First-Year Student Application Process

The University of New Haven offers two binding admission programs and two non-binding admission programs for first year fall admission: Early Decision (I & II), Early Action, and Regular Decision.

Fall Application Deadlines

Early Decision: December 1

Early Action: January 15
*Deadline for Fall 2022 extended from December 15

Early Decision II: February 15

Regular Decision: Rolling Admission

Please note that Early Decision I & II are binding admission programs. Both Early Action and Regular Decision are non-binding admission programs. Early Decision or Early Action is recommended because space is competitive in many of our majors.

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 competitive and early applications are encouraged for priority consideration of admission and merit scholarships.

Our admissions staff begins reviewing applications 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 no later than 4-6 weeks of when their application is complete.

Spring Application Deadlines

The University of New Haven considers potential First-Year students and transfer students for our spring semester admission on a rolling basis.

We recommend completing your application no later than the first week of January each year as the spring semester begins on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. There will be an orientation and course registration for all new students on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. We will accept applications for spring semester admission until Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Required Application Materials

All first year candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:

  • Common Application online at
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript (Unofficial are acceptable to complete the application process, but official transcripts will be required for enrolling students.)
  • At least 1 Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source
      What is an Academic Source?  An academic source can include a teacher, principal, or school counselor who can attest to a student's academic capabilities and ability to work at the college level.
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores for required programs and populations
  • Please note that the University of New Haven does not require test scores for most of our programs and the personal essay is also not required.

Students applying for Early Decision must also:

  • Complete a personal interview with an admissions counselor (Interviews can be conducted either on-campus, virtually, via phone, or at one of our regional events. You can schedule your personal interview at
  • Submit the Early Decision Contract within the Common Application
  • Consider completing the FAFSA with a priority date of January 1.
Submitting Documents to the University of New Haven

Once your Common Application is received, you will gain access to your UNew Haven application portal and be able to upload any missing documents to your application. School counselors may submit official transcripts, reports, and letters of recommendations electronically through Naviance, SCOIR, or emailing Please note that school counseling offices may also submit application materials by regular U.S. mail.

Our mailing address is:

University of New Haven
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Anemone & Steven Kaplan Hall
300 Boston Post Rd.
West Haven, CT 06516
Contact Admissions
Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall
Phone: (203) 932-7319
Fax: (203) 931-6093

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 Note that counselors are assigned by geographic area.

Transfer students should follow the instructions on the transfer application process webpage.