Undergraduate Admission

You may apply online using the Common Application, an undergraduate college admission application that has 488 member universities in the United States and other countries.

The Common Application website has an excellent support center for students who have questions about the online application process. Please also review our Frequently Asked Questions page before beginning your application process.


In recognition of the varying academic calendars around the world, Salve Regina has a flexible admission deadline for international students. However, students are advised to use the following dates as a guideline for their application. Students hoping to be awarded merit scholarships should apply as early as possible to obtain the best opportunities.

Fall Semester (August-December)

  • Early Action: If Salve Regina is among your top choices, you may want to consider applying under the Early Action program. The deadline is Nov. 1 and decisions are mailed by Dec. 25.
  • Regular Decision: Feb. 1. Applications postmarked after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Spring Semester (January-May)

  • Regular Decision: Dec. 1. Applications postmarked after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements

A complete application is required before application review begins. A complete application contains:

  • The Common Application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor or school official and one from a teacher of your choice, requested through the Common Application or teacher evaluation downloaded here).
  • Personal statement/essay (submitted as part of the Common Application).
  • Official secondary school records. Submit all official academic records from all secondary high schools and/or universities attended, plus a copy of any terminating or qualifying examination results or certificates. If you are applying during your last year of secondary school, send your official school transcript with your application now and send originals or certified copies of additional results as they become available. Official English translations are required if the official records are not provided in English.
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English only). Submit PTE, TOEFL or IELTS scores. Students who have attended their secondary education entirely in English will have this requirement waived. In addition, applicants who submit scores of 550 or higher on either the critical reading or writing sections of the SAT or a sub-score of 24 or higher on either the reading, English or writing sections of the ACT will automatically have the PTE, TOEFL or IELTS requirement waived.
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional except for nursing and education majors).

If you have questions about how to submit your application requirements, or other questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page, email intladmit@salve.edu or join a Skype question-and-answer session.

Additional Requirements

All accepted international students must submit a financial certification form showing their ability to support themselves financially while in the United States. Once the financial certification form is received, we will issue a form I-20 to be used in obtaining your F-1 student visa to study in the United States. For more information, instructions and forms, visit our section on I-20s and visas.

All accepted applications for the fall term are required to submit an enrollment deposit to reserve space in the entering class and in on-campus housing at Salve Regina. The enrollment deposit of $700 is non-refundable.