The average GPA was a 3.20 (B/B+) for our most recent freshman class. Please note that the GPA we assign you will be different from that which appears on your high school transcript. Like most college admissions staffs, we recalculate your GPA on a 4.0 scale, taking only college preparatory core academic subjects into consideration. So, although we do appreciate the value of them, we dont include classes like physical education, general music and art (with the exception of honors and AP), and other electives into our GPA calculations. We do give added weight to honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses.
We do not conduct formal interviews at Salve Regina. Please feel free to contact your admissions counselor if you have questions or concerns about Salve Regina, or if you have a personal issue that you would like to discuss with a member of our staff. The most important part of our work is connecting with students and serving as resources for you. Plus, we enjoy being able to put a face, or a voice, to your application when it arrives. View the admissions staff pages to meet your admissions counselor. Also, when the staff is traveling in their assigned regions, you may be able to come into contact with them while they are in your area.
First of all, remember that your application must be complete before it is placed in line to be reviewed. Until all required materials have been submitted, an application cannot begin its journey through the admission process. That being said, all Early Action applicants decisions are mailed shortly before the holiday break in December. For those that apply by our regular decision deadline of Feb. 1, decisions will be mailed out by April 1.
To apply for financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile forms. The priority deadline for these forms is March 1. Approximately 75 percent of our current students receive financial aid. For more financial aid information or to access the required forms online, visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Applicants interested in the nursing program will be evaluated by both the admissions and nursing review committees. Due to the large number of applications we receive for a limited number of spaces, admission to Salve Regina nursing program is highly selective. Only 40 percent of nursing applications are typically admitted to the nursing program, which can only accommodate 70 students per year. The average SAT score (combined critical reading and math) of students recently offered admission to the nursing program was an 1150 with a minimum 500 scored on each section. Students who chose to take the ACT had an average composite score of 26. The average high school grade point average (recalculated on a 4.0 scale at the completion of junior year) was a 3.50. Students accepted to the nursing program had four or more years of science with no grade lower than a B- in those courses.
Since the purpose of the personal statement (aka the college essay) is for us to get to know you better, it's very important. Not only do our admissions counselors read your personal statements, some insist that application review would be sleep-inducing without them. After all, transcripts and standardized test scores can evoke only so much emotion. Because we want to give you the opportunity to express yourself freely, we have left the personal statement topic up to you. Be yourself and delve deeply - this is your chance to tell us something we won't learn from any other part of your application. Since you now know that your personal statement is in fact read, take pride in what you submit - edit it yourself, and then have it proofread and critiqued by a teacher, parent and/or friend. Our favorite essays to read are stories that only you can tell about yourself or different aspects of your life. Another great topic to write about is why you want to become part of the Salve Regina community. Remember, proofread, proofread, proofread.
We review everything that we ask you to submit: your high school transcript, standardized test scores when applicable, personal statement, letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities. Evaluating all of these factors helps us select students that best fit Salve Regina academically and personally.
The Early Action (non-binding) admissions deadline is Nov. 1. The regular action priority deadline is Feb. 1. Those who submit an application for Feb. 1 will receive a decision by April 1. Any application postmarked after Feb. 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis.
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