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Salem State University

Salem, MassachusettsPublic

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Salem State University’s 2023-24 Essay Prompts

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Students interested in the Honors Program are asked to submit an essay for review by the Honors Admission Committee. With the exception of competitive degree programs such as Nursing and Biology from which we can accept only a limited number of students, students with a recalculated GPA of a 4.0 and higher will be automatically considered for the Commonwealth Honors program. Students with a 3.7-3.999 GPA will be considered once an essay is submitted. Possible essay topics include, but are not limited to:

Option 1

How will you contribute to the Salem State University community?

Option 2

Describe a struggle or adverse situation which you have overcome and been stronger for.

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