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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 Deadline||April 15|
|Early Decision Deadline||N/A|
|Early Action Deadline||November 15|
Academic Factors Considered for Admission
|Class Rank||Not Required|
|Secondary School Record||Required|
|Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)||Recommended|
|Formal Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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) Courses||Yes|
|Life Experience Credits||Yes|
Contacting the Admissions Department
|Admissions Department Website||www.salemstate.edu/admissions/|
|Address||352 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.