Skip to main content

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 2.

Satisfy admission requirements

Only for undergraduate transfer and graduate applicants or those represented by an official partner:

While SNHU continues to require official transcripts and academic documents for full admission, undergraduate transfer applications and graduate applications as well as those from official partners may be considered for a limited admission based on unofficial transcripts. If a student is granted limited admission, an official transcript showing degree conferral must be provided from an approved third-party evaluation service by the end of the first term at SNHU, or the student will be unable to continue in their degree program. Please outreach International admission for more information and options.

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 international admission at

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.

Step 3.

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 or 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 also 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 their 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 have been altered or fabricated will be denied admission. Denials based on fraudulent documents cannot be appealed.