First Year Fall Checklist


Get Ready For Fall

Students in research lab with professor

Follow this timeline to complete your enrollment and be ready for your fall semester.

Pay your Enrollment Deposit

VIDEO: Checklist Instructions




  • Pay your enrollment deposit by May 1 — $600 if you plan to live on campus, $400 if you’ll be commuting.
  • Complete your online housing/dining application by May 1.
  • Register for orientation, and save the date for your session.
  • NH residency declaration form will be emailed to students who indicated a legal residence/domicile address in the state of NH.
  • Request a deferral if you would like to postpone enrollment at UNH for a semester or a year for personal reasons such as work, travel or health issues.



  • Complete your required health forms and your UNH Student Health Benefit Plan enrollment or waiver by July 15.
  • Submit your final high school transcript by July 15. Don't skip this step; we need to receive your transcript to secure your enrollment for fall.
  • Watch for your fall tuition bill by mid-July on your MyUNH account.
  • Get credit for your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and any previously completed college-level courses.
  • Submit your NH residency statement electronically to UNH Admissions by July 15 to be eligible for in-state tuition benefit.
  • AP: Be sure the College Board sends your official grade reports to UNH Admissions.
  • IB: Ask the International Baccalaureate Organization to send your official IB exam results to UNH Admissions.
  • First-Year Credit: Ask the institution where you took college-level courses to send your sealed official grade reports to UNH Admissions.


CONGRATULATIONS: You’re a Wildcat! Have any remaining questions? Call UNH Admissions at (603) 862-1360.

  • 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.
  • Withdrawing Your Application
    Requests for withdrawals may be submitted to UNH using the this form. Should you have any questions, please contact Admissions at or 603-862-1360.
  • Enrollment Deposit Refunds
    Request received May 2 - May 31 -- $200
    Request received June 1 - August 15 -- $100
    No portion of the enrollment deposit is refundable after August 15
  • Housing Deposit Refunds
    Request received May 2 to May 31 -- $100
    Request received June 1 - July 1 -- $50
    No portion of the housing deposit is refundable after July 1
Questions? We are happy to help.
Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.