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Welcome To SNHU!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Southern New Hampshire University! We are excited for you to join our community.

Don’t forget: you need to place your deposit to secure your spot in the incoming class. Of course, we realize it might be difficult to make a long-term decision about college right now due to the challenges surrounding COVID-19. In order to alleviate some of the financial hardship and stress around the college decision process, we’ve approved a discounted deposit rate of $100, extended the deadline to June 1.

Reduced Resident Deposit Reduced Commuter Deposit

Once you submit your enrollment deposit, you’ll receive the SNHU Navigator in the mail. The Navigator is your go-to resource for what you need to complete prior to arriving to campus. We’ve abbreviated the steps found in that booklet below to make it easy to get started.

To get started, log into your mySNHU account.

Step 1: New Student Inventory

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The New Student Inventory (NSI) includes your class preferences and both the math and English self-placement activities, which help your advisor create your course schedule. The NSI can be found by logging into your mySNHU email account and accessing the email titled “Instructions for Registering for Classes.” The link to your NSI will be inside.

It should take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the NSI, and you can pause the activity and return later by clicking the link in the email again. Some students may be required to take in-person placement exams. You will be notified if this applies to you.

Course preferences are honored on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you complete your NSI, the better.

Step 2: Complete Your Housing Profile

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SNHU is home to many different residence halls and offers a wide range of possible living arrangements. There are traditional residence halls, apartment-style options, townhouses, suites, and more. First-year students generally reside in residence halls that offer single, double, triple and quad accommodations, while transfer students are permitted to live anywhere on campus with available rooms.

Soon, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to complete your personal housing profile and request a roommate through MyHousing. Once your profile is complete, select “Living Preferences” and select your preferred living arrangements.

Step 3: Sign Up for Orientation

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Due to updates to our campus experience, the enrollment and orientation steps previously scheduled have been delayed. Students can expect to receive further information via email when more information is available.

We look forward to contacting you soon!

Step 4: Submit Your Medical Records

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In order to ensure that our students are as happy and healthy as possible, SNHU’s onsite staff is prepared to offer medical evaluations.

Prior to starting classes at SNHU, we require that all students submit their medical history to our wellness team.

To submit your records, log into your mySNHU account and scroll down to the Wellness heading. First, click Patient Portal/Medical Records. Select Immunizations and enter the dates of your most recent immunizations and the date of your most recent physical (dated within 24 months prior to the start of class) and treatments for most common, acute medical issues.

Finally, click the Upload tab and upload documentation of your immunizations and physical. You can then select the Forms tab, click on SNHU Medical History Form under Required Forms to input the required information.

We also encourage students to complete the Workplace Answers eLearning “Student Empower Plus” sexual assault and responsible drinking module. You will receive an email containing a link to the module at the start of the semester.

Step 5: Get Connected

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SNHU students are required to bring a laptop computer with an up-to-date operating system and antivirus software to campus. If you do not have a laptop of your own, you can purchase one at a discounted rate through the SNHU Laptop Program partnership with Dell. Students majoring in select academic programs may have additional hardware or software requirements for their laptop. Please visit the Laptop Program page for more information.

To access the SNHU web network, your operating system (OS) must be up to date. Windows users can visit the Windows/Microsoft Update site to ensure that their OS is updated, while Mac users can simply select the Software Update program from the Apple menu.

If you do not currently have an anti-virus program on your computer, we encourage you to download the free Symantec program.

Step 6: Understand Financial Aid and Your Bill

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The Student Financial Services (SFS) team here at SNHU is dedicated to making the financial aid process as straightforward as possible. Your financial aid award is determined by the information that you and your family provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may consist of:

  • Scholarships of Grants (do not need to be repaid)
  • Federal Student Loans (must be repaid)
  • Federal Work-Study opportunity (must be earned through work)

To accept an offered Federal Direct Student Loan, you will need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, both of which can be done through the Federal Student Aid website.

Please note that payment of your balance is due in full by August 1, 2020.

Before Classes Begin

Once the steps outlined above have been completed, you’re just about ready to start at SNHU! Below is a list of the key dates, deadlines and optional activities you should keep in mind.

  • Fill out Health Insurance Waiver by August 1.
  • Apply for Federal Work-Study positions or university-paid positions after August 1.
  • Apply for a parking permit (if needed).
  • Purchase a laptop (if needed) by August 15.
  • Purchase books for your classes. Books can be purchased through the university bookstore or outside vendors.
  • Review the Student Handbook and agree to abide by SNHU guidelines.
  • Add money to your Penmen Cash account.
  • Sign up for SNHU Alerts to receive important campus information.
  • Complete the online Student Empower Plus sexual assault and responsible drinking module upon receiving the necessary email and link.

Get in Touch!

Have questions? No problem. You can reach out to your advisor anytime, or to admission@snhu.edu with any general questions you may have.

Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to see you on campus!