First Year Applicants
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 AdmissionA 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
- Application: 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.
- Transcript: An official transcript of the secondary school record; official college transcripts, if any.
- Test Scores: ACT or SAT scores are optional for most University programs. See below for any exceptions and our test optional policy. The University of Hartford CEEB code 003436.
- Recommendation: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or returned to the following address:
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 email@example.com.
Applicants to The Hartt School must complete an audition and/or interview. The Hartt School will conduct these virtually this year due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. Learn more by clicking below!
Students enrolled in our education programs are required to submit SAT, ACT or Praxis Core scores by the fall of their second year at UHart—it is NOT required for admission to the University.
Although the University does not require SAT, ACT or Praxis scores for admission, the State of Connecticut requires these scores for teaching certification. For more information, contact the Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
We encourage you to submit your enrollment deposit to UHart by May 1 to secure your financial aid package, a double room, and your preferred Orientation session.Deposit Online
Test Optional Policy
The University of Hartford implemented a test optional policy in 2018 for applicants who believe that their SAT or ACT scores are not representative of their academic achievements and potential. All students are welcome to apply as test optional and should indicate so on their application.
Beginning in Fall 2021, students who submit an application without test scores will also be considered for all academic scholarships. Students who are homeschooled or attend a high school that provides only descriptive report cards rather than letter or number grades can also submit their application to UHart without test scores.
Our test optional policy is consistent with the goal of reviewing each application for admission in a holistic manner. 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.
If you have questions about our test optional policy, please contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com.
Advanced Placement and College Credit
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have decided that you are coming to UHart this fall, please make your deposit by May 1. This priority deadline will allow us to include you in important activities such as orientation, course scheduling, and housing selection. It's also how you secure your financial aid awards.
We know that committing to attend a university is a big decision and has become challenging due to the pandemic. And while we want UHart to be your home for the next for years, we understand your plans may change. That's why we are providing a full deposit refund through July 1.
For more information about our refund policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! You can connect with other students on ZeeMee, a social application.
After you have submitted your deposit, you will receive an email (at the email account you provided on your application) about accessing your new Hawk Mail account. When you login to your Hawk Mail account you will find information about how to login to your Self Service portal where you will be able to access the housing application.
First year students have two different housing options; Complexes and Hawk Hall. While both styles offer traditional doubles, Hawk Hall offers a unique experience. It is organized around themed Residential Living Communities, where you will live with other students who share similar interests or are taking some of the same courses with you. The themes include: Creative Arts, STEM-C, Honors, Sustainability, E-Gaming, Social Justice & Leadership, Wellness, and Global Engagement. To live in Hawk Hall, you must submit a short essay in the housing application about why you want to live in that particular community. The priority deadline for applying to Hawk Hall is early May. Living in a Residential Learning Community does require students to attend regular meetings with their community co-lead by the Faculty Associate and Resident Assistant (RA).
A through D Complexes are standard suite-style residence halls for first-year students and include double rooms, bathrooms, and study facilities within the suite. Resident Assistants (RAs) in each complex will get to know each resident and work to help residents form connections around shared interests. Events and projects will occur throughout the year based on the shared interests of residents living in each complex and provide opportunities for residents to form connections within their community. On your housing application, if you note that you are not interested in living in Hawk Hall, you will automatically be placed in one of our Complexes.
Many high schools have decided to use pass/fail grades for the time that instruction is being offered remotely on line. Under the circumstances we are happy to accept the decisions of your high schools on how to proceed with grading for this term.
We are aware of the testing changes that are being made in the AP program. UHart will accept those scores and award credit according to our AP policy. Our AP policy is available here https://www.hartford.edu/admission/_files/APCredits.pdf