January 2016 Transfer Orientation: The Next Step Program



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Check-in for all sessions is at the Lobby Desk in the Central Campus Classroom Building, where the Bertolon School of Business is also located. The early transfer orientation next step program begins at 8 am and concludes between 1-2 pm. The later transfer orientation next step program begins at 11 am and concludes between 4-5 pm. 

Whether this is your first time transferring to a new university or second, third or more – we hope that you’ll find a home here where you can succeed and graduate!

We know that you’re not freshman any longer and as such we’ve designed a different program to welcome you to campus: the next step.

You may already be college savvy, but this program will enable you to become Salem State savvy in a short amount of time. 

First Year Seminar

Transfer students entering with fewer than 15 credits will take a first year seminar as part of their fall academic course load. This three credit required seminar offers students an opportunity to study an interesting and engaging topic with one of Salem State University’s outstanding faculty members. Details regarding the various seminar options will be sent to students along with information on how to register for a particular seminar. If you have questions, contact the first year experience office at 978.542.2618 or firstyearseminar@salemstate.edu.

Things to bring with you 

  • Completed health and immunization forms for health services. If you are not able to locate the forms that were mailed to you, visit salemstate.edu/newstudents. 
  • A state or government issued photo ID to get your ClipperCard, the Salem State student ID. 
  • If you have not submitted your final official transcript with your spring 2015 grades, an official transcript in a sealed envelope with your final grades and/or degrees.

Prior to attending orientation, please visit salemstate.edu/writing placement to review your options and decide which writing class you will take next semester. If you are not able to complete the process of selecting your writing course prior to attending orientation, you will need to spend additional time at orientation completing this requirement.

Residence hall students

These items are required before you can move in to the residence hall:

1. Pay your balance in full or be on an approved payment plan and/or have sufficient financial aid to cover your balance (includes completing all aid related items on your to-do list on your navigator account).

2. Submit a fully completed health form to counseling and health services. Access the requirements and forms here. Make sure the documentation has been received by checking the student health portal.

All students will have a transfer orientation fee charged directly to their student account for the next step program.

Special Services

To request special accommodations, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or TTY 978.542.7146.

Readmits and Internal Transfers (evening to day)

Please contact the Center for Academic Advising at 978.542.7049.

For More Information

If you have any problems signing up for orientation or have any questions, please contact enrollment management at 978.542.7455 or orientation@salemstate.edu.