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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 enroll@snhu.edu.

How do I Apply?

Whether you're applying to the online undergraduate or graduate programs at Southern New Hampshire University, you'll start with two simple steps:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Speak with an SNHU admission counselor who will walk you through the rest of the process

You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. It's that easy.

What is the undergraduate application process?

With the admission team, you'll complete the:

  • Full application
  • Transcript Release Form for any schools you've attended
  • Electronic Attestation Form, stating that you've graduated from high school or received your GED

To apply for financial aid, you'll need to complete the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002580.

What is the graduate application process?

With the admission team, you'll complete the:

  • Full application
  • Transcript Release Form for any schools you've attended
  • Graduate Attestation Form, with your undergraduate GPA and conferral date

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 no application fee for U.S. 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.

Do you require GRE/GMAT or SAT scores?

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.

What is the admission deadline?

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

Are there GPA requirements?

Our mission is to make education accessible for all, so we have different program options that accommodate all GPAs.

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.

Application fees?

There's no fee to apply for undergraduate degree programs. There is no application fee for online graduate programs for U.S. students.

Can I transfer credits to SNHU from other schools?

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.

Online Term Start Dates

View our upcoming academic calendar. We offer six 8-week undergraduate terms and five 10-week graduate terms per academic year.

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