Freshman Application Process
Your application should include the following materials:
When to Apply
Salisbury University has four different admissions plans under which freshman applicants are considered:
- Early Decision is the best option if you are a high school senior and you are certain that Salisbury University is the institution you would like to attend. In this case, students should submit their application and all required materials (including official SAT or ACT scores and an official high school transcript) by November 15. Decisions are made by December 15 and a non-refundable $300 deposit is required by January 15. If you are admitted to SU under this option, you will need to withdraw all other college applications as Early Decision is a "binding" agreement. If comparing financial aid packages is an important element of a student's decision, SU does not encourage that student to apply through Early Decision. However, students will be reviewed for scholarship consideration at the time of admission and will receive information on any scholarships received.
- Early Action is for high school seniors who submit their application and all required materials (including official SAT or ACT scores and an official high school transcript) by December 1. Decisions are made by January 15 and a non-refundable $300 deposit is required by May 1. As a deposit is not required until May 1, Early Action is considered a "non-binding" agreement.
- Regular Decision is available for students who submit all required application materials for admission (including official SAT or ACT scores and an official high school transcript) by a recommended deadline of January 15. Candidates are notified of the admission decision by March 15. Those who are admitted have until May 1 to confirm their acceptance by submitting a non-refundable $300 deposit. Applications received after the January 15th deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. The University reserves the right to close admissions when the projected enrollment is met.
- Early Admission is an admission option for academically talented high school juniors who wish to "skip" their entire senior year. Students who are completing their junior year of high school may be considered for acceptance into the regular University program provided they present evidence of outstanding academic achievement. The requirements for admission under the Early Admission Plan include a competitive grade point average and competitive SAT or ACT scores with our applicant pool, rigorous courses, a positive recommendation from the student's high school, and a certification of eligibility for a high school diploma. A personal interview with the SU Office of Admissions is required.