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University of New Haven Academic Catalog
    University of New Haven
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, 12–15 credit enrollment and registration load) or part time (up to 11 credits). Acceptances are customized and students are placed according to their academic needs.

Full-Time Admission

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 take any course at the University, regardless of whether they seek a degree, must first satisfy the admission procedures specified below. Students should note that some academic majors may have additional admission requirements. An individual becomes a student of the University of New Haven only after he or she has completed the requirements listed below, have been officially accepted, have registered for courses for the first semester, and have made the appropriate tuition and fee payments. The University requires accepted full-time students to submit a non-refundable/nontransferable enrollment commitment fee in order to hold their placement in the incoming class. The fee is due May 1 for the Fall semester and January 2 for the Spring semester.

Applying to UNH

The University of New Haven has adopted an Early Action policy for students interested in Applying to UNH for the fall semester. Below are important dates associated with applying to UNH. Our Admissions Staff begins reviewing applications for the fall semester on September 1 on a rolling basis, even for Early Action. 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.newhaven.edu/apply. In addition to our own application, UNH also accepts the Common Application www.commonapp.org and the Universal College Application www.universalcollegeapp.com. Equal weight is given for any of these options. Equal weight is given for any of these options.

Important Dates The University of New Haven offers three non-binding admission programs for fall 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 Action I November 15
Early Action II January 15
Rolling Admission May 1
Spring Admission Mid-January

Early Action I

If UNH is one of your top choice schools, you should plan on applying for Early Action I. Then after you are admitted, you will have some advantages if you meet the deposit deadline when it comes to consideration for additional scholarships, class registration, Living/Learning Communities, and other programs.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for certain programs, Early Action I is recommended for the Forensic Science, Dental Hygiene, Marine Biology, and Biology - Pre-Med Programs.

November 15 (or earlier) – application and all required materials due.

Admission decisions for Early Action I are mailed no later than December 15.

January 31 (or earlier) – Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students. Please note that deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

March 1 (or earlier) – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. The University of New Haven’s Title IV School Code for the FAFSA is 001397.

March 15 – Notification of financial aid for incoming freshmen begins to be mailed. Please note that it is likely financial aid packages will be mailed earlier if a student’s FAFSA is completed prior to March 1.

Early Action I Benefits

Merit-Based Scholarships – All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their application to the university. Priority consideration is given to Early Action I applicants.

Dean’s Scholarship Consideration – Each of our four colleges offer special scholarships to students enrolling in one of their programs. 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 – At UNH we offer students in many of our programs the opportunity to participate in a ‘Living/Learning Community’ (LLC). In an LLC students are grouped by majors and/or common interests for their freshman year, and enjoy benefits such as trips off campus related to their major/interest, shared advising, linked classes, and group study sessions. Students admitted to UNH under Early Action I are given priority for the LLC program.

Honors Program – Students who qualify academically for admission to the UNH Honors Program will receive an invitation after admission to the university. Students must apply under Early Action I in order to be considered for the Honors Program.

Housing – Special consideration will be given to Early Action I students who desire to live on campus.

Early Action II

If prospective students have decided to apply after November 15, there is still time to apply for the fall semester with special considerations.

January 15 (or earlier) – application and all required materials due.

Admission decisions will be mailed no later than February 15.

March 15 (or earlier) – Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students. Housing will be assigned based on availability.

March 1 (or earlier) – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. The University of New Haven’s Title IV School Code for the FAFSA is 001397.

March 15 – Notification of financial aid for incoming freshmen begins to be mailed.

Early Action II Benefits

Merit-Based Scholarships – Based on availability of funds, Early Action II applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. For a complete list of merit-based scholarships www.newhaven.edu/scholarships

Living/Learning Communities – Based on availability, Early Action II students may still qualify for participation in a ‘Living/Learning Community’ (LLC). In an LLC students are grouped by majors and/or common interests for their freshman year, and enjoy benefits such as trips off campus related to their major/interest, shared advising, linked classes, and group study sessions. www.newhaven.edu/livinglearning

Housing - Based on availability, students may still be eligible for special housing consideration if they desire to live on campus.

Rolling Admission

Based on space availability in certain majors after the Early Action I and II deadlines, prospective students may still apply to UNH and their applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. This means that they will receive a decision on their application within 2-4 weeks of when their completed application materials are received.

March 1 (or earlier) – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. The University of New Haven’s Title IV School Code for the FAFSA is 001397.

March 15 – Notification of financial aid for incoming freshmen begins to be mailed.

May 1 – Submit the Enrollment Commitment Form and refundable deposit of $500 for residential students or $300 for commuter students. Housing will be assigned based on availability.

Based on availability, students that apply after January 15 may still be considered for opportunities such as scholarships, and Living/Learning Communities.

Spring Admission

UNH considers potential freshmen and transfer students for spring semester admission. Applications for students interested enrolling for the spring semester are evaluated on a rolling basis. We recommend completing the application by mid-January.

To Reserve Your Place at UNH

The Enrollment Commitment Form and $500 deposit for residential students or $300 deposit for commuter students must be postmarked by May 1 for fall admission and January 2 for spring admission. Housing will be assigned based on availability after the Early Action I deadline. UNH adheres to the National Candidate’s Reply Date of May 1 for fall deposits. All deposits paid prior to this date are refundable. Requests for a deposit refund must be made in writing and postmarked by May 1. Deposits made on or after May 1 are non-refundable.

Students who pay their deposit after May 1 may be waitlisted for both courses and housing, depending on availability.

Placement

Incoming students are placed in courses in English and mathematics according to their individual abilities as demonstrated through SAT scores (in the case of English), the University placement testing program, or transfer credit from previous 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 whose major requires chemistry may be required to take a chemistry placement test. Students planning to major in music, music industry, or music and sound recording are required to take a placement test for music theory. Note that credit may also be awarded to students who submit scores of 3 or greater on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams or of 4 or greater on International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams.

English placement policy: a student who tests out of E 105 - Composition  must replace the course with E 220 , E 225 , E 230  or any course listed in the CC 1.2 competency in the University Core Curriculum. A student who tests out of E 110 - Composition and Literature  must replace E 105  as outlined above and E 110  with any literature course. A list of English courses designated as Literature courses can be found under the University Core Curriculum  section.

Mathematics placement policy: a student who tests above the core mathematics level and has no other mathematics requirement in his/her program may replace the core requirement with a free elective. If a student tests above the core mathematics level and has other mathematics courses required in the program beyond the core level, such courses must be replaced with other mathematics courses.

Admission Procedure: Full-Time Freshman Students

  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are available on our website: www.newhaven.edu/apply. We are also a member of the Common Application. Prospective applicants can access the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Equal consideration for admission is given to students who submit the UNH Application or the Common Application. ($75 for paper applications; $25 for on-line or common applications)
  • Submit an official copy of your secondary/high school transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in place of a high school diploma. (Note: The Right of Privacy Act requires that you must request your official transcripts. UNH cannot request them on your behalf.) If you are currently attending secondary/high school you must send us your final high school transcript with your graduation date as soon as it becomes available.
  • Submit official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and our ACT code is 0576.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • 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. The personal essay should be between 250 and 500 words on a topic of your choice.

Admission Procedure: Full-Time Transfer Students

  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are available on our website, www.newhaven.edu/apply. We are also members of the Common Application. Prospective students can access the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Equal consideration for admission is given to students who submit the UNH Application or the Common Application
  • Submit official transcripts from all the colleges/universities that you have attended.
  • Students who have completed fewer than twenty-four credits from their previous college(s), must submit an official secondary/high school transcript which includes the date of graduation. A satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in lieu of a high school diploma.
  • Students who have completed fewer than twenty-four credits from their previous college(s), must submit official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and our ACT code is 0576.
  • Transfer students have the option to submit a personal essay and at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source.

Transfer students, if accepted, will receive a transfer credit evaluation shortly after they are accepted.

Admission Procedure: International Students

  1. Submit a complete Online Application for International Undergraduate Students with a NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50.00. A student will be required to pay the application fee using a valid credit card. His or her application will NOT be processed without the application fee. If a student does not have a credit card, he or she should send a us a bank check or money order — drawn on a U.S. Bank and made payable to the University of New Haven. The check or money order should be sent in the mail along with items 2-10 upon completion of your online application. DO NOT SEND CASH.
    1. For First-Year Applicants (Students who just finished, or in the process of finishing, secondary/high school): Submit OFFICIAL/notarized/attested/or certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records. This includes mark sheets, academic transcripts, final examination results, diplomas, and degree certificates such as Std. X (SSC), Std. XII (HSC), O Levels, A Levels, IB, WAEC, CXC, etc.
    2. For Transfer Applicants (Students who have attended any post-secondary institution (college/university): Submit OFFICIAL/notarized/attested/or certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records (see 2.a. above) AND ALL post-secondary school (university/college) records. This includes mark sheets, academic transcripts, examination result, diplomas, and degree certificates. Transfer applicants MUST also submit official/certified course descriptions or syllabi, with exact course names and numbers, for all post-secondary (university/college) academic work attempted so that it may be evaluated for possible transfer of credit. Student-generated course descriptions are not acceptable.

      Credit may be granted for IB Higher Level Exam Scores of 4 or better and for A-Level courses of C or better.

      Please note: If post secondary (university/college) studies were done outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of all academic work is strongly recommended for possible transfer of credit. Please contact http://www.wes.org/ for more information.

       
  2. Submit a word-for-word notarized/attested/or certified English translations in the same format as the official document if the official document is not in English. It is important that everything on the official document be translated. Translations should be done by a bona fide translating agency in your country or in the U.S.
  3. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source.
  4. Submit a personal essay, personal statement or a statement of purpose. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know the student as a person, not just his or her grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how the student expresses himself or herself and demonstrates his or her ability to organize his or her thoughts. The personal essay should be between 250 and 500 words on a topic of his or her choice.
  5. Complete and submit the Financial Statement for International Students Form (FSIS) accompanied by an original bank statement from the sponsor showing adequate funds. The bank statement must be of recent date of issue, no more than 6 months old, in English, and it must be in the same name as your sponsor. To download the FSIS form, click here.
  6. All non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language competency by providing a TOEFL score of 75 on the internet based test (iBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0. The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663. Completion of ELS Language Center Level 112 is also accepted in lieu of either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  7. Submit a clear copy of your passport information page with your complete name, date of birth, and country of citizenship.
  8. Applicants currently in the U.S. must submit clear copies of their U.S. visa stamp, I-94 card, I-20 (if any), I-797 (if any), and all other immigration document(s).

Application Deadlines:

* For the Fall semseter, beginning in late August each year, the deadline is June 1st.

* For the Spring semester, beginning in late January each year, the deadline is November 1st.

* It is highly recommended that a student apply and submit ALL the above documents at least one month before the deadlines.

* Any applications received after the above deadlines will automatically be deferred to the next semester.

Mailing Your Documents:

Please mail ALL the above-mentioned documents as soon as possible, but no later than the application deadline, to the address below. We recommend you use a special courier such as FEDEX, DHL, or UPS

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

Application Processing Time:

4-5 weeks from the date your application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that you send us ALL of the above-mentioned documents in one package/envelope to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Part-Time Admission

The University of New Haven has a rolling admissions process, which means that we do not have specific deadlines. Applications are accepted until the start of the specific academic term; however, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow time for processing to the following address:

University of New Haven
University College
Echlin Hall
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

Degree-Seeking Students

  • Complete the online Part-Time and Adult Undergraduate Application for Admission on our website at www.newhaven.edu and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee. (You can choose to submit the paper version of the application to University College along with the $50 non-refundable application fee). APPLY ONLINE AND SAVE 50 percent ON THE APPLICATION FEE!
  • Submit an official copy of your secondary/high school transcript to University College. A satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in place of a high school diploma.
  • Submit official transcripts from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Have them sent directly to University College. Upon receipt of the transcripts students will receive an academic worksheet for their intended major with a preliminary transfer credit evaluation (TCE). The TCE outlines how many transfer credits students can be awarded and details which courses at their previous college(s) are accepted as transfer credit for UNH courses in your major.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores may be requested if the applicant has graduated from high school within 12 months of filing the admission application.
  • The University recognizes both the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit may be granted for AP grades of 3, 4 or 5; credit may be granted for CLEP passing percentile scores of 50 or better. Credit will be evaluated by the appropriate department chair. For further information or to have scores sent to UNH, go to www.collegeboard.com and search for AP or CLEP.
  • Information and instructions about registration are included in the acceptance packet for students who have been accepted to the University.

Non-Degree Students

  • Complete the online Part-Time and Adult Undergraduate Application for Admission on our website at www.newhaven.edu and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee. (Students can choose to submit the paper version of the application to University College along with the $50 non-refundable application fee). APPLY ONLINE AND SAVE 50 percent ON THE APPLICATION FEE! Be sure to select “Non-Degree” as your intended major. College transcripts may be required from non-degree students if they wish to take courses that have prerequisites.
  • Students may earn up to 12 credits as a non-degree student before they are required to matriculate into a degree or certificate program.
  • Information and instructions about registration will be mailed to students when their application has been processed.

If prospective students have questions, they should contact University College at 203.932.7180 or universitycollege@newhaven.edu.