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Admissions and Financial Aid Timeline


  • Request applications and information from colleges.
  • Visit school campuses throughout the fall to help narrow your choices
  • Look into overnight or weekend college programs


  • Register for the SAT or ACT


  • Salem College Fall Visit


  • Saturday for Seniors
  • Apply for admission by December 1 for Early Notification with Distinction.
  • Complete Early Financial Aid Estimator in the admissions application packet no later than December 31


  • Holiday Visit


  • File the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  • Receive Student Aid Report (SAR) approximately three to five days after submitting FAFSA on the Web.
  • Apply for admission by January 1 for full-tuition scholarships.
  • Apply for admission by January 15 for general scholarships.


  • Parents should complete taxes as soon as possible
  • Scholarship Weekend (by invitation)

Delayed Opening

Salem College will open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25. Classes will not meet until 11:00 a.m. and offices will open at 11:00 a.m.

Road conditions vary by area, so please use your own judgment regarding your safety when traveling.

Mon Jan 25 11:00:00 EST 2016