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A diverse range of academic programs. A distinctive coastal setting. A welcoming campus community. Our defining characteristics make Salve a place you’ll want to call home for the next four years.

We look forward to working with you throughout the application process, and we are always available to answer any questions you may have. To connect with your admissions counselor, visit our Meet Your Counselor page.

First-Year Applicants

We evaluate all of our applicants in a holistic manner, taking into account academic preparation, interests and involvement. We are looking for students who will contribute to our campus community, grow as individuals and be successful at Salve.

Transfer Applicants

You are considered a transfer student if you enrolled in any college or university courses after graduating from high school. Each year, approximately 10 percent of our new incoming students have transferred from another college or university.

International Applicants

You are considered an international student if you do not have U.S. citizenship, a U.S. passport or U.S. permanent residency status (resident alien) and need an F-1 student visa. Our international student community also includes U.S. citizens living overseas.

Deadlines for first-year applicants:

Fall (September) admission

Nov. 1 - Early Action (non-binding). Required for all nursing applicants.

Feb. 1 - Regular decision.

Spring (January) admission

Dec. 1 - Priority deadline.

Applications are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis after each deadline.

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Deadlines for transfer applicants:

All transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Students are encouraged to apply during the semester prior to their desired start term (fall or spring).

Decisions are made within 2-4 weeks of an application becoming complete. Transfer credit evaluations and financial aid packages are then created and follow shortly after the acceptance package.

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Deadlines for international applicants:

Fall (September) admission

Nov. 1 - Early Action (non-binding).

Feb. 1 - Regular decision.

Spring (January) admission

Mid-November - Priority deadline.

Applications are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis after each deadline.

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Visit campus: Salve offers a variety of opportunities to visit campus, including fall open house programs, Spring Preview Day and ongoing information sessions and campus tours, plus many more events for accepted students. While you are on campus, we are happy to discuss the application process with you and answer your specific questions. We encourage you to view our full schedule of offerings and register online.

Financial aid: To apply for financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form opens Oct. 1 and the priority deadline is March 1. Visit our financial aid website for more information or to complete our Net Price Calculator for a personalized estimate.

Reactivate an application: If you have applied to Salve within the past three years, you may submit the request for reactivation of application. Your previous application will be reviewed once we have received all required documents.

Contact Us:


Ochre Court
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 341-2908 or (888) GO-SALVE