Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate First Year Students

Undergraduate admission requirements for international undergraduate applicants seeking a bachelor's degree as a first-year applicant (students who just finished, or are in the process of finishing, Secondary/High School).

  1. Submit a complete Online Application for International Undergraduate Students or apply through the Common Application.
  2. Submit official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records. This includes all 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 (CQV) and submit their verifications along with their transcripts.

    International transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified evaluation by one of the 4 professional credential evaluation agencies listed below:

  3. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher or guidance counselor).
  4. Submit a personal essay. 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 650 words on a topic of your choice.
  5. The University of New Haven does not require students interested in most of our academic programs to submit test scores. Students from countries where English is the official language are not required to submit test scores. If English is not the official language, one of the following standardized exams is required: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT or ACT. The University of New Haven School CEEB Code is 003663 and the ACT code is 0576.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester, priority deadline of June 1st
  • Spring semester, priority deadline of November 1st

Sending Your Documents:

Please email all of the above-mentioned documents as soon as possible to You can also mail your documents to the following address:*

Office of International Undergraduate Admissions
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

* We recommend you use a special courier such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS.