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.