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Undergraduate Admission

International Admissions

You are considered an international student if you do not have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency and need a visa to come and study with us. We also welcome U.S. citizens living overseas. Both have a global perspective that we value in our campus community.

Application Deadlines

September admission

  • November 1 - Early action I (non-binding), early decision (binding) and nursing
  • January 5 - Early action II (non-binding)
  • February 1 - Regular decision

January admission

  • December 1 - International students should apply in mid-November

Applications are welcome after each deadline and are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis. Decisions are typically released 2-3 weeks after you complete all application requirements.

International Application Requirements

Be sure the name you provide is the same that appears on your passport and keep copies of the documents you submit. You may need to present them at the U.S. embassy when you apply for a visa or to customs and border officials when you enter the United States.

Common Application and essay

Complete the Common Application and add Salve Regina to the "My Colleges" page. We will waive the application fee when you check the box requesting an international student fee waiver.

The application also includes a brief personal essay. You may write on any topic to demonstrate what you think and how clearly you express yourself.

School report (transcript, academic records)

Submit official secondary school transcripts (in English) showing the courses and grades you received for the most recent 3-4 years of education. If you have any national examination results, certificates or diplomas, please send us official copies (in English) as well.

Students with IB scores of 5, 6 and 7 and AP scores of 3, 4 and 5 may be eligible for advanced standing credit. Be sure to submit official results as soon as they become available. In most cases, IB and AP credit can reduce tuition and the time it takes to graduate.

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required, one from a college counselor/advisor and the other from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject, such as English, mathematics, science or social studies. Although it is not necessary, we are happy to take an additional recommendation from a coach, teacher or other individual who knows you.

Proof of English proficiency

If your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English, you must provide proof of English proficiency with results from TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or other recognized test. Exceptions are made for students who have attended a school for three or more years where English is the language of instruction or by petitioning the Office of Admissions for a waiver. See English proficiency requirements.

SAT/ACT tests (optional)

Salve Regina is SAT/ACT optional. Students who do not submit test scores will not be disadvantaged in the in the admissions process. Our SAT CEEB code is 3759; the ACT code is 3816.

Studio art portfolio

Students applying to the studio art program must submit a portfolio of 3-5 creative samples. Once you apply and set up a student status page, you will see the instructions for uploading your work.

Passport ID (optional)

Submit a copy of your passport photo ID page so we can confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth.

International transfer students

International students applying from other colleges and universities should complete the requirements for transfer admission including the College Report and send official transcripts of all college-level coursework. If you are transferring from a college or university outside the U.S., please have your transcripts evaluated for transfer credit by a recognized agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

International scholarships

International students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships using the credentials they submit with their application. Scholarships are generous but do not exceed tuition, so a contribution is expected each year from family resources, personal funds, sponsorships and other outside sources to cover the cost of attendance.

Need-based financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents and requires the filing of the FAFSA form.