Pre-Admission Program

The Pre-Admission Program allows non-traditional students, who may need to strengthen their academic credentials, the opportunity to begin studies through Continuing Education at UNH and to use coursework completed while in the Pre-Admission Program as a credential for admission to a UNH bachelor’s degree program.

How do I participate?

Submit the UNH Transfer Form to the Admissions Office. We accept applications for Pre-Admission for the fall semester through the end of July; for spring semester, through the middle of December. For your major choice, indicate "Pre-Admission Program".

Send in your supporting academic records: high school transcript, GED, college transcripts. If you are a military veteran, send a copy of your Military Form DD-214 with the nature of discharge as well as evaluations of any Military Schooling you may have completed while in the Armed Forces.

The Admissions Committee will review your application and notify you of your acceptance to the Pre-Admission Program. If approved, students register for classes through Continuing Education and work with the University Advising Center (UAC) to select appropriate coursework. The UACC will send you a follow up letter with information about when you should schedule an advising appointment.

Can I use Financial Aid?

Provided you have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form, you are eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans, but will not receive other forms of federal or institutional aid (

Can I use my military educational benefits?

Yes, provided you have completed the necessary governmental paperwork:

How many courses do I need to take in the program?

Students generally complete four to six courses over two semesters, to include ENGL 401-First Year Writing; a quantitative reasoning course, and a science general education course. You may also complete introductory courses within the major you intend to pursue.

How do I move on to a bachelor’s degree program?

In the semester prior to your intended transfer to a four year program, submit the UNH Transfer Form to the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline: April 1 for fall semester; October 15 for spring. There is no application fee. 

Your application to transfer from the Pre-Admission Program to a bachelor’s degree program will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and a decision will be based on your overall performance in UNH coursework, as well as space availability in your intended major.