1 - Continue Your Online Application
- Complete your online application
- Pay the non-refundable application fee
- After submitting your application, you'll be assigned a UNH Student ID (a 9-digit number beginning with the number 9). You'll need this ID to submit your supporting documents.
2 - Submit the Required Documents
- Submit the Letter of Recommendation Request Form
- Determine which other supporting materials your program requires and send them directly to our office.
3 - Monitor Your Application Status
- Application Status: To check your status with a legacy application you need to login to WEBCAT using your assigned UNH IT ID. See the WEBCAT instructions page for how to login to WEBCAT. After logging in go to the Admissions tab and then select the application status option. If you have a current application in progress it will bring you to a page where you can check its status. Note: If you applied through our new application process do not use WEBCAT to check your status. Instead login to your account and check via the portal.
- Admission Status: All official communications on your admission status will be emailed to you from the Graduate School office. Statements about admission status from any other sources are not official.
- Respond to Your Offer: Respond to our offer of admission online
- Graduate Aid: Offers of assistantships will come directly from your department.
- 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, NH 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 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.