Transfer Student Orientation
Student arriving with family


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Transfer Student Orientation

What to Expect

New Student Orientation is your opportunity to explore UNH's campus, register for fall courses, and connect with other incoming transfer students, as well as staff and faculty. Our goal is that you will leave June Orientation excited to start your journey as a Wildcat!

Parents and Family members will also have the opportunity to participate in an UNH Orientation that runs concurrently with New Student Orientation. Learn more here.

Registering for Orientation

Registration for New Student Orientation launches mid-spring. Students who have deposited will be emailed the link to register and it will also be posted here on our website. The registration process will walk you through two steps:

  1.  Completing the Academic Questionnaire required by your college advisors in preparation of registering for courses at Orientation
  2. Registering any guests you plan to bring for Parent & Family Orientation (you will need to know the contact information- email and phone number for each of your guests)

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.

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.