At Southern New Hampshire University, it's easy to enroll in our online programs. We'll walk you through the undergraduate or graduate admission process, so you know exactly what you need to complete your application.
Below, you can find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, you can contact an admission counselor by calling 888.327.SNHU or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you're applying to the online undergraduate or graduate programs at Southern New Hampshire University, you'll start with two simple steps:
You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. It's that easy.
With the admission team, you'll complete the:
To apply for financial aid, you'll need to complete the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002580.
Depending on the degree program, you may be required to provide additional documentation for your application to be complete. An admission counselor can provide details on what's necessary for your program. There is a $40 application fee for graduate students.
Financial aid is also available for graduate students who qualify. You'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002580.
No, we don't require these test scores as part of your application. Refer to the application process sections above for specific information about what's required for undergraduate and graduate admission.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our six undergraduate terms, and five graduate terms. To apply, simply follow the steps above, beginning with your online application. Your admission counselor will help you through the application process
Our mission is to make education accessible for all, so we have different program options that accommodate all GPAs.
For undergraduate programs, higher GPAs may make you eligible for more scholarship options, while lower GPAs we may require provisional admission or smaller classes with more support in our advantage program.
For 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 supersedes this requirement.
There's no fee to apply for undergraduate degree programs.
To apply to a graduate program, there's a non-refundable $40 application fee. Make checks payable to Southern New Hampshire University
You may be eligible to transfer up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree.
All transcripts are to be submitted from the original institutions. Southern New Hampshire University will order and pay for domestic transcripts for most programs once an application has been received.
If you're coming from a community college, we may already have an agreement in place to make your transfer even easier. Check out our Community College Partnerships page for a full list.
You may also have gained professional experience or hold professional certifications that you can use to get SNHU credit toward your degree. See Transferring Credits page for more information.
View our upcoming academic calendar. We offer six 8-week undergraduate terms and five 10-week graduate terms per academic year.
Curious about what it's like to be an online student? Learn about our supportive SNHU online community.
If you're living outside the United States and would like to take SNHU courses online, apply through the online admission process. If you would like to study on our main campus in Manchester, New Hampshire, visit our International Students page for admission information.
Still have questions about transferring to SNHU? Learn more about how it works, from how credits transfer to who we have in place to guide you through the process.