First Year Students

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Applications for admission to the freshman class are considered on a "rolling basis" beginning in late September. Students may currently use either a paper application or may apply online with our online Quick Application. Official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a letter of recommendation from either a high school teacher or counselor are required supporting documents.

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.

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. 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.

  • »  An application form submitted online, by paper, or by The Common Application along with the application fee.
  • »  An official transcript of the secondary school record; official college transcripts, if any.
  • »  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. The University of Hartford CEEB code 003436.
  • »  A letter of recommendation is required for admission. Please download and print the recommendation form, select one of the waiver options, print and sign your name, and ask one of your high school teachers or your counselor to complete the recommendation. The form should be returned to the following address:

    University of Hartford
    Office of Admission
    200 Bloomfield Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117

Hartt Applicants
Candidates for The Hartt School must complete a music evaluation consisting of an audition, music theory test, and music aptitude test. Students should schedule appointments for this evaluation according to dates specified by The Hartt School.
Art 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 or nontraditional students can apply here.


At the University of Hartford, we want to look beyond your application. In an effort to get-to-know each of our applicants better, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life.

As part of a holistic review, we are committed to getting to know YOU. You’re invited to simply copy and paste your link into the University of Hartford’s application. Don’t have a ZeeMee? Sign up at ZeeMee.com.

Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional. Evaluation of your admissions application will not be effected or delayed as long as all required materials are received by the stated deadline.

Common App

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 our 456 members.