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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Admissions

We are excited that you are considering Salisbury University for your graduate education! We have provided the following steps to help you throughout the application process.

Please review these steps carefully. To be considered for admission, the Salisbury University application, all transcripts and supporting documents must be submitted. For questions regarding the application process, please call the Office of Graduate Studies at 410-548-3546. For more information about specific program admission requirements, including priority application deadlines, please contact the appropriate graduate program director.


1. Submit a Graduate Application

  • Application to Graduate Admission at Salisbury University can be completed by visiting our Online Application Center. For questions related to the CollegeNet online application process, please visit:
  • You will be required to pay a $65 non-refundable application fee prior to application submission. Accepted methods of payment include credit/debit cards and electronic checks. The application fee is waived for all Military and Veteran applicants.
  • Please note international students must provide additional documentation to be considered for admission to Salisbury University. Please contact the Salisbury University Center for International Education for assistance.

2. Submit Official Transcripts

  • You are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university you attended.
  • U.S. Transcripts - U.S. institutions may send official transcripts electronically or in a sealed envelope (no exceptions).
  • Foreign Transcripts - Must be submitted n their original version, in English, with a GPA listed on a 4.0 scale and with credits comparable to SU credits. Otherwise, a professional course-by-course evaluation of all foreign academic transcript(s) is required. This professional evaluation will determine your academic level within the American system of education. The prospective student will be required to pay the cost associated with obtaining the evaluation. The cost of a course-by-course evaluation is approximately U.S. $100 to $150. Chinese applicants are required to provide an evaluation from the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).
  • SU Transcripts - Currently, or previously enrolled SU students do not need to request their SU transcripts from the Registrar.
  • All paper transcripts should be sent to: Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.
  • Electronic transcripts should be sent to

3. Submit Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation are handled via an online recommendation system which is part of our online application. Be sure to check with your program of study as to how many recommendations are required. On page four of the application you will be asked for the following information:
    • Name of recommender(s). (Check with your program of choice to see how many letters are required.)
    • Institute or Business Affiliation of each recommender.
    • E-mail addresses of each recommender.
    • Waiver - you must choose whether or not to waive your right to review the recommendations. Most people choose "Yes" to waive their right of review. You should discuss this with your recommender before you answer this question. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot change this decision. Your choice will be transmitted to the recommender in the instructional email he/she will receive.
  • Online Recommendation Forms - As soon as you submit your online application, an email will be sent to your respondents. This email will inform your respondents how to complete the online letter of recommendation. To ensure receipt of this email, please inform each respondent about this email prior to the submission of your application.
  • Paper-based Recommendation Forms – If your recommenders are unable to complete the online recommendation form, evaluators may complete the following forms and return to Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801, in a sealed envelope, with signature. The form and letter may also be email directly from the evaluator's personal or business email account to If the recommendation is forwarded to Salisbury University by the applicant, the recommendation is not considered valid.  
  • If you or your respondents have technical difficulty with the online letter of recommendation system, please contact CollegeNet directly at the following email address: It may be necessary to provide CollegeNet with your user id and/or the name of the applicant or respondent.

4. Submit Residency Documentation

  • If you live in Maryland and would like to be considered for in-state tuition, please complete the Residency form and return to the Tuition Residency Office. For more information please contact them at 410-543-6547 or at

5. Standardized Tests

  • Some programs require a standardized test (including GRE, GMAT and TOEFL) as part of their application review process. Please consult with your program of interest to determine testing requirements.
  • Official test scores should be submitted directly to Salisbury University. For applicants using the Educational Testing Service, or ETS, the institution code for Salisbury University is 5403.

6. Program Specific Information

  • You may also be asked to submit program specific requirements. The most common requirements include:
    • Prerequisite and/or foundation coursework.
    • Personal Statement
    • Writing Sample
    • Essay
    • Resume or CV
    • Proof of certification or licensure (Professional Programs)
  • Please consult with your program of interest to determine additional application requirements and how they should be submitted.

7. Track Your Application Status

  • After submitting your online application, you will receive an application receipt letter in the mail that contains your GullNet user name and password. GullNet is SU's online student records site. Once you log into GullNet, you will be able to see your application "To Do List". This will note any items that may be missing from your application.
  • If you do not receive an application acknowledgement letter within 10 days of submitting your application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at
  • Applicants are encouraged to monitor their application status and to ensure all required documents are submitted in a timely manner, and prior to posted deadlines.
  • Admission decisions are determined by each program's Graduate Program Director.
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