New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist
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CONGRATULATIONS: You’re a Wildcat!

Follow this checklist to complete your enrollment  and be ready for your first semester as an undergraduate student.

Confirm Your Enrollment

Fall Semester: Due May 1 Confirm your admission and intention to enroll by submitting your enrollment deposit.  
Submit your enrollment deposit 

Spring Semester : Due January 11 There is no deposit required for Spring Transfer or Spring First Year Student.
Please complete the UNH Enrollment Verification Form to confirm your enrollment.

Apply for Financial Aid

Fall Semester: Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 if you are applying for aid. The FAFSA will be available in October, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Spring Semester: To be considered for need-based aid, you will need to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you’ve already completed a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year, you can submit your FAFSA to UNH by adding the UNH federal code or Title IV code, 002589, to your FAFSA.

Submit your FAFSA
Learn more about financial aid

Apply for Housing and Dining

Learn about our 30 residence halls, three dining halls, extensive menu of meal plans.

Fall Semester:  Due May 1 | Spring Semester: Housing request forms available October 1

Housing and Dining 

Submit a Photo for your UNH ID

UNH ID cards are provided by the Dining ID Office for UNH students. Your ID card is used for identification purposes on campus and is used for meal plans, dorm access and Wildcat transit. There are no fees for your initial ID card.

Please submit your photo within 5 days from receiving an invitation to your Wildcat email address.
Instructions and photo submitting information

Submit NH Residency Form

This only applies to NH residents who qualify for the in-state tuition benefit. 
NH Residency Form

Fall Semester:  Due July 15 | Spring Semester: January 11

Submit High School or College Transcript

Submit your final high school or college transcript in order to secure your enrollment for fall.  Get credit for your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and any previously completed college-level courses.

Fall Semester: Due July 15 | Spring Semester:  January 11

Access Email and Sign Up for UNH Alerts 

Review the list of UNH IT information to assist with your technology transition at UNH.

Email Account Information
UNh Alerts

Register and Attend Orientation

Orientation is a required event connecting you to your academic and campus experiences at UNH. 

Fall Semester: registration opens in May   | Spring Semester: January 2022
First Year Orientation
Transfer Orientation

Did you miss Orientation? Want to review what you heard? 
Join us over on the New Students Media Channel and catch up on all things orientation!
New Student Programs Media Channel 

Submit Health Forms

Complete your required health forms and your UNH Student Health Benefit Plan enrollment or waiver.

Fall Semester:  Due July 15 | Spring Semester:  Due February 1

Health Forms & Benefits

Tuition Payment

Watch for your tuition bill on your myUNH account.

Fall Semester:  Due 1st Thursday of August | Spring Semester:  Due 1st Thursday of December 

Explore UNH Resources

Explore UNH resources from living here, getting involved, academics and health, wellness and safety.
 Review UNH Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, rules and policies about academic honesty, rules about alcohol use, and getting consent in intimate relations. 

Student Resources