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Undergraduate Requirements

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree Programs

Our admission guidelines are designed to ensure that you are well-prepared to succeed with us. The information below will help you better understand our application requirements. If you have additional questions please contact us.

Undergraduate Program Requirements


You will be required to present the following results:

  • 2.75 (out of 4.0)
  • 3.75 (out of 5.0)
  • 80% (out of 100)
  • 70% (out of 100) India/Canada
  • GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical  Science and Social Science
  • GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science

IB & AP Testing

These scores are not required for admission but may help to support your academic record. In some cases, students who fall below our admission standard have gained admission as a result of a good score on these exams. Submitting these scores can also strengthen candidacy for scholarship.

International Baccalaureate: No specific score is required for admission.  Diploma holders will be offered admission.  An applicant's examination results will determine their eligibility for credit. Generally speaking the higher the score the more credit you will earn. No credit is awarded for Subsidiary level subjects.

Advanced Placement: Students scoring 3 and above will be considered for credit in their respective subject area.

English Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you are required to prove your ability in the English Language. You can prove your ability in the following ways:

If you intend to pursue a degree at the University of Hartford but you do not meet our English language proficiency requirements, you will begin your studies in our on-campus English Language Institute.

English Language Testing – Minimum Scores

Undergraduate all programs

  • IELTS - 6.5
  • TOEFL - 80 IBT
  • Pearsons - 58

Alternative methods for proving English proficiency

  • Successful completion of English Composition at a regionally accredited College or University in the United States with a grade of B or higher. Must be a traditional in class format online classes will NOT be accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate - English A1 or A2 with grade of 3 or higher
  • Advanced Placement English with a grade of 3 or higher
  • SAT Evidence based reading / writing 480 or higher
  • GCSE or GCE English Pass (syllabus A) with grade of A, B or C
  • A HKCEE English Pass with a grade of (Syllabus A) with a grade of A, B, C or D
  • Trinity ISE II Level - Pass in All module areas
  • EC Higher Education - Level B2+ Pre advanced


An essay/example of your best writing is not required but is encouraged as a supplemental piece. An essay submitted for an English Course would be perfectly acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation

A recommendation letter is not required but is encouraged to help present a more complete picture of your potential for doing University level study. Character references are not encouraged.

Music / Dance / Theatre / Audition

These degree programs are highly competitive and will require you to prove your  talent with an audition. Auditions are held on campus, throughout the US and you have the choice of submitting a videotaped/DVD to complete this requirement. You must prepare an audition of two or three contrasting works from the standard musical literature, major and minor scales, and technical studies where appropriate. For a complete listing of audition requirements please visit the Hartt School Admission page.

Fine Arts / Portfolio

If you are making application to the Hartford Art School, you will be required to submit a portfolio of 15 examples of their best work. Of these 15 examples, five must be drawings (either in charcoal, pencil, pastel, conté crayon, or ink). These drawings may include self-portraits, still life, landscapes, and figure drawings. Photography, three-dimensional work, film, and video may also be included in your portfolio.

Portfolios may be mailed to the Office of Admission/International Admission in the form of 35-mm slides. Each slide must be numbered and labeled with your full name. Please also include a description of each slide, indicating the medium used, date completed, and size.

Proving Financial Support

You are required to complete the Guarantor's Statement of Financial Support. Please ask your students to insure that all three sections are filled out complete with a bank seal.

Other acceptable forms of financial support include:

  • Statement from a parents/sponsor's bank indicating adequate financial support.
  • A letter on bank letterhead indicating a balance equal to or greater than the dollar figure quoted under Tuition and Living Expenses. This letter should identify the account as that of the student's sponsor (Family/Relatives)

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