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First-Year International Applicants

A first-year student is someone who has never been enrolled in any college or university, international or domestic.

How to Apply

The information you need to apply

  • Send us your transcripts

    An official high school/secondary school record, leaving certificate and/or graduation examination results or their notarized copies which must be in English or professionally translated. The translation must include a list of courses completed and the grades received.


    Transcripts can be sent to:
    Salem State University
    Undergraduate Admissions
    PO Box 315
    Randolph, MA 02368


  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

    Proof of English proficiency may be met by one of the following:

    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); minimum scores: 500 (written) or 61 (Internet-based)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) passing score of 5.5
    • Students from English speaking countries, whose first language is English, are exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
    • If you completed high school/secondary school in English you may be exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
    • If you have an SAT Critical Reading score of 450 or higher you will be exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
    • If you have successfully completed (grade of B or better) in English Writing I or II course at an accredited college in the United States
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