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Seton Hall University Office of Admissions

Freshman Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying to Seton Hall University. Admission to Seton Hall is as personalized as the education you will receive here. We take a holistic approach to evaluating your application by reviewing many factors such as high school performance, standardized test scores, personal recommendations and your essay.

Test Optional Admissions

Did you know that Seton Hall is offering the opportunity to apply as test optional? Start your application today! (Read More...)

Applying to Seton Hall is easy. To apply to Seton Hall, just complete the following four steps:

  1. Complete and submit an online application to Seton Hall and pay your $65 application fee (non-refundable). Choose one application type:
  2. Request that a Counselor Report form and your official High School transcript be sent to Seton Hall University. You can request these documents be sent electronically through Parchment Exchange, the Seton Hall Application, or the Common Application. You can also have these documents sent by mail to the Office of Admissions, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  3. Have the results of your standardized test (SAT or ACT) reported electronically to the Office of Admissions by the College Board or ACT. If you wish to apply without submitting your scores, you may also select test-optional admission on your application for admission. For more information about our test optional admission policies, please click here.
  4. Have a teacher or mentor submit the Teacher Evaluation form online through our online application or mail us a paper letter of recommendation.
  5. Complete the FAFSA list Seton Hall by November 1 or as soon as possible (required for scholarship consideration).

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:

  • Early Action I (non-binding): November 15
  • Early Action II (non-binding): December 15
  • Regular Decision I: February 1
  • Regular Decision II: March 1
  • FAFSA Deadline: November 1 or as soon as possible

Spring Semester: December 1

Application Consideration

Each application received at Seton Hall is evaluated on an individual basis. Grades and test scores are given primary importance; demonstrated interest, curriculum, essay, references and activities outside the classroom are also considered in the review process.

Demonstrated Interest

While your academic performance is of primary importance, demonstrated interest is an important part of the application review process. This means that visiting campus, attending an open house and reading our emails are all important. We value students who have done their homework, taken the time to get to know Seton Hall and understand what we offer. When we review applications, we are looking for students who are the right fit for Seton Hall, and part of that is making sure that applicants have gotten to know us and are serious about becoming a member of our community.

Test Score Policies

Seton Hall super scores the ACT and the SAT. Seton Hall does not require students to take the optional essay section of the new SAT or the SAT II and this section will not be considered for admission or scholarship.

Seton Hall will also be providing students the option of applying for test optional admission. To learn more, please click here.

Students whose SAT or ACT scores have been invalidated by the testing agency will have their scores removed from their record and their application and scholarships or grants (if applicable) will be reevaluated. This may result in a rescinded admission, change of academic program, and reduction or removal of grants or scholarships.

Freshman Application Profiles

  • Average GPA: 3.68
  • Average SAT: 1300
  • Average ACT: 29
  • Middle 50%: 1240-1380 SAT (26-30 ACT)

Application Notification

Priority review is given to early action candidates. All Early Action I applicants with completed applications on file can expect to receive a response by December 30 and all Early Action II applications can expect to receive a response by the end of January. In general, all completed applications should expect a response within 4 to 6 weeks.


If you have any questions about your application, don't hesitate to give us a call at (973) 313-6146.

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