2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission to the University


 

Kevin J. Phillips, B.S., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 203.932.7319
Toll-free: 1.800.DIAL.UNH, ext. 7319
(1.800.342.5864)
Email: adminfo@newhaven.edu

Undergraduate Admission Policy

Students are admitted full-time (four or five courses, 12-17 credit enrollment and registration load) or part-time (up to 11 credits).

The University of New Haven is committed to equal access to educational opportunities and welcomes applicants regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, economic level, or geographic area.

Students wishing to enroll in any course at the University, regardless of whether they seek a degree, must first satisfy the admission procedures specified below. Some academic majors may have additional admission requirements. An individual becomes a student of the University of New Haven only after completing the admissions requirements, been officially accepted, submitted an enrollment commitment form with a corresponding enrollment fee, and registered for courses.  The University requires all students to submit a non-refundable/non-transferable enrollment commitment fee in order to hold their placement in and register for courses for their incoming semester. Enrollment commitment fees for new incoming students are due May 1 for the fall semester and January 12 for the spring semester.

Full-Time Admission

Applying to the university

The University of New Haven offers Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision admission for first-year students interested in applying for the fall semester.  Our Admissions Staff begins reviewing applications on a rolling basis for the fall semester as they become complete after September 1. Students should expect to receive a decision on their completed application within 2-4 weeks of when the application is complete. To begin the application, prospective students should go to www.neCopywhaven.edu/apply.  Prospective first-year students will apply through the Common Application www.commonapp.org.  Prospective transfer students can utilize the Common Application www.commonapp.org or use our own application at www.newhaven.edu/apply
 

Note: Veteran and Military personnel should follow the admissions process for transfer students.

Important Dates The University of New Haven offers one binding and three non-binding admission programs for fall admission and one non-binding admission program for spring admission.  To be considered for certain programs, prospective students must follow the established timelines and important dates which are noted in the details below.

Admission Program Completed Applications Due By
Early Decision (Binding) December 1st
Early Action I (Non-Binding) December 15th
Early Action II (Non-Binding) February 15th
Regular Decision (Non-Binding) March 1st (Priority Deadline)
Spring Admission (Non-Binding) January 12th


Early Decision

If the University of New Haven is your definite first choice, you should plan to apply under Early Decision.  By applying for Early Decision, students contractually agree to enroll at the University of New Haven if offered admission. If accepted under Early Decision, students then must withdraw their applications from all other institutions.  All application materials must be submitted to the University and students must complete a personal interview with a member of the Undergraduate Admissions Staff no later than December 1.

December 1 (or earlier) - application and all required materials due.

Notification of admission decisions for Early Decision applicants are provided no later than December 15.

February 15 (or earlier) - Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students.
 

Early Action I

If the University of New Haven is one of your top choices, but you would like to keep your options open, you should plan to apply under Early Action I. Early Action I is non-binding and there is no commitment to enroll until May 1. Students admitted under Early Action I have some advantages in consideration for additional scholarships, class registration, Living/Learning Communities, and other programs if they meet the deposit deadline.

 

December 15 (or earlier) - application and all required materials due.

Notification of admission decisions for Early Action applicants are provided no later than January 15.

May 1 (or earlier) - Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and non-refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students.


Early Decision and Early Action I Benefits

Merit-Based Scholarships - All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their application to the university. There are no additional applications to complete. If you are admitted to the University of New Haven, you will also receive notification of any merit-based scholarship. Priority consideration for merit-based scholarships are given to Early Decision and Early Action I applicants.

Dean’s Scholarship Consideration - Each of our six colleges offer additional scholarships to students accepted to one of their programs. Early Decision and Early Action I students are given special consideration for these scholarships. Dean’s Scholarships are awarded in addition to any other merit-based scholarships that a student receives.

Living/Learning Communities - We offer students the opportunity to participate in Living/Learning Communities (LLC). Students who participate in a LLC are grouped by academic and/or common interest for their first year. They will enjoy benefits such as off-campus trips related to their LLC, shared advising, linked classes, and group study sessions. Students admitted under Early Decision and Early Action I are given priority for the LLC program.

Honors Program - Students who qualify for admission to the Honors Program will receive an invitation to the program after admission to the university. Students who apply under Early Decision or Early Action I are given priority consideration for the Honors Program.

 

Early Action II

Prospective first-year students who have missed the December 15 Early Action I deadline, but consider the University of New Haven as one of their top choices, should plan to apply under Early Action II. Early Action II is non-binding and there is no commitment to enroll until May 1. Students admitted under Early Action II have some advantages in consideration for available additional scholarships, class registration, Living/Learning Communities, and other programs if they meet the deposit deadline.

February 15 (or earlier) - application and all required materials due.

Notification of admission decisions for Early Action II applicants are provided no later than March 1.
 

May 1 (or earlier) - Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and non-refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students.

 

Early Action II Benefits

Merit-Based Scholarships - Based on availability of funds, Early Action II applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their application to the university. There are no additional applications to fill out, just your application for admission. If you are admitted to the University of New Haven, you will also receive notification of any merit-based scholarship in your acceptance package.

Living/Learning Communities - Based on availability, Early Action II students may still qualify for participation in Living/Learning Communities (LLC).  Students who participate in a LLC are grouped by academic and/or common interest for their first year. They will enjoy benefits such as off-campus trips related to their LLC, shared advising, linked classes, and group study sessions.

 

Regular Decision

Based on space availability in certain majors after the Early Decision and Early Action deadlines, prospective first-year students may still apply and admission decisions will be determined on a rolling basis. Admission decisions will be provided within 4-6 weeks of when a completed application is received.

May 1 - Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and non-refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students.


Spring Admission

The University considers prospective first-year and transfer students for spring semester admission. We recommend completing the application for spring admission no later than January 12.

 

Placement

Incoming students are placed in courses in English and mathematics according to their individual abilities as demonstrated through the SAT/ACT scores, the University placement testing program, Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams, or transfer credit from previous official college records. Some students may be placed in courses designed to upgrade their skills in particular subject areas and prepare them for more advanced courses at the University. Students planning to major in music, music industry, or music and sound recording are required to take a placement test for music theory in the first year at the University. Students pursuing any of our modern languages may be required to take our modern language placement if they are continuing a language previously studied.  In addition to use for placement purposes, transfer credit may also be awarded to students who submit scores of 3 or greater on AP Exams, scores of  4 or greater on IB Exams, or official college transcript(s) illustrating grades of C or better on 1000-level or higher courses.

 

Admission Procedure: Full-Time First-Year Students

  • Complete and submit the Undergraduate Application for admission.  The application is available on the Common Application at www.commonapp.org.
  • Submit an official secondary/high school transcript or satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. (Note: The Right of Privacy Act requires that you must request your official transcripts. The University of New Haven cannot request them on your behalf.) If you are currently attending secondary/high school you must send us your final high school transcript indicating graduation date as soon as it becomes available.
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and our ACT code is 0576.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source.
  • A personal essay is required. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a person, not just your grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how you express yourself and demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts in written format. The personal essay should be between 250 and 650 words on a topic of your choice. (Note: If you have entered a personal essay on the Common Application, that is the only personal essay you need to provide to us.)

 

Admission Procedure: Full-Time Transfer Students

  • Prospective transfer students can utilize the Common Application www.commonapp.org or use our own application at www.newhaven.edu/apply. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have enrolled in courses at.
  • Submit an official secondary/high school transcript or diploma indicating graduation date or satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) which includes the date of graduation.
  • Students completing fewer than twelve credits from their previous college(s), must also submit official SAT or ACT scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and ACT code is 0576.
  • A personal essay highlighting why you wish to continue your education at the University is required. 

 

Transfer applicants for our Dental Hygiene programs are required to submit one letter of recommendation from an academic source.
 

Transfer applicants for our Graphic Design programs are required to submit a portfolio of their relevant work.


Note: Veteran and Military personnel should follow the admissions process for transfer students.  In addition to the required application materials, a Joint Services Transcript (JST), Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), and DD-214 should be submitted to our Coordinator for Military and Veteran Student Recruitment.


Accepted transfer students will receive a transfer credit evaluation (TCE) indicating how their previous credits will transfer into their academic degree program.

 

Admission Procedure: International Students

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Prospective international students can utilize the Common Application www.commonapp.org or use our own application at www.newhaven.edu/apply


2A.  For First-Year Applicants (Students who just finished, or in the process of finishing, secondary/high school)

  • Submit official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records. This includes mark sheets, academic transcripts for each year of attendance, final examination results, diplomas, and degree certificates such as Std. X (SSC), Std. XII (HSC), O Levels, A Levels, IB, WAEC, CXC, etc.
  • Submit one of the following standardized exams: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. The University of New Haven School CEEB Code is 003663 and the ACT code is 0576.

2B. For Transfer Applicants 

  • Submit all official post-secondary school (university/college) transcripts as well as certified copies of senior secondary/high school transcripts for each year of attendance and diploma. 
  • If you have not attained a minimum of 12 credits from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, you must submit one of the following standardized exams: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. The University of New Haven School CEEB Code is 003663 and the ACT code is 0576.

 3.  Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher or school counselor).

 4.  Submit a personal essay. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a person, not just your grades and test scores.
     It also gives us an   example of how you express yourself and demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts. The personal essay should
     be between 250 and 650 words on a topic of your choice.
 

Important note: An explanation of your high school grading system must be provided along with your transcripts. Many foreign high schools issue transcripts with a clear explanation of their grading system on the back or on the last page of the transcript

International transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified evaluation by one of the 4 professional credential evaluation agencies listed below:

World Education Services

Educational Credential Evaluators

SpanTran Education Services

World Education Services

Possible transfer credit for any college-level courses completed outside of the United States will not be evaluated without an official course-by-course evaluation. Please contact one of the agencies listed above and request a comprehensive course-by-course with GPA evaluation for your university or college level academic transcripts.

 

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester, priority deadline of June 1st
  • Spring semester, priority deadline of November 1st

Sending Your Documents:

Please email all of the above-mentioned documents as soon as possible to IntUGAdm@newhaven.edu. You can also mail your documents to the following address:*

Office of International Undergraduate Admissions
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
U.S.A.

* We recommend you use a special courier such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS.

 

Part-Time Admission

The University of New Haven follows a rolling admission process for students interested in attending part-time.  Applications are considered up until the start of the academic term for both the spring and fall semesters.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they become complete. Students should expect to receive a decision on their completed application within 2-4 weeks of when the application is complete. To begin the application, prospective part-time first-year and transfer students should go to www.newhaven.edu/apply.

 

Part-time Student Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Part-time Admission available on our website, www.newhaven.edu/apply.  
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have enrolled in courses at.
  • Submit an official secondary/high school transcript or diploma indicating graduation date or satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) which includes the date of graduation.
  • Students completing fewer than twelve credits from their previous college(s), must submit official SAT or ACT scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and ACT code is 0576.
  • A personal essay highlighting why you wish to continue your education at the University is required.  This essay is part of the online application and is the only essay you need to provide us.
  • An interview with a member of our Admissions Staff is required.

Transfer applicants for our Graphic Design programs are required to submit a portfolio of their relevant work.

Accepted transfer part-time students will receive a transfer credit evaluation (TCE) indicating how their previous credits will transfer into their academic degree program. 

Non-Degree Part-time Students

  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Part-time Admission available on our website, www.newhaven.edu/apply.  
  • Be sure to select, “Non-Degree,” as your intended major.
  • College transcripts may be required if courses you intend to register for have prerequisites.

The University requires accepted part-time students to submit an enrollment commitment form, no enrollment commitment fee is required, in order to hold their placement in and register for courses.

Note: Part-time students may earn up to 12 credits as a non-degree student before they are required to matriculate into a degree or certificate program.

 

Fresh Start Readmission Option

This option for readmission to the University of New Haven is available to those students who experienced a poor start to their college education and have prepared themselves to begin again.  The option allows eligible students to gain readmission to the University to continue their study without undue burden from their first attempt.  Students readmitted under the Fresh Start option are eligible for institutional financial aid and other student services on the same terms as transfer students.

Eligibility

The Fresh Start option is available to a student under these circumstances:

  • The student was an undergraduate dismissed from the University of New Haven for academic reasons (failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress) or who withdrew voluntarily with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0.
  • At least two full academic years have elapsed since the last term during which the student was matriculated at the University of New Haven.
  • The student has completed 60 or fewer credits hours while at the university, not including transfer credit.
  • The student has not used the Fresh Start option previously (may only be used once).
  • The Fresh Start option may not be available for all academic majors.
  • An application for readmission under the Fresh Start option is submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions following the Admissions Process for Transfer Students.  The Office of Undergraduate Admissions makes the readmission decision in consultation with the Office of the Provost.
  • Each case is decided on its own merit.

 

Features of the Fresh Start Option

  • The student’s prior courses and grades remain on the student’s transcript and permanent record.  The date of Fresh Start readmission is noted on the transcript and permanent record.
  • Similar to transfer students, courses taken prior to the Fresh Start earning grades of C or better (2.0) are applicable to the graduation requirements.  Some courses may need to be retaken, at the discretion of the major advisor, if an updated version of the course has been introduced since the last time it was taken by the student.
  • The student’s GPA is calculated on the basis of coursework completed after the Fresh Start.
  • The student’s graduation requirements, catalog year, are those in effect at the time of the Fresh Start.
  • The first semester at the University of New Haven after the Fresh Start, the student is limited to 16 or fewer credits and must maintain contact with a Success Coach in the Centers for Academic Services and Advising.