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Storm Advisory for Sunday, Jan. 20

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Hartford County until 7 p.m. today. Residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not travel to and arrive on campus today.

Hartt Community Division activities today and this evening are canceled.

Working with the University of Hartford

We have clear expectations of the representatives that are contracted to recruit on behalf of the University of Hartford.  We appreciate your efforts to assist our prospective students who are interested in making application to the University of Hartford. What follows is not a complete review of admission requirements but it should answer most of the questions brought to you by your students.

The Office of International Admission currently works with Student Placement agencies on a commission basis.  To be considered you must complete the AIRC certification process.  To learn more about this process please visit the AIRC page

Please understand that completing this process does not guarantee that you will be accepted as one of the University’s Overseas Representatives.  Once you have completed this process please complete our Overseas Representative Application. Selection of Overseas Reps is based on current representation in your country / region and the relative performance of our representative team currently in place. 

Additional questions or concerns should be directed to:
Samuel N. Skinner, International Admission
T: 1.860.768.4839 (Direct) or 1.860.768.4981 (Assistant)
E: or

Introducing the University of Hartford

Overseas Recruitment Manual

This hyperlinked document will provide answers about the University and take you to the page that will provide full details.  These are provided in Arabic, English, and Mandarin.

Download our Arabic Overseas Recruitment Manual 

Download our English Overseas Recruitment Manual 

Download our Mandarin Overseas Recruitment Manual 


To support you in introducing the University we have created presentations that provide essential information about the University of Hartford. You will find them in English and Mandarin. These were created to add further support our web pages in these languages.

Download our English Presentation

Download our Mandarin Presentation

Entry Requirements/Undergraduate Degree Programs


Students who present the following grades in subjects that prepare them for University level study are good candidates for admission. Students applying for degrees without the necessary preparatory subjects will not be offered admission to their first choice degree but may be considered for an alternate program.

  1. 2.75 (out of 4.0)
  2. 3.75 (out of 5.0)
  3. 80% (out of 100)
  4. 70% (out of 100) India/Canada
  5. GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C.
    *Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science
  6. GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C.
    *Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science


The following exams are not required for admission to the University, but they will be used to select students for the International Grant Program. Additionally these exams may make a marginal candidate admissible.

SAT / University average 1100 / Critical Reading & Math only

ACT / University average 24

International Baccalaureate: No specific score is required for admission. Diploma holders will be offered admission. An applicant's examination results will determine their eligibility for credit. Generally speaking the higher the score the more credit the student will earn. No credit is awarded for Subsidiary level subjects. Please click here for our policy for awarding credit for IB results.

Advanced Placement: Students scoring 3 and above will be considered for credit in their respective subject area. Please click here for our policy for awarding credit for AP results.

English Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you are required to prove your ability in the English Language. You can prove your ability in the following ways.

English as a Second Language Testing

Undergraduate All programs:

IELTS - 6.5


Pearsons - 58

Alternative methods for proving English proficiency:
  1. GCSE or GCE English Pass (syllabus A) with grade of A, B or C

  2. A HKCEE English Pass with a grade of (Syllabus A) with a grade of A, B, C or D

  3. An IB English A1 or A2 with grade of 3 or higher

  4. An AP English with a grade of 3 or higher

  5. SAT Evidence based reading / writing 480 or higher

  6. Successful completion of level 053 at the University of Hartford / English Language Institute 

  7. Successful completion of English Composition at a Regionally accredited College or University in the United States with a grade of B or higher 

  8. ELS Level 112 - Transcripts and Certificate required

  9. EF Level C1 - Transcripts and Certificate required


While students can be granted admission without an Essay, the Admission committee encourages the submission of an example of the student's best writing. An essay submitted for an English Course would be perfectly acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation

While students can be granted admission without letters of recommendation, letters are encouraged to help present a more complete picture of the students potential for doing University level study. Character references are not encouraged.

Music / Dance / Theatre / Audition Required

All applicants to The Hartt School must complete an additional supplemental application and audition and / or interview for entrance. All requirements (including how to prepare recorded auditions) can be found on Hartt's website

Fine Art / Portfolio Required

Students making application to the Hartford Art School, are required to submit a portfolio of 15 examples of their best work. Of these 15 examples, five must be drawings (either in charcoal, pencil, pastel, conté crayon, or ink). These drawings may include self-portraits, still life, landscapes, and figure drawings. Photography, three-dimensional work, film, and video may also be included in your portfolio.

Portfolios may be mailed to the Office of Admission/International Admission in the form of 35 mm slides. Each slide must be numbered and labeled with your full name. Please also include a description of each slide, indicating the medium used, date completed, and size.

Proving Financial Support

Students are required to complete the Guarantor's Statement of Financial Support. Please insure all three sections are filled out complete with a bank seal.

Other acceptable forms of financial support include:
  • Statement from a parents/sponsor's bank indicating adequate financial support.
  • A letter on Bank Letterhead (see template) indicating a balance equal to or greater than the dollar figure quoted under Tuition and Living Expenses. This letter should identify the account as that of the student's sponsor (Family/Relatives)

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

Applications for admission as a first year student are considered on a "rolling basis."

Music, dance, and theatre applicants to The Hartt School in all degree programs must apply, audition and/or interview according to the dates on the Hartt School's website.  Only graduate level conducting, music education, artist diploma, and doctoral applicants will need to submit preliminary recordings