Process and Pathways

There are three ways to enter the University of Hartford.

Direct-Entry

Students may apply through the IPP for Direct-Entry to the university. The university minimum standards for Undergraduates are 2.75 GPA and TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5. Graduate students must have a 3.00 GPA and TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5.

International Pathway Program

The Pathway is designed for students who are academically qualified but need to enhance their English proficiency. Pathway students take a combination of academic and English courses.

Pre-Sessional English

Students whose English is limited may need to study in full English immersion before advancing to the Extended Program with academic coursework in the Pathway.
*Some academic programs may have a higher entry requirement.

The Undergraduate International Pathway Program OVERVIEW

Undergraduate IPPIPP Program LengthUniversity Credits Earned (approximate)Progression Requirements to University for Most ProgramsProgression Path toEstimated Degree Completion
Direct-Entry N/A 24-30 N/A Sophmore year of University 4 Years
Accelerated IPP 2 Semesters 24 1.80 GPA Sophmore year of University 4 Years
Standard IPP 3 Semesters 30 1.80 GPA Sophmore year of University 4 / 4+ Years
Extended IPP Pre-Sessional English +3 Semesters 30 1.80 GPA Sophmore year of University 4+ Years
Pre-Sessional English 1 / 1+ Semesters N/A Extended IPP N/A

The Undergraduate International Pathway Program By Year

Direct-EntryYear 1 FreshmanYear 2 SophomoreYear 3 JuniorYear 4 Senior
Accelerated IPP 2 Semester IPP Program Year 2 Sophomore Year 3 Junior Year 4 Senior
Standard IPP 3 Semester IPP Program Year 2/2+ Sophomore Year 3/3+ Junior Year 4/4+ Senior
Extended IPP Pre-Sessional English +3 Semester Year 2+ Sophomore Year 3+ Junior Year 4+ Senior
Pre-Sessional English 1/1+ Semesters N/A
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The Graduate International Pathway Program Overview

Graduate IPPIPP Program LengthUniversity Credits Earned (approximate)Progression Requirements to University for Most ProgramsProgression Path toEstimated Degree Completion
Direct-Entry 2 Semesters 18 2.80 GPA University Graduate Degree Program 2 Years
Standard IPP  2 Semesters 15 2.80 GPA University Graduate Degree Program 2 Years
Extended IPP Pre-Sessional English +2 Semesters 15 2.80 GPA University Graduate Degree Program 2+ Years
Pre-Sessional English 1 / 1+ Semesters N/A Extended IPP N/A

The Graduate International Pathway Program By Year

Direct-EntryYear 1 Graduate ProgramYear 2 Graduate Program
Standard IPP  2 Semesters Year 2 Graduate Program
Extended IPP Pre-Sessional English +2 Semesters Year 2+ Graduate Program
Pre-Sessional English 1 / 1+ Semesters N/A

Students must also successfully complete their English program to matriculate to the University.

Application Process

If you have any questions before applying, please contact your agent or [email protected]

Please submit a completed application form with all required documents based on your chosen program of study.

Receive your admissions offer letter within one week of completed application for undergraduate pathway programs and within two weeks for graduate pathway programs. (Please note: Incomplete applications submitted without all required supporting documents will delay the admissions process.)

Accept admissions offer by signing and returning with:

•  Tuition deposit payment of $2,500 USD
•  Completed I-20 request form
•  Financial statement and guarantor statement

Next steps:
•  Receive I-20 request form
•  Visa process (see below)
•  Arrival at campus and student orientation

Visa Process

1. Pay SEVIS fee
2. Complete visa application
3. Pay the visa fee
4. Schedule visa appointment
5. Receive visa

Acceptance into the IPP

You will receive detailed Pre-Arrival information with the Acceptance Letter. The following is information we will need from you to ensure a smooth and positive arrival experience:

1. You will be asked to provide your airline and flight information on your arrival form. This will be sent to you by email six weeks prior to your arrival. This information is important so that we may make arrangements for you from the airport to the campus. Please complete your arrival form and send a scanned copy of the completed form to [email protected]. The completed form should be sent at least two weeks prior to your arrival. You may also find the arrival form here.

2. Please bring these items with you:

•  Your original Health and Immunization Record showing the required immunizations. You will not be able to attend class without this completed form. If you arrive without it, you will need to obtain the necessary immunizations at your expense so that we may keep you enrolled in class.
•  Original diploma from all completed programs of study.
•  Original transcripts from all programs of study in a sealed envelope from the school.
•  Signed FERPA form.

IPP Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Semester
Arrival Date                                       August 29
Program Start (Orientation)         August 30
Labor Day Holiday                           September 3
First Day of Class                              September 5
Thanksgiving Recess                       November 21-23
Classes End                                       December 15
Final Exams End                              December 22

Spring 2019 Semester
Arrival Date - New Students         January 16
Program Start (Orientation)          January 17
First Day of Class                              January 22
Spring Recess                                   March 18-22
Classes End                                       May 6
Final Exams End                              May 14

Summer 2019 Semester
Arrival Date - New Students         May 16
Program Start (Orientation)         May 17
First Day of Class                              May 22
Holiday                                               July 4
Classes/Final Exams End               August 15

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Annual Fees

Undergraduate Fees

 Accelerated/Standard 2 SemestersExtended 3 SemestersDirect Admit AY 18-19
Tuition $39,850 $45,700 $37,802
Room $7,090 $10,635 $8,008
Board $5,000 $7,500 $4,468
Student Support Fees $2,372 $3,558 $2,372
Registration Fees $60 $90 $60
Technology Fees $460 $690 $460
Total** $54,832 $68,173 $53,170

Graduate Fees

 Standard 2 SemestersDirect Admit 1 Semester
Tuition $27,000 $7,950
Room* $7,090 $3,156
Board* $5,000 $2,469
Student Support Fees $2,372 $1,186
Registration Fees $60 $30
Technology Fees $460 $162
Total** $41,982 $14,953

* Estimated costs for off-campus housing and personal dining options. After the Graduate IPP, graduate programs will have varying tuition and fees. Students should review their department’s webpage at www.hartford.edu for more information.
** Students must pay for Student Medical Insurance as an additional fee of $2,200 per year, unless they qualify for a Waiver. Information is available here.

Deadlines and Requirements

Program Start Dates / Application Deadlines

Application DeadlinesDirect Admissions UndergraduateDirect Admissions GraduateInternational Pathway ProgramEnglish Language Institute (ELI)
Fall July 1 July 1 July 1 July 15
Winter December 1 December 1 December 1 December 15
Summer N/A  April 1 April 15

Admissions Checklist

 Direct Admissions UndergraduateDirect Admissions GraduateInternational Pathway ProgramEnglish Language Institute (ELI)
Complete Application X X X X
TOEFL/IELTS score X X X -
Scan of official transcript X X X X
Proof of graduation* X X X X
Copy of identification page from passport X X X X
Personal statement Optional X Optional -
Letters of recommendation - 3 - -
Resume Required for gap students only X - -
GMAT or GRE - Barney School of Business only - -
GRE - Physical Therapy - -
Audition/Portfolio The Hartt School**
The Hartford Art School
The Hartt School** - -

*An official letter confirming expected graduation date is required for students who have not yet graduated and do not have a diploma.
**A school-specific application form is required in addition to the general application form.

Required Academic Scores-Undergraduate

ProgramDirect EntryAccelerated IPPStandard IPPExtended IPPPre-sessional English
GPA out of 4.0 2.75 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
TOEFL* 79 70 60 55 <55
IELTS* 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.0 <5.0

*TOEFL and IELTS are the only approved English Proficiency tests for acceptance into the IPP. 

Required Academic Scores-Graduate

ProgramDirect EntryStandard IPPExtended IPPPre-sessional English
GPA out of 4.0 3.0 2.75 2.75 2.75
TOEFL* 79 70 60 <60
IELTS* 6.5 6.0 5.5 <5.0

*TOEFL and IELTS are the only approved English Proficiency tests for acceptance into the IPP.