The Journey to Salem

Spring 2023 Incoming Students - 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.

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Step 1: Get Your Academic Affairs in Order

  1. Take your language placement test and read about math placement.

Deadline: November 28, 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 need these results in order to register for classes.

2. Send Your high school/college transcripts to Salem

Deadline: As soon as they're available!

Be sure that your high school sends your final high school transcript to Admissions as soon as possible, or that you send us your transcripts from all colleges you previously attended.

The fastest way method is to have transcripts mailed to

Paper copies should be mailed to 601 South Church Street, Attn: Admissions Office, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

3. Contact your advisor

Deadline: After completing your math and 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.

Your initial advisor, until you declare your major, will be Laura Merritt (

4. Read the Registration Guide

Be sure to read our "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. It's best to read this guide before meeting with your advisor!

Step 2: Register for Orientation by December 19!

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

Step 3: Complete Student Information & Residence Life Forms

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

Housing Questionnaire
Due December 19, 2023

Complete your housing questionnaire if you are planning to live on campus.

Medical Need Requests (complete if needed)
Due December 19, 2023 if needed

If you need accommodations for housing or dining, be sure to fill out these forms ASAP:
Medical Need Based Request for Housing/Dining Accommodations,

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


Q: When do residence halls open up?

A: January 13th

Q: Can my emotional support animal live on campus?

A: See pages 49-51 of the Student Handbook for details about Salem's policy.

Q. How much does room and board cost?

A. See the billing section below for information on how to contact the Business Office and Financial Aid Office.

Step 4: Provide Health Information

Provide your COVID-19 vaccine record or COVID Vaccine Exemption
ue 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 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


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 to with your bills.

Pay attention to these 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