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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Admissions

The university campus has more than 100 programs for the students to choose from and makes students service its top priority. With an alumni network of 80,000, the students get great industry exposure. The programs offered are crafted in such a manner that the motivation is to produce individuals who are determined and skills in their trade of choice.

The university provides access to over 3,000 job and internship postings each year, job fairs, and on-campus interviews, to ensure that the students get maximum opportunities to find jobs that are compatible with their potential.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has taken as many steps to ensure that campus safety is paramount and the students feel safe and protected.

The university fosters a feeling of community and belonging in the students and therefore houses more than 70 clubs and student organizations for the students to choose from and find people who share their interests and quirks.

The study abroad program if the university encourages the students to explore the world and become drivers of change in their rights.

Student services like the academic advising and the student center make sure that the applicants have all the tools and resources as and when required by them.

The university has an acceptance rate of 73% allowing the applicants a decent chance of gaining enrollment.

SNHU Application Process 

Online Programs

  • Applicants are required to complete the application form.

  • Applicants are also invited to talk to an SNHU admission counselor who will walk them through the rest of the process

  • The applicants are not required to pay any application fee.

Online graduate programs

  • Applicants are required to complete and submit their completed application form.

  • Applicants are required to submit a transcript Release Form for any schools attended by them.

  • Applicants are required to submit a Graduate Attestation Form, along with their undergraduate GPA and conferral date

Campus freshmen

  • Applicants are required to complete and submit the application form.

  • Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Their High-school transcript or GED.

  2. One letter of recommendation from their school counselor or a teacher

  3. Standardized test scores are not required for admission.

  4. Music Education applicants: an audition is required before enrolling.

  5. University Honors Program applicants: an additional essay and completed an Honors application.

  •  Applicants are required to go through the financial aid options available to them.

  •  In case of a query, the applicants are requested to contact the admissions office. 


The university prefers applicants with decent academic backgrounds, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community service.

Applicants are also suggested that they should have completed 16 college prep courses including:

  • Four years of English

  • Three or more years of mathematics

  • Two or more years of science

  • Two or more years of social science

Campus Graduate

  • Applicants are required to complete their application form.

  • Applicants are not required to submit an application fee if they submit their application before 14th June.

  • The university requires applicants to submit their official college transcripts.

  • All official transcripts submitted must be sent in a sealed and stamped envelope by the issuing institution.

  • The next step is the application review process which takes 2-4 weeks. Applicants are encouraged to contact the admissions office at 603.645.9688 or gradadmission@snhu.edu if they have questions regarding the

  • Further applicants are suggested to go through their financial aid problems. 

Campus Transfers

  • Applicants can apply using the campus application form.

  • Applicants can also apply using DocuSign or the Common Application for Transfers.

  • Applicants are required to submit all the official transcripts from the institutes previously attended.

  • Applicants are also requested to go through the transfer credit policies for a smooth transition.

Campus International

  • Applicants are required to complete and submit the application form.

  • Applicants are also required to submit an application fee of $40.

  • Once all the documents have been submitted, the review process takes 2-4 weeks.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.


Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


SAT scores have always been considered a good way to calibrate a student's grades. They are also believed to make a candidate a strong applicant for securing admission to any university or college. However, the SAT score of an applicant is not one of the mandatory requirements to get admission to Southern New Hampshire University. As a result, there is no data about the average SAT score or similar requirements to get admission here.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.


Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


Believed to make a candidate's application a strong one for getting admission to a particular university or a university of his/her choice, ACT scores play a huge role in the admission process. At Southern New Hampshire University, candidates are provided with an option to submit their ACT scores to secure a seat. However, it must be noted that SNHU does not put much emphasis on the same. Notably, no official data about the minimum requirements concerning the ACT scores has been made publicly available.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


Grade Point Average of a student indicates his/her academic vigor and how they have performed in the four years of high school. GPA is a requirement for almost all college and higher education admissions.

The University requests an average GPA of 3.0. which is the average GPA score since the national average is 3.0. This score is equivalent to a B letter grade with a percentage range of 83-86.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

High School Transcript


College Prep Courses

Neither required nor recommended





Online Programs Requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all the institutes attended by them.

  • Applicants are required to submit proof of high-school completion or GED.

  • To apply for financial aid, applicants are required to complete the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • The university accommodates all the GPAs therefore there is no minimum GPA requirement.

Online Graduate Requirements

  • Applicants might also need to submit some additional materials based on the requirements of their individual programs if applicable.

  • In order to apply for financial aid, applicants are required to complete and submit the FAFSA form along with the federal school code of the university.

  • Applicants are not required to submit test scores as part of the application process.

  •  Applicants should keep in mind that a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required for full acceptance or 2.00 for provisional acceptance unless otherwise noted by the program.

  • Applicants are eligible to transfer up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree.

  • All transcripts are to be submitted from the original institutions.


Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


Since the university has rolling admissions, a student can apply for university anytime.

Admission Statistics

Acceptance Rate74%71%73%
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)52%51%52%

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Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


Most universities in the US incentivize students by helping them obtain university credits through certain courses, which are available in high school. Some of such popular programs available for the students include AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges have different policies regarding such credits. These programs are designed to provide various benefits to students, such as a shorter time to complete a degree, increased chances of finising a degree, and a higher GPA. Students who are interested in these courses and want to avail CLEP and AP credits can simply visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to any university of their choice.

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