The University of New Haven offers one binding admission program and two non-binding admission programs for freshman fall admission: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision.
To be considered for certain programs and receive numerous benefits, students must follow the established timelines and important dates listed above. Admission to the University of New Haven is extremely competitive and early applications are encouraged due to limited space in many of our 100 degree programs.
Our admissions staff begins reviewing applications for the fall semester on September 1 on a rolling basis, even for students applying Early Decision or Early Action. Students should expect to receive a decision on their completed application within 4-6 weeks of when their application is complete.
Each student is assigned a personal admission counselor to assist them throughout the enrollment and financial aid application process. To see who your admission counselor will be, please visit www.newhaven.edu/meetadmissions. Note that counselors are assigned by geographic area.
All freshman candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:
- Common Application online at www.commonapp.org
- $50 Application Fee
- 250-650 Word Personal Essay (If you have entered a personal essay on the Common App, this is the only personal essay that you need to provide to us.)
- Official High School Transcript
- At least 1 Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source
- Official SAT or ACT Scores
Students applying for Early Decision must also:
- Complete a personal interview with an admissions counselor (Interviews can be conducted either on-campus, via phone, or at one of our regional events. You can schedule your personal interview at www.newhaven.edu/interview.)
- Submit an Early Decision Contract signed by the student and a parent/guardian
- Consider completing the FAFSA with a priority date of January 1, 2017
The University of New Haven is a proud member of the Common Application.
Applying to the University of New Haven
For freshman students interested in fall semester admission, please apply using the Common Application. We only accept the Common Application, as this allows guidance counselors to submit official transcripts, reports, and letters of recommendations electronically through Naviance. This makes the entire process easier for you, even if you only are applying to the University of New Haven. Please note that guidance offices may also submit documentation by regular U.S. mail. Our address is:
University of New Haven
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Bayer Hall
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516