August

  • Visit school campuses throughout the fall to help narrow your choices

September

  • Begin your college applications. 

October

  • File the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov beginning October 1. 
  • Fall Visit, Sunday, October 23 
  • Receive Student Aid Report (SAR) approximately three to five days after submitting FAFSA on the Web. 

November

  • Saturday for Seniors

TIPS

  • The Federal school code for Salem College is 002960

  • Keep copies of all paperwork and forms submitted

  • Open and read any correspondence from Salem


 December

  • Apply for admission by December 1 for non-binding Early Notification, admission and scholarship ($14,000) consideration 
  • Estimated financial aid awards sent to accepted students with a valid FAFSA beginning December 1 
  • Holiday Visit, Friday, December 2 

January

  • Apply for admission by January 4 for full-tuition scholarship consideration. 
  • Apply for admission by January 13 for general scholarship consideration. 

February

  • Scholarship Weekend, February 11-13 (by invitation) 
  • Merit scholarships awarded by February 28 

March

  • Complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1. 
  • Applicant Overnight, March 12-13 
  • Receive actual financial aid award from Salem College. 

April 

  • Complete all financial aid paperwork ASAP. 
  • Spring Visit, April 8 

May

  • Confirm your plans to attend Salem by May 1 
  • Send final transcript. 
  • Complete online entrance counseling and master promissory note for student loan. 

June

  • Complete any remaining financial aid forms. 

August

  • Orientation and classes begin at Salem!