Preferred First Name Change
You may indicate a preferred first name that will appear in documents internal to UNH. The preferred name will be used in the places listed below, regardless of whether or not you have legally changed your name.
To change your name legally, return this form to the UNH Manchester Registration Office.
Choosing a preferred name in UNH’s MyUNH will automatically change the first name in the following places:
Places Where Preferred First Name Will Be Used:
- Class Rosters
- Degree Audit Reporting System
- Grade Reports
- Advisee Lists
- Webcat's Student Academic Transcript (Unofficial)
- Library sign-out process
- Directory Listing (unless you have chosen FERPA Exclusion)
- Student I.D. ($5 change fee)
- Wildcat Careers
Places Where Legal First Name is Used:
- Student Accounts
- IT Service Desk
- Student Hiring Process (work study or student hourly)
- Health Insurance
- Hometown Newspaper Announcements
- Financial Aid
- Official University Correspondence, such as letters sent to parents/guardians
- Official Transcripts
- Responses to enrollment inquiries such as verification requests (unless you have chosen FERPA Exclusion)
The usage of preferred name at UNH is an ongoing process. Additional processes will continue to be evaluated.
Steps to Indicate Your Preferred Name
- Login to MyUNH.
- Click on “Display/Update Preferred First Name" link via the Personal Information menu in Webcat.
- Follow the instructions posted on the “Preferred First Name” form. Please remember to click update to ensure that your preferences have been saved.
- The preferred name update may take 24 hours before changes appear in the system.
Report any problems with this process to the UNH Manchester Registration Office at (603) 641-4136.
AuditingStudents who are not admitted to a degree program and are taking continuing education courses may register for most UNH Manchester courses on an audit basis (for no credit). In some cases, attendance and un-graded participation in class assignments and exams may be required by the instructor as a condition for enrollment.
To register as an auditor, complete the registration form writing "auditor" for the number of credits and submit it with your payment. Students may change their registration from audit to credit and vice versa until the deadline date published in the academic calendar. A special audit tuition rate of $100 per credit hour is available only to non-degree continuing education students under the following conditions:
Registration cannot take place until the first day the class meets;
There must be space available in the class.
Auditors who have paid the special rate and wish to change their registration to credit must pay the difference between the audit and credit tuition rates.
Change of RegistrationStudents may add or withdraw from courses, and change to and from pass-fail or audit status by the deadlines listed in the academic calendar by filing the appropriate forms with the Registrar's Office. Changes to course registrations after the deadlines, in most cases, must be petitioned and are not automatic. Petition forms can be downloaded and printed or may be obtained from the Academic Counseling Office.
Pass-FailThe pass-fail option in grading is available only to admitted UNH/UNH Manchester undergraduate students. Pass-fail permission forms can be obtained from the Registrar's Office. Please consult the calendar for the deadline to submit your pass-fail permission form signed by your adviser.
Repeated CoursesIf you are registering for a UNH course that you have taken previously, please file a repeated course form. The form, available from the Registrar's Office, will help ensure that your transcript and grade-point information are promptly and accurately updated.
Wait List for Filled CoursesYou may request to be put on a wait list for courses that are filled. The Registrar's Office will contact wait listed students as course openings occur until the close of business on the day before the start of the semester. After the semester begins, students are responsible for contacting the Registrar's Office about course availability. Please note that being on a wait list does not guarantee eventual admittance to a course.
WithdrawalStudents are financially and academically responsible for courses in which they are registered. Simply not attending class, whether or not the instructor has been notified, does not relieve you of the responsibility of completing the official withdrawal procedure.
To withdraw from credit courses, do so in person at the UNH Manchester Registrar's Office. Otherwise, the course will remain on your record and an automatic failing grade will be assigned for courses not completed. For refund information, please consult the tuition refund schedule.
Remember to check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing if you are receiving grants and/or loans. Courses whose starting and ending dates do not conform to the semester academic calendar have a different withdrawal deadline. Please contact Registration and Student Accounts for specific information.
USNH Policy on Disciplinary suspension:
1.1 A student ineligible to register for or attend classes at any one USNH institution because of suspension entered upon finding of responsibility for violation of the institution's code of student conduct shall be ineligible to register for or attend classes at any other USNH institution during the entire period of suspension.
1.2 A student ineligible to register for or attend classes at any one USNH institution because of permanent expulsion entered upon finding of responsibility for violation of the institution's code of student conduct shall be ineligible to register for or attend classes at any other USNH institution for a period of two (2) years following the date on which the student was permanently expelled.
1.3 A student ineligible to register for or attend classes at any one USNH institution because of a pending student disciplinary charge shall be ineligible to register for or attend classes at any other USNH institution for as long as the charge remains pending.
UNH Continuing Education Non-degree enrollment guidelines
External Conduct/Disciplinary issues:
If student has been suspended or expelled from another college for non-academic reasons, he/she must provide a written explanation. UNH will generally not permit a student to register during the time of suspension or within a two year period of expulsion for disciplinary reasons.
For felonies or crimes that involve imprisonment for over one year or when students are sentenced to multiple years of court-ordered probation, the University will generally not permit registration during the period of probation.
For misdemeanors or crimes that either did not involve imprisonment or for which imprisonment of less than one year was completed, registration will be considered only if all terms of the sentence were successfully carried out.