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This is Salem State University.

North Campus at sunset.

This is Salem State University.

Gain real skills in a hands-on environment, thrive in a close-knit community and create lifelong memories.


It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking About SSU

There's no perfect way to choose a college but there are steps you can take to find the best fit. Check out our tips for finding the future that suits you.

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College Ready Checklist

  • Visit Campus

    Stepping foot on a campus is typically the best way to see if a college is a good fit. Salem State offers campus tours and information sessions Monday through Friday at 11 am and 2 pm, and some Saturdays and holidays. Don't be afraid to explore off-campus as well. Salem offers amazing eats, lots of history, and views galore. Plan to spend the day or even two if you're traveling!

  • Stay on Track with Your Courses

    Make sure you are enrolled in courses you will need to graduate and prepare for college.


    Salem State follows the Department of Higher Education requirements, which are as follows:

    English                          4 courses 

    Mathematics                  4 courses (Algebra I and II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable coursework) including mathematics during senior year of high school

    Science                         3 courses (each with laboratory)

    Foreign Language         2 courses (in a single language)

    Social Science               2 courses (including 1 course in U.S. history)

    Electives                         2 courses (from the above subjects or the arts, humanities or computer science)

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