Graduate Courseload Policy
Fall and Spring
Individuals not enrolled in a degree program may register for a maximum of 8 credits. Registering for 9 or more credits requires special permission. Please note special permission is not required to exceed the 8 credit limit during the summer.
Individuals who hold at least a baccalaureate degree and are not enrolled in a UNH degree program must receive permission from The Graduate School to register for 9 or more graduate level credits during the fall or spring. Students approved for this full-time special status must pay full graduate tuition and fees at the time of registration. Graduate students enrolling exclusively in undergraduate courses pay undergraduate tuition rates.
No credit limit and tuition is charged by the credit hour.
Due to the intensive format of January Term, ALL students are limited to registering for one* course and a maximum of 4 credits. *One Course Exception: Students may register for more than one course provided the courses DO NOT meet concurrently and the total credits DO NOT exceed the 4 credit maximum.
To take a course for credit (that is, for a grade) you do not need to apply for admission. UNH does require students registering for Graduate courses (numbered 800-999) to meet several eligibility requirements.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Graduate coursework is advanced study and presumes completion of adequate preparation at the undergraduate level in the same or allied field in which the student wishes to pursue graduate coursework.
Successful completion of all course prerequisites.
Not currently under disciplinary sanctions from UNH/UNH-M, another college or university, or court-ordered probation or other sanctions.
*The University reserves the right to restrict registration to those who cannot demonstrate the completion of the above requirements and to bar registration or withdraw a student who upon request fails to provide proper documentation or who demonstrates unacceptable performance once enrolled.
Registrations are processed by the Office of the Registrar.
Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, except holidays.
ID Cards: Students registered for coursework may request an ID card through the ID Office. Please email ID.Office@unh.edu, include your name, UNH ID number and indicate you are a non-degree student.
Payment in full (tuition & fees) is due at the time of registration. Non-payment will result in being dropped from coursework.
Returning Non-Degree Students
MyUNH account holders register online.
Login help: UNH IT Service Desk (603) 862-4242 or visit www.unh.edu/it/loginhelp.
Step by Step:
1. Go to MyUNH, and login.
2. Select WEBCAT and login.
3. Select Registration.
4. Select Add/Drop Courses.
5. Select a Term from drop down and Submit.
6. Enter CRNs (the five digit course reference number) for the courses at the bottom of the page, or select Class Search to find classes which are open.
7. Select Submit Changes.
8. Select Complete when finished.
9. Submit payment as directed online.
10. For a printout of your schedule; choose Printable Schedule.
Type in the date for the first full week of classes.
New Non-Degree Students
Please refer to the above "How to Register" section for registration instructions. Registration begins on the first day of non-degree registration each semester. Complete the following steps prior to registering:
* Certain credit-bearing courses offered at UNH but administered by other institutions – such as Isles of Shoals and Library Science courses – are not covered by the tuition waiver
Tuition and Fee rates are available at the Business Services website: unh.edu/business-services/continuingedtuition
All non-degree students who register for credit courses are subject to mandatory registration, student services, technology and any special course fees.
NH senior citizen tuition waiver
New Hampshire residents who are age 65 or older and are not enrolled in a degree program are eligible to take a maximum of two credit-bearing courses* per fiscal year (Summer Session/Fall/January Term/Spring) tuition-free. Students are responsible for all other costs of attendance, including fees. See registration section for instructions about how to register.
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