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To apply to Salisbury University

  1. Submit your International Application 
  2. Send official copies of your academic transcripts. First time college students do not need a transcript evaluation, but please send us transcripts in English. Transfer students should send their international transcripts to an evaluation agency and have the evaluation sent to the Office of Admissions. (example, WES www.wes.orgU.S. credentials do not need to be evaluated.
  3. If your native language is not English, send proof of proficiency in one of the following ways:
    1. SAT or ACT score that is competitive for admission
    2. TOEFL Score – Online score of 79 or higher, paper score of 550 or higher
    3. IELTS – score of 6.5 or higher
    4. Cambridge English -  Advanced passing score or First score above 160
    5. EIKEN – Passing score of Pre-1 level or higher
    6. Completion of Salisbury University’s English Language Institute or another approved English Language partner of Salisbury University
    7. Other proof of English as determined by a Salisbury University partner program

Note: Chinese applicants are highly encouraged to use Vericant services in China instead of submitting test scores (

Once you have submitted these documents you will receive admissions notification via email. If you are accepted you will receive instructions on how to reserve your space in the university by accepting your admission with a deposit. All F-1 students will be required to submit Declaration of Finance (proof of financial support) paperwork with supporting documentation before receiving your I-20 form.

Note that housing is guaranteed (and required) on campus for all first-time (freshman) university students and is also available to transfer students if space permits. You may apply for housing when you accept your admission

The priority date for applications for international students is April 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for a January start. Students admitted should accept their admission by May 1 for a fall start and December 1 for a January start.

APPLICANTS FROM MAINLAND CHINA: In order for the Salisbury University admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend you sit the Vericant interview, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality, skills and professionalism to our admissions team. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to sit the interview and may be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS requirements. The Vericant interview deadline is April 1, 2017. Chinese applicants are required to provide an evaluation from the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).

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