SALEM COLLEGE


NEW STUDENT ROADMAP 

You're In! 

Congratulations on your acceptance into Salem College! After you make your deposit you can use this as a guide for everything you need to complete before coming to Salem College!

Don't stress about this list. Someone is always available to help if you don't understand something on the list. 

If you have any questions you can contact Sydney Bowen, your Orientation and First Year Engagement Coordinator, at sydney.bowen@salem.edu or 336-917-5293.

You can also contact your admissions counselor at their respective email and phone number.

Checklist 

Step 1 : Financial Aid

In order to receive all the financial aid to which you are entitled, you must complete the FAFSA!

We recommend that you work with the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to ensure that all of your required documentation has been completed and approved before you arrive on campus. Do not hesitate to ask any questions or stop by their office for assistance!

Office Location: 1st Floor of Lehman Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm

Office Phone: 336-721-2808

E-mail: financialaid@salem.edu

School Code: 002960 -- Use this on your FAFSA!

Step 2: Register for Orientation 

Our Orientation at Salem is designed to help incoming students and their families succeed at Salem College. At Orientation you will learn about resources, campus culture, and expectations. 

Orientation Dates : 

If you are unable to attend Orientation in person, please still register for Orientation to let us know that you will be doing the Virtual Modules. 

Register Here : 

Deadline to Register is June 7th, 2024. 

Step 3: Embrace Salem as your New Home!

Welcome to Residence Life at Salem College where both on-campus and off-campus students find a supportive and engaging community. Whether you're living in one of our residence halls or commuting, you're part of a vibrant network of students who are here to support each other and make the most of their college experience. Welcome to your new home away from home—we're excited to have you as part of our community, whether you're living on campus or off campus! 

Residential Students 

It's not quite time to fill these forms out yet! When it is time you will get a notification from Salem College to do so!

Things you will have to complete in this section when it is time will be : 


Commuter Students 

If you are Commuting to Salem College you do not fill out the Housing Agreement or Housing Questionnaire.  

You can let your admissions counselor know if you are commuting to campus.

Step 4 : Required Health Forms

It's not quite time to fill these forms out yet! When it is time you will get a notification from Salem College to do so!

Things you will have to complete in this section when it is time will be : 


Step 5 : Register for Classes!

One of your first academic steps is to take SALEM 110, our first-year seminar course.  This course gives you an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts and will enhance your critical thinking and communication skills! SALEM 110 is led by your faculty advisor and explores significant social issues through participation in collaborative creative projects. The social issues that form course topics vary by section, but all include critical questions regarding concepts of health—whether personal, communal, environmental, or global—and emphasize relevance to women. 

Your First Year Advisor will reach out to you via email to let you know what Salem 110 Class you will be in and how to register for the rest of your classes. 

Placement Tests 

Language: Incoming students are not required to take a language placement test but you can do so if you believe you have proficiency in either Spanish or French. Salem students are required to complete two language courses as a part of their general education requirements. Please contact Dr. Ana León-Távora at ana.leon-tavora@salem.edu and request the placement test information. If you do not have previous experience with a language, your advisor will help you choose a language path when you register.

Math: Incoming students are not required to take a math placement test. Math placement will be determined by the department based on your transcripts. Your advisor will have your placement and discuss it with you when you register.

Writing: Writing Survey! 

The purpose of this survey is to gather general information about writing from incoming first year students. The survey is anonymous and the results will be used in aggregate to help with planning workshops and classroom instruction for all students. 


If you have any questions about this survey, please email the First Year Seminar Coordinator Dr. Katie Manthey (katie.manthey@salem.edu)

Student Accessibility Services

To begin the request process for reasonable accommodations, students should register with Student Accessibility Services. Salem Academy and College is committed to providing students with disabilities with an equal opportunity to access the College’s academic, social, and recreational activities and programs. Although college students are not required to disclose a disability, those who wish to do so, and to request reasonable academic or other program-related accommodations, may do so at any time during their college career. Student Accessibility Services exists to provide support and services to students with disabilities.  Student Accessibility Services is available to students with documented disabilities as well as those who have questions about eligibility for services.  

Step 6 : Turn in Final Transcripts

When you receive your final transcripts from your high school, you have to turn them in to your admissions counselor. You cannot fully be enrolled into Salem until you have turned in your final high school transcript. 

If you are taking dual degree classes at a college you have to turn that transcript in too. 

Step 7: Pay your Tuition 

When it is time to pay your tuition a bill will be sent to you over the summer. That will be communicated with you through our billing office. 

If you have any questions about your bill, when you receive it, please contact the Salem College Business Office at 336-917-5473 or college.billing@salem.edu.  

FERPA Release Form 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. In compliance with FERPA, Salem College is prohibited from providing certain information from your student education records (such as information on grades, GPA, registration, and/or academic progress) to a third party without your prior written consent. This restriction applies, but is not limited, to parent(s)/legal guardian(s), spouse/partner, or sponsor. 

Ferpa Release Form 

Once you fill out this Form email it to the Registrar's office.  Their email is registrar@salem.edu 

Medical Need Based Requests and Dining Accommodations

Fill out this form yourself for Medical Need Based Requests for Housing/Dining Accommodations. 

Medical Need Based Request for Housing/Dining Accommodation


Have a Healthcare Provider fill out this form for Medical Need Based Requests for Housing/Dining Accommodations. 

Request for Documentation of Medical Need for Housing/Dining Accommodation (to be completed by your healthcare provider)


Parking Pass

The cost to register a vehicle is $100. Vehicle registrations expire at the end of each academic year.

Each year, you'll register your car with our Public Safety office, you can complete the form online!  

You can register here : Parking Registration  

Step 1 – Register your vehicle

Online registration is required. Please make sure you have your vehicle information (make and model of vehicle, license plate number, etc.) handy before beginning the online registration process. 


Step 2 – Pay the vehicle registration fee ($100).

You must pay the vehicle registration fee before you are issued a parking sticker/decal.

The quickest and easiest way to pay is online at the end of the registration process. You may pay with a credit/debit card for no additional fees. Your payment will be posted immediately.

If you prefer not to pay online using a credit/debit card, you will need to click “View Permit Registration”, print the page and bring it to the Business Office to make your payment via cash or check. The cashier will attach a receipt to your printed vehicle registration form that you will need in order to actually obtain your parking sticker/decal (see Step 3). NOTE: If you pay offline, be prepared to wait in a line at the Business Office during certain times of the year. We strongly encourage you to pay online. We will not accept credit/debit card payments in the Business Office.

Step 3 – Obtain your parking sticker/decal.

Once you have registered and paid the annual fee, you may pick up your sticker/decal from the Public Safety office when you come to campus. 

If you paid online, Public Safety will be able to see your payment in the system so the only thing you will need to bring with you is your Salem ID. 

Step 4 – Place the sticker/decal on your vehicle.

Vehicle registration is not complete until the sticker/decal is displayed on the rear of the vehicle. The sticker/decal should be placed on the driver’s side of the rear bumper or on the driver’s side of the rear windshield. Convertibles may place the sticker on the lower right of the front windshield. 

Textbooks for Classes

When it's time and you have your classes set, you can check to see what books you will need for your classes and purchase them here.

Move in Dates

Move in will be Saturday, August 17th, 2024

More Information will be communicated with you as the date gets closer! 

First day of Class

The First Day of Class in Fall 2024 is August 21st.