Military-Connected Application Process
Apply for admission to a degree program at Salem State University.
Submit official proof of high school graduation, official transcripts from all previous institutions (if necessary), official military transcripts (see the bottom of the page), and a resume.
If you have never used or applied for VA Educational Benefits complete an application for VA Educational Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- If you are on active duty, you must have your branch specific Education Services Officer certify your application by signing in the appropriate block.
- National Guard members must submit form DD-2384, Notice of Eligibility, along with the application for benefits. This form is available through your unit.
If you are transferring to Salem State and have used your VA Educational Benefits within the last year, complete a Change of Program or Place of Training. This can be completed through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Once you have been accepted to Salem State, contact the university's veterans’ affairs office to schedule an appointment. Things you should bring with you:
- Copy of submitted application for VA Educational Benefits, or Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
- DD214 Member 4, or Notice of Eligibility, DD-2384 (for National Guard Members)
- Photo Identification