New-Student Next Steps & Deadlines
Please review the next steps and deadlines below, and complete tasks as soon as you can.
All new Stonehill students must complete the College Writing Preparedness Survey by Wednesday, June 1. This survey helps us to identify whether you are interested in or would benefit from additional writing instruction and support in your first semester.
In this survey, you will provide information about your writing and reading habits; you will also have an opportunity to indicate your interest in our Introduction to College Writing course.
If you have studied Chinese, German, French, Italian or Spanish in high school, you must complete a Language Placement Assessment in each of the languages you studied.
Your final language placement level will be determined by considering the grades you earned in the high school language course(s), the number of years you studied the language, and your score on the placement assessment.
You are required to take the Calculus Readiness Assessment if you are intending to major in Astronomy, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Photonics or Physics. Your assessment score will be combined with data from your admission record to allow us to make a recommendation as to which math course will be the best option for you in the fall.
If you are majoring in one of the other sciences, you are NOT required to take the Calculus Readiness Assessment because our recommendation is for you to take Pre-Calculus prior to taking Calculus. However, you may take the Calculus Readiness Assessment if you have a strong background in Calculus and would like to be able to bypass Pre-Calculus and go directly into Calculus.
At the end of your senior year, please have your final transcript sent to the Admission Office by your high school.
The Hill Card, your student ID, is used to access residence halls and other campus resources. All new students must provide a photo for use on their Hill Card by Friday, July 15.
Fall semester bills will be available online the first week of July and are due Monday, August 1. Students can access the billing portal by logging into myHill and going to myBill.
Please note: Students are required to acknowledge that they have read the billing and payment plan information.
AlcoholEdu for College is a personalized, non-judgmental, research-based, online alcohol abuse prevention course for young adults.
A link to your AlcoholEdu for College assignment will be sent to your Stonehill email account in mid-July. The assignment must be completed by Friday, August 19, prior to your arrival to campus and the start of fall classes.
Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates is an online learning program that addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, which impact countless college students each year.
A link to your Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates assignment will be sent to your Stonehill email account in early- to mid-August. The assignment must be completed by Friday, August 19, prior to your arrival to campus and the start of fall classes.
Required Health Forms
New students are required to meet certain health-related requirements prior to arriving on campus for the start of the semester. Please remember to contact your pediatrician's office as soon as possible to request your immunization records and a print-out of your most recent well-check/physical exam with a clinician signature from an appointment within the past year.
In accordance with Massachusetts state law, all new students must submit up-to-date immunization documentation and the required health forms. These documents should be submitted via the College’s Student Health Portal as soon as possible for fall enrollment.
Student Health Insurance
Massachusetts requires all college students have health insurance. Students must enroll in the Stonehill College Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or else waive it by providing proof of comparable health insurance coverage. Information on how to enroll in or waive SHIP will be made available in early July.
The following are optional tasks related to billing and student accounts.
As a supplement to our refund policy, Stonehill offers optional tuition refund insurance for those who withdraw for medical reasons. The deadline to enroll in this insurance is Monday, August 22, the day before classes start for the fall semester. Further details regarding this plan will be available after July 1, 2022.
The following are optional tasks regarding requesting accommodations.
Unlike high school, college students need to self-disclose their disability. Enrolled students who believe they have a need for disability-related accommodations are encouraged to register with the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). The deadline to request academic accommodations is Friday, June 17.
The following are optional tasks regarding career planning.
First-year students are encouraged to take the Strong Interest Inventory early so that they can receive their unique career profile reports. After classes have started, you will be able to make an appointment through the Career Development Center to have it interpreted.
The following are recommendations and requirements regarding technology for students.
The Stonehill IT webpages contain valuable information about technology, including a Get Started page. This page contains references to many helpful resources for new students, including information on your Stonehill account, managing your password, myHill and laptop recommendations, among others.
There is also informative documentation and training materials in a section called the Knowledge Base.
Buying a new laptop for college? Consider taking a look at our laptop recommendations for ideas on minimum specifications, as well as consulting with the head of your major to see if their curriculum comes with any specific requirements.
The Stonehill College Meehan School of Business has specific recommendations for student laptops for some majors. All students majoring in accounting, finance, international business, marketing, management, management information systems, sports management, or undeclared business must have a Windows laptop.
The following are required tasks for varsity athletes.
Varsity athletes need to create an online ATS account and submit all required athletic medical documentation by Friday, July 15. You can find additional information in an email sent to you.
Submit/upload all medical documents to ATS by Friday, July 15. These forms include a current physical, a copy of the front and back of your primary insurance card, and all eight online medical forms/questionnaires. You can find additional information in an email from Pete Krysko sent to student athletes in the second week of June.
Tryouts and Auditions
Final Auditions for the Dance Team will be conducted on Wednesday, June 22 in the Sally Blaire Ames Sports Complex Dance Studio from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Please email Head Coach Michelle Montinieri as firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible at to register or with any questions.
Tryouts for the Cheerleading Team will be Wednesday, June 22, and Saturday, June 25, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Complex Fieldhouse.
Please email Ariana Gulbis, head coach, at email@example.com with any questions.