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 Franklin Pierce School of Law and include your student ID number on the face of the check.
  • By mail to the following address:

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

Questions

Please contact the UNH Law Admissions 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 In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.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.

International students, please visit our Financial Aid webpage for additional resources. The sections “Scholarships – Graduate” and “International Funding Sources” may be particularly helpful to you.

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 Immigration 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, Immigration Advisor, at christine.rousseau@unh.edu

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, LL.B., and/or JD. (The transcript provided to us from LSAC’s CAS is a copy and not official.)

Your transcript should be sent to:

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

Be sure to visit the Academic Calendar on our Academic Resources page and mark your calendar accordingly. 

Orientation is mandatory and begins August 20, so please arrive prior to this day. There will be a field trip for international students on Thursday, August 22.

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. UNH Law has partnered with Places4Students.com, a company that specializes in providing Off-Campus Housing solutions for students. This service is FREE for anyone to use as an effective method of finding a place to live off-campus or finding a roommate. Registration is not required to search the listings.

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

There is no required reading list.

Residential Students:

The Registrar’s Office will register LL.M. and Master’s students for all required courses. Students will meet with their academic advisor during orientation to select elective courses and have their advisor sign off on the course selection. Students will then forward the course selection sheet to the Registrar’s Office.

Online Students:

Students should discuss their academic plan with the program Director, who will work with the Registrar’s Office to ensure students are registered for all appropriate courses.

The Admissions Office 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 Admissions Office a written request to defer admission.

If the deferment request is approved, 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.

An admitted student may defer admission just once.

A deferred student must submit an updated resume and a letter of Intent to matriculate to the Admissions Office by April 1 (for fall admission) or Sept 1 (for spring admission) of the entering year.