Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is a TOEFL score required for admission?
A. International applicants who are non-native speakers of
English should present a TOEFL score of at least 550 points (paper-base
test), or 79 (internet based test).
Q. Does Salisbury University provide an English
as a Second Language program?
A. YES. Please view
English Language Institute website for additional
Q. Is the International Baccalaureate recognized
at Salisbury University?
A. Yes! Students who receive grades 4, 5, 6, or 7 in the Higher
Level examinations may receive maximum of one full year of credit.
Q. What majors does Salisbury University offer?
For a list of Undergraduate majors,
For a list of graduate majors, please view
Q. Can I change my major after admission?
A. Yes, by completing a "Change of Major" form. Please be
aware, however, that some majors have minimum requirements.
Q. What are the admissions deadlines for
We prefer to have all forms and documentation in the
Admissions office by March 1 for fall (September) and October 1 for
spring (end of January). We will, however, continue to admit
international students as long as class space is available.
Q. Do I need to have my transcript translated?
A. Yes. A professional
course-by-course evaluation of all foreign transcript(s)
is required. This professional evaluation will determine
your academic level within the American system of
education. You will be required to pay the cost
associated with obtaining the evaluation; the cost is
approximately U.S. $100-150. The following
credential service has been approved by Salisbury
University: WES (www.wes.org).
Q. Do you transfer credits from a college or
university in my home country?
A. Yes. If you are attending a college or a university in your home
country, and if you provide a course-by-course
evaluation, all appropriate course work will be applied to your degree at
Q. Do I have to take the SAT?
A. No. However, eligibility for academic scholarship
consideration requires a minimum 1600 combined SAT score.
Q. How can I obtain a student visa (F-1) to
A. If you are admitted to Salisbury University and return your
Acceptance Form, you will be sent an I-20 with a copy of your
Declaration of Finances. You will then need to go to the United States
embassy or consulate where you live and request an F-1 visa.
Q. Can I work while attending SU?
A. Click here
for DHS guidelines in the International Student Handbook.
Q. What are the realistic costs to attend SU?
A. The SU's Confidential Declaration of Finances form meets
DHS requirements that you document enough funding to cover the maximum
cost you may experience. The only amount you actually pay to SU is
tuition/fees/books and room/board (if you choose to live on campus).
Don't forget to consider other costs such as:
- communication (phone calls)
- personal expenses (cosmetics, hair cuts, letters and postage)
- travel taxes
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