At Salem College you’ll be part of a community of innovators. In 1772 Salem College was founded on the revolutionary idea that women deserve the same education as men. Today that idea continues to provide a foundation for success for our students. Our graduates are leaders in their fields: from becoming chief operating officers at major corporations to getting admitted to top graduate schools and pursuing research, our alumnae are changing the world around them. Today, you become one of us.
To begin the application process you’ll want to start by completing an application. You can apply using the Salem Application or via The Common Application. North Carolina residents may apply using the CFNC website as well. You’ll also want to be sure to send us your college and high school transcripts and a completed dean’s release form. At Salem College we believe that you’ll be more than just a student on our campus. We evaluate your application based on who you are outside of the classroom including your passions and extracurriculars in addition to your academic work.
You’ll also want to schedule a campus visit. The Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Campus visits may be scheduled 10AM or 2PM Monday through Friday and at 10AM on Saturday mornings.
“As a first-year student, I didn’t have a clear understanding of what I wanted to do. I wanted to make an impact on the world around me, but I wasn’t entirely positive how I would best be able to do so. I began to consider majoring in education, but I really needed guidance in making the decision. So, I ventured into the department office, in search of somebody that would be able to help me figure it out. Within minutes, I was sitting with the department head, talking about my life, how I ended up at Salem, and the career paths that I was considering. She was interested in more than doing her job; she was interested in me as a person. She advised me to take the introductory course, and assured me that the entire Education Department would be behind me throughout my journey at Salem. Sure enough, I fell in love with the field after that first course, and I haven’t looked back since.”