First-Year Admission is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 start terms.
1. Complete & submit the application:
2. Submit documents to SNHU Office of Admission:
3. Explore financial aid.
4. Contact the Office of Freshman Admission with any questions related to application requirements, or if you need assistance in completing your application.
You can apply anytime, but we recommend that you apply:
Freshman applicants can apply before Nov. 15 (for the fall),
and get an admission decision by Dec. 15.
If you're applying as a transfer student, see transferring to SNHU.
As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.
Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:
SNHU is excited to share their participation in the Reimagining College Access (RCA) pilot; a program launched by the Learning Policy Institute designed to create opportunities for students to provide evidence of their deeper learning and higher-order skills in the college application process. As a result, first-year students applying to SNHU for the fall 2020 semester will be invited to submit performance assessment artifacts as part of their Common Application. This is entirely optional and not a requirement for admission.
Depending on the program's accreditation, home-schooled students must submit the following requirements:
Home-schooled, accredited program:
Home-schooled, non-accredited program: If the home school program is not accredited, the student must meet all state regulations put forth by their home state and the state of New Hampshire, and should submit a portfolio including course descriptions, an annotated reading list, and graded work for review.
Learn about the application process for high school students seeking to attend SNHU as freshmen.
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