UNH's Thompson School welcomes applications from both high school and adult students.
High school students who plan to enter the Thompson School after graduation will be considered on the basis of high school course selection, academic achievement, class rank, and high school recommendations. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s personal motivation, demonstrated interest in a career field, and preparation for Thompson School programs.
All traditional-age students must submit the results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I). Adult students who have been out of high school for a number of years may request that the Office of Admissions waive the SAT-I requirement.
For an adult student who graduated from high school several years ago, the Office of Admissions will consider not only his or her academic record but also accomplishments since high school. Important factors will include professional work and advancement and motivation to succeed in Thompson School courses. In addition, applicants will be considered on the basis of any available test scores such as General Education Development (GED), Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP); letters of reference; previous college study; and military record (if applicable).
A number of Thompson School specializations require satisfactory work in specific high school preparatory courses.
The Thompson School welcomes phone calls and schedules tours and interviews through the office of our Assistant Director of Admissions, Deborah Pack. Students and parents may contact her through email or at this number: (603)862-3115.
To receive a packet of information about our programs, please fill out this web form.
UNH’s early action deadline is November 15. For those students living in areas impacted (e.g., extended power outages, flooding, property damage, etc.) by Hurricane Sandy, we are extending our deadline until November 29th. If you are applying after our November 15th EA deadline, you must send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately after you apply with your name, address and birthdate, indicating that you would like to be considered as an EA applicant. We won’t consider you an EA applicant if we don’t receive this email.