Certain freshmen applicants who are denied admission to Salem State University may be offered the opportunity to participate in a deferred admission reverse transfer (DART) program with participating Massachusetts public community colleges.
These students are guaranteed admission at a later date, provided that they meet program requirements.
Participating community colleges include; North Shore Community College, Middlesex Community College, Northern Essex Community College and Bunker Hill Community College.
Three main benefits of DART:
You have guaranteed admission to any program at the university (except for nursing, fire science, occupational therapy, art, theatre–BFA, music)
You will transfer in at least 34 credits from the MassTransfer Block
You will automatically have your credits transferred back to your participating community college so that you can receive your associate’s degree on your way to a bachelor’s degree
Enroll in a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public community college
Complete the 34 credits from the Mass Transfer Block (please be aware, a student can transfer at the most 68 credits from a two-year institution)
Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5
When it is time to transfer (DART eligibility expires after 5 years of high school graduation):
Adhere to our admissions deadlines. Salem State follows a rolling admissions process and we continue to accept applications until an academic program is filled.
Provide a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public community college official transcript that documents 34 completed credits, a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and the “MassTransfer Block” stamp from the community college.
If you have any questions, please contact Anne McDonough or call 978.542.6204.