Checklist for Admitted Graduate Students

The Admissions Team is here to guide you through the next critical steps in becoming a member of the UNH Law community and looks forward to welcoming you to campus.

Check this page regularly for updates and feel free to contact us with any questions.  Here, you will find the important deadlines and procedures you must follow to secure your seat in the next entering class of graduate students.

Please keep us current on your e-mail and mailing address.

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the entering class, you are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit in the amount of $500 within 30 days of the date that is on your offer letter.

To pay your deposit: 

  • Pay online
  • In person by check or cash in the Admissions Office - Please make checks or money orders payable to the University of New Hampshire School of Law and include your student ID number on the face of the check.
  • By mail to the following address:

UNH School of Law
Graduate Programs Office
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Questions

Please contact the UNH Law Graduate Programs by phone at (603) 513-5300.

Note: Registration holds cannot be removed, or records released, until your payment is actually received and posted to your student account so please allow yourself enough time and pay early. A charge of $30 will be assessed for all checks returned by the bank and a hold will be placed on all student records, including transcripts, diplomas, and future registrations until your account is cleared. In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for federal financial aid. Your FAFSA will be used to determine your full financial aid package. The FAFSA is available online after January 1. Our school code is 002589, and the priority deadline is March 1.

Starting in mid-February, Admissions will provide secure website (WebCat) login access information by email. Check your inbox regularly for updates from Graduate Admissions.

Shortly after paying the required seat deposit, international students will receive an email with instructions on how to use our online system to apply for a SEVIS Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 or DS-2019.  After completing the required online process, the International Student Advisor will review your documents and begin working with you as you apply for a student visa.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Rousseau, International Student Advisor christine.rousseau@law.unh.edu

The American Bar Association requires verification of completion of your Bachelor’s degree.

Prior to enrolling at UNH Law, the Registrar from your undergraduate degree granting institution must send the UNH Law Admissions Office an official copy of your final transcript, which shows conferral of your Bachelor’s degree. (The transcript provided to us from LSAC’s CAS is a copy and not official.)

Your transcript should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
UNH School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Orientation is mandatory and the schedule for fall 2018 will be posted as soon as it's available.  

We do not require students to have a laptop, but you will find life in law school to be much easier with one. Approximately 98% of our students type their exams, so having a laptop is nearly a must. Please review the computer requirements.

Student Services provides a guide to housing, as well as a UNH School of Law community password-protected current housing list online

Our student-created guide to living in Concord will come in handy as you make your move.

There is no required reading list.

The Graduate Programs Office will assist you with course registration during Orientation.

The Graduate Programs Admissions Committee will consider a graduate student's request to defer admission to the following semester or to the same term (spring/fall) the following year, after the $500 nonrefundable seat deposit has been made and the admitted student has submitted to the Graduate Programs Admission Office a written request to defer admission.

If the Admissions Committee approves the deferment, the student will be required to submit a nonrefundable Deferment Deposit of $500 within 30 days. The Deferment Deposit, along with the Seat Deposit, will be credited toward the student’s first year.

Students may elect to defer admission to the following semester or to the same term (spring/fall) the following year. An admitted student may defer his/her admission just once.

A deferred student must submit an updated resume, a letter of Intent to matriculate, and a revised International Applicant Financial Declaration(if applicable) along with current financial documents to the Graduate Programs Admission Office by April 1 (for fall admission) or Sept 1 (for spring admission) of the entering year.