The Journey to Salem

Incoming Adult Student Roadmap

We are thrilled to have you join us at Salem Academy & College! This website includes information about many of the important items you need to complete and events you can attend on your journey to beginning college in the spring.

Step 1: Prepare for Advising

Take your language placement test and read about math placement.

Deadline: November 28th, 2022

Check out this link to find out more information about how you'll be placed into a math class, what you'll be tested on, and how you can register for your placement test! You needs these results in order to register for classes.

Contact your advisor

Deadline: After completing your language placement tests

Your initial academic advisor will give you all the information you need in order to register for classes. Once you have completed your placement tests, contact your advisor to set up an advising session.

To contact your advisor, email

Step 2: Register for Orientation by December 19th

To make sure you get all your questions answered, and to ensure you get to meet fellow Salem Sibs, we ask you register for registration below. Orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about everything from academic support services to financial aid to class scheduling.

Step 3: Complete Student Information Form

Complete this brief student information form so that we have important information, such as your emergency contacts!

Check out the "Getting Ready to Register Guide," which provides information about our General Education requirements, as well as tips for courses you might want to take depending on your anticipated major. While we will be scheduling you for your fall courses, you can still make changes before the semester starts.

Step 4: Provide Health Information

Provide your COVID-19 vaccine record or COVID Vaccine Exemption
Due January 13, 2023

Submit via the MAGNUS health portal (Instructions available here)

Provide a copy of your immunizations and the Immunization Records Form
Due January 13, 2023

Submit via the MAGNUS health portal (Instructions available here)

Provide a copy of your Physical Exam
Due January 13, 2023

Submit via the MAGNUS health portal (Instructions available here)

Complete the Health Information Form
Due January 13, 2023

Submit it via the MAGNUS health portal (Instructions available here)

Financial Aid & Billing Info

Financial Aid

We recommend that you work with the Financial Aid Office during the spring and early summer 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


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


Salem offers a five month installment payment plan each semester through our trusted partner, Nelnet, Inc. There are no finance charges, but a $50 per semester enrollment fee is charged. Enrollment information will be emailed with your bills.

Pay attention to important dates!

Spring bills are sent during the first week of December.

Bills must be paid by January 2, 2023.

For questions about your bill, please contact the Salem College Business Office at 336-917-5473 or

Get ready! First day of classes January 17, 2023

We look forward to welcoming you to Salem!

Questions about orientation? Email

Questions about academic advising? Email