Admissions
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Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Applicants

Application Process

Q: What are the transfer admission requirements?

A: To be considered for transfer admission, a student must meet each of the following qualifications:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; for students who have attended more than one institution, a cumulative average from all previous college work attempted at regionally accredited community colleges and four-year institutions attended will be computed.
  2. Have earned a minimum of 24 transferable semester hours of college-level credit from a regionally accredited community college or four-year college or university.
  3. Have left the last institution of attendance in good academic standing and with a clear disciplinary record.

Q: What is contractual admission?

A: Contractual admission may be extended to individuals who have completed between 12 and 23 semester hours of transferable coursework and earned a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.

  • Fall applicants receiving a contractual admission must earn 24 transferable credits by the completion of the previous spring term and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Spring applicants receiving a contractual admission must earn 24 transferable credits by the completion of the previous fall term and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Q: What is ARTSYS?

A: ARTSYS is a computerized data information system for Maryland community colleges. It indicates whether a course is transferable and, if so, indicates the four-year institution's equivalent course number.

Q: How many credits will SU accept?

A: We will accept 64 credits from a two-year institution and 90 credits from a four-year institution. The combination of the two may not exceed 90 credits.

Q: Can I receive a fee waiver for my application?

A: Salisbury University provides fee waivers for financial hardship reasons. Waivers are not provided based on visiting campus. We want to make sure that application fees do not pose a barrier for any student who wishes to apply for admission. If you meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need please have a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader email admissions@salisbury.edu to request a fee waiver. Those granted a waiver should check the appropriate waiver on the Common Application or College Net application.

You must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need to request a fee waiver:

  • You have received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
  • You are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in a federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • You can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader.

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Admission Decisions

Q: Why would I be denied?

A: You could be denied either because you did not meet the admission requirements or because the University has met its enrollment capacity.

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Scholarships

Q: Where can transfer students find information about scholarship opportunities?

A: Transfer students can find scholarship opportunities on the Financial Aid Web site: www.salisbury.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships/scholarships.html. Each scholarship has different requirements.

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Financial Aid

Q: When should I fill out the FAFSA?

A: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted between January 1 and February 15 for priority funding. The deadline is March 1. You may still receive aid if filed later, but you may miss out on some need-based aid opportunities. SU’s Title IV code is 002091.

Q: When will I find out if I received financial aid?

A: Formal notification of financial aid packages typically occurs by mid-March for fall admission. Subsequent awards may occur after March 15 when any additional funds become available. Formal notification of financial aid packages typically begins in late summer for spring admission.

Q: How do I accept financial aid?

A: Students can view and accept their financial aid through the self-service area of GullNet. Students should monitor their “To Do List” on GullNet for additional required documentation.

Financial Aid Timeline
January 1 – FAFSA is available
February 15 – Priority funding deadline for FAFSA
March 1 – FAFSA deadline
June – Begin loan processing
Mid-July – Fall bills mailed out
Early August – Fall bills due

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Housing

Q: How am I notified about housing?

A: Transfer students may request housing, but you will be placed on a waiting list. The Office of Campus Housing and Residence Life will communicate by phone, email, or US mail if campus housing becomes available. Transfer students are encouraged to explore the numerous options in the community, many within walking distance of campus. Visit Commuter Connections, www.salisbury.edu/commuters/living.html for more information about living off campus.

Q: Can I live on campus as a transfer student?

A: Transfer students may request housing, but you will be placed on a waiting list. The Office of Campus Housing and Residence Life will communicate by phone, email, or US mail if campus housing becomes available. Transfer students are encouraged to explore the numerous options in the community, many within walking distance of campus. Visit Commuter Connections, www.salisbury.edu/commuters/living.html for more information about living off campus.

Q: What options do I have if I am not guaranteed on campus housing?

A: Transfer students may request housing, but you will be placed on a waiting list. The Office of Campus Housing and Residence Life will communicate by phone, email, or US mail if campus housing becomes available. Transfer students are encouraged to explore the numerous options in the community, many within walking distance of campus. Visit Commuter Connections, www.salisbury.edu/commuters/living.html for more information about living off campus.

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Other

ROTC

Salisbury University offers Army ROTC. For details and contact information please visit the following Web site: http://www.salisbury.edu/rotc/

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you wish to take courses as a non-degree seeking student you must register through the Registrar’s Office. You can find the registry form and residency form on the Registrar’s Web site: www.salisbury.edu/registrar/nondegree/

Readmission

Students who have attended SU and did not receive a degree must complete a readmission application to be processed through the Registrar’s Office. Do not reapply through the Office of Admissions. For more information please visit the Registrar’s Office Web site: www.salisbury.edu/registrar/Resources/readmission.html. Students that have earned a degree at Salisbury University and wish to start a new undergraduate degree program must complete a new application through the Office of Admissions. Please apply as a transfer student.

Non-Traditional Students

Salisbury University welcomes students who wish to continue their education after some time off. With 24 transferable credits or more and a 2.0 cumulative GPA, you are encouraged to apply as a transfer student. If you do not qualify as a transfer student, you may apply as a freshman. You will need to provide us with an online application, high school transcripts and standardized test scores. Standardized test scores are not required if you have graduated from high school three or more years ago.

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