The Salem State University fresh start program gives a second chance to students who left the university after struggling academically. We recognize that with a certain time away, students may gain developmental awareness that helps them do better academically. Applicants can only apply after a minimum of two academic years away from the university. All application materials must be completed and mailed to the academic advising office, fresh start applicants must also submit a readmit application. Fresh start approval is not guaranteed. Both applications must be submitted together for all fresh start applicants.
As of now the Fresh Start application is not available for fall 2016. Please check back mid-September for the spring 2017 application.
*Note: applications received after August 15, 2016 will only be considered for the spring 2017 semester.
We highly recommend applicants to meet with an academic advisor prior to applying for fresh start. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact the advising office at 978.542.7049.