Transfer International Applicants
A transfer student is anyone who has been previously enrolled in any college or university, international or domestic.
How to Apply
All original transcripts/credentials from institutions outside of the United States must have an approved agency's evaluation of courses, grades, academic degrees, and grade point averages.
All original transcripts/credentials from overseas institutions must be in English or professionally translated into English; and evaluated by a professional evaluation service (such as: The Center for Educational Documentation (cedevaluations.com) or World Education Services (wes.org).
It usually takes at least three weeks for one of these services to evaluate your transcript. Please note: to transfer international course work to Salem State University, official course/subject description or syllabi in English must be submitted (this is not required for the admissions process).
An official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores are required if you have less than 12 college credits, a GPA of less than 2.5 and have been out of high school for three years or less.
Transcripts can be sent to:
Salem State University
PO Box 315
Randolph, MA 02368
Proof of English proficiency may be met by one of the following:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); minimum scores: 500 (written) or 61 (Internet-based)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) passing score of 5.5
- Students from English speaking countries, whose first language is English, are exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
- If you completed high school/secondary school in English you may be exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
- If you have an SAT Critical Reading score of 450 or higher you will be exempt from the TOEFL and/or IELTS
- If you have successfully completed (grade of B or better) in English Writing I or II course at an accredited college in the United States