Application Checklist

The following application items are required for submission:

Please send the items listed below via email to or via post mail to:

Salus University
Office of Admissions
8360 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1516

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $100.00, in the form of a check or money order made payable to Salus University.  Send fee with the completed Application Fee Payment Form.


All applicants are responsible for having official transcripts for every college or university attended sent directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions regardless of whether a degree has been received from that particular institution or not. Please note, a transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope. 

National Test Scores

Applicants who do not have a graduate degree must have achieved acceptable levels of performance on a national test, such as Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Optometry Admission Test (OAT). The applicant may choose the test based upon his/her professional preparation and program interest. Scores need to be sent directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions. Test scores must be no more than seven years old. When having your scores sent please use the following institutional codes:
  • MAT: Please use the institution code “2556” to have your scores sent directly to Salus University.
  • GRE: Please use institution code is “2645” to have your scores sent directly to Salus University.
  • OAT: Please indicate Salus University as your designated institution.

Letters of Reference

Applications must include three letters of reference highlighting your academic and professional skills and addressing applicant qualities in relation to working in the field of Blindness and Low Vision education and rehabilitation. 

Applicants should direct the individual to send letters directly to:

Salus University
Office of Admissions
8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1516

Electronic letters will be accepted by email to Please note the letter must be sent as an attachment, on letterhead, with signature.

Statement of Purpose (minimum 250 words)

Applicants must submit a statement explaining their purpose and motivation in undertaking graduate studies in the selected program.

Job Resumé/Curriculum Vitae

All applicants must submit an educational and job resume/curriculum vitae. This should include the applicant’s education, work experience, publications, and honors or achievements to date.


Applicants must submit an essay for one of the options provided in the application. 

Background Clearances

Applicants to Blindness and Low Vision Studies programs must complete Child Abuse History, State Police and Federal FBI clearances at the time of matriculation to the program. The Office of Student Affairs will contact the matriculated with further instructions on submitting these requirements prior to enrollment. 


CER Application (Word Doc)

CER Application for Screen Reader (Word Doc)

Application Fee Payment Form


Please complete the form found at the link below and submit. This form is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered in these programs, but is not enrolling in the full Master's degree or certificate programs. Please note: students in this status will be required to pay off-campus tuition costs. Please see Cost of Attendance for more information. 

Application Form for Non-Degree Seeking Student Status

Non-degree seeing students may take up to nine credits without enrolling in the full degree or certificate program. A student must complete the application process in order to be considered for enrollment.  

For more information about the admissions process call 215.780.1301 or email