Welcome – Admitted Fall Transfer Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Seton Hall University! We are delighted to count you among an elite group of students accepted into our incoming class. Below is a helpful checklist of items you need to complete or consider to enroll at Seton Hall University. If you have questions about the enrolling process, please contact us at (800) THE-HALL or thehall@shu.edu.

The list below is intended for Transfer students only. For RN-to-BSN next steps, visit our RN-to-BSN welcome page.

       
  1. Confirm Your Enrollment
    Confirm your intent to enroll at Seton Hall by submitting your Confirmation of Enrollment Form along with your non-refundable $250 tuition deposit as soon as possible. To make your deposit online, you will need your student ID number found at the top of your acceptance letter.
    Deposit Now »

    Beginning in early February, if you have deposited, you will receive your login credentials for PirateNet.

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  3. Submit Your Housing Deposit
    If you plan to live in University housing, make your $375 housing deposit as soon as possible (non-refundable after May 1). Housing will only be guaranteed for the first 1,250 students with both a tuition deposit and a housing deposit on file. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, enclose it with your tuition deposit (we suggest using separate checks).

    Starting in March, if we have received your tuition and housing deposits, you will also be able to complete a roommate survey on your receive your PirateNet login credentials. Complete the Roommate Survey for a review of your Housing License Agreement, to select a meal plan, and to indicate living style preferences. You will be notified of your room assignment in mid-July.
    Deposit Now »

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  5. Pirate Preview
    Join us at our exclusive admitted student event on Saturday, April 8. At Pirate Preview, you will be able to attend an academic presentation, connect with accomplished professors, tour our close-knit campus, learn about your next steps, and meet future classmates.
    Register Today »

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  7. File the FAFSA
    If you haven't already submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you should do so as soon as possible to receive consideration for need-based aid, as well as federal work study and student and parent loans. Be sure to list Seton Hall's federal school code (002632). Financial Aid Awards are mailed beginning in March to all students who filed the FAFSA.

    Once you receive your financial aid package (i.e. award letter), you may have questions and need help understanding the awards and your next steps. We have put together a helpful video to provide you a step-by-step walk through of your award letter and address many of the most important things you should know.

    When you received your award letter in the mail, there were also some additional documents and a loan worksheet included with this mailing. These documents provide important answers to your most frequently asked questions as well as a list of important terms and definitions, and helpful guidance on your next steps.

    If you have any questions about your financial aid awards, your first point of contact is your admissions counselor. His/her name and contact information is provided in your admission letter, as well as at the bottom of your award letter.

    Please note that if any changes or updates are made to your financial aid awards, you will not be mailed a new package. However, this information will be available online using PirateNet if you have already deposited and received your credentials, or using the applicant portal if you do not have PirateNet credentials at this time.

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  9. Choose your Laptop
    Incoming Fall transfers can choose between two different laptop options. Learn more about the specifications of each computer here. Over the Summer, you will be emailed with the steps on how to select your computer.

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  11. Make New Friends
    Join our Accepted Transfer Students     Facebook group, the official online community for newly admitted     transfer students. You can meet other accepted students, ask questions of current     students, and talk to admissions counselors.
    Join Seton Hall University Transfer Students on Facebook »

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  13. Submit your Official Transcripts
    Submit all official transcripts for all college-level credit you have earned to the Office of Admissions. We will evaluate your transfer credits and provide you with an advanced standing credit evaluation via mail. We will accept up to 90 transferable credits (non-remedial, non-vocational credits) for which you have earned a C or better. Nursing students: If you earned a B or better in a science course from an accredited 4-year institution, you will receive credit for the equivalent Seton Hall course. All other science courses will transfer in as general elective credit, provided they meet the general credit transfer criteria.

    Send official transcripts to:

    Office of Admissions
    Seton Hall University
    400 South Orange Ave.
    South Orange, NJ 07079

    Access our Transfer Course Equivalency Tool
    Our Transfer Course Equivalency Tool allows prospective transfer students the ability to see how courses that they have taken at another institution will transfer into Seton Hall. We strongly encourage you to visit the Transfer Course Equivalency Tool to get an advance look at how your credits will transfer.
       

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  15. Access PirateNet
    PirateNet is Seton Hall’s online portal and your access to your financial aid, bills, registration and more. To access the portal, visit PirateNet.shu.edu. Your will be sent your username and password in early February if you have submitted your tuition deposit.

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  17. Meet with Your Adviser
    Meet with an academic adviser to evaluate your advanced standing credit evaluation and receive help with course selection and registration for the coming semester. Beginning May 1, contact the Transfer Center to set up your advising appointment. The Center is located in Mooney Hall, room 15 and can be reached at transfercenter@shu.edu or (973) 275-2387.

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  19. Transfer Placement Tests: If you have not earned a C or better for college English or math at a non-remedial level, you may be required to take placement tests prior to the start of the semester, though some students are exempt based on their SAT or ACT scores. For more information about placement tests for transfer students, contact the Transfer Center at transfercenter@shu.edu or (973) 275-2387.

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  21. Get your Student ID
    Get your Student ID card and parking permit. Visit the Campus ID Office in Duffy Hall, Room 63, to get both your ID and permit. Note: You must have your ID before you can pick up your laptop!

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  23. Pick up your Laptop
    Schedule an appointment to pick up your laptop by calling (973) 313-6181. To pick up your laptop, you'll need to bring your ID card, your advanced standing and you must be registered for classes as a full-time student. Your laptop will be loaded with wireless connectivity and professional-level software, and when you graduate, it is yours to keep.

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  25. Submit Health Information
    Log in to the Student Health Portal and submit the required health information to Health Services.

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  27. Submit your Health Insurance Waiver
    Seton Hall automatically provides a group health insurance plan which is charged to your bill. If you already have health insurance and do not want the Seton Hall plan, you must complete the insurance waiver form on PirateNet before the start of classes to avoid automatic enrollment in the Seton Hall plan and a non-refundable charge to your bill. The waiver will be available beginning in mid-June.
    Learn more about Seton Hall's plan »

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  29. Accept Your Financial Aid Awards
    Financial Aid Awards are mailed beginning in February to all students who filed the FAFSA. They are sent along with important supplemental information to address many of your questions. Also visit our step-by-step video to help you understand your Financial Aid award. Students who have received their Financial Aid Awards need to review and accept their awards.

    To accept your awards follow these steps:
       
             
    • Login at PirateNet.shu.edu. Your login information will be mailed to you in early February if you have paid your tuition deposit.
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    • View your Financial Aid award. You must select the award year (2017-18) then click on the Award Overview tab.
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    • Accept your awards by clicking on the Accept Award Offer tab and accept or decline each award.
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    • View your requirements. Some students are selected for a process called verification by the government. If you are selected, you will have additional documents to submit such as federal tax transcripts or proof of citizenship. You must return these documents as soon as possible and no later than June 1 to the Office of Financial Aid.
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    • Complete entrance counseling and your Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov if you accepted your Federal Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans.
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    • Apply for the Federal PLUS loan or Alternative Loans. To apply for the PLUS Loan visit www.studentloans.gov. Please note you must also have a FAFSA on file to apply. We suggest you start applying in early June. If you'd like to choose an alternative loan visit www.elmselect.com.
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    • If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit here for further information. For further assistance, you can also contact the Bursar office at bursar@shu.edu or by calling (800) 222- 4470.

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  31. Campus Employment
    Many departments on campus seek students to work in their departments by posting positions in the student employment database. To view and apply for jobs, visit jobs.shu.edu. You must also submit your Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form and original supporting documents. To get a jump start, bring these to Transfer Orientation in August and turn them in to the Office of Financial Aid. 

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  33. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    You and your parents should be aware that for students 18 years or older there are federal regulations that limit the ability of parents to access information about their child’s records once he/she enrolls at Seton Hall. These regulations are called FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). This law means that parents do not have the right to view their child’s grades, transcripts or any other educational records without the student's consent. Parents also do not have the right to call and inquire about their child’s status or activities without this written consent. We encourage you to discuss this with your parents in advance to determine if you will complete the on-line consent form. If you wish to grant such consent to your parents, you will find the on-line FERPA Authorization Form in PirateNet under the Academics tab in the FERPA section.

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  35. Pay Your Bill
    All invoices are sent electronically to your student SHU e-mail address and the email addresses of any Authorized Signers and can be viewed at PirateNet.shu.edu. The first electronic invoice will be available on July 7 and the balance, after financial aid and scholarships, is due August 2. We encourage you to ensure the bill is paid timely so you can move in, if applicable, and participate in the opening ceremonies and events.

    If you would like to allow someone, like your parents, to receive your billing notices and/or pay your bill, you must add an "authorized user." An authorized user is any individual granted access by the student to receive billing notifications. For more information about authorized users, please visit the Bursar FAQ

    For more information on billing and payments, please visit the Bursar website or send an email to Bursar@shu.edu.

    If you have questions about Financial Aid, payment options or your bill, please contact the Student Financial Services Help Desk at 1-800-222-7183.

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  37. Payment Plans
    Seton Hall offers interest-free internal payment plans on various schedules that students can use to pay their bill.  Payment plans are not loans and are processed through the Seton Hall TouchNet payment portal. To view and setup these plans, please visit the Bursar FAQ.

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  39. Attend Transfer Orientation
    Attend Seton Hall's Transfer Orientation, scheduled for August 23, in order to become acquainted with student resources, services and activities. Please note that this date was originally scheduled for August 24 but has since been changed.

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  41. Save the Dates
    If you are living in University housing, Move-in Day for Transfer Students is August 23 (Fall Semester). The first day of classes is August 28.
Learn More About Seton Hall

You might have a lot of questions about attending Seton Hall — how financial aid works, what scholarships are available, what is the Transfer Center and what do my parents need to know. Don't worry, we've got answers! Take a look at these resources:

Scholarships »
Office of Financial Aid »
Transfer Center »
Parents »