Salem State University will be conducting a planned system maintenance Saturday, February 18 (morning) through Tuesday, February 21 (afternoon).

During this time, applicants will not be able to access Navigator to perform the following tasks:
  • Check the status of your application
  • Submit an enrollment and/or housing deposit
  • Check your financial aid
  • Register for an accepted students day event
We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have questions during this downtime, please contact the IT help desk at 978.542.2036 or

To apply to Salem State University, please submit a complete application, a non-refundable $40 application fee, official transcript(s), and SAT and/or ACT scores (if applicable)*.


Application Deadlines - First Year

Below are suggested deadlines; we follow a rolling admission process for most programs. The nursing deadline is not rolling. 

Early Action     November 15 (firm) 
Undergraduate    December 1  May 1 
Nursing November 1 (firm)     January 15 (firm) CLOSED  

 Financial Aid priority deadline is February 15. 

Application Deadlines - Transfer

Below are suggested deadlines; we follow a rolling admission process for most programs. The nursing deadline is not rolling. 

Undergraduate Transfer December 1 August 1  May 1
Nursing Transfer November 1 (firm)  January 15 (firm)

RN/LPN licensed to BSN December 1 July 1 April 1
Accelerated BSN
(must have a U.S. BS/BA or
MassTransfer Block completed)
    January 15 (firm)
Financial Aid priority deadline is February 15. 

* Please note that standardizes test scores (SAT/ACT) may not required for some 2017 applicants. Learn more.

Tuition Reduction Program (New England Regional Program)

The New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) allows students from the six New England states to enroll in some programs not offered by their home-state public college/university and pay a reduced tuition rate. 

Students from the following states interested in the majors listed below may be eligible. Please contact admissions at 978.542.6200 or for more information.

2016-2017 PROGRAMS

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems   CT, ME, RI, VT 
Criminal Justice  RI 
Dance   CT, ME, NH, VT 
Nuclear Medicine Technology   CT, ME, NH 
Sport and Leisure Management  RI 
Theatre (BFA)   NH 

Proximity-Based Programs
A student may apply for NERSP status at Salem State University if their permanent/legal residence is closer to Salem State than their home-state institution offering the same program. 

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

Please note:
 information on this website is subject to change at any time.