- Common Application.
- $50 application fee.
- Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year.
- Two letters of recommendation (one from a school counselor and one from the teacher of your choice).
- Personal essay.
- SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). For all 2021 and 2022 applicants, the submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional at Salve Regina. This also applies to students applying to nursing or education and home-schooled students (we realize there are currently unique challenges for testing). 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.
- Portfolio (submitted through your student status page for students pursing a major in studio art).
- Audition (required for students pursuing a major in dance). For more information, visit salve.edu/dance-auditions.
- Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work.
- Nov. 1* - Early action I deadline for September admission (non-binding).
- Nov. 1* - Early decision deadline for September admission (binding).
- Jan. 5 - Early action II deadline for September admission (non-binding).
- Feb. 1 - Regular decision deadline for September admission.
- Dec. 1 - Priority deadline for January admission.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis after each deadline.
*All nursing applicants must apply by Nov. 1.
Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed. If you receive an email regarding missing items, please check to see that the items have been sent. This information can also be viewed anytime on your student status page with the password issued upon receipt of your Common Application. Remember that items sent by your school may have crossed in the mail with our processing. As long as missing items are received with a postmark date prior to the deadline, your application will be reviewed for your desired application plan.
- Accept: Accepted students for all non-binding plans must submit their enrollment deposit by May 1. The early decision enrollment deposit deadline is Jan. 15. Accepted students will also be invited to our spring event, Connections Day, to assist in the college selection process. If you are planning to apply for financial aid, you must file all financial aid forms by March 1.
- Wait list: Applicants placed on the wait list will be notified of their status no earlier than May 1 and no later than June 30. Students must return the wait list response form to hold their place on the wait list.
- Denial: Unfortunately, we receive many more applications than there are spaces in the entering class. Students who are not accepted are welcome to reapply the following semester after a successful full-time schedule with a 2.7 GPA or higher at another college. Please refer to our policies and procedures on reapplying as a transfer student.
- Early action deferral to regular applicant pool: If you applied under either early action plan and received a letter stating that your application was deferred, this means that your application will be re-reviewed within our regular decision applicant pool. Simply put, the admissions committee needs more information (about you as well as the applicant pool as a whole) before it can make a final decision on your application. You should arrange to have your school counselor send your mid-year grades as soon as they are available. Also, feel free to send any additional information that you think may strengthen your application. Applicants will receive a decision by April 1.
- Early decision deferral to regular applicant pool: If you applied under the binding early decision plan and received a letter stating that your application was deferred, this means that your application will be re-reviewed within our regular decision applicant pool. Students who are deferred are released from the terms of the early decision agreement. You should arrange to have your school counselor send your mid-year grades as soon as they are available. Also, feel free to send any additional information that you think may strengthen your application. Applicants will receive a decision by April 1.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina’s employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Policy on Student Protest
Salve Regina University recognizes that an enduring value of American society is the responsibility of its citizens to protest injustice. Furthermore, the values of the Sisters of Mercy call on individuals of good will to work for and defend the rights of others. In keeping with the University’s mission, students who utilize the tradition of nonviolent protest to stand for just causes and demonstrate their commitment to these values will not be denied admission to the University based on such protest.