Checklist for Admitted Graduate Programs Students
Congratulations on your admission to UNH Law!
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.
Pay Your Tuition Seat Deposit
In order to secure your seat in the entering class, you are required to submit a $500 nonrefundable deposit. Your tuition deposit is due on the date indicated in your acceptance letter.
The deposit will be applied toward your tuition upon enrollment. Pay online with EFT or a credit card; or, you may send a check or money order (made payable to UNH School of Law) to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not accept VISA credit cards; however, we do accept American Express, MasterCard, and Discover.
Complete Your FAFSA
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.
Log in to WebCat to Check Your Financial Aid Status
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Request an Official Transcript
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
Mark Your Calendar for Orientation
Orientation is mandatory and the schedule for fall 2018 will be posted as soon as it's available. Learn more about orientation here.
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.
Making Concord Your Home
Our student-created Survival Guide will come in handy as you make your move to Concord.
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 résumé, 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.