You’re unique, and our admissions team knows that. We review first-year applicants individually and in the context of their own high school environments to better support students and their families through the college selection process.
Bachelor’s Degree Admission Criteria
We consider your entire academic history and personal experiences when we review your application. Most first-year students accepted to a bachelor’s degree program demonstrate:
Trend in achievement: B/B+ grades in the core subject areas and an average weighed GPA of 3.4.
College preparatory coursework: Honors or AP classes help you stand out, but students should complete the following to be considered minimally* qualified for admission:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of mathematics, including the equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (4 years preferred)
- 3 years of science, 2 of which must be laboratory sciences
- 2 years of a single foreign language (3 years preferred)
* Some academic programs require an additional year of preparation in subject areas beyond what is listed above.
Associate Degree Admission Criteria
College preparatory coursework: Most successful first-year students accepted to an associate degree program demonstrate a solid college preparatory program of study in high school, including coursework in English, mathematics, laboratory sciences, social sciences and foreign language.
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. UNH Manchester gives considerable attention to an applicant's qualities of character, leadership, initiative and special aptitudes and talents.