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To apply to Salem State University, please submit a complete application, the non-refundable $50 application fee (FREE until October 31), official transcript(s), current courses or resume and your high school transcript (if applicable).

The following admissions standards have been developed with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to ensure that the university remains an institution of high academic quality.

  • 12-23 college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or
  • Up to 23 college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and meets minimum freshman applicant requirements or
  • 24 or more college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0

The requirements listed above are the minimum admissions standards required for direct entrance to the university. Salem State has set suggested higher standards for admission in some majors. Admissions standards and requirements are reviewed continuously and we reserve the right to change standards.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • 12 credits of college-level work completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts from a college or university outside the U.S. must be validated by an approved agency*.
  • Two required science courses (BIO105, CHE117, BIO200, BIO201, and BIO304 or equivalent) completed with a minimum C grade.
  • The TEAS test version 6.0 is required. Applicants must score at the proficient level in all four categories: Math, English, Science, and Reading.
  • High school or secondary school transcript are required at time of application. All admitted students will be required to submit final transcripts documenting graduation, GED or equivalent.
  • All applicants to the nursing program must provide evidence of adherence to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements for Health Science students upon enrollment at Salem State University.
  • An unencumbered LPN license
  • Official transcript from an accredited LPN program attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0/>80%
  • 12 credits of college-level work completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Transcripts from a college or university college or university outside the U.S. must be validated by an approved agency*.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two required science courses completed with a minimum C grade
  • The TEAS test version 6.0 is required. Applicants must score at the proficient level, or higher, in all four required categories: Math, English, Science, and Reading.
  • High school or secondary school transcript are required at time of application. All admitted students will be required to submit final transcripts documenting graduation, GED or equivalent.
  • All applicants to the nursing program must provide evidence of adherence to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements for Health Science students upon enrollment to Salem State University
  • An unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcript from an accredited RN program and any other college transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. A minimum GPA of 2.7 across all coursework is required.
  • High school or secondary school transcript are required at time of application. All admitted students will be required to submit final transcripts documenting graduation, GED or equivalent.
  • All applicants to the nursing program must provide evidence of adherence to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements for Health Science students upon enrollment at Salem State University.
  • A completed bachelor's degree from a U. S. college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. For students with degree from outside the U. S., please see below*.
  • High school or secondary school transcript are required at time of application. All admitted students will be required to submit final transcripts documenting graduation, GED or equivalent.
  • An applicant may be enrolled in up to two prerequisite courses at the time of the application deadline. Applicants must have all prerequisites completed prior to enrollment. Completed transcripts must be submitted prior to the start of the program in May.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of B-: Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with a lab), Microbiology (with lab), Chemistry (with lab), Statistics, and Developmental Psychology.
  • All applicants to the nursing program must provide evidence of adherence to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements for Health Science students upon enrollment at Salem State University.

* Graduates of a non-U.S. college or university are eligible to apply if the following two conditions are met:

  1. Submit a complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree. All transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must have an evaluation from an approved agency of all courses completed, final grades, academic degree(s) earned, and grade point averages.
  2. Completion of the MassTransfer Block at a Massachusetts Community College with the official stamped transcript on or before the start of Summer Session I (May 1) of the year in which enrollment begins. Please see the Salem State University for information pertaining to the MassTransfer Block: Salem State University Catalog

Learn more about this program on the School of Nursing web page.

Applicants must submit a copy of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) license, official transcript of the COTA program completed, official transcripts of all other colleges attended and a resume.

 

Applicants must submit an official transcript of a completed Fire Science Associate degree and all other official college transcripts.

Please note: Salem State University's School of Social Work does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

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