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Application Steps  

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 thehall@shu.edu

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 oip@shu.edu.

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 (esl@shu.edu) in August. 

Admissions Decisions Online

  1. Visit the application page.
  2. Go to "returning users" and login to your account again. Use the email address and password from your application.
  3. Once you're inside your account, look for "Status Update".
  4. 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.

Video Tutorials of the Application Process

Step 1: Create Account
(5 minutes)

Step 2: Online Application
(10 minutes)

Step 3: The Decision Letter
(10 minutes)