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Next Steps - Accepted Bachelor's Degree Completion Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to HNU! Here are your next steps.

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As soon as you are admitted our Articulation officer works on your transcript evaluations.

These typically take 2 working days to complete so we can share a clear picture of any assessments you may need and where your former credits fall for your degree completion.

Be sure to watch your mail and email for more details. See you soon!

Next Steps

Submit your Financial Aid Application

Submitting either your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application helps us determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, and additional financial aid. We can’t issue a financial aid award letter until you file your application, so get it in as soon as you can!

Submit your Official* Transcripts

If you haven’t already, have official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you attended sent
directly from the institution to:

Holy Names University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

or via email:

You may want to request your transcripts through Parchment, Inc., a credential request company that can assist you in sending electronic transcripts and other credentials directly to Holy Names University from other colleges and universities. 

If a name is requested you can list your enrollment counselor.

*The transcript must be signed and sealed in an envelope from the institution

Check your email for your HNU Login Credentials

You will receive all of your student login credentials in the email you listed on your application for admission within two working days after you are admitted. Please let your enrollment counselor know if you are not able to locate it.

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

You will need your student ID to submit your $100 enrollment deposit. Your ID is created when you receive your login credentials. Submit your enrollment deposit through your Holy Names application portal to secure your spot at HNU.

Sign your Financial Agreement

Check your HNU email for your financial agreement.  Summer and Fall agreements are not available prior to the week of March 15.  If this date has passed and you have not yet received your financial agreement please reach out to student accounts. This needs to be signed and returned before you are able to register for classes.

Sign up for your math placement assessment (if applicable)

Check your transcript evaluation to see if you are required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessmen. Results will help you and your academic advisor determine your math preparedness and choose the most appropriate courses for you.

Sign up for your English assessment (if applicable).

Check your transcript evaluation to see if you are required to take the English assessment. If it is required for you, please follow the instructions and submit a short essay through our English assessment Canvas page..

Meet with an academic advisor

All incoming students must meet with an academic advisor. Once any required assessments are complete, you may schedule your appointment (to be held in-person or over the phone), visit

Register for Classes

Once all of the previous steps are complete, please allow 1-2 working days to access registration. Log in to Hawk’s Edge to register for classes recommended to you by your academic advisor. This guide can help.

Attend BDC/Grad Orientation

Spring 2022 students save the date of Saturday, January 7, 2022. You will receive an email when you are automatically registered for Orientation and have access to your pre-orientation content. Meet your fellow students, along with HNU deans, alumni, and staff who will prepare you for a successful journey to graduation.

Have Questions?

Have questions before beginning your studies at HNU? Contact your counselor by signing into your portal or calling us at (510) 436-1351.