How do I join the ESL@SetonHall program?
Step One: The first step is to complete an online application: https://app.shu.edu/apply/. Open an account by providing some basic information about yourself. After you open your account, select "Non-Matriculated or English as a Second Language Application." You will then enter the application. The application asks you about the following topics: Your plans // Academic History // Disciplinary History / Additional Information. Please note there is a non-refundable application fee.
Step Two: Usually the admissions review process takes 1-2 weeks after the application is completed. The admissions office will notify you of their decision via paper letter sent by regular mail. As this can take 3-4 weeks depending on your location, there is a faster way to find out the admissions office decision. See the directions on the right: Admissions Decisions Online. The admissions letter will include your Seton Hall University (SHU) student ID number. It is a long string of 8-9 numbers. For questions about your admissions letter, please contact the admissions office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Three: Pay the tuition deposit of $265 USD online. The deposit goes towards your first tuition payment. Please note that this initial deposit is non-refundable. Use this link to make the deposit. You will need your SHU student ID number (see Step Two).
Important: If you require a F-1 student visa to study with the ESL intensive English program, please apply for the I-20 with Seton Hall University here. For details about the I-20 application, please contact the Office of International Programs directly at email@example.com.
Step Four: The ESL Program Director office is closed June – August, 2022. Therefore, English placement exams and class registration will take place August 22 – 26, 2022. Classes will begin August 29, 2022. You will receive an email from the ESL Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) in August.
Admissions Decisions Online
- Visit the application page.
- Go to "returning users" and login to your account again. Use the email address and password from your application.
- Once you're inside your account, look for "Status Update".
- When the application review is complete, you will see an update message (e.g., admitted). You can also download the PDF copy of the admissions letter.