First Year Applicants

Questions about the admission process for first year students?

Contact the Office of Admission at 860.768.4296 or admission@hartford.edu

The college application process can be complicated, but we are here to help! Learn all the details about applying as a first year student from admission requirements to deadlines.

Applications for admission to the freshman class are considered on a "rolling basis" beginning in late September. Students may apply online through the University’s application portal or through the Common Application.

Requirements for Admission

A candidate for admission to the University of Hartford must be a graduate of, or student who will be graduated from, an accredited secondary school, or must have passed a state secondary school equivalency examination.
Checklist for Applying to UHart—submit the following
  • An application form submitted online or The Common Application along with the application fee. The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of its 456 members.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school record; official college transcripts, if any.
  • ACT or SAT scores (optional, see test optional policy). The University of Hartford CEEB code 003436.
  • A letter of recommendation is required for admission and can be completed by one of your high school teachers or your counselor. The letter can be emailed to admission@hartford.edu or returned to the following address:
University of Hartford
Office of Admission
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

For detailed academic requirements and other specific information for admission to a particular college of the university please contact the Office of Admission by calling 800.947.4303 or by email at admission@hartford.edu.

Additional Requirements

The Hartt School Applicants

Applicants to The Hartt School must complete an audition and/or interview. The Hartt School conducts auditions and interviews for all programs on campus, as well as in select cities around the United States.

Hartford Art School Applicants

Each applicant to the Hartford Art School is required to have a portfolio review, at which 10 to 15 pieces of original work should be presented. Students should schedule appointments according to the dates specified by the Hartford Art School.

Part-Time/Non-traditional Applicants

Part-time/non-traditional applicants should complete an application through the University's applicant portal. Additionally, an application fee and official high school and college transcripts from every school attended is required. High school transcripts are used for federal financial aid requirements only. Transfer students with previous college credits must have a minimum of 2.0 to be admitted. Adult students without college credit may be required to take a certain number of courses as a non-matriculated student before they will be evaluated for admission.

Admission Deadlines

FAFSA Priority Deadline: Feb. 15

The deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. Visit fafsa.gov. Our FAFSA federal school code is 001422.

FAFSA application
Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1

The deadline to deposit for the Fall Semester is May 1. Ready to secure your place in the upcoming class?

Deposit Online

Test Optional Policy

Beginning with applicants for the Fall 2018 term, the University of Hartford will move to a test optional policy as part of our application process. Applicants who believe that their SAT or ACT scores are not representative of their academic achievements and potential are welcome to apply as test optional and should indicate so on their application. Our test optional policy is consistent with the goal of reviewing each application for admission in a holistic manner. There are however certain circumstances where submitting official test scores is required.
SAT or ACT scores are required if:
  • You are homeschooled or attend a high school that provides only descriptive report cards rather than letter or number grades.
  • You wish to be considered for our Presidents, Regents, or National Honors Academic Scholarships as well as the First Robotics Scholarship offered through the College of Engineering, Technology & Architecture.
In all cases the Office of Admission will pay close attention to your academic achievements, coursework, community service, and extracurricular activities. It is our goal to enroll students that share in our values of integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment.

Advanced Placement and College Credit

UHart generally grants credit to students who have earned scores of 3 or higher (4 for English Composition) on the appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) examination. Credit can also be awarded for courses taken at an accredited college or university while in high school.

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