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Whether you're fresh out of high school, Transfer and Readmits or an international learner, we know how exciting this next step is. That’s why our campus admission team is here to help you get ready for what’s next.

Let’s get started!

Get ready to take the next step!

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We know how exciting applying for college is, and we’re just as excited as you are! Apply today and start your journey.

How to Apply

Here are the steps you'll take when applying to Southern New Hampshire University as a first-year student. The Office of First-Year Admission can answer any questions about application requirements along the way. We’re here to make this as easy as possible.

Please keep an eye on these important last days to submit applications:

  • Early Action - 11/15/2024
  • Priority - 02/01/2025

1. Complete application:

Visit the Common App to fill out and submit your application. Then, celebrate! It’s a big deal.

2. Submit additional documents:

We'll also need you to send a few documents, along with your application, to the SNHU Office of Admission. Here's a list of required documents and things to keep in mind:

  • Official high school transcript (or GED)
  • One letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher
  • Standardized test scores are optional and not required for admission

3. Explore financial aid options:

While it has always been our mission to make college more affordable, we understand it’s still a financial investment. If you have questions about financial aid options, please reach out to Student Financial Services at

Application Submission

If you're applying as a transfer student, please visit transferring to SNHU for more information.

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Take a Tour

Experience campus for yourself on one of our campus tours where you can speak with our admission team, explore campus grounds and get your questions answered. We also have open houses, transfer collaboratives and a virtual tour.

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Campus Experience

In addition to pursuing your passion, you’ll also get to experience our state-of-the-art dorms, DII athletics, internships and student clubs, all while making life-long connections.

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Student Support

We want you to know that you’ll be supported every step of the way, from admission and advising to career coaching and mental health. SNHU is a place where you belong.

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Ready for More

If you’ve already completed your Bachelor's degree, be sure to explore our campus graduate programs, where you can earn your master’s degree in as few as 12-18 months.

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Get Connected

At Southern New Hampshire University, we’re committed to making the admission process easier. Whether you have questions about your application or want to learn more about the SNHU community, our dedicated admission team is here to help.

To connect with the team, reach out to admission at 603.645.9611 or