How to Apply: Transfer Students

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You’re unique, and our admissions team knows that. That’s why we review your application individually and in the context of your academic experiences.

Admission to UNH is competitive. We consider your entire academic history and personal experiences when we review your application.

Application Deadlines
  • Spring Semester November 15
  • Fall Semester June 15
  • All applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis

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Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the UNH Transfer Form
  2. Official High School Transcript and/or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  3. Official College Transcript(s)
  4. New Hampshire residents: Submit a notaraized Residency Statement if applying for the spring semester. Applicants for the fall semester will submit this form after paying the enrollment deposit.
  5. Optional: Letter(s) of recommendation and/or official SAT/ACT scores


If you're a student at a New Hampshire community colleges or Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts, we'll help make your transition to UNH Manchester easy.  We offer the Dual Admission Program as well as Pathways Curriculum Guides, which outline the courses at your community college that fulfill UNH requirements. Learn more

Transfer Admission Criteria

Most transfer students accepted to a bachelor’s degree program demonstrate:

  • Trend in achievement. Although there is no specific requirement for grade point average, most admitted students have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. Your most recent academic record is given the most weight.
  • Major-related studies. We look for high school and college courses that reflect your intended major.
  • Good academic standing. You should be in good academic 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.

You’ll receive an official credit evaluation upon admission to UNH through your MyUNH account, so you can see the total credits transferred and any general education requirements that have been fulfilled. Only grades of "C" or better are transferable. Learn more

The admissions office will not process an application until it is complete with all the required documentation. Applicants should allow three to five weeks after all materials have been filed before anticipating admission notification. 

There are no interviews as part of the application process. 

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. 

IEPs, 504 Plans, and other documentation regarding a disability should not be sent to the Admissions Office. These materials should be brought to the student’s first meeting with their academic counselor after the new student orientation. Any materials of this nature sent to the Admissions Office will be shredded. 

UNH's CEEB code for College Board SATs and TOEFL tests: 3918 

All offers of admission are considered conditional and are subject to the verification of satisfactory achievement when final high school transcripts are reviewed by the Admission Committee.