Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation
Student arriving with family




Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to UNH! We know that you will quickly become a valued member of our community. As part of the start of your journey here, we are excited to share with you the 2021 June Orientation dates for all incoming students. New Student Orientation is designed to help you learn important information about our UNH community, build connections, and set you up for success in your first semester!

As part of our plan to be fully open for Fall '21, we are planning a 1-day, in-person Transfer Orientation. One of the sessions will be virtual for students and families who prefer that experience. Even though the sessions will be in-person, COVID-19 precautions, including capacity limits, will remain in effect to promote your safety.
All incoming UNH students are expected to attend one of the sessions offered.

Students will be able to register and bring 1 guest only to Orientation. That guest will attend the Parent and Family Orientation on the same day. Bringing a guest to orientation is optional.

What to expect at Orientation
Before you register, you will need to set up your UNH Email Account and enroll in SmartAuth.

Set up your Wildcats Email
Enroll in SmartAuth


2021 June Orientation Dates for Transfer Students

Thursday, June 17 Transfer Orientation
Thursday, June 24  VIRTUAL Transfer and First Year Students


Preparing for Your Transfer Orientation

1) Review the Requirements

Review the requirements in the university catalog for the program to which you have been admitted:

2) Transferring Credits

If you are transferring credits to UNH, review your UNH Admissions credit evaluation form.

  • It will indicate which courses, if any, you have completed that meet university (please see #1) and writing requirements, as well as the total credits from your previous college that you may apply to your UNH degree.
  • Paul College students note: Make sure you have the syllabi for any previously taken business-related courses.

Transfer Credit Database

The Transfer Credit Database is an interactive application that allows students to view how courses at other institutions have transferred into the University of New Hampshire. The information provided in the Transfer Credit Database is constantly being updated and does not substitute for an official evaluation of transfer credit by the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Admissions.

The Transfer Credit Database is not a substitute to the transfer credit prior approval process.

3) Review University Degree Requirements

  • Identify categories where you will need to take courses.
  • Check the undergraduate catalog (please see #1) for the year which pertains to you for courses to see what is available.
  • Review the University Writing Requirement.

4) Review Courses

Before your transfer advising session, review fall course descriptions.

5) Select Courses and Alternates

  • UNH baccalaureate students typically take four courses (16 credits).
  • Thompson School students take four or more courses (16 credits).
  • Not all courses may be open to you, but you will have an opportunity to take those courses in following semesters.

6) Review Next Steps

Review the new student checklist for other next steps you should complete before the fall.