Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation
Student arriving with family




Transfer Student Orientation

As we anticipate welcoming you to campus this fall, your health and safety are our top priorities. This year, our Transfer Student Orientation sessions will be held online. We’ll be working with all of our partners across campus, to develop an exciting, interactive program for you, connecting you to your academic and campus experiences at UNH. You’ll tap into the same Wildcat spirit and start to build the same lifelong connections as you would on-campus, just from right where you are.

Transfer Student Orientation 
Wednesday, June 24

The week before Orientation, an email will be sent with links. 


Transfer Student Schedule
Transfer Parents and Family Schedule 

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Join the Transfer Peer Mentor Program

The goal of this program is to help smooth the transition of new Wildcats to life at UNH! Mentors have also transferred to UNH and are here to share their experiences. 
Fill out the following information to register as a Mentee and be assigned a Mentor for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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.