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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants Seeking a Bachelor's Degree (First Year and Transfer Applicants):

  1. Submit a complete Online Application for International Undergraduate Students with a NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $25.00. You will be required to pay the application fee online using a valid credit card. Your application will NOT be processed without the application fee.

  2. A. For First-Year Applicants (Students who just finished, or in the process of finishing, Secondary/High School): Submit official certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records. This includes grade reports, mark sheets, academic transcripts, final examination results, diplomas, and degree certificates such as Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Std. X (SSC), Std. XII (HSC), O-Levels, A-Levels, IB, WAEC, CXC, etc.

    Important note: An explanation of your high school grading system must be provided along with your transcripts. Many foreign high schools issue transcripts with a clear explanation of their grading system on the back or on the last page of the transcript.

    Chinese applicants are strongly encouraged to verify their transcripts by China Qualifications Verification agency CDGDC and submit their verifications along with their transcripts

    Applicants from Nigeria and Ghana are required to submit an official evaluation along with their transcripts. Please contact one of the 3 professional credential evaluation agencies listed below and request a "foreign credential evaluation" for your transcripts.

    B. For Transfer Applicants (Students who have attended any post-secondary institution (college/university): Submit official certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records (see 2.a. above) AND ALL post-secondary school (university/college) records. This includes grade reports,  mark sheets, academic transcripts, examination result, diplomas, and degree certificates. Transfer applicants must also submit official/certified course descriptions or syllabi, with exact course names and numbers, for all post-secondary (university/college) academic work attempted so they may be evaluated for possible transfer of credit. Student-generated course descriptions are not acceptable. 

    Credit may be granted for IB Higher Level Exam Scores of 4 or better and for A-Level courses of C or better.

    Click here for a breakdown of IB Credit Awarded at UNH.

    Click here for Advanced Level (A-Level) Course Equivalencies at UNH.

    Please note: If post secondary (university/college) studies were done outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work will be required for possible transfer of credit. Please contact one the following professional credential evaluation agencies and request a comprehensive course-by course with GPA evaluation for your university or college level academic transcripts:
    - The World Education Services or
    - The  Educational Credential Evaluators or
    - SpanTran Education Services
    - One Earth International Credential Evaluations

  3. Submit a word-for-word notarized/attested/or certified English translations in the same format as the official document if the official document is not in English. It is important that everything on the official document be translated. Translations should be done by a bona fide translating agency in your country or in the U.S.

  4. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher or guidance counselor).

  5. Submit a personal essay, personal statement or a statement of purpose. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a person, not just your grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how you express yourself and demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts. The personal essay should be between 250 and 500 words on a topic of your choice.

  6. Complete and submit the Financial Statement for International Students Form (FSIS) accompanied by an original bank statement from your sponsor showing adequate funds. The bank statement must be in English, signed by a bank official and dated within 6 months of the intended semester of admission at UNH. To download the FSIS form, click here.

  7. As of Fall 2013, all non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language competency by providing a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet based test (iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.  The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663.
    Completion of ELS Certificate of Level 112-EAP Program- is also accepted in lieu TOEFL or IELTS. For more information on ELS-New Haven, please go to www.els.edu/newhaven

  8. Submit a clear copy of your passport information page with your complete name, date of birth, country of birth and country of citizenship.
  9. Applicants currently in the U.S. must submit clear copies of their U.S. visa stamp, I-94 card, I-20 (if any), I-797 (if any), and all other immigration document(s).

Application Deadlines:

  • For the Fall semester, beginning in late August each year, the deadline is June 1st.
  • For the Spring semester, beginning in late January each year, the deadline is November 1st.
  • It is highly recommended that you apply and submit ALL the above documents at least one month before the deadlines.
  • Any applications received after the above deadlines will automatically be deferred to the next semester.

Mailing Your Documents:

Please mail ALL the above-mentioned documents as soon as possible, but no later than the application deadline, to the address below. We recommend you use a special courier such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS.

Office of International Undergraduate Admissions
c/o Ms. Karen Ludington
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516
U.S.A.

Application Processing Time:

Application processing takes up to 6 weeks from the date your application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that you send us ALL of the above-mentioned documents in one package/envelope to avoid any unnecessary delays.

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