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Next Steps - Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to Holy Names University! Here are your next steps.

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Get ready

As soon as you are admitted our departments work to ensure you have access to all of the systems you will need as a student.

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

You will typically have access to all you need to take the steps listed below within 2 working days.

Submit your Financial Aid Application (if applicable)

Submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) helps us determine your eligibility for scholarships and additional financial aid. We can’t issue a financial aid award letter until you file your application.

Submit your Official* Transcripts

If you haven’t already, request your transcripts for ALL colleges and universities you attended 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 your former university does not do electronic transcript request processing, have your official transcript sent
directly from the institution to:

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

or via email:

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

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

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

An Intent to Enroll Form secures your seat in your graduate program. Once submitted, 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. Nursing students: your enrollment deposit is $250

Meet with an Academic Advisor

All incoming students must meet with an academic advisor. Once admitted, please use the appropriate link below to schedule your advising session and learn which classes to schedule when you register.

Academic Advisors:
Credential, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching programs: Brad Henry

Educational Therapy programs: Polly Mayer, M.Ed., ET/P

FNP program: Dr. Aimee Paulson

MBA program: Dr. Michael Graney-Mulholland

MM and Kodaly programs: Maree Hennessy, MM

Masters in Counseling Psych and Forensic Psych programs: Kini Chang

Masters in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology: Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius

MSN program: Dr. Haesook Kim

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.

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 Adult and Graduate Student 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.