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Undergrad Start Date: July 01 Grad Start Date: July 29

Online Admission

The SNHU application couldn't be simpler. At Southern New Hampshire University, it's easy to enroll in an online program. We'll walk you through the admission process so you know exactly what you need.

How to Apply in 2 (or 3) Easy Steps:

1. Apply Online

2. Confirm Details

3. Transfer Your Credits

1. Submit your online application.

Our online application only takes 5 minutes. Plus, you don't need to submit test scores or application fees. An admission counselor will connect with you to talk through next steps. You can also call 888.327.SNHU or email to speak with admission directly.

2. Complete an attestation form.

An attestation form confirms undergraduate students have graduated from high school or received a GED. For graduate students, it confirms your undergraduate GPA and conferral date. Your admission counselor will send you the form after submitting your application.

3. Got college credits? Submit transcripts from any previous schools.

SNHU isn't your first school? No problem. We can help request your transcripts for you – for free. Just fill out the transcript request form provided by your admission counselor – one for each school you’ve attended, even if you don't think it will count.

A small handful of SNHU programs have additional requirements that your admission counselor will go over with you. Check out your program page for more information.

Talk to Student Finance

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Financial aid is available for those who apply and qualify. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SNHU's school code is 002580.

You can also chat with a student finance counselor about other ways to pay for college at 877.455.7648 or

93.2% of online students would recommend SNHU according to a 2023 survey with 21,000+ respondents

Choose Your Start Date

Acceptance decisions are made throughout the year for our 6 undergraduate terms and 5 graduate terms. View the upcoming academic calendar, and get started sooner than you think.

Review GPA Requirements

Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone. We have inclusive GPA requirements and acceptance options that encourage continuing education, regardless of where you left off.

  • Undergraduate Admission: there is no GPA requirement.
  • Graduate Admission: a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required for full acceptance or 2.00 for provisional acceptance (unless otherwise noted by the program). Completion of a post-bachelor's degree takes the place of this requirement.

Transfer to SNHU

No matter where or when you started, SNHU can help you cross the finish line.

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What SNHU Students Are Saying

Corey Marrone Brizak '19

“SNHU admission contacted me… and quickly answered all my questions. This one phone call sold me on the idea that I could do it and be successful with SNHU.”

The More You Transfer, The More You Save

For an associate degree:

Up to 45 credits

For a bachelor's degree:

Up to 90 credits

For a master's degree:

Up to 12 credits

Visit our Transferring Credits page for more on what makes SNHU a transfer-friendly school.

If you're coming from a community college, we might have a partnership that makes your transfer even easier. Check out our Transfer Credits from Community College page for a full list.

Have work or life experience you'd like to get college credit for? SNHU wants you to get credit, too. Learn how to cash in on experiences like exams, certifications or training with Credit for Prior Learning.

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"The admission staff at SNHU really were supportive and acted as if they really wanted me at the school," said James Stuart '21. "Rather than just telling me to provide the necessary transcripts and forms, they chose to be an active part of my journey to enroll."

"Because of their help, I was fortunate to have nearly 90 of my course hours accepted, leaving me with just over a year left of courses," he said.

Applying as an International Student

As an international student, you'll apply with the same online application that U.S. students use. If you'd like to attend SNHU on campus, apply using the international student application.

If your native language is not English, you'll need to provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL scores) as part of admission requirements. SNHU's code is 3649. The following language proficiency score requirements are for the online program only.

For the campus language proficiency requirements, visit our international admission requirements page.

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