Welcome – Admitted Spring Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Seton Hall University! We are delighted to count you among an elite group of students accepted each year. 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 1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255) or thehall@shu.edu.

If you are an RN-to-BSN or online RN-to-BSN nursing student, visit our RN-to-BSN Nursing Welcome Page.

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. Once you have deposited, you will receive information in the mail with more on enrolling procedures and orientation details.

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Note: If you do not receive a confirmation by email after submitting your deposit online, please contact us at 1-800-THE-HALL.

Submit your Housing Deposit
If you plan to live in University housing, you need to make your non-refundable $375 housing deposit online as soon as possible. This deposit is in addition to your tuition deposit. Space is very limited and we cannot offer a guarantee. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, enclose it with your tuition deposit.

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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 November 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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Submit Your Final Official Transcripts and AP/IB Scores
Submit all official transcripts and/or AP/IB test scores for all college-level credit you have earned to the Office of Admissions. We will evaluate your transfer credits and test scores and provide you with an advanced standing credit evaluation via mail. We will grant college-level credit for AP exam scores of 4 or above and higher-level IB scores above a grade 5. If you have taken college-level courses for credit, we will grant credit for courses in which you have earned a C or better in non-remedial, non-vocational courses. Incoming freshman (first-year students), can earn up to 45 credits, of which, 30 can be from test scores. Transfer students from other colleges can transfer up to 90 transferable credits.

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.

You must submit AP and IB credits prior to enrolling at Seton Hall. Any student submitting AP or IB scores later than the end of the first semester of enrollment at Seton Hall University may be ineligible to have these credits evaluated and applied towards their degree at Seton Hall.

Send official transcripts or scores to:

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

Access PirateNet
PirateNet is Seton Hall’s online portal and your access to your financial aid, bills, registration and more. Beginning in September, if you have submitted a deposit, we will mail your username and password for PirateNet. To access the portal, visit PirateNet.shu.edu and enter your user name and password. If you have questions or if you lose your login information, please contact the Transfer Center at (973) 275-2387 or transfercenter@shu.edu.

Meet with Your Adviser
Meet with your academic adviser to evaluate your advanced standing credit evaluation and receive help with course selection and registration for the coming semester. Beginning December 1, students may set up an advising appointment by contacting the following:

Transfer students: Contact the Transfer Center, located in Mooney Hall room 15, at (973) 275-2387 or transfercenter@shu.edu

First-year students: Contact Freshman Studies, located Mooney Hall room 11, at (973) 761-9740 or freshman@shu.edu

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!

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.

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

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 start of classes to avoid automatic enrollment in the Seton Hall plan and a non-refundable charge to your bill. Learn more about Seton Hall’s plan, here.

Take Your Placement Tests
Some students need to take placement tests in English, math and/or foreign language in order to be placed in the correct course level. These tests must be taken by December 1. Students who fail to take their placement tests may not be able to register for fall classes during Pirate Adventure.

Beginning in September, log in at PirateNet.shu.edu to see the placement tests you need to take. If you do not need to take any placement tests, none will appear. Your login information will be mailed to you in September if you have paid your tuition deposit. Testing is based upon your SAT or ACT score as well as your major. If a foreign language placement test appears, you only need to take it if you plan on continuing a language from high school or spoken at home. Anyone planning on taking a new language does not need to take the language placement test.

Questions about placement testing? Contact Freshman Studies at (973) 761-9740 or freshman@shu.edu

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.

Accept your Financial Aid Awards
Financial Aid Awards are mailed in late November to all students who filed the FAFSA. If you would like to be considered for aid, please complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov. 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 November if you have paid your tuition deposit.
  • Go to the Money Matters tab to view your Financial Aid award. You must select the award year (2017-18) then click on the Award Overview tab.
  • Accept your awards by clicking on the Accept Award Offer tab and accept or decline each award.
  • 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 returns or proof of citizenship. You must return these documents to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Complete entrance counseling and your Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov if you accepted your Federal Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans.
  • 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 Orientation in January and turn them in to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Apply for the Federal PLUS loan or Alternative Loans. To apply for the PLUS Loan visit studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. Please note you must also have a FAFSA on file to apply. We suggest you start applying as soon as possible. If you'd like to choose an alternative loan visit www.elmselect.com.
  • If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit the  Office of the Bursar website for further information.  you can also contact the Bursar Office at bursar@shu.edu or by calling (800) 222-7183.

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.

Pay Your Tuition Bill
Your tuition bill for the Spring Semester is due on December 22. Bills are sent electronically and can be viewed on your PirateNet account at PirateNet.shu.edu. Students who have not paid their Spring Semester tuition bill will not be allowed to move-in. We offer both four and five month payment plan options.

If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit the Office of the Bursar website for further information. You can also contact the Bursar Office at bursar@shu.edu or by calling (800) 222-7183.

Attend Orientation
Attend Seton Hall's Spring Orientation, scheduled for January 16 (Spring Semester) in order to become acquainted with student resources, services and activities. Spring Orientation is for both freshmen and transfer students.

Please note that Fast Forward students do not have to attend orientation.

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Save the Date
First Day of Classes is January 17.

Learn More About Seton Hall
You might have a lot of questions about attending Seton Hall, how financial aid works, and what your parents need to know. Don't worry, we've got answers! Take a look at these resources: