Welcome to the Center for Graduate Studies within the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University! We are thrilled that you are joining our Center for Graduate Studies, a vibrant community of theorists, scholars, artists, and practitioners.
Below is important information for newly admitted students that will help you successfully navigate the enrollment process. Should you have questions about enrolling, please contact Dr. Ryan Hudes via email.
Once an offer of admission to a graduate program is extended, students should begin the enrollment process by completing the following two steps:
- Complete the online Intent to Enroll form. The link and instructions for submitting the intent to enroll form are contained in the decision email and letter.
- Submit a one-time, nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit. The deposit may be paid by credit card or e-check by visiting the Deposit Payment Resource page. Be sure to select the field labeled "Graduate Student Tuition Deposit" and please have available the deposit amount and Seton Hall ID number (both listed in your acceptance letter).
Please note - students must confirm their place in the program by submitting the intent to enroll form and deposit within four weeks of program acceptance, or the start of classes, whichever is sooner.
Should you have questions about your program or the enrollment process, please contact Dr. Ryan Hudes via email. After making your deposit, you will be contacted by Mrs. McKenna Schray, Graduate Experience Facilitator, to finalize your enrollment.
Following receipt of both your intent to enroll form and tuition deposit, you will be contacted by Mrs. McKenna Schray, to schedule your first advisement appointment to develop a course plan and register for your first courses.
If you haven't already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to include Seton Hall's federal school code (002632). Financial Aid Awards are mailed to eligible students who filed the FAFSA.
Please reference the Graduate Student section of the Financial Aid Overview to learn more about options available to graduate students.
PirateNet is Seton Hall's online portal and your access to financial aid, billing, registration, grades, and more. The portal is also the central location for accessing your Office 365 account, including your email, as well as Blackboard, the University's online classroom platform. Additionally, PirateNet allows you to update your personal information, access transcripts, and request enrollment verification reports.
Every Seton Hall student is issued an @student.shu.edu email address. All official University announcements, including messages from faculty, will be sent to your Seton Hall email address. It is critical that you check this account frequently.
To access the portal, visit piratenet.shu.edu and enter your username and password. You will receive your username and password approximately two weeks following receipt of both your online intent to enroll form and tuition deposit.
Students are required to submit a health history and proof of immunizations. This data is entered online in the Student Health Portal. Login with your PirateNet credentials. Instructions are provided within the portal and additional instruction is available from Health Services.
Failure to submit required health history and proof of immunizations will result in a student account hold and prevent course registration.
New Jersey state law requires that all full-time students be covered by health insurance. Seton Hall automatically provides a group health insurance plan to full-time graduate students (at least 9 credits per semester), which is charged to your tuition bill. If you already have health insurance and do not want the Seton Hall plan, you must complete the insurance form waiver within piratenet.shu.edu before the start of classes to avoid automatic enrollment and a non-refundable charge to your bill. The waiver is available prior to the start of classes each Fall and Spring semester.
Currently, Seton Hall does not guarantee on-campus housing for graduate students. However, please check with Housing and Residence Life regarding opportunities for graduate students.
Once registered for courses, you must obtain your Seton Hall campus ID card. This card will provide you with access to the University's gates and buildings, library, and campus printers.
Seton Hall ID cards are provided by the Campus ID Office in Duffy Hall, room 63. For more information and hours of operation, please visit the Campus ID Office.
Should you plan to park your vehicle on campus, a parking permit must be obtained. Failure to properly display a parking permit or parking in authorized locations will result in a parking citation. Please obey all posted campus signs.
The Parking Services Office is located in Duffy Hall, room 63. For more information and hours of operation, please visit the Parking Services office.
All invoices are sent electronically to your student Seton Hall email address. Please refer to the Profile and Finances section within PirateNet to view your student account.
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.
A list of recommended reading is currently under development. Please check your Seton Hall email account for the latest updates.
Once admitted, international students should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP) to ensure that all materials required for an I-20 and student visa have been received and are being processed. Information for F-1 students is available from the OIP website.
The OIP is located in Presidents Hall (Room 9) and it can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 761-9072.