How to Apply for International Admission
Submitting Your Application
Stonehill only accepts online applications via the Common Application. Your local EducationUSA office may be able to assist you with this if you have problems connecting to the internet or submitting your application.
You may submit your application, transcripts and documents all at once, or you may submit them individually (or in small batches) as they become available. If you submit them separately, be sure that each document contains your full name and your date of birth so that they can be correctly assigned to your application file.
While we prefer to receive the school forms (i.e. transcripts, teacher recommendation letters, and school counselor’s secondary school report form) online, it is acceptable to submit them by fax, email attachment or by postal mail. You should ask your high school counselor (or other school administrator) to send us a photocopy of your school forms, transcripts and test scores by postal mail. This photocopy should contain an original school stamp and signature on it verifying that the copy is true to the original. For quicker service, the counselor can send documents to us by fax (1-508-565-1545) or as an attachment to an email sent to email@example.com. The cover letter of the fax or email should clearly indicate that it is being sent by the high school (not the applicant) in order for us to accept the documents as official.
The Common Application is an easy-to-use college application system. You’ll need to provide some basic information about yourself and your family; and some more detailed information about your education and your extracurricular activities. You’ll also be asked to write a 500-650 word essay.
The Stonehill member questions section of the Common Application give us a few more details that are not included in the main section of the Common Application. After adding Stonehill to your list of colleges through the college search function of the Common Application, you will be able to answer the Stonehill questions. Stonehill does not have a separate writing supplement, but the Stonehill member questions section does contain an optional essay question.
Stonehilll Application Essay Question (250 word maximum)
Students have many choices in their college search and application process. Please share why you have chosen to consider Stonehill among your possible college options.
The Moreau Honors Program generally draws its members from applicants whose high school experiences demonstrate strong academic, extracurricular, service, and leadership qualities. Students interested in being considered for the Moreau Honors Program must submit an additional essay along with their Common Application.
Honors Application ESSAY Question (600 word maximum)
The following quotation is from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
Provide a response in which you address the following: “Describe one or more experiences and how they have played a significant role in shaping the person you are today. Be sure to answer the Caterpillar’s question, ‘Who are YOU?’ and also who you hope to become in the future.”
Your official High School Transcript will need to be submitted by your guidance counselor as part of your application. Your transcript should show your cumulative grade point average (GPA) and your class rank (if your school calculates one).
If your original school transcript is not in English, you must submit your original transcript in your native language along with a copy of the transcript that has been translated into English. If you send them by mail, the original document must have a school stamp and signature and the English translation. We prefer that transcripts be submitted through the Common Application website by a school official. We will accept documents submitted via fax or email attachment, but only if they clearly indicate that they are being sent to us by a school administrator or EducationUSA officer. If there is any cause for concern regarding authenticity of documents, we reserve the right to contact school officials for confirmation and/or request original, stamped and signed documentation in order to complete the application file. Your school counselor may also include a school profile or grade conversion chart as part of the Secondary School Profile they submit via the Common Application.
Your school counselor or administrator should submit a photocopy of your official transcript. Take your only copy and have several certified copies made and translated into English if needed. These documents should be stamped by the legal notary who made the copy and/or translation. We do not accept copies submitted directly by students.
We attract applicants from all over the country – and all over the world. The Secondary School Report helps us get to know your high school a bit better. The report asks questions about the classes you’ve been given the opportunity to take, the size of your graduating class, and how your GPA has been calculated. The Secondary School Report Form is included in the online Common Application and should be completed by your guidance counselor, who will also attach their letter of recommendation.
Teacher Evaluations help us get to know you from a different perspective. The evaluation form will ask your teacher to provide insights into your intellectual promise, creative thought, leadership, integrity, and self-confidence. Ask for evaluations from teachers who know you well, and be sure to ask far enough in advance for them to thoughtfully consider your time together. We require that you provide at least one Teacher Evaluation. Teacher Evaluation Forms are included in the online Common Application.
The Midyear Report should be submitted when your grade 12 midyear or first trimester grades are available. Your guidance counselor should also submit an updated official High School Transcript at that time, including courses in progress. Remember: grade 12 first quarter grades are required and must be submitted as soon as they become available. prior to the Midyear Report and Final Report. The Midyear Report Form is included in the online Common Application.
The Final Report should be submitted when your grade 12 final grades are available. Your guidance counselor should also submit an updated official High School Transcript. The Final Report Form is included in the online Common Application.
You may need or want to submit other supplemental forms along with your application. Early Decision applicants must submit the Early Decision Agreement form. Supplemental forms are available on the Common Application website.
The $60 application fee is payable through the Common Application website, and the $750 enrollment deposit fee can be paid either via credit card or wire transfer. If you decide to attend Stonehill, you will receive instructions on how to pay the enrollment deposit online. Information about how to wire money to Stonehill College can be obtained from Jennifer Heine, Associate Director in the Controller’s Office by phone at 508-565-1386 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible students may be able to receive a fee waiver from their guidance counselor.
In order to ensure equitable standards for admission, Stonehill will pilot a test-blind process for all undergraduate applicants this fall.
We understand that COVID-19 continues to disrupt the ability for students to both prepare and sit for the SAT and ACT. Our hope is to alleviate any anxiety students may have regarding access to testing as it relates to eligibility among a competitive application and scholarship pool.
Considering this change, students should not submit the results of their SAT or ACT exams when applying to Stonehill.
International first-year and transfer applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores as part of their application for admission.
The recommended minimum TOEFL score is 80 on the internet-based exam. The recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5. The recommended minimum Duolingo English Test score is 110.
While U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents whose native language is not English are not required to submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or DET, applicants are welcome to do so to better demonstrate their English proficiency.
The International Student Certification of Finances must be filled out and returned with supporting documentation (Bank Statements, Affidavits of Support, etc.) before a decision can be made on your application and eligibility for a student visa.
*Please contact the admission office for a copy of the certification of finances at 1-888-694-4554.
Supplemental Application Materials
Additional materials are not required for admission, but we will gladly accept additional writing samples, essays, letters of recommendation and other appropriate documents if you feel they will enhance your application.