G1.1 First-year Admission Regular Decision

Effective Date: January 1, 2003
Last Reviewed: March 9, 2021

While Stonehill College adheres to a need-blind admissions policy for most of its admissions decisions, budgetary constraints sometimes result in need-sensitive admissions decisions for a small segment of the applicant population.

A First-Year Applicant must be accepted to the College before a financial aid decision is made.

A completed Common Application, Stonehill College Supplemental Information Form for First-Year Applicants, and a $50.00 filing fee for fall admission must be filed with the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment prior to the January 15 deadline. Applicants who forward application information after January 15 will be reviewed on a space available basis. Spring applications must be submitted by November 1.

An application cannot finally be acted upon until a student’s transcript and College Board scores have been received and approved by the Committee on Admissions.

All candidates for admission to the College are to complete the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or the examination of the American College Testing Program (ACT).

The Committee on Admissions will consider the academic potential of each applicant, as well as co-curricular activities and work-experience.

To assist in the admissions process, The Committee makes a careful study of the following factors:

1. High school record, including all data available from the school, such as grade point average, class rank, test information, and school profile. The curriculum in high school must meet both the general requirements of a pre-college course and the particular requirements of Stonehill College;

2. Recommendation of the high school authorities;

3. Scores on the SAT I exam of the College Entrance Examination Board or the ACT examination of the American College Testing Program. An SAT II is not required for admission but, if submitted, are used for placement purposes in the first year of study.

Applicants should file the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE form as early as October 15 but no later than February 1, to receive full consideration for funding. In addition, all applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1, but no later than February 1.