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Admission applicants have a cumulative college G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale). Southern New Hampshire University does not accept as transfer credit capstones, co-ops, internships and student teaching taken at other institutions.

cation files for students seeking admission into the major. For more information contact Assistant Professor Diane Les Becquets, Coordinator of the Creative Writing program, at

Items required to be submitted for consideration as a transfer student:

Honors Program Applicants

• A completed application, essay and a $40 application fee. (Fee waived for foreign applicants.) • An official final high school transcript. • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. • A supplemental transfer form listing the courses the applicant is currently enrolled in or plans to take prior to enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University. • A letter of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor. • International students should submit course descriptions and syllabi to facilitate the process of evaluating possible transfer credits. • Students may need to provide syllabi of previous courses for credit evaluation.

Early Action The early action option is for undergraduate day freshmen applicants who wish to receive the earliest possible response regarding their admission to Southern New Hampshire University. Evaluation of early action applicants is based on academic work through the junior year of high school. Applications may be submitted during the summer prior to the senior year or before Nov. 15 of the senior year. Early action applicants will either be accepted within 30 days or requested to submit first quarter senior year grades. Early action, unlike “early decision,” does not require an early commitment to enroll or restrict the student from applying to other colleges or universities.

Rolling Admission Most students apply under the rolling admission plan, in which applications are reviewed throughout the year. It is recommended, however, that candidates for freshman admission apply prior to March 15 for the fall term and before Nov. 15 for the spring term. Transfer applicants are encouraged to apply by March 15 for the fall term and by Nov. 15 for the spring. Applicants can usually expect to receive an admission decision within 30 days from receipt of their completed application.

Special Academic Programs Admission Creative Writing Majors Undergraduate day students applying for admission to the Creative Writing Program at Southern New Hampshire University must submit a 10 page writing sample. The coordinator of the Creative Writing program will review all appli-

Undergraduate day students applying for admission to the Honors program need to submit all of the items required for freshman admission. In order to be considered for the Honors program an additional application form and essay are required (see application for topic). The director of the Honors program will review the applicant’s credentials for admission into the program. For more information on the Honors Program see page 31 in this catalog or contact Dr. Nicholas Hunt-Bull, the director of the Honors Program at 603.668.2211, ext. 9798 or at

3Year Honors Program in Business Administration Undergraduate day students applying for admission to the Southern New Hampshire University 3Year Honors Program need to submit all of the items required for freshman admission. Successful candidates generally have combined SAT scores above 1100 and at least a “B” average in a challenging college-preparatory high school curriculum. An interview with the program director is required. Applicants who are not offered admission to this program are considered for admission into the four-year degree program. For more information on the undergraduate day 3Year Honors Program in Business Administration contact Ashley Liadis at 603.668.2211, ext. 3178 or at

Personal Interviews and Campus Tours A campus visit will help any student become familiar with the university and will assist students through the admission process. Personal interviews and campus tours are strongly recommended. Opportunities to visit SNHU include: guided tours, personal interviews, open house programs and information sessions. The Office of Admission is open yearround. For specific dates and times for visits, please contact us at 800.642.4968 or 603.645.9611 or you can arrange your visit online at:

Admission of Nontraditional Students Southern New Hampshire University encourages high school graduates of all ages to pursue university studies during the day, evening or online. Those interested in evening, weekend or online enrollment may call 603.645.7648 (SNHU), or go to for more information. Those interested in taking courses during the day enroll by contacting the Office of Admission. In the admission process for nontraditional applicants, additional consideration is given for life and work experiences. Standardized tests (SAT or ACT) are not required of applicants for day admission who have been away from formal education for five or more years and are not required of any applicant for the School of Professional and Continuing Education or SNHU Online. 11

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog