Did you know that transfer students make up 20% of the UNH undergraduate population? If you’re considering or planning on transferring to UNH, you’re not alone. This blog post will provide all the transfer student tips you'll need to set yourself up for a successful transfer application to UNH


UNH students studying in Paul College Great Hall

UNH students studying in Paul College Great Hall

When is UNH’s transfer application deadline?

Our transfer application deadline is 4/1 for the fall semester. Don't miss out on applyingit’s easy to apply using the Transfer Common App!

Why should I transfer to UNH?

At UNH, you will find possibilities everywhere. Our 200+ degree programs have something for everyone to study. Small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship from professors mean you won't just be a number. High undergraduate research participation and classrooms that extend beyond our campus mean you'll explore new opportunities around every corner. You'll realize you belong the moment you step on campus

"When I came across UNH and actually looked into what this school offered, I saw so many possibilities for my future as a student and an adult. College is a huge investment in your own future ... and I felt that UNH had the tools and people to be the right place for me."

-Brendan '25, UNH transfer student

UNH student studying in Dimond Library

UNH student studying in Dimond Library 

How do I apply to UNH as a transfer student?

Transfer students come to UNH from a variety of starting points.  Pick your path:

  • If you are transferring to UNH from another four-year college, apply using the transfer-specific Common Application. Create your account and add UNH to your “My Colleges” list. 
  • If you are transferring to UNH from a New Hampshire Community College, apply using the NH Transfer application. 
  • If you are a Veteran or non-traditional adult student, or are applying to transfer from the Thompson School of Applied Science or UNH Manchester, apply using the UNH Transfer application

Learn more about applying as a transfer student

Is there anything else I need to apply as a transfer student?

Explore UNH’s 100+ majors and familiarize yourself with any additional academic or application requirements your desired program may have.  And don’t forget to request transcripts from all your previous institutions.  

UNH student studying outside

UNH student studying outside 

How hard is it to transfer to UNH?

Once you've decided to transfer, follow these easy steps to submit your application:

  • Step #1: Choose the right application for you. 
  • Step #2: Familiarize yourself with your deadlines.
  • Step #3: Gather additional required documents (official final high school transcripts, all official college transcripts and in-progress coursework).
  • Step #4: Request your transcripts.
  • Step #5: Tell us about your current coursework.
  • Step #6: Hit submit.
  • Step #7: Set up your MyUNH portal.

How many transfer credits does UNH accept?

UNH accepts up to 96 credits from students transferring from a four-year college and 72 credits from a community college.

UDay, a celebration of student organizations at UNH

UDay, a celebration of student organizations at UNH

How do transfer students find community at UNH?

Transfer students love UNH’s infectious school spirit, ease of getting involved, outstanding research and professional opportunities and strong community. Check out our Transfer Students Community blog post to hear firsthand from two UNH transfer students about how they found community on campus.

"I moved into transfer housing and found that was a great way to meet people going through the same changes as me. It was a great way to establish connections. Similarly, the COLA transfer seminar allowed me to become familiar with UNH and ask the questions that may have been difficult to find out on my own."

-Ella '24, UNH transfer student

Paul College undergraduate advising session

Paul College undergraduate advising session

How will transfer students be supported at UNH?

UNH has resources just for transfer students, including peer mentorship and one-on-one advising

"UNH also helps transfers immensely. Other schools I looked at couldn’t offer me any guidance on navigating a new university. However, I felt comfortable transferring here because I knew I would be supported on this new journey."

-Ella '24, UNH transfer student

Where can I watch and read stories of real UNH transfer students?

  • Watch Jane’s social media takeover and learn more about why she loves UNH’s location and community.
  • Read Ella and Brendan's blog post on finding community as transfer students. 

  • Read Avery’s blog post about why she loves the ability to learn across majors and disciplines at UNH. 

How can I learn more about transferring to UNH?

Apply today

Finding Your Community as a Transfer Student

We asked two UNH transfer students, Ella Norenberg '24  and Brendan Moody '25, about their experiences fitting in, growing as students and and finding community on our campus. See for yourself why transferring to UNH was the right choice for them. read more about transferring to UNH