Transfer Students

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Transfer to UNH

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Thank you for considering the University of New Hampshire. You are considered a transfer student if you've graduated from high school or earned the equivalent of a high school diploma and have earned a minimum of 16 credit hours towards a degree program at another higher ed institution.

Nov. 15 for spring start; Apply by April 1 for fall start.

Important Dates & Reminders

Nov. 15 - Regular Decision (Spring):
Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision as soon as their application is complete.

April 1 - Regular Decision (Fall):
Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision as soon as their application is complete.

Mar. 1 - Financial Aid Priority:
The sooner you apply, the better! You can start the application process even before you are accepted at UNH.

 


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Academic Preparation

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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.

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Application Requirements

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Apply for UNH admission using the online Common App or the Coalition Application, whichever is most convenient. Further instructions and details about the application process are outlined on each respective site. If you are a veteran, non-traditional adult student, or applying from TSAS or UNH-Manchester, you should use the UNH Transfer Application. If you are a N.H. community college student, you should use the NH Transfer application. There are no interviews as part of the application process.

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. Please mail your payment to the UNH Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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

    Each student must have their official high school diploma or general equivalency diploma sent to the following:

    UNH Undergraduate Admissions Office
    Smith Hall
    3 Garrison Ave 
    Durham, NH 03824

    Each student must have their official college transcript sent to the following:

    UNH Undergraduate Admissions Office
    Smith Hall
    3 Garrison Ave 
    Durham, NH 03824

    If your previous college is no longer operating, please get more information from the N.H. Department of Education.

    NH residency declaration form will be emailed to students who indicated a legal residence/domicile address in the state of NH

    Audition

    For specific music and theatre programs only

    Students planning to study music education, music history, music performance, or 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, or musical theatre are required to audition as part of the application process. Please visit the Theatre Department for more details and information.


    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.

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    For qualified students only

    UNH recognizes the College Board's Advanced Placement Examination (AP) program as a means of evaluating a student's eligibility for advanced placement and credit. Students who have participated in the AP program and who have been admitted to the University should have official AP grade reports sent directly to the UNH Admissions Office (CEEB # 3918) from the College Board (telephone: 609 771-7300). After receiving the College Board AP grade report, the Admissions Office notifies the student, the student's college dean/adviser, and the Registrar's Office of any credit award and advanced placement. Please review UNH’s AP policies related to scores and transferring credits.

    DD214 (Veterans Only)

    Veterans should submit a copy of the DD214 or 2586 form with nature of discharge to verify potential credits earned for military service. Do not submit the original, as you will need it throughout your life to prove your veteran status and establish eligibility for GI Bill and other veterans benefits from the VA, State, and local community. If still on active duty, submit the copy when you are released.

    Military Transcripts (Optional but recommended for Veterans)

    Veterans are encouraged to request a copy of their military transcripts to be evaluated for possible transfer credits.

    Many Thompson School students transfer into a four-year program after they have completed their associate degree. Students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at UNH must complete a simple UNH transfer form (they do not have to re-do the Common Application) and will be considered on their academic work. Special attention is paid to a student's cumulative GPA in courses numbered 400 or higher. There is no application fee to apply as a two to four-year transfer.

    UNH Transfer Application

    Application Requirements

    All credits from the Thompson School will transfer (with the exception of TSAS Math Courses) to a UNH baccalaureate program, but may not necessarily fulfill the student’s new degree requirements or General Education/Discovery requirements (except for COM 209 which will fulfill the ENGL 401 requirement). Completion of a baccalaureate degree after graduating with an associate degree may take longer than 2 years. In general, the majority of students who set out to earn a baccalaureate degree take longer than 4 years to complete degree requirements.

    Students may also seek to transfer to a four-year program before completing their associate degree; however, if a student was not admissible to a four-year program at UNH directly out of high school they will need two semesters of successful college-level work before the UNH Admissions Office will consider their transfer form. The Thompson School also offers a Transfer Meeting every semester for students interested in learning more about transfer opportunities at UNH. Please reach out to either Donna Evans or Tara Hildt at transfer.info@unh.edu to set up an appointment.

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

    Application Documents 

    • Please use black ink and the student’s date of birth on all documents.
    • There are no interviews as part of the application process.

    Citizenship 

    • 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.

    Disabiltiy Services 

    • IEPs, 504 Plans, and other documentation regarding a disability should not be sent to the Admissions Office. These materials should be sent to the Disability Services for Students Office. Any materials of this nature sent to the Admissions Office will be shredded. 

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    Application Deadlines

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    Regular Decision (Spring) - November 15
    Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision in December.

    Regular Decision (Fall) - April 1
    Applicants who apply under this option will receive an admission decision as soon as their application is complete.

    Financial Aid - March 1
    The sooner you apply, the better! You can start the application process even before you are admitted to 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.

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    Scholarships & Transfer Credits

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    Scholarships

    Accepted transfer students from both associate degree programs and from four year colleges are eligible for scholarships based on listed criteria. Applications must be submitted by the semester deadlines to be eligible for these scholarships. They are not available to students who have already received a bachelor's degree.

    Scholarships for transfer students

    Credit Transfer

    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.

    Access the Transfer Credit Database

    Upon admission to UNH, an official credit evaluation will be completed and posted to your online 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. Learn more about AP credit transfer above in the section on special program requirements under Academic Requirements.

    NH Community Colleges Transfers

    It's easy to apply and transfer to UNH from a N.H. community college. No common application or fee is required. Learn about your 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.

    We accept up to 72 credits for associate level coursework. Please visit our general transfer credit policy website for more information on how to check your transferred credits after you are admitted.

    If you are enrolled in an associate degree program at a N.H. Community College or at Granite State College, you can apply using the N.H. Transfer Application

    The N.H. 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 N.H. 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.

    We accept up to 72 credits for associate level coursework. You can use the UNH Transfer Credit Database to learn about how courses transfer from any of the N.H. community colleges or Granite State College.  Our general transfer credit policy website provides more information on how to check your transferred credits after you are admitted.

    Transfer Pathways and Articulation Agreements

    UNH has worked with the Community College System of New Hampshire to pre-approve course transfer and provide a specific pathway towards many UNH degrees. Pathways provide guidance about which courses to take while enrolled as a community college student, and how these courses will apply towards your bachelor’s degree at UNH.

    In addition to our transfer application process we offer articulation agreements between UNH and 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.  See below for more information on the articulation agreements between UNH and New Hampshire community colleges. The transfer pathway sheets above are based on these agreements.

    Agreements for Great Bay Community College, Lake Region Community College, Manchester Community College, Nashua Community College, NHTI - Concord's Community College, River Valley Community College, White Mountain Community College

    Agreements for Great Bay Community College Only

    Agreements for NHTI - Concord's Community College Only

    Agreements for River Valley Community College

    • River Valley College and University of New Hampshire Medical Laboratory Science articulation agreement

    Get more information on transfer courses credit evaluations from other CCSNH schools and other college divisions at UNH.

    UNH Manchester

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

    Closed and Restricted Majors

    The following majors are closed to transfer applicants:

    • Nursing

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Health and Human Services Undeclared

    The following majors at UNH are restricted due to space limitations and/or required course work. Please review to see recommendations by major 

    College of Health and Human Services

    • Athletic Training 
      This program is in transition. Please contact Dan Sedory for more information. 
    • Communication Science and Disorders
      3.0 cumulative GPA or better
    • Exercise Science
      3.0 GPA or better in Math and Sciences courses
      If transferring after one year, it is recommended to complete Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 with grade of B- or better
      Include statement of interest in the field with your application
      Space limitations
    • Health Management & Policy
      3.0 cumulative GPA or better
      Include statement of interest in the field with your application
    • Health & Physical Education
      Include statement of interest in the field with your application
       

    • Sport Studies
      Introductory to Psychology or equivalent course
      Include statement of interest in the field with your application

    College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

    • Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science
      3.0 cumulative GPA or better
      C or better in two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology or one semester of General Chemistry

    College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

    • All Majors
      Successful transfer applicants to CEPS typically earned a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA at their prior institution, and have successfully completed Calculus 1 with a strong grade.

    Additional Prerequisite for the following CEPS majors

    • Information Technology and Computer Science majors
      Earned a C or better in one semester of commputer programming (Java, C++, or Python)
    • All Engineering Majors
      C or better in Calculus based Physics 1 is preferred.
      If students do not have Calculus based Physics 1, a C or better in Chemistry 1 will be accepted.
      (Note: Calculus 2 is required for Mechanical Engineering)
    • Chemistry
      C or better in Chemistry 1 or Calculus based Physics 1
    • Physics
      C or better in Calculus based Physics 1 or Chemistry 1

    Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

    • All Majors

      3.0 cumulative GPA or better
      Successful completion of Micro or Macro Economics
      Successful completion of Finite Math or Calculus (College Level Pre-Calculus can be used to gain admissions, however students will still need to complete UNH's business quantitative reasoning course as a requirement for the major curriculum)
      Statistics may be considered, if there is evidence of strong college preparation math background in high school

    College of Liberal Arts

    • Anthropology 
      C or better in introductory Anthropology course 
    • Sociology 
      C or better introductory Sociology course