Information for Admitted J.D. Students

Congratulations on your admission to UNH Franklin Pierce School of 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.  Please review the checklist below for your upcoming events, deadlines, and requirements.

How to access MyUNH and Activate Your Account

Admitted Student Days will be held on Saturday, March 12 and Saturday, April 9.

There will be an option for virtual participation. The agenda is being finalized and the majority of the day will be geared towards our Residential J.D. program, but Hybrid admitted students are welcome to attend virtually.

You may register for either event here:

March 12, 2022
April 9, 2022

*Please follow this link for the current UNH COVID 19 protocols.

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the 2022 entering class, you are required to submit two nonrefundable tuition deposits. Your tuition deposits are due as follows: $500 on or before April 15; $250 on or before June 1 (unless otherwise noted on your acceptance letter).

To pay your deposit: 

  • Pay online
  • In person by check 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 Franklin Pierce Admissions Office 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 In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.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.

Read about your next steps with financial aid.

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

Shortly after paying the required seat deposit, international students will receive an email from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) with instructions on how to apply for the I-20, Certificate of Eligibility.  Obtaining the I-20 is the first step in the visa process.

I-20 Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Letter of Admission
  2. Passport (valid for six months or more beyond degree program start date)
  3. Funds to meet the estimated cost of attendance for your degree program
    1. Bank Certification Letter (recently dated)
    2. Loan Certification Letter
    3. Scholarship Award Letter (if applicable)
  4. Affidavit of Support (for students funded by a sponsor, i.e., parent, aunt, uncle, employer)
  5. Previously issued I-20, visa stamp and I-94 (for students transferring active SEVIS record)

 NOTE:  If you do not receive the instructional email from OISS, and two business days have passed since paying your seat deposit, please notify Admissions.

I-20 Estimated Cost of Attendance 2022:

For I-20 purposes, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law international students admitted to an LLM or Master’s degree program are required to provide proof of funds to cover the estimated cost of attendance for the duration of the degree program. The total I-20 estimated cost for LLM and Master’s programs at UNH Franklin Pierce is $61,887.00.

Estimated tuition and fees  = $41,000.00

Estimated living expenses = $11,000.00

Estimated Miscellaneous Expenses & Health Insurance = $9,877.00

NOTE:  The I-20 estimated cost of attendance is subject to change, and actual costs may vary per student.  Please remember that this is an estimate for I-20 purposes and not a guaranteed rate, students should refer to their UNH billing statement for balances and payment information.

I-20 Processing Timeline

OISS reviews and processes I-20 applications in the order received.

Processing for Fall 2022 will begin on 02/22/2022, students are encouraged to submit I-20 applications as soon as possible.
I-20’s are usually issued within 10 business days (excluding applications received before 02/22/2022).

Business days are Monday - Friday excluding University Holidays.

Requests received after 12pm EST are considered the next business day.

Incomplete applications or applications without the required documents will delay processing.  OISS will contact students if additional information or clarification is needed for processing.

I-20’s will be provided electronically via email along with information about the next steps in the visa process.

Suggested Resources

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are reliable resources for information related to all stages of the International Student Life Cycle.  Check them out when you have a chance and email UNH Franklin Pierce Law OISS with any immigration questions that may come up!

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

If you did not submit a final transcript through LSAC, you are required to submit a copy of your official transcript by July 15 from your degree-granting institution. Upon release of final grades, please have it sent directly from your undergraduate school to LSAC.

Residential JD orientation wil be held August 15 - August, 16, 2022.

Please note that orientation is mandatory for residential students, so be sure to arrive prior to this date.

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 percent of our students type their exams, so having a laptop is nearly a must. Please review the computer requirements.

We recommend you start looking for housing in spring 2022, you can find housing information at: https://law.unh.edu/student-life/housing. Please note that housing availability will turn over frequently in spring and summer 2022.

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

The Registrar will register incoming 1Ls for fall classes in late July. View the academic calendar.

Congratulations on your admission to UNH Franklin Pierce School of 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.  Please review the checklist below for your upcoming events, deadlines, and requirements.

 

JD Hybrid Admitted Students Information Session was held April 2, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

Follow this link to view the recorded event. Meet faculty, current students, and future classmates to hear first hand what to expect as a student in the JD Hybrid program.
 

PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the entering class, you are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit due on or before the date noted on your acceptance letter.

To pay your deposit: 

  • Pay online
  • In person by check 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 Franklin Pierce Admissions Office 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.

 

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.

Read about your next steps with financial aid.

 

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 Admissions.

 

REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

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

Prior to enrolling at UNH Franklin Pierce Scholl of Law, the Registrar from your undergraduate degree granting institution must send an official copy of your final transcript showing your degree conferral to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). (If you submitted a final transcript through LSAC, we can accept this copy as your official transcript.)

 

COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS

Students should have reliable access to a high-speed, broadband Internet connection. A minimum download speed of 5 mbps and minimum upload speed of 2 mbps is recommended. Students are encouraged to use a laptop or desktop computer rather than a tablet or smartphone to watch and access course content, though viewing via tablet or smartphone is permissible. 

 

REGISTRATION

The Registrar will register incoming 1Ls for fall classes in late July.

 

ORIENTATION

Hybrid JD orientation is Wednesday, August 17.

Please note that orientation is mandatory for hybrid students, so be sure to arrive prior to this date.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2022-2023 ON-CAMPUS IMMERSION PERIODS

August Immersion: Wednesday, August 17 to Sunday, August 21

October Immersion: Friday, October 14 through Monday, October 17

Spring Immersion: Thursday, March 23 through Monday, March 27

Summer Immersion: Friday, June 9 through Monday, June 12

Each residential day will contain roughly 9 hours of class time, as well as time for non-classroom activities, such as individual sessions with Career Services staff. Please note that the dates listed above are the dates that you will need to be on campus in Concord; depending on what your travel needs are, please allow sufficient time on either end for travel.

 

HOTELS:

  • Where to Stay

    Name Address Phone
    Best Western

    97 Hall St., Concord, NH
    Pet friendly: $20/pet/night

    (603) 228-4300

    Centennial Hotel

    96 Pleasant St., Concord, NH
    The historic hotel is located in downtown Concord. It offers complimentary wireless Internet access. At the hotel you can dine at the popular Granite Restaurant & Bar and savor decadent dishes inspired by French, Mediterranean and Asian culinary styles. Room amenities include Terry Cloth full-length robe and plush slippers, and 32 “LCD TV with DVD/VCR. It also offers  a 24 hours fitness center. The hotel is approximately a 3-minute drive to the law school.

    (603) 227-9000
    Comfort Inn 71 Hall St., Concord, NH (603) 226-4100
    Courtyard Marriott 70 Constitution Ave., Concord, NH
    Courtesy shuttle from the Manchester, NH, airport to the hotel.
    (603) 225-0303
    Concord Fairfield Inn by Marriott 4 Gulf St., Concord, NH
    The hotel is locate in Concord, NH. From the hotel you can walk to the Common Man Restaurant. It is located minutes from Downtown Concord with boutique shops and eclectic dining. The hotel offers an indoor pool and whirlpool and fitness center. The hotel also serves complimentary breakfast. There is free internet access throughout the hotel. Check in begins at 3:00pm and Check out is at 12:00pm (noon). The hotel is approximately a 6-minute drive to the law school.
    (603) 224-4011
    Hampton Inn

    515 South St., Bow, NH
    The hotel is located in Bow, NH just off Interstates 89 and 93 and less than 1 mile from Concord, New Hampshire’s capital.  The hotel offers free hot breakfast buffet every day. Every room includes free internet access and a 32-inhc HDTV. The hotel also has a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym/fitness center. Check in begins at 3:00pm and Check out is at 12:00pm (noon). The hotel is approximately an 8-minute drive to the law school.
    The hotel is currently undergoing renovations so certain areas of the hotel may be closed to the public.

    (603) 224-5322
    Holiday Inn 172 N. Main St., Concord, NH
    Within walking distance to campus, approx. 8 blocks.
    (603) 224-9534
    Hotel Concord

    11 S. Main St., Concord, NH
    The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Concord with close proximity to the State House and many shops and restaurants. Light breakfast fare, such as pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea, is offered every morning. Room amenities include 55 to 65-inch flat-screen TVs, Alexa-enable devices, and complimentary high-speed internet. It also offers a gym that is open 24 hours a day. The hotel is approximately a 5-minute drive to the law school.

    (603) 504-3500
    Red Roof Inn 516 Route 106 S, Loudon, NH
    6 miles from campus
    Pet friendly: no additional charge
    (603) 225-8399
    Residence Inn by Marriott 91 Hall St., Concord, NH
    Pet friendly
    Courtesy shuttle from the Manchester, NH airport to the hotel.
    (603) 226-0012

 

In-Person Schedule

The in-person immersion schedule will be released shortly before each immersion period.
 

Online Synchronous Schedule

The only online course with a synchronous component for fall 2020 is Legal Writing I. The professor will work directly with students to arrange synchronous sessions that work for all students’ schedules. The professor may hold weekly office hours synchronously.