Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Applying to UNH

Q. How do I apply to attend UNH?

A. Begin by applying for admission through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. There is a separate application for Veterans and the application fee is waived. Visit the UNH Admissions Veterans & Non-Traditional Students Page for more infomration on applying. If you are interested in attending Graduate School, you will want to visit the UNH Graduate School site. 

Q. Do I need to send SAT or ACT scores with my application?

A. No, they are optional.

Q. What are the application requirements?

A. Veterans and non-traditional students are considered as either a first-year student or a transfer student. 

View full Application Requirements for First-Year and Transfer Students 

  • If you are a student who has completed high school and never enrolled at another college or university or earned less than 16 credits for college coursework then you are considered a first-year student.
  • If you are a student who has been enrolled at another college/university or received more than 16 college credits then you are considered a transfer student.

Q. Who do I submit the application to?

A.  If mailing via postal mail, UNH Admissions, 3 Garrison Avenue, Durham NH 03824.  

Q.  Will I get credit for my military training?

A.  Possibily. Along with your application, please provide any transcripts from military schooling and prior college transcripts. The admissions staff will determine what you will be awarded for credits coming in.

Q. How do I transfer my  military transcripts to UNH?

A. Visit the Joint Services Transcript  (JST)website or the Community College of Air Force Transcript Request (CCAR-Air Force Only),  and request an official transcript be sent to:  UNH Undergraduate Admissions, 3 Garrison Ave, Durham, NH  03824.

Q. What is the UNH Pre-Admissions Program?

A. The Preadmission Program at UNH is often an appropriate option for veterans.  This program allows non-traditional students, who may need to strengthen their academic credentials, the opportunity to begin studies through Continuing Education at UNH and to use coursework completed while in the Pre-Admission Program as a credential for admission to a UNH bachelor’s degree program.

The important thing to remember is that Admissions will make the final determination on whether the student's academic background is appropriate for study at UNH. 

Questions about Education Benefits and How to Access Them

Q. Who are the certifying officials at UNH and when do I contact them?

A.The certifying official at UNH is Military Benefits Coordinator, Katie Romero. You should contact the office immediately upon acceptance into UNH. 

Q. Am I eligible for VA Benefits? I have Questions about VA Benefits:

A:  Your GI Bill® eligibility is based on when you served your country and other requirements determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration.

Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs site to learn more about educational benefits and eligibility. You may also call the VA directly at 888-442-4551. 

Q. How do I obtain my benefits? 

A. Apply for your benefits online through the Veterans Affairs' VONAPP website or complete a VA Form to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). VA Forms along with application infomration can be found here.

Q. Does UNH participate in the Yellow Ribbon program?

A. Yes, UNH does participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  If you are a resident, the VA covers the full UNH tuition.  If you are not a New Hampshire resident, you will want to contact Katie Romero to determine if you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Q. Are third party courses/schools covered by the GI Bill?

A. Third party programs are never covered by the VA.  All credits covered by the GI Bill must count toward your unmet credits for your degree program.  Contact Lonn Sattler or Katie Romero for specific circumstances.

Q. Are study abroad, summer, or intercession credits eligible for coverage under the GI Bill?

A. You will first want to check in with your academic advisor to make sure these courses are meeting your unmet requirements.  Then follow up with our office to determine eligibility. 

Q. Can I apply for Financial Aid while using Educational Benefits? 

A. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, is a government-mandated form that determines your eligibility for low-or no-interest student loans as well as grants at the federal and state level. You'll want to complete this form to ensure you receive all the aid for which you are eligible, even if you plan on using your education benefits.  To be considered for the most potential aid, complete the FAFSA by March 1, this is the University of New Hampshire's priority submission date.

Visit the FAFSA Website to fill out and submit the application. You may also visit the UNH Financial Aid website for more information or for assistance in completed the FAFSA. 

Questions about the University

Q: Does UNH offer an Orientation for Veterans?

A: Yes, please contact the office for information about upcoming orientations. 

Q:  How do I change my address?

A: Visit the UNH Office of the Registrar website and fill out a 'Change of Address Form'/ 

Q: Where can I learn about job opportunities?

A:  Wildcat Careers maintains a list of all workstudy positions available on campus.

VA workstudy positions are also available in the Military and Veteran Student Services office. Contact Katie Romero, if you are interested in learning more. 

Q: Are there any grant or scholarship resources available to veterans?

A: Yes, you should fill out the FAFSA form every year, as it often provides you with opportunities for scholarships. Visit the FAFSA Website to fill out and submit the application. You may also visit the UNH Financial Aid website for more information or for assistance in completed the FAFSA. 

View a list of Military-related Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants. 

Q: Is there a way to find other veterans on campus?

A: Yes, please stop by the Military & Veteran Services or Veterans Lounge! Join our Facebook and Twitter page to learn more about what's going on our veterans on campus. Updated regularly!