Congratulations on your acceptance to Seton Hall
University! We are delighted to count you among an elite group of
students accepted into the Class of 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800) THE-HALL (843-4255).
Confirm Your Enrollment
Confirm your intent to enroll at Seton Hall by submitting your Confirmation of Enrollment Form along with the $250 tuition deposit by
May 1. In March, if you have deposited, you will receive a Pirate
Adventure invite with more information on enrolling procedures and
orientation details. To make your deposit, you will need your student
ID number. Your ID can be found on the top right corner of your
Deposit Now »
- Submit Your Housing Deposit
If you plan to live on campus, you need to complete the housing
application and make your non-refundable $375 housing deposit online
(this deposit is in addition to your tuition deposit). Please file as
soon as possible and no later than May 1. If you prefer to pay by check or money order,
enclose it with your tuition deposit. Information about meal plans will be sent after receipt of your housing deposit. Room assignments are made in mid-July.
Deposit Now »
- File the FAFSA
If you haven't already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 and be sure to list Seton Hall’s federal school
code (002632). Financial Aid Awards are mailed after March 1 to all
students who filed the FAFSA.
Start your FAFSA »
- Attend Pirate Preview
Join us for Pirate Preview on April 5. Pirate Preview is an exclusive
event especially for our accepted students where you will have the
opportunity to attend a session focused on your academic interest, tour
campus, enjoy lunch, learn your next steps and meet your future
classmates as well as faculty and current students.
Register for Pirate Preview »
Can't make it to Pirate Preview? Attend Open
House on February 16 or April 27. There will be a special session just for
admitted students. Or register for a campus tour. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10
a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.
- Make New Friends
Join our Freshman Accepted Students Facebook group, the official online
community for newly admitted students. You can meet other accepted
students, ask questions of current students, and talk to admissions
Join Class of 2018 on Facebook »
- Submit your AP or IB Scores
Submit AP and IB scores and we will grant you 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 non-remedial, non-vocational courses in which you have earned a C or better. Incoming freshman can be awarded
a maximum of 45 college-level credits with 30 of those credits being
from test scores (ex: AP or IB).
Mail official copies of your scores to:
Office of Admissions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
- Submit Health Form
Complete and mail your Health Form to Health Services.
- Access PirateNet
PirateNet is Seton Hall's online portal and your access to your
placement tests, financial aid, bills, registration and more. To access
the portal, visit piratenet.shu.edu and enter your
user name and password. You will be sent your username and password in
your Pirate Adventure invitation, which will be mailed to you in March
if you have submitted your tuition deposit.
- Submit 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 at piratenet.shu.edu 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 after May 1.
about Seton Hall's plan »
- Confirm Your Pirate
Once you login to PirateNet, you can confirm your
attendance at Pirate Adventure, the two-day mandatory overnight program for all freshmen. Your Pirate Adventure date can be found in your
acceptance letter. Commuters and resident students will stay overnight
in Boland Hall during Pirate Adventure, which begins at 8 a.m. in
Boland Hall and ends at 4 p.m. the following day. Parents are invited
to attend Day One for a special Family Program to learn more about
academic programs, financial services, campus life and more (up to two
family members may attend). Only the student is required to stay
During Pirate Adventure you will:
- meet fellow new and current students;
- meet your mentor (academic advisor);
- pick up your student ID card;
- receive your laptop;
- register for classes; and
- become acquainted with student resources, services and
Packing list for Pirate Adventure:
- alarm clock
- spending money
- jacket/sweater (rooms are air conditioned)
- 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 June 1. Students who fail to take their
placement tests may not be able to register for fall classes during
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 March if you have paid your tuition deposit. Testing is based upon
your SAT or ACT score as well as your major. For math, an SAT score of 680 or
above (for ACT, 33 or above) will exempt you from the math placement.
For English, an SAT Writing score of 550 or above will exempt you from
the English placement. 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 the language placement test.
Questions about placement testing? Contact Freshmen Studies at (973)
761-9740 or email@example.com.
- Accept Your Financial Aid Awards
Financial Aid Awards are mailed after March 1 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. Students
who have received their Financial Aid Awards need to review and accept
To accept your awards follow these steps:
- Log in at PirateNet.shu.edu. Your login information will be mailed
to you in March 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 (2014-15) then click on the Award Overview
- 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 by June 1 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 Pirate Adventure in June
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 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.
- Submit your fist payment by June 1 if you are enrolling in the
payment plan option. If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit tuitionpay.salliemae.com.
- 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 a
consent form. If you wish to grant such consent to your parents, an authorization for access to
student information form must be completed and on file at the
- Plan What to Pack for College
Deciding what to bring when you move on to campus can be tough. To make
things easier we have compiled
a list of recommended items/suggestions as well as those items that
you should not bring to campus.
- Save the Dates: Freshman Orientation, Move-in Day and First
Day of Class
All students must attend the mandatory Freshman Orientation/Pirate
Weekend, August 22-24. If you are living on-campus, Move-in Day will be
August 21. Move-in Day and room assignment information will be emailed
to you by Housing and Residence Life in mid-July. Don't forget classes will
begin on August 25. View the full 2014-15 academic calendar.
Pay Your Tuition Bill
Your tuition bill for the Fall Semester is due at the beginning of August. You
will receive your first tuition bill in July via mail. All subsequent invoices will be sent electronically and can be
viewed at PirateNet.shu.edu. Students who
have not paid their Fall Semester tuition bill will not be
allowed to move in.
We offer both four and five month payment plan options. There is
a service fee to sign up for the payment plans and payments are
due in equal installments beginning June 1 (five month) and August 10 (four month). If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, visit tuitionpay.salliemae.com.
If you have questions about Financial Aid or payment options,
please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-222-7183.
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 Freshmen
Studies and what do my parents need to know. Don't worry, we've got
answers! Take a look at these resources:
Office of Financial Aid »
Freshman Studies »
Fax (973) 275-2339