What does it mean to be an admitted student? What are the next steps after getting accepted to college?

Congrats on being accepted to UNH! Now that you're a UNH admitted student, you may have some questions and we have answers. Read on to learn everything you need to know about enrolling and taking the first exciting steps on your UNH journey.


Become the Roar Tradition during June orientation 

Become the Roar Tradition during June orientation 

How do I submit my enrollment deposit?

If you're an admitted first-year student, you can submit your $600 enrollment deposit right in your UNH application portal. The deadline to submit the enrollment deposit is May 1, 2024, so be sure to submit as soon as you're able! Enrollment deposits are not refundable after the deposit deadline.

UNH students playing corn hole

UDay, a celebration of UNH student organizations 

I submitted my enrollment deposit. Now what?

Congratulations on officially becoming part of the Wildcat family by confirming your enrollment! Now that it’s official, there are several important steps to take before you start at UNH in the fall. Take a look at our new student checklist for a step-by-step guide on everything you need to get ready for your first semester. You’ll find details on how to activate your UNH account, sign up for alerts, choose a meal plan, pay tuition and so much more.

How do I register for Admitted Student Visit Day?

Each college at UNH holds its own Admitted Student Visit Day, along with other smaller admitted student events. At Admitted Student Visit Day, you'll spend the day on campus learning more about your major, meeting faculty and future classmates and exploring our beautiful campus. Please note that these events fill quickly, so don't wait to sign up! Visit the Admitted Student Visit Day web page for event details and registration.

Playing games by the outdoor pool at June orientation

Playing games by the outdoor pool at June orientation

What will orientation be like?

As an admitted first-year student, you'll choose among five two-day orientation sessions in June. Spending a night on campus is not a requirement for orientation, however most admitted students do opt for a night in the residence halls, allowing for more social opportunities with other students and a sneak peek into what it's like to live on campus.

Watch your email and portal for orientation registration info coming in early March. In the meantime, visit the orientation web page for additional details and event information.

Relaxing in a residence hall room

Relaxing in a residence hall room

How do I apply for housing as an admitted student?

Here's your timeline for applying for housing at UNH:

  • Housing application opens: March 18
  • Housing accommodations priority deadline: June 7 (Contact Student Accessibility Services  to apply for housing accommodations.) 
  • Housing application deadline: May 31 (paid/waived enrollment deposit required to apply). After this deadline, students can submit but will be hand assigned post-selection.
  • Roommate group deadline: June 12 (last date that students can adjust their roommate group). Students can request roommate swaps/changes after selection if needed.

And here are your dates for selecting housing:

  • Residential Learning Communities (RLC) selection time slots distributed: June 18
  • RLC housing self-selection: June 20
  • General housing self-selection time slots distributed: June 21
  • General housing self-selection: June 24 and June 26-28

Ocean mapping in the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory

Ocean mapping in the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory

How do I change my major?

If you have been admitted to one major, and want to switch to another, email the admissions office at admissions@unh.edu with your name, student ID number and the major you'd like to switch to. We'll review your request and let you know the outcome. Please note that some majors have competitive enrollment restrictions for first-year students. Learn more about changing majors and competitive majors.

When will I get my financial aid package?

With the recent announcement of FAFSA delays by the Department of Education, we now anticipate financial aid packages to be sent in April. We understand this delay could cause a disruption in your college planning process, so our counselors and financial aid team are here to help with any questions you might have. Additionally, we encourage you to visit our “navigating financial aid” site so you can have the tools and knowledge needed when your award is announced.

Tour of UNH campus by current student

Tour of UNH campus by current student

When can I register for spring tours?

Spring tours are now available for registration. We are currently offering general campus tours as well as academic tours for certain areas of study. Additionally, we offer many other specialized events specifically for admitted students. We strongly encourage attendance to one of these events to see what life is like as a Wildcat. At these events you can connect with future professors, meet new classmates, explore our beautiful campus and do so much more.


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