Homeschooled Students

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We welcome applications from home-schooled students and value the unique perspective they bring to our classroom and community.

With as many as two million students receiving their secondary education at home, we view home-schooling as simply another viable and well-established means of preparation for the transition to college or university.

You are a home schooled student if you are receiving your secondary school education from yourparents or through an accredited distance learning program. Our admissions criteria for home-schooled students are the same as for those students who receive their diploma through the local public school system or through a traditional private secondary school.

  • Spring Semester November 1
  • Fall Semester, Early Action November 15
  • Fall Semester April 1

Follow these steps to apply to a bachelor’s or associate degree program at UNH Manchester:

  • The Common Application
    Apply online to the University of New Hampshire, then in the “Questions” section under “Student Status,” select Manchester as your campus.
  • Documentation of Successful Completion of Secondary-Level Studies
    Acceptable documentation includes a final transcript, a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or a certificate of completion from your local school district or state board of education. Contact or 603-641-4150 with any questions.
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Scores
    Scores must be submitted directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency. See the box below for detailed test requirements .UNH's CEEB code for SAT: 3918. UNH's CEEB code for ACT: 2524
  • Letter of Recommendation
    This letter, ideally, should be from a student's guidance counselor or teacher. UNH does not require more than one recommendation and prefer to receive no more than two, excess recommendations may delay the review process.
  • Application Fee: $50 for N.H. residents / $65 for non-residents
  • New Hampshire residents must submit the Residency Statement

All candidates for admission to undergraduate degree programs are required to submit the results of the SAT or ACT exam. The latest statistics on test scores by the University's admitted first-year students to bachelor's degree programs indicate that the average SAT combined score was 1640 and the average ACT composite score was 24. Scores must be submitted electronically to UNH by the testing agency.

Final admissions decisions will be made using only your highest scores for the SAT and your highest composite score for the ACT across all dates that you submit. Each time you submit scores, we will update your record with any new high scores. We strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the test, which can benefit you by allowing us to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.

SAT or ACT scores aid in our determination of admissions eligibility, merit scholarships and admission to the University’s Honors Program. There are no cut-offs for standardized test scores in the UNH admissions process, rather more emphasis is paid to one's academic program of study and record of achievement. Students are not denied or admitted based solely on the results of their standardized test scores.

Note: SAT subject tests are not required, but a foreign language subject test may satisfy the foreign language requirement of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Connect With Us

We’re dedicated to building your future together, so our admissions counselors are happy to answer any of your questions. Connect with a counselor today at or 603-641-4150.