Admission Process

In order to be considered for admission to Seton Hall Preparatory School for the 9th grade, an applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete and submit the Seton Hall Prep Application for Admission along with the $70 application fee.
  • Take the official Seton Hall Preparatory School Entrance Examination. Please note that Seton Hall Prep does not recognize nor will consider any standardized tests as substitutes.
  • Submit final transcripts for 6th and 7th grade as well as for the first marking period of 8th grade. In order to do this, complete the Transcript Release Form and return it to the applicant's current school.

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  • Spend a day shadowing a Seton Hall Prep freshman!

    The Freshman for a Day Program is the perfect way for prospective students to experience Seton Hall Prep for the first time. This unique opportunity is available to 8th grade students between September 23, 2019 and February 7, 2020.

    In order to provide as personal a visit as possible, we limit visitation to ten visitors per day. Visitors should plan to arrive on by 8:15 on the day of their scheduled visit. Classes begin each morning at 8:46 and conclude at 2:45 each afternoon. Parents are invited to return to the Admission Office at 2:30 for an informal gathering with the Director of Admission and other parents.

    Each Freshman for a Day visitor should dress in a button-down shirt and tie, khaki-type pants, belt, socks, and dress shoes. (No sneakers, please.) Visitors may also request a specific ninth grade host for the day when making their appointment. Should the Freshman for a Day visitor not know a current student to serve as his host, the Director of Admission will select one for him – someone possibly from the same school or town or who shares a common interest.

    Each visitor is also welcome to bring an 8th grade friend along who may also be interested in experiencing The Prep for a day. The two can be paired and are able to spend the day together while visiting. Both boys will need to make their own on-line appointments before visiting.

    Each visitor will be provided with a custom padfolio and pen, as well as a complimentary lunch voucher. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch items if they prefer are encouraged to bring a few additional dollars should they wish to purchase extra items from the dining hall or snack room after classes. At the end of the school day, each Freshman for a Day visitor will receive his own official Seton Hall Prep shirt!

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  • Take the Test

    The Seton Hall Prep Entrance/Placement/Scholarship Exam is a required element of The Seton Hall Prep Application Process. The Exam is offered on Saturday mornings in November and December and includes grammar, parts of speech, reading comprehension, sentence structure, essay writing and general math. Testing for the incoming Class of 2024 will take place on November 9, November 23, December 7, and December 14.

    We hope to see you there!

    While students sit for the two-hour exam, families are encouraged to remain on campus and tour the school, ask questions, and learn more about the admission process, available financial aid and scholarship, transportation, and various other aspects of a Seton Hall Prep Education. To register for our Admission Exam, please complete our online application.
  • Decision

    Admission to the ninth grade is determined by an applicant’s performance on The Seton Hall Prep Entrance/Scholarship/Placement Exam AND his 6th, 7th, and 8th grade records. Decisions will be mailed home to applicants on Thursday, January 16. Electronic notification of decisions will be made available online on Friday, January 17 at 3:00 pm in accordance with Archdiocesan policy.

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