Summer 2015 Transfer Orientation: The Next Step Program



Friday, June 12

  • Friday, August 21
Wednesday, August 26

Check-in for all sessions is in the Ellison Campus Center first floor Commuter Lounge on the North Campus.

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

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 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.

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 & Health Services. Access the requirements & 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