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International Admission Requirements

These requirements are for international applicants for on campus study only.

If you would like to study online, please refer to our Online Admission section (note: online applicants do not qualify for an F-1 visa).

Step 1.

Complete our Application

Step 2.

Pay $40.00 USD Application Fee 

Applicants represented by an official agency partner or institutional partner will have their application fee waived.

Step 3.

Submit Official Academic Documents and English Proficiency Scores.

1. Diplomas and Transcripts:

SNHU requires official transcripts and academic documents for full admission. 

For admission consideration, students must provide:

Official Academic Documents:

Official academic documents must include an official transcript with record of courses and grades/marks received. Transcripts should be issued by the institution in a sealed and stamped envelope and include appropriate authentication or verification based on the institution's country - or sent via a secure transcript service (examples Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, eScripts, Digitary Core etc.). 

For expedited admission consideration, graduate students can submit their transcript through either a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators) approved evaluator. Evaluations should be sent directly to SNHU from the evaluation service and include a course by course evaluation with a copy of your transcript.

Official paper academic documents must be mailed to:
SNHU – Enrollment Support Serivices
Attn: International Admission Processing
33 South Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101 – 2626

Official electronic transcripts should be sent by issuing institution or service to:


While SNHU continues to require official transcripts and academic documents for full admission, first-year applications for undergraduate programs and graduate applications from official partners may be considered for a limited admission based on unofficial transcripts. If a student receives this limited admission, an official transcript showing degree conferral must be provided to SNHU by the end of the first term at SNHU or the student will be unable to continue in their degree program. 

Unofficial Transcripts and Academic Documents:

  • Unofficial (Scanned or Opened) Academic Documents
  • Signed SNHU Attestation Required – sent to applicant by admission counselor upon receipt of unofficial transcripts

Unofficial transcripts, signed SNHU attestations, bank documents, affidavit of support and copy of passport page may be submitted via email to:

Undergraduate GPA Requirements:

  • Equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 or equivalent
    (Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be eligible for provisional admission)

Graduate GPA Requirements:

  • Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75/4.0 equivalent
    (Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 – 2.74 may be eligible for provisional admission)

SAT, ACT, GMAT, or GRE scores are not required for admission.

2. English Proficiency Score

Students wishing to enter directly into an Undergraduate or Graduate academic program must provide evidence of English proficiency.

English Proficiency scores must be officially reported.
SNHU's school code is 3649

Students who have completed a degree in the US or have a degree fully taught in English may have the English proficiency score requirement waived. To see the current list of countries where SNHU campus admission will waive the proficiency score requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, please visit our Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate & Graduate

(Direct to Program)






6.0 (sub scores: ≥ 5.5)**



* Other English proficiency tests may be accepted. For a full list of accepted tests, please visit our Academic Catalog.

**Undergraduate applicants may be placed into required English course work based on English proficiency. For a list of English courses please see our Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate - Undergraduate Language Studies
(Academic English Bridge)






6.0 (sub scores: ≤ 5.0)



SNHU verifies all English proficiency test scores with the testing organizations. Any applicant submitting scores that are inaccurate will be denied admission.

Step 4.

Admission Review

Once we have received your transcripts and English proficiency test scores, the admission file will be reviewed. Students submitting transcripts evaluated by a NACES /AICE approved evaluator will receive an expedited decision.

Admission counselors will follow up with next steps for admitted students, which may include a tuition deposit, and will include required documents necessary to receive an I20.

After acceptance to SNHU, students will be asked to submit an official document demonstrating the ability to cover the financial obligation of studying in the U.S. for the first year. These are the current amounts required:



Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) - $15K Program


Undergraduate (Bachelor's) - $10K Program


Graduate (Master’s)


ESL (English)


Semester at SNHU


Undergraduate Language Studies (ULS)


*Note: Engineering programs require $33,800 due to additional lab fee.

Please do NOT submit financial documents until requested to do so by your admission counselor. If you have any questions, please contact us at

*Note: All admission decisions are at the discretion of SNHU International Admission. Applicants submitting admission documents (transcripts, bank documents, English proficiency scores, etc.) that are found to have been altered or fabricated will be denied admission. Denials based on fraudulent documents cannot be appealed.