First-Year Candidates for Fall Semester Admission
Early Decision – December 1
Early Action – November 1
Regular Decision – January 15
Financial Aid Deadlines for filing the PROFILE form:
Early Decision – December 15
Early Action – December 15
Regular Decision – February 1
Enrollment Deposit Deadlines:
Early Decision – January 15
Early Action – May 1
Regular Decision – May 1
All first-year candidates for admission must submit by the established deadline a completed first-year application. Stonehill is an exclusive user of the Common Application. Candidates must also submit an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores (optional), two Teacher Evaluation forms, a completed Secondary School Report, and a $60 filing fee. Any application for the fall semester received after the January 15 deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis. Spring semester first-year candidate applications must be submitted by November 1.
The high school requirements are such that the curriculum must meet both the general requirements of a pre-college course and the particular requirements of Stonehill College. Most successful applicants have prepared for the rigors of Stonehill by taking a demanding college preparatory program in high school including: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics; 3 units of science; 3 units of foreign language; and 4 combined units of history, political science, and social sciences. To these units are to be added 2 academic elective subjects.
Although Stonehill College is test optional, students are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores if they believe it will be valuable supportive information to the review process. Information concerning their respective testing organizations can be obtained on-line at www.collegeboard.com or at www.act.org. The Stonehill College code numbers are 3770 (SAT) and 1918 (ACT). A student’s application cannot be acted upon until the Committee on Admissions receives the official high school transcript including grades for 9, 10, 11, and the first marking period of grade 12.
The Early Decision Plan is an early binding program intended for the student for whom Stonehill is their first-choice school. Under the Early Decision Plan, you are permitted to apply for regular admission to other institutions, but you may apply to only one institution for Early Decision. If you are accepted to Stonehill, you agree to enroll, submit a non-refundable $750 commitment deposit by January 15, and withdraw all other applications. Applicants not accepted for Early Decision will be denied or deferred to the Regular Decision Plan. To be considered for financial assistance, file the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE form by December 15. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 1. As a financial aid candidate, you are not required to submit a commitment deposit unless your financial need, as determined via the CSS PROFILE, has been met.
The Early Action Plan is a non-binding program. This plan notifies a student in early January if they have been accepted without requiring a non-refundable $750 commitment deposit until May 1. The deadline to file a PROFILE form for financial aid consideration is December 15. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 1. Financial aid notifications are issued between March 15 and April 1.
If you apply for the Regular Decision Plan, you should return all application materials to Stonehill no later than January 15. Notification regarding acceptance is between March 1 and March 15. The deadline to file a PROFILE form for financial aid consideration is February 1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 1. Financial aid awards are mailed between March 15 and April 1. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required by May 1.
Stonehill offers the opportunity for an accepted first-year candidate to postpone attendance for one or two semesters. A student who wishes to defer admission must request this in writing and explain the reason(s) for the deferral to the Dean of Admission and Enrollment, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357-5610. Only candidates who have submitted the $750 non-refundable deposit may seek a deferral. Campus housing and financial assistance may not be guaranteed. Deferment is nullified if a student attends another college in the interim. A candidate who decides to participate in college credit courses while deferred can apply to Stonehill as a transfer applicant.
Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate
Stonehill participates in the AP and IB programs and will grant advanced credits to students who have taken the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations while in high school. (Refer here for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate detailed information.)
A student wishing to transfer to Stonehill College from another college or university must submit the following items:
- a completed transfer application. Stonehill is an exclusive user of the Common Application. Candidates must also submit a Stonehill Supplemental Information Form for Transfer Applicants,
a College Official’s Report, two College Instructor Evaluations, and a $60 filing fee;
- an official high school transcript;
- an official transcript from each post-secondary institution which the student attended;
- course descriptions for all courses a student has taken at post-secondary institutions. Course descriptions can be submitted by sending in a college catalog with the student’s name on the front cover and the courses taken marked, or course descriptions can be downloaded from an on-line catalog and submitted as a Word document;
- the short answer essay and the personal essay described in the Transfer Application.
Transfer applications should be filed no later than November 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for the fall semester. Transfer candidates that apply after the November 1 and April 1 deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer credit may be awarded for comparable courses successfully completed at other accredited colleges or universities. Students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in courses worth three- or four-semester hour credits to be eligible for credit transfer. Upon acceptance to Stonehill a student will receive a preliminary evaluation of transferable credit. Once the student has committed to Stonehill College a more comprehensive evaluation will be forwarded to the student.
Transfer students may be asked to submit course syllabi to ensure the appropriate evaluation of courses. Final articulation of transfer credits in a major or minor sequence and in the Cornerstone Program is determined by the Associate Director of Academic Services in consultation with the appropriate academic department.
Transfer Student Residence Requirement
A transfer student must attend the College for at least two years, including the fourth year, to qualify for a Stonehill degree. During this time the student must complete at least 20 courses.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States should submit the following items by January 15 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester:
- a completed international application. Stonehill is an exclusive user of the Common Application.
An International Supplemental Form for International Applicants, and a $75 application fee;
- an official copy of a secondary school transcript, leaving certificate or national exam results with an official English translation if necessary;
- international transfer students should submit university transcripts and course descriptions from each university attended;
- those students whose native language is not English must have official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) sent to the Stonehill Admissions Office. More information about registering for the TOEFL can be found on-line at www.ets.org/toefl/
- the International Student Financial Statement along with financial documentation of the ability to meet educational and living expenses at Stonehill. Stonehill rarely awards financial aid to international applicants;
- the submissions of official SAT or ACT scores is optional.