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Salem State College Admissions Essay

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Getting admitted to Salem State means putting your best foot forward. Review admission requirements and help your application stand out.

Application Deadlines and Fees

Regular Decision DeadlineApril 15
Early Decision DeadlineN/A
Early Action DeadlineNovember 15
Application Fee$40
Online Applicationwebsite

Academic Factors Considered for Admission

Class RankNot Required
Secondary School RecordRequired
RecommendationsNot Required
Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)Recommended
College-Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Not Required

This College's Accepted and Transferable Credits

Advanced Placement (AP) CoursesYes
Dual-Credit ClassesYes
Life Experience CreditsYes

Contacting the Admissions Department

Admissions Department
Phone(978) 542-6200
Fax(978) 542-6893
Address352 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 01970

Important Questions to Ask

Graduate Admissions Personal Statement

Your personal statement is an important component of your graduate application. Pay attention to content, grammar and style, as your personal statement can serve as a writing sample to reviewers. You must upload your personal statement into the online application.

Graduate programs that have specific content to address in the personal statement and/or additional writing samples

Visit the program admissions page for additional information on the program's personal statement.

General guidelines for programs that do not have program-specific personal statement requirements

  • Appropriate length is about 500- to 1,000-words or two to three pages, double-spaced
  • Address what factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State.
  • Write about long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them.
  • Discuss any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application.