New Students

Stephanie Kirylych, advising a student


Welcome to UNH Manchester!

Newly admitted first-year and transfer students will meet with their professional advisor to review their academic requirements and select courses for the next semester.


Overview of Advising & Registration for new students:

  • In June, professional advisors will send all deposited students an email that includes a link to schedule an appointment, view the accepted student page, and information about virtual orientation sessions.
  • Advising appointments will be held via Zoom video sessions.
  • After selecting classes, advisors will work with the UNH Manchester Registration Office to finalize registration for new students.
  • Students will receive an email containing instructions to view their schedule once it has been finalized.

In addition to meeting individually with their professional advisor, new students will participate in a virtual orientation, connect with student leaders, and have access to offices such as student accessibility services, financial aid, and student engagement.

Five Steps to Prepare for Course Selection Advising

Below are the five steps that all new students must complete before meeting with their assigned professional advisor. Please read each step carefully and check out our new student FAQ page for more helpful information.

Your primary communication with your advisor will be through UNH email account. Follow these instructions to find your username and create a password. Once you’ve created your password, it’s helpful to “link up” your accounts here.

To access WebCat, where you can view your schedule and pay your tuition bill, you’ll need to complete a 2-factor authentication here.

If you have questions at any point throughout this setup process, please call UNH Information Technology at (603)862-4242.

The advising model at UNH Manchester is designed with students in mind. Professional advisors and faculty advisors collaborate to provide students with holistic and comprehensive support. View the About Us page to learn more about the advising model.

Degree Works is an advising tool that monitors your progress toward degree completion. Degree Works will show you which requirements have been fulfilled, which requirements are in progress, and which requirements are still outstanding.

Transfer students, please keep in mind that your advisor will be manually updating your record prior to your advising appointment as transcripts are received and evaluated.

Check your UNH Wildcats email for your English and Math assessment invitation(s) and for more information on how to take the assessment(s).  If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) at 603-641-4113 or email

The online course search lists all of the classes being offered each semester. Use information on the course search to complete this Advising Worksheet. Be sure to have your complete copy of this worksheet with you for your advising appointment, since this is what you’ll use to create your schedule.

Watch this short video to learn how to read the course search and successfully complete your Advising Worksheet.

For transfer students, you should use your Degree Works record to determine which requirements have not been fulfilled and then use the course search to find classes that meet those requirements. When you find a course that you’re interested in taking, keep track of it on your Advising Worksheet. Be sure to choose backup courses!

Now you’re ready to schedule your advising appointment!

Check your UNH email for a message from your assigned professional advisor. In the email will be a link to schedule your virtual advising appointment through myWildcatSuccess. Once you submit your deposit, you will receive an email from your advisor within 7 business days.

I scheduled my advising appointment, what’s next?

Prepare for your advising appointment

Once you schedule your advising appointment, make sure that you know how to log into Zoom. All advising appointments with professional advisors are conducted through Zoom, so please prepare to have your audio and video turned on.

Register for new student orientation

Information about new student orientation can be found here. These virtual events are tailored to meet your specific needs and designed to help you learn about all of the great resources UNH Manchester has to offer.

Check out this New Student Frequently Asked Advising Questions page