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Seton Hall University Office of Admissions

Welcome – Admitted Fall Freshmen

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 2028. Below is a helpful checklist of items you need to complete to enroll at Seton Hall University. If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at (973) 313-6146 or [email protected].

Financial Aid Workshops | Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. ET
Intended for students who are preparing to apply to Seton Hall, have already applied or have been admitted and their parents, these sessions will review topics like filing the FAFSA, understanding your financial aid package, paying your bill and more.

What's Next for Admitted Students | Second Monday of each month in January thru April at 7:00 p.m. ET. 
Intended for students who have been admitted to Seton Hall, these virtual sessions will review important next steps for submitting your deposit and preparing to join our incoming Class of 2028.

Parents of Admitted Students Webinars | Second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. ET
Offered in January through August, these sessions are geared towards parents of admitted and deposited students. Each session provides information about various aspects of Seton Hall, including next steps for enrolling, housing, student engagement and more.

Virtual Information Session & Campus Tours | Thursdays at 7 p.m. & Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET
Learn about all that Seton Hall has to offer our students during these virtual information sessions hosted by an admissions counselor, plus join a guided virtual tour of our campus.

Academic Information Sessions | Offered at various dates and times
Learn more about admissions requirements and the curriculum for some of our 90+ academic programs, hosted by program faculty and an admissions counselor.

View Additional Admissions Events
Learn about additional opportunities to connect with us such as Open House, visit days and individual appointments.

1. Confirm Your Enrollment
Confirm your intent to enroll at Seton Hall by submitting your $350 tuition deposit by May 1 (non-refundable). To make your deposit online, you will need your student ID number found at the top of your acceptance letter.
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Beginning in early February, if you have deposited, you will receive your login credentials for PirateNet.

Fall 2024 admitted students are permitted to request an extension to the May 1 deadline. Please email your admissions counselor or [email protected] for additional information on how to request an extension.

2. Submit Your Housing Deposit and Complete the Housing Application
If you plan to live in University housing, please make your $375 housing deposit as soon as possible (non-refundable after May 1). Students will only be eligible for housing if they submit both a tuition deposit and a housing deposit, and complete the Housing Application in PirateNet. If you would like to pay by check or money order, please include your Seton Hall ID number (from your acceptance letter) on the check and mail it to Office of Admissions, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. Here is a helpful video which will guide you through the Housing Application.

Fall 2024 admitted students are permitted to request an extension to the May 1 deadline. Please email your admissions counselor or [email protected] for additional information on how to request an extension.

Starting in June if we have received your tuition and housing deposits, you will also be able to search and select roommates. Instructions on how to complete this step will be emailed to all students eligible for fall housing. You will be notified of your room assignment in mid-July.

3. Pirate Preview
Our exclusive admitted student event will be offered twice, on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, April 6. At Pirate Preview, students will be able to attend an academic presentation, connect with accomplished professors, take a tour of our close-knit campus, learn about next steps, and meet future classmates.
Register for Friday, March 22 »
Register for Saturday, April 6 »

If you are unable to make this event, you are welcome to join us for Open House on April 21, 2024, where you can learn about our academic programs and important next steps for admitted students.

4. Helpful Guide for Parents
As a parent, you may have some questions about yours and your child's next steps. We've put together a helpful guide exclusively for parents that addresses the most common questions that parents have.

Parent's Guide
Parent's Guide » Parent's Guide (Spanish Version) »

5. 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). Beginning in Mid-February, Financial Aid Award information will be available for students who filed the FAFSA. You will be notified by email when your package is ready for review.

As you review your financial aid package, you may have questions and need help understanding the awards and your next steps. We have put together a Find A Counselor page to find your assigned counselor.

Please note that if any changes or updates are made to your financial aid awards, 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).

Start your FAFSA »

Have questions about the financial aid process? Join us for a workshop hosted by our Financial Aid Counselor. Topics include filing the FAFSA, understanding your financial aid package, reviewing your cost of attendance and payment options, and more. Workshops are held both in-person and virtually on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. (eastern). Register here.

6. Make New Friends
Join Pirates Connect, the official online community and social hub for newly admitted students. You can meet other accepted students, ask questions of current students, and talk to admissions counselors. Join Class of 2028 on Pirates Connect »

You can also follow Seton Hall Admissions on Instagram to learn more about your next steps to becoming a Pirate! Follow Seton Hall Admissions on Instagram »

In addition to following Undergraduate Admissions, follow everything #SetonHall on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

7. View Our Next Steps Tutorials
Do you have questions or are you stuck on any of your next steps? We've put together a number of helpful tutorial videos that address many of the onboarding items for incoming students. Check out the videos below, which will walk you through each of these steps!

8. 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 and enter your user name and password. You will be sent your username and password in your New Student Orientation invitation, which will be sent to you in early February if you have submitted your tuition deposit.

We have created a helpful tutorial to guide you through navigating PirateNet. Once you've logged into PirateNet, you will need to access the New Student Orientation portal to accept your financial aid, take any placement tests and confirm your attendance at New Student Orientation. Here is a helpful video that will guide you through this process.

9. 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 New Student Orientation.

Beginning on March 1, log in at to identify the placement tests you need to take. If you do not need to take any placement tests, none will appear. Your PirateNet login information will be mailed to you in early February 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 [email protected].

If you are a student with a disability in need of accommodations on your placement test, please contact the office of Disability Support Services at (973) 313-6003 or [email protected] at least two weeks prior to registering for your placement tests.

10. 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 set-up the payment plans, log into PirateNet. From there, select the Profiles & Finances tab, and then the View & Make a Payment link. For additional questions, please visit the Bursar FAQ.

11. Confirm Your New Student Orientation Attendance
New Student Orientation is an in-person event that will provide you with the opportunity to meet your future classmates, learn more about your major of study, register for fall classes, meet your Peer Advisor and First-Year Advisor and have your first college class!

You can confirm your attendance at New Student Orientation by logging into PirateNet. You will be able to choose from one of four sessions offered on June 17-18, June 19-20, June 24-25 and June 26-27. If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please contact us at [email protected].

12. Choose Your Laptop
Information regarding laptop selection will be announced soon and communicated to incoming students by email.

13. 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 6. 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).

View the AP Credit Equivalencies Chart »

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.

AP scores may be sent via the College Board. Mail official copies of your IB scores to:
Office of Admissions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079

14. Submit Health Information
Log in to the Student Health Portal and submit the required health information to Health Services. This also includes submitting your immunization records. This information is required by law, if we do not receive your health information, this could jeopardize your ability to enroll.

15. 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 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 late-June.

If you do not submit your health waiver before classes begin, you will be enrolled and billed for the Seton Hall insurance plan. Cancellations and refunds will not be possible.
Learn more about Seton Hall's plan »

16. 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:

  • Log in at Your login information will be sent to you in early February if you have paid your tuition deposit.
  • Go to the Profile & Finances tab to view your Financial Aid award. You must select the award year (2024-25) 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 transcript 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. You will not receive your financial aid awards if you do not complete this process.
  • Complete entrance counseling and your Master Promissory Note at if you accepted your Federal Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans.
  • Apply for the Federal PLUS loan or Alternative Loans. To apply for the PLUS Loan visit 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

Please Note: Your financial aid will not be disbursed and deducted from your bill until after the Add/Drop period and after the faculty members for all of your courses have verified your initial attendance. 

Have questions about the financial aid process? Join us for a workshop hosted by our Financial Aid Counselor. Topics include filing the FAFSA, understanding your financial aid package, reviewing your cost of attendance and payment options, and more. Workshops are held both in-person and virtually on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. (eastern). Register here.

17. 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 You must also submit your Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form and original supporting documents. To get a jump start, bring these to New Student Orientation in June and turn them in to the Office of Financial Aid. For more information on how to find a job on campus, view our Work Study Guidelines flyer »

18. 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.

For additional assistance, view our helpful video on How to Provide FERPA Authorization.

19. 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.

If you forget to bring something, no need to worry.  Every year during the first week after Move-In Day, we host a trip to Target or a similar store so students can purchase needed items.

20. Save the Dates: Freshman Orientation, Move-in Day and First Day of Class
All students must attend the mandatory Freshman Orientation/Pirate Weekend, August 23-24. If you are living in University housing, New Student Move-In will be August 21-22. 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 26.

Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information about Freshman Orientation Weekend, including a schedule of events.

View the full academic calendar here!

21. Pay Your Bill
All invoices are sent electronically to your student SHU e-mail address and the e-mail addresses of any Authorized Users and can be viewed at 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.

If your bill is not paid by the deadline or you are not enrolled in a Payment Plan, we may not be able to hold your spot this Fall and you will not be able to enroll in classes. In addition, all loan paperwork must be in place if applicable, including the promissory note and entrance counseling. If you have questions regarding loan paperwork, please email [email protected]. For more information about our Tuition Payment Policy and tuition payment information, visit our website.

Here is a helpful resource from the Bursar Office to help you navigate a number of issues in regards to your bill. For more information on billing and payments, please visit the Bursar Website or send an email to [email protected].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.

Please Note: Your financial aid will not be disbursed and deducted from your bill until after the Add/Drop period and after the faculty members for all of your courses have verified your initial attendance. 

22. Disability Support Services
You can request services from Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as you are admitted to Seton Hall University or, if you are already enrolled in classes, as soon as you are diagnosed with a disability. While we recommend starting this process before the beginning of the semester, you may request assistance at any time during the year. Please note, however, that accommodations are effective beginning on the date the professor is notified via the accommodation letter; accommodations are not retroactive.

View more information on Disability Support Services and how to complete the necessary forms here!

23. Dietary Restrictions
Seton Hall has many food options that cater to students with different needs, such as:
• Vegetarian
• Gluten free
• Vegan
• Lactose intolerant

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is available to assist students with allergens or dietary restrictions of any nature. Accommodations will be made wherever possible to meet the needs of students with food allergies although it is important to note it is not an allergen free kitchen.

Gourmet Dining seeks to provide a safe and enjoyable dining environment for all students inclusive of allergens and religious preferences whenever possible. To serve this need we provide an exciting array of dining options whether in our Pirate Dining Room, the Pirate's Cove, any of our retail operations or food truck. While it is not an allergen free kitchen, many accommodations can be made by requesting an appointment with our Campus Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for a Safe Dining Tour. All culinary staff have received FARE certified allergen training and there are many ways to fill a plate at our stations that include a Chef feature station, several varieties of cook-your-own stations, vegan, gluten friendly, deli, grill, hand tossed pizza, noodle bowl and more.

The Dietitian also provides Nutrition counseling for wellness, athletes and many other health concerns. In addition, students are invited to participate in nutrition events designed to educate the palate, increase nutrition knowledge, improve food literacy, and implement wellness habits for the student’s busy life. All is provided at no cost to the student.

You can reach our Campus Registered Dietitian,Erica Rush, RDN at [email protected]

Learning 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:

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