Thank you for your interest in Salem State University. If you are applying to the university, you are required to submit a completed application for admission and the required fee ($40 for all applicants).
Salem State follows a rolling admissions process and we continue to accept applications until the academic program is filled. Please be advised that we will not accept applications once the program is full. As of March 1, 2013, nursing day and biology day and evening are closed.
Additional majors may be closing therefore we advise that you apply to the university as soon as possible.
Admissions Application Documentation Materials: Applicants are to submit all official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores to Salem State University, Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. Box 315, Randolph, MA 02368.
The following deadlines are strongly encouraged and/or required:
|Summer 2013||Fall 2013|
|Freshman||April 1 (evening only)||August 1 (firm)
Rolling until program is full
|Nursing (Day)||February 1 (firm)|
|Early action (fall 2013 only)||November 15 (firm)|
|Three year program (fall 2013 only)||March 1 (firm)|
High School Seniors: The student must submit a completed online admissions application and the required fee ($40 for all applicants), official high school transcript(s) through the first marking period of the senior year and again after the senior year is complete, SAT and/or ACT scores, and official transcript(s) of any college work (if applicable).
Early Action (freshman fall only): Applicants must take the SAT or ACT before the November test dates and submit an application by November 15. A completed application includes official test scores, official high school transcripts and grades through the junior year. Senior grades must be sent after the first quarter grades are released and again after the senior year is complete.
Three Year Program (freshman fall only): Applicants must have a strong academic record as demonstrated by high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores. In addition, applicants must submit a personal statement of no more than two pages addressing their reason for applying and commitment to completing the three year bachelor degree program. Majors include: business, criminal justice, economics, history, mathematics,political science, and Spanish (for native speakers or others with advanced standing).
Permanent Residents: Applicants must submit a copy of the front and back of their resident alien card. Applicants who did not attend an English speaking high school or complete English courses may be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum scores for the TOEFL: 500 (written), 173 (computerized) and 61 (Internet-based); minimum score for the IELTS: 5.5.
Learning Disability: Applicants must submit a psycho-educational evaluation and diagnostic test results (usually an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504) which was completed within the last three years that provides a specific diagnosis of the learning disability to be exempt from SAT/ACT. If exempted from the SAT/ACT requirement, students should meet the 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) admission standards and have all required courses completed.
Foreign Language Waiver: Applicants must submit a psycho-educational (Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504) evaluation which was completed within the past three years that provides a specific diagnosis of a learning disability and includes language that states the student’s inability to succeed in a foreign language because of a language based disability.
Art Applicants: Applicants must submit a portfolio in a variety of mediums. The portfolio must include 10-15 pieces of original artwork, slides, CD’s of images (jpegs), and online portfolios (emails or websites) are acceptable. A personal interview is not necessary. Applications will not be considered complete until all required credentials are submitted. For more information regarding the art portfolio, please contact the art department at 978.542.6222 or email@example.com.
Music Applicants: Applicants are required to audition. Applications will not be considered complete until all required credentials are submitted. Contact the music department at 978.542.6296 to schedule an audition. The dates for 2012-2013 are September 29, 2012; February 9, 2013; March 23, 2013; April 6, 2013.
Freshman Adult Learners: General Equivalency Diploma (GED) recipients, evening school graduates and students whose high school graduation class has been out for three or more years are required to submit proof of high school graduation (final high school transcript or copy of high school diploma) or GED score report or its equivalent. In addition, an up-to-date work history and/or resume must be submitted.
SUMMER APPLICANTS: (Evening Only)
Applicants must have high school diploma by May 1 of the semester preceding the summer semester entry or earlier. If you wish to be considered a day student in the fall you must request a change of status through the academic advising office.