Pre-January Application Instructions

If you  started your application before January 29, 2019, you are free to complete the application in our legacy system. If you have not yet started your application, please use our new online application.

1 - Continue Your Online Application

  • Refer to the programs of study pages for deadlines, semesters open to applications and required supporting documents.
  • Access the online application to complete your online application.
  • Be sure to answer all sections and then click the "Application is Complete" button to submit your application and pay the non-refundable application fee. Note fee waivers are only approved under certain circumstances.
  • 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

3 - Monitor Your Application Status

  • Application Status: You're responsible for monitoring the status of your application; learn how on the application status page.
  • 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.
  • Choose to Accept, Decline or Defer Our Admission Offer: If you're admitted and do not have to pay an enrollment deposit, you can respond to our offer of admission online using your myUNH account. If your program requires a deposit please see our enrollment deposit FAQ for instructions on how to accept and pay your deposit, how to decline our offer or how to defer your admission to a later date.
  • Graduate Aid: Offers of assistantships will come directly from your department.

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, 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

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.