Road Map for New Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of New Haven! 

We put together a checklist for new Graduate Students that we hope will help make your transition to graduate school easy. Please note: We are developing a new, interactive Road Map. Until that is developed, please take a look at the checklist below.

Accepted Student Checklist

1. Review your acceptance packet and contact us with any questions:
(203) 932-7440 or

2. Pay your Commitment Deposit and/or Housing Deposit if you plan to live in university sponsored housing.

Once the deposit is received, you will receive your University username and password to gain access to the myCharger portal. 

Pay Your Deposit

3. Loans

If you are applying for a loan through financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

4. Submit Final Transcripts and Required Documentation

If you have been accepted to the university with a condition that you need to submit a final official transcript before you enroll, this means that the transcript must show that the degree was conferred or completed and be official transcripts. After your degree is conferred, please send final, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (submitted in sealed, stamped envelopes from the Registrar’s Office, or via the E-Transcript service if applicable).

Accepted students who have submitted unofficial documents for expedited decision must submit final official transcripts prior to enrollment.

If final official transcripts are not received, students will be unable to register.

5. Contact Your Academic Advisor

Contact your academic advisor for course recommendations for the first term and discuss your plan of study. Go to your program page to obtain your advisor's contact information

6. Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program (EGAP)

Our EGAP program is highly competitive and extremely selective. When the faculty committee reviews the applicant’s admission folder, they will determine whether they believe an applicant is a good candidate for an assistantship.  Applicants who are selected as candidates will be individually notified by email.  If you were notified that you were selected as a candidate for the highly selective Graduate Assistantship program, please note that the process is similar to applying for a job.  You will wait to hear from the assistantship supervisor if he or she believes you are a good fit for the position. Not all candidates will receive an interview, and not all interviewees will receive an assistantship.   

7. Login Information for myCharger Portal

You will receive two separate emails, one with your username and one with your password within 24-48 hours from when you receive a decision on your acceptance.  The username and password will be used to log into the university’s “MyCharger” portal for email access, registration, course information, and much more.

8. myCharger Portal and Necessary Next Steps

The following items can be retrieved or completed through the MyCharger Portal:

a. Submit Proof of Physical Exam and Required Immunizations

  • New students are not able to register for classes until the health service paperwork is complete and submitted. The state of Connecticut requires by law that immunization records (part-time and full-time students) and physicals (full-time students) are complete and completed prior to new students attending classes.
  • Full time status = 9+ credits per term
    If health services paperwork is not received, students will be unable to register. Visit MyCharger to obtain the forms.

b. Register for Classes

    • Visit MyCharger to register in the Self Service Banner system.

c. Charger Card ID Photo Submission

  • Visit myCharger for more information on how to obtain your Campus Card and upload your ID photo.

d. Parking Information and Permit Registration

  • Every August, the new Academic Year parking permit registration information is loaded and you can register for your permit and learn about parking on campus. You will receive an email in early August about how to complete your online parking registration, and you will receive your parking permit at Graduate Student Orientation on August 22.

e. Pay tuition and review Health Insurance requirements

  • Pay tuition online at myCharger’s “Epay” link or send payment directly to:

    University of New Haven
    Bursar’s Office
    300 Boston Post Road
    West Haven, CT 06357

  • Visit myCharger for instructions on Health Insurance requirements

9. How to pick up Charger Card ID and parking permit

  • You will receive your parking permit and Charger Card ID at Graduate Student Orientation on August 22.

10. Meet with Academic Advisor for planning out your plan of study

Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your plan of study.

Important Resources for Graduate Students

Bursar’s Office
(203) 932-7222

Campus Card (Student IDs and Tech Support)
(203) 932-7062

Financial Aid
(203) 932-7315

Graduate and International Enrollment
(203) 932-7440

Office of Graduate Student Services
(203) 479-4224

Office of the University Registrar
(203) 932-7309

Student Health Services
(203) 932-7079 

Information Technology or 

For Online Students


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(203) 932-7440