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Recognized as one of the most unique and amazing college campuses in the United States, our Newport, Rhode Island campus, located along the historic Cliff Walk, offers the ideal environment for learning, living, reflection and personal growth.

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While we are all practicing social distancing, Salve Regina is offering a variety of opportunities to experience our welcoming community. We encourage prospective students and families to request information from the University (if they haven’t already) and to check their email consistently, as we are regularly adding new opportunities for engagement. Programming designed for students just starting their search as well as events exclusive to admitted students are outlined at

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a prospective student. Will campus tours be operating during this time?

We are excited to once again welcome families to our distinctive coastal campus. Led by student ambassadors, our campus tours are available in small groups (limit of four guests in a party) and require a reservation 24 hours or more in advance of your desired visit date. To review more information regarding health and safety protocols and available dates and times, follow the registration link. The Office of Admissions is also offering virtual information sessions and a variety of other virtual programming. Additionally, we have recently expanded our interactive 360-degree tour of campus and added a video tour of campus that we invite you to utilize. We encourage you to let us know about your interest in Salve Regina so we can contact you with other opportunities to learn more about the University and connect you with your admissions counselor.

If I am unable to visit campus, what are my options for learning more about Salve Regina?

We encourage you to let us know about your interest in Salve Regina so we can contact you with other opportunities to learn more about the University and connect you with your admissions counselor. The Office of Admissions has a variety of virtual opportunities to fit your unique needs and interests, including information sessions, workshops, a virtual spring open house that will feature all of Salve Regina’s academic programs, student text line and one-on-one appointments with your admissions counselor. Information and registration can be found at Additionally, we have recently expanded our interactive 360-degree tour of campus and added a video tour of campus that we invite you to utilize.

Will my admissions and financial aid counselors be available during this time?

Salve Regina's admissions and financial aid counselors are available to work with you as you continue your college search. Find the admissions counselor who works with students at your high school or in your state at or contact us directly at If you'd like to speak with a financial aid counselor, please email or call (401) 341-2908 to ask questions or set an appointment to meet via video call.

If my school changes my grading to pass/fail (or changes my academic requirements), will that impact my enrollment or admission to Salve Regina?

In these unprecedented times, many secondary schools and colleges have made adjustments to best support the success of their students. In some cases, students are being allowed to drop courses or to take courses pass/fail instead of being awarded a letter grade. We also understand that some states have or will be waiving statewide testing.

  • For seniors who have already been admitted to Salve Regina for the fall semester, we will be flexible with your final grades. Our expectation is that you remain steadfast in completion of your work and fulfill the graduation requirements for your high school.
  • For students in their first through third year of high school, we encourage you also to remain diligent in your schoolwork and complete your work as outlined and required by your individual school.
  • For transfer students who are at colleges making similar accommodations, we are happy to work with you individually on expectations for admission to Salve Regina for this coming fall and/or future semesters.

We have always and will continue to do a full holistic review of each applicant, including academic work, involvement, accomplishments and goals, with an understanding that many of your opportunities have been paused or changed. If you have any specific questions or concerns, we encourage you to email to speak with your admissions counselor directly.

Does Salve Regina require test scores (SAT or ACT) to apply?

Salve Regina has been and continues to be a test optional school for the majority of our programs. In past years, we have required testing for students entering the fields of nursing or education and for those who had been home-schooled. For all 2021 and 2022 applicants, the submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional for all applicants at Salve Regina. Students who do not submit scores will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process. If English is not your first language, the results from a TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English proficiency test is still required.

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