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Salve Regina Application Essay

You've made it through SATs, essay writing and the application process, and we're excited to welcome you into the Salve Regina community. Take some time to celebrate your hard work. 

We hope that the rest of your decision-making process will lead you to choose Salve Regina as the place to spend your next four years. Here are some important next steps:

  • Register now for Connections Day, our biggest event for accepted students to gain a better understanding of living and learning at Salve, on Saturday, April 7. Individual schedules are designed to help you discover all the opportunities that await should you choose Salve. Please note: if you need help registering or logging in to your student status page, please contact us at (401) 341-2908 or admissions@salve.edu.

  • You are invited to join our admissions representatives and other member of the University family for gatherings in the homes of our gracious alumni, parents and friends. Register for a nearby reception. You may be prompted to log in to your application status page. Trouble logging in? Email admissions@salve.edu or call us at (401) 341-2908. Note: After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with driving directions and other information. Questions? Email Stephanie Dupuis, associate dean of undergraduate admissions.

  • Be a Salve student for a day. Shadow a current student in class and choose from lunch in Miley Hall, a tour, or a meeting with your financial aid or an admissions counselor. Class visits are offered weekdays through April 27. Register now. Please note: we are unable to guarantee visits with less than two weeks’ notice. We are looking forward to hosting you this spring!

  • Schedule a campus tour to visit us anytime. Tours are offered most weekdays and select Saturdays throughout the spring. Seniors are also welcome to set up individual walk-in appointments with financial aid if needed, simply let us know when you arrive.

  • Like our Class of 2022 Facebook page, and follow Salve Regina on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo to stay in touch and see what's happening on campus. Explore thisissalve.com to learn more about Salve Regina and get to know some of our current students.

  • Reach out to your admissions counselor, we’re here to help. Find your school’s representative.
  • Requirements

    • Common Application
    • $50 application fee
    • Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year
    • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor and one from the teacher of your choice)
    • Personal essay
    • SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). Please note that scores are optional unless you are applying as a nursing or education major.
    • Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work. Home-schooled applicants, as well as students obtaining an online high school diploma, are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.


    Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed. If you receive a missing items postcard, please check to see that the items have been sent. Remember that items sent by your school may have crossed in the mail with our processing. As long as missing items are received with a postmark date prior to the deadline, your application will be reviewed.

    Policy on Student Protest by Applicants for Admission

    Salve Regina University recognizes that an enduring value of American society is the responsibility of its citizens to protest injustice. Furthermore, the values of the Sisters of Mercy call on individuals of good will to work for and defend the rights of others. In keeping with the University’s mission, students who utilize the tradition of non-violent protest to stand for just causes and demonstrate their commitment to these values will not be denied admission to the University based on such protest.

    Admission Decisions


    Accepted students must submit their enrollment deposit by May 1. Accepted students will also be invited to our spring event, Connections Day, to assist in the college selection process. If you are planning to apply for financial aid, you must file all financial aid forms by March 1.

    Wait List

    Applicants placed on the wait list will be notified of their status no earlier than May 1 and no later than June 30. Students must return the wait list response form to hold their place on the wait list.


    Unfortunately, we receive many more applications than there are spaces in the entering class. Students who are not accepted are welcome to reapply the following semester after a successful full-time schedule with a 2.7 GPA or higher at another college. Please refer to our policies and procedures on reapplying as a transfer student.

    Early Action Deferral to Regular Applicant Pool

    If you applied under the Early Action plan and received a letter stating that your application was deferred, this means that your application will be re-reviewed within our regular decision applicant pool. Simply put, the admissions committee needs more information (about you as well as the applicant pool as a whole) before it can make a final decision on your application. You should arrange to have your guidance counselor send your mid-year grades as soon as they are available. Also, feel free to send any additional information that you think may strengthen your application. Applicants will receive a decision by April 1.

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