For students currently enrolled in high school, have a GED, or have not enrolled full-time in college-level courses.
Learn about applying as a first-year applicant.
For students who have graduated from high school, have a GED, or are currently enrolled in a community college, university or college elsewhere.
For students who are not U.S. citizens.
DACA and Undocumented Students
Salem State University welcomes applications from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (undocumented applicants) students.
Auditions and Portfolios
Music and theatre applicants are required to audition, and art applicants must submit a portfolio.
Check Application Status
Once your application is complete and submitted, it generally takes 4-6 weeks for a decision to be sent to you.
We follow a rolling admissions process for most programs, however, some of our more competitive programs have firm deadlines.
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