First Year Fall Checklist


Get Ready For Fall

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


  • Activate your MyUNH account using the student identification number on your acceptance letter.
  • MyUNH is where you’ll apply for housing, choose a meal plan, check your financial aid, make payments, register for classes and more.
  • Access your Parent Portal.




  • 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.
  • Provide your notarized residency form by the end of May if you’re a New Hampshire resident.
  • 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.
  • Requests for deferrals should include a short description of your intended plans during the deferral period and must be made in writing to or UNH Admissions, 3 Garrison Ave, Durham, NH 03824. Please include your name and student identification number.
  • 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.
  • Enrollment Deposit Refunds
    Request received May 2 - May 31 -- $175
    Request received June 1 - August 15 -- $90
    No portion of the enrollment deposit is refundable after August 30
  • 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




  • 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.
  • 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.

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