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Freshman (First-Time) Application

Global, multicultural, diverse—that’s SU! Apply today!


International students who have graduated or will graduate from secondary/high school and have not earned credits at a post-secondary institution (college or university) should apply as a freshman student.  Students who have graduated from high school and who have also earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as transfer students.


Fall 2018 Semester
Open: August 1, 2017
Priority Deadline: January 1, 2018
Deadline to Accept Offer: May 1, 2018

Spring 2018 Semester
Open: August 1, 2017
Deadline: December 1, 2017

  1. Apply Online

    Salisbury University accepts the Common Application OR the CollegeNet Application.
    Application fee: USD 50.

    DO NOT USE BOTH APPLICATIONS — if you have trouble accessing or completing the application, please contact the Office of International Recruitment and Admissions.

  2. Official Transcripts, Diploma, Mark sheets

    Original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended are required. Documents should be uploaded to the Common Application or CollegeNet Application.

    All credentials must be official, original documents or notarized attested copies of the original. Copies, faxes and scanned documents will not be accepted. If documents cannot be uploaded to the application, documents must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from a secondary school, examination board or university (see mailing address below).

    Mailing Address:
    Office of International Recruitment and Admissions
    Salisbury University
    1200 Camden Avenue 

    Salisbury, Maryland 21801
    United States of America

  3. Proof of English Proficiency

    Salisbury requires all international applicants from a non-English speaking country to submit proof of English proficiency.

    English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting/completing ONE of the following official scores/programs:

    • Completion of Salisbury University’s English Language Institute or another approved English Language partner of Salisbury University.
    • TOEFL (Salisbury Code: 5403)
      • 79 iBT or higher
      • 550 pBT or higher
    • IELTS
      • 6.5 or higher overall band score (5.5 minimum in each band). Have scores sent to "Salisbury University, Office of International Recruitment and Admissions.
    • SAT (Salisbury Code: 5403)
      • SAT Critical Reading (old) – 420
    • ACT (Salisbury Code: 1716)
      • English Section Only - 21
    • British Ordinary Level English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE)
      • Grade of A, B or C in First-Language English. Submit original or certified true copy of certificate
    • EIKEN
      • pre - 1 level

    Conditional Admission
    Prospective undergraduate students who meet all admission requirements except for English proficiency will be offered conditional admission to SU.

    Note: Score results must be from a test taken within the past three years. Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing organization to Salisbury. A student's complete application is holistically reviewed before a decision is made and meeting the minimum English proficiency score does not guarantee admission.

  4. Official SAT or ACT Score

    Though not required, international students are encouraged to provide SAT or ACT scores to Salisbury for admission and scholarship consideration.

  5. Letter of Recommendation and Personal Statement

    Though not required, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement are strongly encouraged.

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