Admission to Salisbury University is granted to those applicants
whose academic qualifications give promise of success in college.
The evaluation of the applicant’s chances for academic success is
the responsibility of the Admissions Office, which foremost considers
the applicant’s academic record. For more information about applying
as a first-time or transfer student, visit the Admissions Web site
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- Your application to Salisbury should include:
- Submission of your online application
- Official high school transcript
- Official standardized test results (SAT and/or ACT).
Test scores are not required for transfer students (more
than24 transferrable credits) or those students who graduated
from high school more than three years before their application
to the University.
- Personal statement/essay, letter(s) of recommendation,
and any supplementary materials that you feel would assist
us in evaluating your application.
- $50.00 application fee
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When to Apply
First-time students (freshmen) . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15
Transfer students . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1
First-year and transfer students .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 1
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First-Year Admissions Requirements & Notification
To be considered for admission, first-time students must supply
all academic transcripts. The Admissions Office will assess the
candidate’s application based on this academic information and any
supplementary materials. Students who apply by the January 15 deadline
will be notified of admission by March 15. Any applications received
after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
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Transfer Admissions Requirements & Notification
To be considered for transfer admission, a student must meet
each of the following requirements:
- Have a cumulative grade point average 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
will be computed.
- 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.
- Have left the last institution of attendance in good academic
and community standing.
Please be advised that transcripts for all previous colleges
attended (two-year and four-year institutions) are required whether
or not credit was earned or desired. Violation of this policy will
result in the cancellation of your application. Transfer students
who have earned fewer than 24 transferable semester hours at other
institutions must also meet the University’s admissions policy for
entering freshmen listed above. An offer of admission may be made
once the student completes 12 semester hours of transferable college
coursework contingent upon the completion of 24 transferable credits
prior to transferring. Those students who have been awarded the
Associate of Arts or who have successfully completed 60 hours of
credit with an overall 2.0 average, in college or university parallel
courses, will be admitted.
The Admissions Office will respond on a rolling basis to transfer
applicants, provided their files are complete. The priority filing
deadline for fall admission is March 1. Transfer students applying
for spring semester are encouraged to meet the priority deadline
of October 1. All applicants are considered on a space-available
basis. The University reserves the right to close admissions when
the projected enrollment is met.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: I have been out of school for an extended
period of time, and I have lost contact with my high school teachers.
Can someone else write my recommendation letters?
Nontraditional applicants may submit recommendations from
any sources that can comment on the applicant’s ability to succeed
at the college level, including employers and personal references.
Q2: What are the admissions procedures for students
applying with a G.E.D.?
Applicants who are not high school graduates may qualify
for admission by earning competitive grades on the High School Equivalency
Examinations administered by the State Department of Education and
by receiving the high school equivalency diploma.
Q3: Do you award credit for experience – military
Salisbury University does not offer credit based on experience.
Students may submit military credit for review. Many military credits
do not have an equivalent at the University and are not transferable.
Q4: I have been out of school for an extended
period of time, and I am not sure that I am ready for college. What
should I do?
Students who are unsure of their readiness for college work
are encouraged to begin their studies at a community college. Alternatively,
students may elect to begin study by enrolling in one or two courses
as a non-degree student through the Registrar’s Office.
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