fall 2015

Some majors are restricted due to space limitations.  To be considered for a restricted major, your application must be submitted and complete prior to the April 1, 2015 deadline.

Restricted Majors:

Athletic Training

Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science

Business Administration

Communication Science and Disorders


Hospitality Management

Kinesiology: Exercise Science

Kinesiology: Sport Studies


Undeclared Paul College 

New for Fall 2014! 

The New Hampshire Community College Transfer Scholarship

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to announce a new merit scholarship to recognize the outstanding achievement of students graduating from the NH Community College System schools.  Students with a 3.5gpa, who are completing their Associate Degree at any of the NH Community Colleges, will be eligible for this merit award.  The amount of the scholarship is $5000 per year for two years. There is no separate application process; students will be notified of the merit scholarship award in their admission decision letter.