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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. Registering for an entrance examination is a step within the application submission. Please note that Seton Hall Prep does not recognize nor will consider any other 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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  • Get started TODAY on your future at Seton Hall Prep!

    In order to be added to our contact list and receive frequent updates on important SHP Admissions news, deadlines, and events, please complete the Inquiry Form.
  • 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 25, 2023 and February 2, 2024.

    In order to provide as personal a visit as possible, we limit visitation to ten visitors per day. Visitors should plan to arrive by 8:30 on the day of their scheduled visit. Classes begin each morning at 8:45 and conclude at 2:45 pm.  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-style 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 Freshman for a Day will enjoy lunch in our dining hall, complements of the Admission Office.  Visitors are also welcome to bring their own lunch if they prefer.
    • Each visitor will be provided with a custom Seton Hall Prep padfolio and pen.  At the end of the school day, each Freshman for a Day visitor will receive his own official Seton Hall Prep shirt!
  • Take the Test

    Due to overwhelming interest, Seton Hall Preparatory School is proud to offer its "last chance" entrance examination on Wednesday, December 27 at 9:00 am!  Should you wish to learn more about this FINAL opportunity to be considered for a place in the Seton Hall Prep incoming Class of 2028, please complete your application for admission today, select "December 27" as your test date, and contact the Admission Office as soon as possible!

    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 2028 will take place on November 11, November 18, December 2, and December 9.

    We hope to see you there!

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

    Admission to the ninth grade is determined by an applicant’s performance on The Seton Hall Prep Admission Exam and his 6th, 7th, and 8th grade records. Admissions decisions for the incoming Class of 2028 will be mailed home to applicants on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Electronic notification of decisions will be made available online on Friday, January 12 at 3:00 pm in accordance with Archdiocesan policy.

Office of Admission Staff

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  • Photo of Michael Zinsmeister

    Mr. Michael Zinsmeister 

  • Photo of Peter Durning

    Mr. Peter Durning 06

    Director of Activities
  • Photo of Patricia Nascone

    Mrs. Patricia Nascone 

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