How to Apply: Transfer

Take the next step towards your future.

Thank you for considering the University of New Hampshire. You are considered 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. 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

CREDIT TRANSFER

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

NH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFERS


 

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Some majors are restricted due to space limitations and prerequisites. To be considered for a restricted major, your application must be submitted and complete by the October 15, deadline.
 
If you are interested in transferring to our city campus in Manchester, New Hampshire, click here for more information about the application process, requirements and deadlines.
The following majors are closed for Spring 2018: Health Management and Policy; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Undeclared Health and Human Services

 

Academic Preparation

what kind of students are we looking for?

 


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

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • High school and college course selection as it relates to your intended major.

 

Application Requirements

here's everything we need from you

 


 

All physical application materials (non-online) for undergraduate admissions should be mailed to:
UNH Undergraduate Admissions
3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Please use black ink and the student’s date of birth on all documents. Permanent resident aliens need to submit a copy of their permanent resident card. Non-U.S. citizens should include a photocopy of the passport page with biographic information.

1.

Completed Application

Apply for UNH admission using the online Common App or the Coalition Application, whichever is most convenient. If you are a Veteran, non-Traditional Adult Student, or applying from TSAS or UNH-Manchester, you should use the UNH Transfer Application.  Further instructions and details about the application process are outlined on each respective site.

2.

High School Transcript or GED

Each student must have their official high school diploma or general equivalency diploma sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

3.

Official College Transcript

Each student must have their official college transcript sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. If your previous college is no longer operating, please click here for more information.

4.

Notarized Residency Statement

A notarized residency statement is required of NH residents applying for the spring semester only. Applicants for the fall semester will submit this form after paying the enrollment deposit.

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5.

Application Fee

$50 for New Hampshire residents

$65 for non-residents

Pay online at the time you submit your Common or Coalition application.  Or you can mail a check, made payable to the University of New Hampshire. Please reference the student’s name and date of birth in the memo and mail your payment to the UNH Undergraduate Admissions Office. .

Fee waivers can be requested through the common or coalition application.

6.

Audition

For specific Music and Theatre programs only

Students planning to study Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory are required to audition as part of the application process. Please visit the Music Department for more details and information.

Students planning to study Theatre: Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre are required to audition as part of the application process. Please visit the Theatre Department for more details and information.

7.

Portfolio

For Art Studio majors only

Students planning to major in Studio Arts are required to submit a portfolio as part of the application process. Please visit the Studio Arts Department for more details and information.


 

Please note: There are no interviews as part of the application process. IEPs, 504 Plans, and other documentation regarding a disability should not be sent the Admissions Office. These materials should be sent to the Student Accessibility Services Office. For information on the significant ways in which a students' high school experience differs from the college experience for students with various types of temporary and permanent physical or learning disabilities, click here. Permanent resident aliens need to submit a copy of their permanent resident card. Non-U.S. citizens should include a photocopy of the passport page with biographic information.

 

Application Deadlines

When do we need application documents?

 


Regular Decision (Fall) - April 1

Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision as soon as their application is complete.

 

Regular Decision (Spring) - October 15

Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision in December.

 

Financial Aid - March 1

The sooner you apply, the better! You can start the application process even before you are accepted at UNH. Begin by filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. After receiving your FAFSA results, the Financial Aid Office will send an email letting you know your aid package is ready, and telling you how to review your aid. Log in to WebCat to check the status of your application and review your aid award. For more details and information visit the Financial Aid website.

 

Transfer Scholarships

 


 

Accepted transfer students are eligible for the following scholarships based on listed criteria. Applications must be submitted by the semester deadlines of April 1 (fall) or October 15 (spring) to be eligible for these scholarships. They are not available to students who have already received a bachelor's degree.

 

Transfers from Associate Degree Programs

Associate Degree Transfer Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an associate degree program & have 24 transferable college credits*
  • Have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Scholarship award amount:  $3,000 per year
  • Renewable for up to 6 semesters
  • Requires full-time enrollment at UNH

Associate Degree Transfer Achievement Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an associate degree program & have 24 transferable college credits*
  • Requires completion of associate degree
  • Have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Scholarship award amount: $5000 per year
  • Renewable for up to 6 semesters
  • Requires full-time enrollment at UNH

 

Transfers from 4-year Colleges

Transfer Distinction Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program & have 24 transferable college credits*
  • Have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Scholarship award amount: $3,000 per year
  • Renewable for up to 6 semesters
  • Requires full-time enrollment at UNH

Transfer Excellence Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program & have 24 transferable college credits*
  • Have a 3.8 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Scholarship award amount: $5,000 per year
  • Renewable for up to 6 semesters
  • Requires full-time enrollment at UNH

*A minimum 24 transferable credits must be earned while enrolled as a degree candidate at current college

 

Credit Transfer

 


 

Click here for the Transfer Credit Database
For course credit to transfer from another school, the following criteria must be met:

  • The course was taken at an institution fully accredited by a regional association of schools and colleges.
  • The grade earned in the class was at least a "C" or its equivalent.
  • The course was not remedial or vocational in nature or taken as part of a certificate program.
  • Mathematics coursework must be completed at the pre-calculus level, or higher, to transfer. No credit is awarded for mathematics courses which duplicate high school level algebra or below. Credit is accepted for finite mathematics and statistics courses.
  • To receive credit for elementary level foreign language coursework, a student cannot have completed two or more years of study in that same language in high school.

Upon admission to UNH, an official credit evaluation will be completed and posted to your on-line MyUNH account. You will be able to view the total credits transferred and any Discovery Requirements that have been fulfilled. Please note that it is up to each UNH academic department to determine which courses from other institutions will be accepted towards fulfilling major requirements. Please follow this link for more information on AP credit transfer.

 

 

Articulation Agreements

 


 

In addition to our transfer application process we offer articulation agreements between NH Community Colleges.

The intention of articulation agreements is to set forth the points of mutual understanding that are necessary to form, maintain and communicate transfer information between colleges and the University of New Hampshire.  Click the following links for information on the articulation agreements between UNH and New Hampshire Community Colleges.

Great Bay Community College

NHTI - Concord's Community College

River Valley Community College

For more information on transfer courses credit evaluations from other CCSNH schools and other college divisions at UNH visit http://nhtransfer.org/.

UNH Manchester

The Manchester campus also offers these pathways to completing UNH degree.

 

NH Community Colleges Transfer Info

 


 

It's easy to apply and transfer to UNH from a NH Community College. No common application or fee is required. Read on for more information on the application options and the transfer credit process.  We are here to support you, so call us at 603-862-1360 or email transfer.info@unh.edu if you have questions.

 


 

NH Transfers Program

If you are enrolled in an associate degree program at a NH Community College or at Granite State College, you can apply using the NH Transfer Form available at the NH Transfer website or from a transfer advisor at your community college or Granite State College.

 


 

NH Dual Admissions Program

 

The NH Dual Admission Program is an exciting option for students who plan to complete their associate degree before transitioning to a bachelor's degree program.  You apply to a NH Community College and can be dually admitted to UNH. Upon completion of your associate degree with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, you are guaranteed transfer admission to a liberal arts degree at UNH. Other UNH college divisions are not guaranteed under the Dual Admissions Program. Please visit the New Hampshire Dual Program website to learn more about the opportunities offered at the community colleges.

 


 

Transfer Scholarships

UNH offers transfer scholarships for high achieving students enrolled in an associate or a bachelor degree program.

 


 

NH Community College Credit Evaluations

We accept up to 72 credits for associate level coursework. You can use the NH Transfer Credit Database to learn about how courses transfer from any of the NH Community Colleges or Granite State College.  Please visit our general transfer credit policy website for more information on how to check your transferred credits after you are admitted.

 


 

UNH Discovery Requirements

In addition to meeting major requirements for a bachelor's degree, all UNH students must fulfill core Discovery requirements to earn a bachelor's degree. Please click one of the following New Hampshire community colleges to see which courses are accepted as UNH Discovery requirements:

Great Bay Community College

Manchester Community College

Lakes Region Community College 

Nashua Community College

NHTI-Concord's Community College

River Valley Community College 

White Mountains Community College

Restricted Majors:
Some majors are restricted due to space limitations. To be considered for a restricted major, your application must be submitted and complete by the October 15, deadline.
Athletic Training, Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science, Communication Science and Disorders, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (all majors), Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Sciences, Nutrition, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (all majors), Recreation Management and Policy: Program and Event Management, Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation