Office of Undergraduate Admissions
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 (800) THE-HALL or

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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Submit Your Housing Deposit
If you plan to live on campus, you need to make your non-refundable $375 housing deposit online (this deposit is in addition to your tuition deposit). Please submit as soon as possible. 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, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Seton Hall’s federal school code (002632). Financial Aid Awards are mailed in late November to all students who filed the FAFSA.
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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 credit. 

Transfer 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 above. 

Mail official copies of your transcripts or scores to:

Office of Admissions
400 South Orange Ave.
South Oranges, NJ 07079

Access PirateNet

PirateNet is Seton Hall’s online portal and your access to your financial aid, bills, registration and more. After you deposit, we will mail your username and password for PirateNet. To access the portal, visit and enter your user name and password. If you have questions or if you lose your login information, please contact the Academic Success and Transfer Student Center at (973) 275-2387 or

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. Contact the Academic Success and Transfer Student Center to set up your advising appointment. The Center is located in Mooney Hall, room 11 and can be reached at (973) 275-2387 or

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 Undergraduate Health Form
Complete and mail your Undergraduate Health Form 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. To
learn more about Seton Hall’s plan, click here »

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 Students who have received their Financial Aid Awards need to review and accept their awards.

To accept your awards follow these steps:
  • Login at 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 (2014-15) 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 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 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 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
  • Submit your first payment by November 1, if you are enrolling in the payment plan option. If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit

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 University.

Pay Your Bill
All invoices are sent electronically to your student SHU e-mail address and the e-mail addresses of any Authorized Signers and can be viewed at The first electronic invoice is due December 22. 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. 

We offer both four and five month payment plan options through Sallie Mae. Payments are due in equal installments beginning November 1 (five month) and December 10 (four month). If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan, please visit Please note there is a service fee of $35 per term.

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.

Attend Orientation
Attend Seton Hall's Spring Orientation, scheduled for January 9 (Spring Semester) in order to become acquainted with student resources, services and activities. Spring Orientation is for both freshmen and transfer students.

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:

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Office of Financial Aid »
Parents »
Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions
(800) THE-HALL
Fax (973) 275-2321
Bayley Hall

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