Find All the Information You Need as a Prospective Student

At Salem College, we seek young women with strong academic talent, motivation, and character who will benefit from — and add to — the quality of life on campus.

We encourage you to review our requirements and to consider meeting with a member of our admissions staff for a personal interview. Although it’s not required, an interview will allow you to meet with a staff member in our Admissions Office, talk with our professors and students, sample a class, and tour our beautiful campus.

Undergraduate Admissions Minimum Requirements

The following are our minimum requirements for prospective students:

  • Four English Credits
  • Three Math Credits (must include Algebra I or Integrated Math I, Geometry or Integrated Math II, and Algebra II or Integrated Math III)
  • Three Science Credits
  • Two Social Studies Credits (includes history, psychology, economics, or government)
  • Two Foreign Language Credits (must two years of the same foreign language)

Apply as a Prospective Student to Salem College

Start the journey as a prospective student in Winston-Salem, NC, by exploring our departments and programs, then apply using one of the methods listed below:

We accept applications from students of all ages, as well as all religious, geographic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Your completed application will be considered individually, and acceptance to Salem is based on your school record, scores from the SAT or ACT, extracurricular activities, and information about your academic and personal qualification.

Salem College offers many options for prospective students to apply to our distinguished women’s college.

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Salem Spotlight

“My first year gave me the opportunity to further pursue my interests in politics and creative writing. I joined clubs like Model United Nations and Young Americans for Liberty, which allowed me to attend national conferences in Washington, DC, and New York.”