Undergraduate Application Process
The college admission process can seem overwhelming. At UHart we believe in supporting our students during each phase of their college career. This support begins from day one—your interest in UHart.
From curiosity to classes, there are ten steps that happen between now and your first day on campus. Our Admissions Counselors are here to help at every stage.
Ready to take the next step? See what UHart has to offer.
STEP 1: Join our mailing list
Interested in learning more about UHart? Fill out our online request form. We will add you to our mailing list so you receive our viewbook, information about open houses, and information about our scholarships. The form will ask about your interests, intended major, and extracurricular activities. That’s so we can send you information tailored to your interests and talents.
STEP 2: Get to know us
You can learn a lot about the University of Hartford by exploring our website. Read about our programs of study, student organizations, dining, and more. Discover us! Not sure where to begin? Check out Why UHart?.
STEP 3: Now get to know us in person
UHart is unlike any other college. We’re encased in 350 beautiful acres of trees and green space, and offer the opportunity for you to turn your passion into a profession. You have to see it to believe it. We encourage you (and your family) to visit our campus and see what we have to offer. While on campus you might meet faculty and staff, mingle with students and even have a coffee in the Library’s Starbucks. There’s much to see and learn about what makes UHart so great.
STEP 4: Apply!
When: Beginning August before your senior year
You can apply for admission to the University of Hartford beginning Aug 1 before your senior year. UHart accepts early action and rolling admission until programs are full. Health profession majors, music theater and actor training programs tend to fill quickly and early. Early action carries two primary benefits: waiving of the $35 application fee and two-week decision notification.
- Early action candidates apply by Nov 15. This is non-binding.
- Rolling admission is available until programs fill (programs fill quickly so don't delay).
- To begin the Orientation, registration, and housing processes, students should submit their deposit by our priority deadline of May 1.
Documents required for admission:
- A completed application through our website and/or Common App
- Official transcript
- Official results from the SAT or the ACT standardized tests, for those who opt to submit scores.
- $35 application fee
Please note: Some programs have additional admission requirements. Please see the individual program page for specifics.
STEP 5: File the FASFA
When: After October 1 but before February 15 of your senior year
The University of Hartford awards more than $95 million in scholarships and grants each year. We recommend that you file the FAFSA before Feb 15 of your senior year of high school for maximum UHart financial aid consideration. UHart’s code is 001422. A copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report will be sent to UHart after you file online so we can put together your financial aid award. Any student who completed the FAFSA will be reviewed for institutional, federal and state aid programs.
STEP 6: Review your financial aid award
When: Beginning December of your senior year
Students may submit their FAFSA form beginning Oct 1 of their senior year. Financial aid packages will be sent out in mid-December to admitted students. This award letter will include all UHart aid opportunities you are eligible for. The sooner you complete your admission application and FAFSA, the sooner you will hear back!
STEP 7: Apply for additional scholarships outside the University
When: October—February of your senior year (and then, every year after that!)
Many civic organizations and non-profit groups have additional scholarship funds that you may apply for. Your high school guidance office may be able to assist you with applying for local scholarships as well. For ways to search for additional scholarships visit our Financial Aid page.
STEP 8: Pay your deposit
Secure your spot at UHart! Once you deposit, you're officially admitted to the University of Hartford. You can deposit here.
STEP 9: Attend Orientation
When: Summer before first semester at UHart
Deposited students and their parents are invited to campus for an orientation session over the summer before their first semester at UHart. At orientation you will learn more about academics, student life and housing. Details about pre-registration for orientation will be provided after your deposit is processed.
STEP 10: Begin your journey as a UHart student!
The final step of this guide is just the first step for you. After acceptance you will receive all the details about move-in and check-in, but for now, just know this: We welcome you to the University of Hartford. You’ll do great things while you’re here!