Admission to Salem University’s undergraduate programs is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Salem offers associate and bachelor degree programs at the undergraduate level. Interested students must complete the application to the University and submit any and all required documents prior to acceptance. Acceptance is solely within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements explained below.

Salem’s undergraduate programs are offered on campus and 100% online. Salem students take just one course per month to allow for a better balance of academics, home life, work, and other obligations that students may have.

Domestic applicants must have earned a high school degree from an accredited secondary school in the US or have passed a high school equivalency test (HiSET). Prospective students are required to submit a signed certification of high school graduation or equivalency examination. This signature is acceptable proof of graduation per Federal law. Students using Federal financial also sign a certification of graduation as part of the FAFSA process. This signature is acceptable proof of graduation per Federal law.

Additional Requirements


Students applying to one of Salem’s nursing programs must have their official transcripts sent to Salem from each post-secondary academic institution they have attended previously, regardless of whether or not they are wanting to transfer any courses. All official transcripts must be received by the end of the student’s first course or the student may be dropped administratively from the nursing program. Applications are considered incomplete until they contain all required academic records.

Student Athletes

Student Athletes who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics must complete the admissions process required of all students, either domestic or international. In addition, student-athletes must follow National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations to be eligible to practice, compete, and receive financial assistance. Student-athletes and staff must follow and meet the guidelines set forth by the various athletic conferences of which Salem is a member. The American College Testing (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) must be taken prior to enrollment in any college or university. The ACT or SAT must be on file and valid for athletic eligibility determination. Student-athletes must submit proof of graduation, including but not limited to an original, official high school transcript. This must be delivered to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Original, official transcripts must be provided for all previously attended universities or colleges and must be submitted to the Salem Athletic Compliance Office prior to participation. Student-athletes must demonstrate they meet all NCAA and conference requirements at matriculation and continue to meet same annually thereafter. All eligibility questions should be directed to the Compliance Coordinator in the Athletics Department.