On Jan. 29, 2019, the UNH Graduate School introduced a new online application system.

It is critical to your application status that you use the correct set of instructions. We encourage all applicants who have not yet submitted their application to begin a new online application following the steps below. With the new system, you can submit, upload and monitor your application in one easy-to-use place.

If you started your application before Jan. 29, 2019, you are free to complete the application in our legacy system. Questions can be directed to the Graduate School via email or phone at (603) 862-3000.
  View Instructions for applications started before Jan. 29, 2019


New Online Application Process

step 1

Apply Online

Before you begin:
  • For the best user experience we recommend not using Internet Explorer.

  • You can save your application and return to it at any time in the process.

  • Your application must be complete before submitting. You cannot modify your application once it's been submitted.

  • Please check for any program-specific application requirements.

Start Your Application 

  1. First-time users choose Sign Up. If you’ve already signed up, please log in.
  2. Provide the appropriate information. Click “Continue” after completing each section.
    • You can confirm your progress via bullets on the left side of the application. The bullets turn green when the section is complete.
    • The application questions are generated based on the program and the information you provide.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Provide your recommenders' email addresses in the application. They will receive an email from the Graduate School with instructions and may contact the at any point. Encourage your recommenders to send their letters before your program’s application deadline.
    • You can change any of your recommenders by clicking the “Change Recommender” button in the application or by emailing the Graduate School.
  4. Upload your documents
  5. Pay the application fee. Some people are eligible for an application fee waiver (e.g., U.S. Veterans, McNair Scholars, former and current AmeriCorps members, etc.).
  6. Your digital signature will be required to complete your application.
  7. Submit your application. We’ll send you an email confirming we received your application and we’ll provide you with a nine-digit number that will become your UNH ID number (a 9-digit number beginning with a 9).

step 2

Submit Transcripts,
Test Scores &
Residency Documents

These documents cannot be uploaded to the system and must be sent separately.
  • New Hampshire in-state residency: If you’re a New Hampshire resident and would like to claim N.H. residency for in-state tuition, submit the Proof of Residency Form or, for U.S. Veterans only, the Veterans’ Residency Form, to UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall, 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824.

  • Official transcript: Transcripts must be sent directly by your institution via email or hardcopy, or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope.

  • GRE/GMAT: If your program requires the GRE/GMAT (check here), please have scores sent to the UNH Graduate School by the testing service.

  • International Students: Official English language score reports (such as TOEFL) must be sent to the UNH Graduate School by the testing service.

step 3

Monitor Your Status

After you’ve submitted your application, you can monitor when we’ve received your transcripts, recommendation letters, test scores, etc., by logging into your account. If you have any questions, call the Graduate School at (603) 862-3000 or via email at

Check Your Status

Important Addenda

  • Applicants are responsible for submitting the online application and any supporting materials directly to the UNH Graduate School. If mailing, send to: UNH Graduate School; Thompson Hall, 105 Main Street; Durham, N.H. 03824. Do not send or address any materials to your department of study.
  • Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of their application to make sure it's complete. All application materials become the property of the University of New Hampshire and will not be returned, duplicated or forwarded to a third party at any time.

Application Fee Waivers

Application fee waivers are available for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and U.S. Veterans (does not include family members), McNair Scholars, current UNH graduate students starting another program, students currently enrolled in the UNH Gate City ESOL program, applicants to the TRRE program or undergraduates who participate in CFAR (Center for Academic Resources) and have been certified as eligible for a waiver based on their financial need status. Applicants are also eligible for a fee waiver if you have served or are serving in the AmeriCorps or City Year programs. All other applicants must pay the application fee ($65 for Master's/E.D.S./Ph.D. programs; $25 for certificate programs) in order to have their application processed and reviewed. If you're requesting a waiver please indicate this on your application with the reason you're requesting the waiver. Note: You may be required to submit documentation to receive your fee waiver.

In-state Residency Requirements

New Hampshire residents wishing to claim in-state residency must submit a residency form with their application materials. Veterans currently residing in New Hampshire who wish to claim in-state residency must complete a residency form for Veterans and submit the form with their application materials.

Until in-state status is proven, applicants will be considered out-of-state residents. For more information see the graduate school residency policy. Note: If you live in New England, you may be eligible for the New England Regional (NER) tuition discount program.

Social Security Numbers

The University of New Hampshire is requesting your Social Security number (SSN) to comply with federal and state reporting requirements regarding students attending the institution. You must provide your SSN if you're applying for financial aid. The Internal Revenue Code and other federal laws require that UNH reports the names and SSN's of students who receive financial aid. The University will not disclose an applicant's SSN to anyone outside UNH except as mandated by law or institutional policy.

Your UNH ID and Email Account

After you complete and submit your online application, you'll be provided with your UNH Student ID, a nine-digit number that begins with the number 9. Within one business day of being given that UNH ID, you can then use it to activate your myUNH account (if you have not done so already) and track your application status.

If you become a student (or are already a student) at UNH, you'll also be assigned a UNH email account to be used for all official communications. Until you receive your UNH email account, we'll use the email address you provided on your application.