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If you have any questions while applying, please call us at 203.932.7319 or email admissions@newhaven.edu

The University of New Haven has an Early Action policy for students interested in applying to UNH as a freshman for the fall semester. Early Action is a non-binding admission program. This means that you do not have to attend if you are accepted; it simply means that you will have your application reviewed early. This allows you plenty of time to make the right decision as our enrollment deadline is May 1st each year. Be sure to contact your admissions counselor at 203.932.7319 or email admissions@newhaven.edu should you have any questions.

Our admissions staff begins reviewing applications for the fall semester on September 1st on a rolling basis, even for Early Action! Students should expect to receive a decision on their completed application within 4-6 weeks of when the application is complete. Applications are not complete until all materials are received. Please note that we guarantee an admissions decision for fall semester Early Action applicants no later than January 15th.

The University of New Haven is a proud member of the Common Application.

APPLYING TO UNH

The University of New Haven offers offer two non-binding admission programs for freshman fall admission: Early Action and Regular Decision.

Our admissions staff begins reviewing applications for the fall semester on September 1 on a rolling basis, even for Early Action.  Students should expect to receive a decision on their completed application within 4-6 weeks of when the application is complete.

For students interested in Fall 2014 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.

EARLY ACTION

If UNH is one of your top choice schools, you should plan on applying for Early Action.  As indicated above, Early Action is not binding. Many people often confuse Early Action with Early Decision, which does require you to attend a particular institution if you are accepted. Here at UNH, we realize how important the college decision is, and we do not wish to add any stress to the process. That is why we have Early Action and not Early Decision. Early Action simply means that you will receive a decision on your application much earlier in the process and have plenty of time to make a good decision, as our enrollment deadline is May 1st each year.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for certain programs, Early Action is recommended for the Forensic Science, Dental Hygiene, Marine Biology, and Biology - Pre-Med Programs.

 


 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES for EARLY ACTION

December 1 (or earlier) – application and all required materials due.

Admission decisions for Early Action are mailed no later than January 15 each year.

January 15 - for those students interested in receiving an early financial aid package and considering our early deposit date of February 15, it is recommended that the CSS/Profile be completed by this date. This form can be completed at profileonline.collegeboard.com. This form is not mandatory, and students still must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

March 1 (or earlier) – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration.  The University of New Haven’s Title IV School Code for the FAFSA is 001397.

March 15 – Notification of financial aid for incoming freshmen begins to be mailed.  Please note that it is likely financial aid packages will be mailed earlier if a student’s FAFSA is completed prior to March 1.

May 1 - Enrollment Commitment deadline. Please submit your enrollment commitment form and non-refundable admission deposit. This deposit is $500 if you plan to live on campus and $300 if you are planning to commute.


EARLY ACTION BENEFITS

Merit-Based Scholarships – All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their application to the university. There are no additional applications to fill out, just your application for admission. If you are admitted to UNH, you will also receive notification of any merit-based scholarship in your acceptance package. Priority consideration is given to Early Action applicants.  Click here for a complete list of merit-based scholarships.

Dean’s Scholarship Consideration – Each of our four colleges offer special scholarships to students enrolling in one of their programs.  Early Action students are given special consideration for these scholarships.  Dean’s Scholarships are awarded in addition to any other merit-based scholarships that a student receives.

Living/Learning Communities – At UNH we offer students in many of our programs the opportunity to participate in a ‘Living/Learning Community’ (LLC).  In an LLC students are grouped by majors and/or common interests for their freshman year, and enjoy benefits such as trips off campus related to their major/interest, shared advising, linked classes, and group study sessions.  Students admitted to UNH under Early Action are given first priority for the LLC program.  Click here for more information about the LLC program.

Honors Program – Students who qualify academically for admission to the UNH Honors Program will receive an invitation after admission to the university.  It is recommended that you apply under Early Action in order to be considered for the Honors Program.



REGULAR DECISION

Based on space availability after the Early Action deadline, you may still apply to UNH and your application will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  This means that you will receive a decision on your application within 4-6 weeks of when your completed application materials are received.

March 1 (or earlier) – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration.  The University of New Haven’s Title IV School Code for the FAFSA is 001397.

March 15 – Notification of financial aid for incoming freshmen begins to be mailed.

May 1 – Submit your Enrollment Commitment Form and non-refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students.  Housing will be assigned based on availability.

Based on availability, students that apply after December 1 may still be considered for opportunities such as scholarships, Living/Learning Communities and the Honors program.


SPRING SEMESTER ADMISSION

UNH considers potential freshmen and transfer students for spring semester admission on a rolling basis.  We recommend completing your application no later than than the first week of January.

The priority date to pay your Enrollment Commitment Fee for the spring semester is approximately January 15th each year. The spring semester typically begins the third week of January. Therefore, earlier deposits are strongly encouraged and should be paid as soon as a student decides to attend UNH. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another semester.