First Year Students - Admissions Criteria

UNH Manchester is UNH; therefore, our admission requirements are the same as the requirements for admission to programs on the Durham campus. The only difference is that UNH Manchester offers associate in arts and associate in science degree programs with less demanding admission requirements.

Superior scholastic performance within a college preparatory program of study in high school is more influential to an admission decision at the baccalaureate or associate degree level than the results of a student's standardized admission test.

Bachelors Degree Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT Reasoning Test) results from American College Testing program (ACT)
  • A record of successful academic preparation for both specialized and general education courses. Most successful candidates for a bachelors degree successfully complete college preparatory coursework including:
    • four years of English,
    • four years of mathematics including the equivalent of algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and trigonometry or advanced math,
    • three or more years of laboratory science,
    • three or more years of social science, including U. S. History, and
    • at least three years of study in a single foreign language or more than one year of study in two different languages

Associates Degree Admission Requirements

Most successful candidates for the associate degree present a solid high school college preparatory program of study including coursework in English, mathematics, laboratory sciences, social sciences and foreign language.

  • four years of English,
  • three years of mathematics including the equivalent of algebra I, geometry, algebra II
  • three or more years of laboratory science
  • three or more years of social science, including U. S. History, and
  • at least two years of study in a single foreign language or more than one year of study in two different languages
  • High school course selection, academic achievement, class rank along with letters of recommendation are more influential to an admission decision than the results of a student's standardized admission test
  • Considerable attention is given to an applicant's qualities of character, leadership, initiative and special aptitudes and talents.
  • Applicants whose earlier studies have been interrupted due to military, personal, professional or community service are welcome at UNH Manchester