First-Year Students



Admitted: First-Year Students

Congrats and welcome to the Wildcat family! So much is in store for you at New Hampshire’s flagship research university. Now that you’ve been accepted to UNH, let this page guide you through some of the big decisions and opportunities ahead.


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Here's What's Next 

Spring Admits for January Start:

fall Admits:

Starting Fall 2023, new full-time undergraduate first-year and transfer students will be required to live on campus in university housing per UNH's 2-year Live-On Requirement to foster a sense of belonging to the university community where students will be supported academically, personally and socially. 

Students who wish to request an exemption from UNH's Live-On Requirement, will need to submit an exemption request to UNH's Housing and Residential Life Office. More information about the Live-On Requirement and exemptions can be found on the website here.

By confirming your enrollment, you have read and agree to abide by the Live-On Requirement established for new undergraduate students starting Fall 2023.

The Office of New Student Programs will be reaching out with more information information about Orientation. To learn about next step after you submit your enrollment, please visit our New Student Programs website

Requests for deferrals may be submitted to UNH using this form. Should you have any questions, please contact Admissions at or (603) 862-1360.

  • With few exceptions, UNH will not approve deferral requests for students to complete college coursework elsewhere or for a post-graduate year.
  • If you know you will be deferring your admission, you do not need to send in an enrollment deposit now; however, if there is a chance your plans may change, an enrollment deposit must be received by May 1 to guarantee fall semester entry.
  • If a deferral is approved, a form to reinstate admission for the future semester will be sent with the approval letter. Please follow the instructions provided on that form.
  • Students who defer for a year must remember to complete the FAFSA by March 1 of the year they will be enrolling to be considered for need-based financial aid.
  • Students who defer for only one semester will have their financial aid package modified accordingly.

Withdraw/Refund Information

Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing via email to

  • Refunds requested on or before May 1: $600
  • Refunds requested on May 2 - May 31: $300
  • Refunds requested between June 1 – July 1: $50
  • No portion of the deposit will be refundable after July 1
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