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We'll need your transcript in order to review your application. Visit the transcripts page for electronic, postal mail and drop-off transcript options.
Send your official high school transcript(s) through the first marking period of your senior year, and again after your senior year is complete.
Salem State University is a test-optional institution. We focus our admission decisions on a student’s academic work and grade point average (GPA), which research has shown are better predictors of academic success.
Students who wish to submit their test scores (SAT/ACT) are encouraged to do so in addition to their required admissions materials (application and transcript). Salem State's school code is 3522.
We generally advise students with a 2.5 GPA or lower to voluntarily submit additional application supporting materials, including:
- Test scores (SAT/ACT) directly from their testing agency
- Letter(s) of recommendation from a teacher, high school guidance counselor, coach, employer, or mentor
Admissions Resources for First Year Applicants
See what you need to have ready in order to submit a complete application.
Are you on track? Check our application deadlines before applying!
Did you already submit your application? Check the status on Navigator.
At Salem State, we're committed to your success — and it starts right at the application process. Have questions about the application, admissions requirements or Salem State in general? Our admissions team is always happy to help!
Salem, MA 01970
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970