What is Salem College doing to protect its community from coronavirus?
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. At this time, we have transitioned to a remote learning and remote working environment. Students, faculty, and staff except for essential personnel will remain off campus at least until April 16th to uphold the Stay at Home Order issued by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines. We will provide updates if our remote working procedures need to be extended. At this time, all classes will be conducted remotely for the duration of the spring semester. You can check this page for updates as well our social media. We will also be sending updates via email.
We are aware that many people may be feeling anxious during this time, so we are also providing our community with resources to take care of their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Can I still visit campus?
During this time of social distancing, we are offering an online virtual tour, as well as phone calls with Admissions Counselors. In addition to the filmed tour, we have a virtual campus map with interactive hotspots. Once we’ve re-opened campus, we’d love for you to come visit campus and see what we weren’t able to capture in the video.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the admissions process or financial aid?
We understand that this is an uncertain and confusing time, and that it hugely impacts your plans for next year. Even though we are not physically on campus, we are still available to answer your questions and support you as best we can. You may contact the Office of Admissions at 336-721-2621 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best way to reach Financial Aid at this time is to email email@example.com. Our Financial Aid staff is checking their voicemail throughout the day, so you are welcome to leave a message at 336-721-2808. Financial Aid can also meet with you virtually via Google Meet or Hangouts–simply email them to schedule a time to talk.
When will Salem College reopen to the public?
As of right now, students, faculty, and staff will remain off campus at least until April 16th under the Stay at Home Order. All classes will be taught remotely for the duration of the spring semester. When the campus re-opens you will be able to schedule a visit–we’d love to see you! We will update this page as needed if campus needs to remain closed beyond April 16th. You can also find up-to-date information on our Instagram and Facebook pages. We will also be sending updates via email.
I have confirmed my plans to attend Salem in the fall. What should I do now?
Congratulations! We are so excited to welcome you to our community of Salem Sibs! Make sure to pay your deposit to secure your spot in the incoming class of students. You will need to set up your Salem email as you will receive important information about class registration as Fall semester approaches. You should have received an email with instructions on how to do that. We’d also encourage you to join the Salem College Class of 2024 Facebook group where you can meet some of your future classmates, as well as Admissions staff.
I have been accepted to Salem. What are my next steps?
Congratulations! If you have not received your financial aid package yet, make sure that your FAFSA is complete and has been sent to Salem. Our federal school code is 002960. If you’ve already received your financial aid award letter and would like to respond to your offer of admission to Salem, you can do so here. Once you’ve confirmed your attendance and you’ve received your Salem student ID number, you can pay your deposit here. You can also join the Salem College Class of 2024 Facebook Group–it’s a great way to get connected with your future classmates and the Admissions staff!
Where can I go to find the most up-to-date information regarding Salem College and coronavirus?
We will be updating this FAQs page regularly. You can find updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages as well. We will also be emailing information, so make sure to check your email as well! If you have any questions you can reach us at 336-721-2621 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I apply to Salem?
You can apply via the Salem application on our website (which is completely free!), via The Common Application, or, if you are a North Carolina resident, via the CFNC application.
What do I need to include in my application materials?
Along with your application we will need we will need one letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and your final high school transcript. We are now test optional so you do not have to submit your ACT or SAT scores to us, although you are still welcome to submit them if you would like.
When is the deadline for applications?
At Salem, we do rolling admissions so there isn’t a hard deadline. Our application opens on September 1st and we continually accept applicants until classes begin the following August!
How is an application read?
Our Admissions staff does a holistic review of applications. We do not have a minimum high school GPA or minimum test scores. Instead, we focus on every applicant as an individual. Applications are reviewed by 2 separate people to have different perspectives, so no one person is exclusively evaluating an application.
What do I need to do for financial aid?
You’ll want to be sure to complete your FAFSA when it becomes available on October 1st. The ideal time to complete your FAFSA is October 1st-February 1st although you can still complete your FAFSA after February 1st. We do recommend completing your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will need to have a parent sign the FAFSA and you’ll also want to add Salem College to your FAFSA using our school code 002960 to make sure that we receive your information.