Make Your Home at Salem College as a Transfer Student

Are you considering transferring to Salem College? We welcome the drive and personal insight that it takes to make such a decision, and we want to provide you with all the information you need for a smooth transition.

If you are interested in transferring to Salem College, please take a moment to review our minimum requirements below. While you will be evaluated primarily on your college-level performance, you must still meet the requirements for all undergraduate applicants.

When to Apply

Since we use a rolling admissions process, there are no formal deadlines for applying to Salem College. However, to be considered for the upcoming semester, we recommend that you apply by:

  • December 1 for January Term and spring semesters
  • June 1 for the fall semester

To be considered for admission, you must have at least 16 high school academic units. We require the following distribution of courses:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language - 2 credits
  • History - 2 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits (algebra I and II, and geometry)
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Electives - 3 credits in college preparatory courses

Although we do not require a personal interview for admission, we would like to meet you. We encourage you to visit Salem, meet with a staff member in our Office of Admissions, talk with our professors and students, sample a class, and tour the campus. As we get to know more about you, we hope you will become better acquainted with Salem.

Apply Online

Students may apply to Salem in several ways:

NOTE: If you are interested in transferring to Salem’s Graduate Studies or Teacher Licensure program, please contact the Education Department at 336-721-2658.

Salem College welcomes applications from transfer students in Winston-Salem, NC, and beyond.

As part of your Salem transfer application, you will need to include the following documents:

  • An official transcript from each college you have attended (transcripts must be sent directly from each previous college)
  • Dean’s Release Form, completed by the Dean of Students of the most recent college attended
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. The person writing the recommendation may use a recommendation form either in place of or in addition to the letter.
  • A minimum 2.0-grade point average out of a 4.0 scale for your completed college-level coursework
  • A final transcript at the end of the semester for courses in which you are currently enrolled


North Carolina Community Colleges Transfer Equivalency List

Download Transfer Guide PDFs: