Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the deadline for applying for the fall or spring semester?
A: There is no deadline for applications; however, there are some factors to consider. International students need to allow enough time to apply for a visa after being admitted to the program. For those who apply for the fall semester, most financial aid offers are made in early March. The ability to obtain financial aid after that time is very limited. There is also very little aid available for spring applicants.

Q: What are the minimum required scores for the GRE and TOEFL? Is there a minimum required undergraduate GPA?
A: We take a holistic view of all your application materials, so we do not have an absolute GRE or GPA minimum. However, in most cases applicants should have a GRE Quantitative score at 50th percentile or higher, and a GRE Analytic Writing score of at least 3.0, and a GPA above 3.0 on a 4-point scale. For international students the university requires that an applicant's TOEFL (Internet Based) score be at least 80, or have an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Q: I took the GRE several years ago. Do I need to re-take the exam in order to apply to the CS graduate program?
A: Only if you took the test more than five years ago. Scores older than five years are not accepted.

Q: What is UNH's College Code (CEEB Code)?
A: The UNH College code (CEEB Code), which you will need when requesting that test scores be sent to UNH, is 003918.

Q: How can I find out the status of my application

A: This information can be found on the UNH Graduate School web site. Go to: http://gradschool.unh.edu/myunh.php

Q: What is the application procedure for international students?
A: Visit the Graduate School Web site at http://gradschool.unh.edu/international.php for complete information.

Q: What kind of financial aid is available for graduate students in the Computer Science program?
A: Many of our graduate students receive financial aid, often in the form of teaching assistantships, and research assistantships, as well as full and partial scholarships. For more information, go to the Graduate Appointments page "http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/grad_aid.php"

Q: What do I do if I have already finished all my courses and I am just finishing up my project or thesis?
A: You should sign up for GRAD 900 (not to be confused with CS 900).

Q: I need to be a full-time student, but I have already taken all the courses I need to graduate except one or two (one if you have an assistantship and two if you haven't). Do I have to take other courses just to maintain my full-time status?
A: No. Just register for GRAD 900 (not to be confused with CS 900) in addition to the other course(s) you need to graduate.

Q: Will the UNH Graduate School accept photocopies of the GRE and TOEFL Scores when I send in my application?
A: No. Official scores from ETS are required.