Transfer Applicants

Discover how fast, flexible and friendly Salem State is for transfer students. 

We are still accepting applications for spring 2016!


To apply to Salem State University as a transfer student, the following is required:  

  • Submit a complete online admissions application
  • $40 application fee
  • All official college transcript(s) from each college attended
  • List of courses in which you are currently enrolled
  • Resume or work history is required if no courses have been taken within the last year
  • Official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores are required if the applicant has less than 12 college credits, a GPA of less than 2.5 or has been out of high school for three years or less.



Need assistance? Contact admissions at 978.542.6200. The office is open Monday–Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm.

Mail Admissions Application Documentation Materials (transcripts) to:

Salem State University
Undergraduate Admissions 
PO Box 315
Randolph, MA 02368

Please have official SAT/ACT scores sent to Salem State from the testing agency.
Please note that standardizes test scores (SAT/ACT) are not required for fall 2016 applicants. Learn more.

Application Deadlines - Transfer
Below are suggested deadlines; we follow a rolling admission process until a program is full.

Undergraduate  December 1 July 15 February 1 (Evening Only) 
Nursing November 1 (firm)   February 1 (firm)    
RN/LPN licensed to BSN December 1 July 1  
Accelerated BSN (must have BS/BA)     February 1 (firm)