Frequently Asked Questions

The Southeastern Promise is a clear pathway to obtaining a four year degree. If a student adheres to the requirements of the Promise, the student will graduate in four years and enter the workforce. Equally as important, in this time of budget uncertainty, the Southeastern Promise provides the benefit to students and their families of budgeting accurately due to the fixed net tuition rate.​

What should I consider before committing to the Southeastern Promise?

The Southeastern Promise requires commitment. The 30 hours toward degree per year requirement will demand that a student spend a significant amount of time on campus, both in classes and completing assignments. A student enrolled in the Southeastern Promise will likely not have as much time for outside work and responsibilities. Students and their families should be aware of and support the time commitment needed to successfully complete the Southeastern Promise.

What are the benefits of enrolling in the Southeastern Promise?

The Southeastern Promise is a clear pathway to obtaining a four year degree. If a student adheres to the requirements of the Promise, the student will graduate in four years and enter the workforce. Equally as important, in this time of budget uncertainty, the Southeastern Promise provides the benefit to students and their families of budgeting accurately due to the fixed net tuition rate.

Can I complete the Southeastern Promise if I require developmental courses?

Students who are interested in enrolling in the Southeastern Promise and require developmental courses should enroll in the Summer 2017 semester to complete the developmental requirements. Hours earned in developmental courses are not counted in the 30 hour completion requirement.

Do all of my hours have to be completed through Southeastern?

Courses taken at other universities can apply per the requirements of the Promise as long as the student maintains continuous full time enrollment at Southeastern during the Fall and Spring semesters.

What fees are covered by the Southeastern Promise?

The guaranteed fixed net tuition rate includes all mandatory tuition and fees, including non-resident fees, with the exception of student self-assessed fees and other variable fees such as the  utility surcharge.  It does not cover other charges associated with attendance such as, but not limited to:  course specific fees such as lab fees, program fees and study abroad, room and board, textbooks, vehicle registration and other voluntary fees.

If appropriate courses are not offered and a student is not able to graduate within the four year time period, what will Southeastern do?

If an additional semester is required due to appropriate courses not being offered, Southeastern will cover the applicable tuition and mandatory fees for the student to complete the degree.

What if there is a tuition or fee increase?

Students enrolled in the Southeastern Promise will follow the final fall 2017 tuition and fee schedule.  Thereafter, students would not be subject to future increases as long as they remain eligible and enrolled in the Southeastern Promise.

Can current students enroll in the Southeastern Promise?

At this time, the Southeastern Promise is for beginning freshmen.

Are transfer students eligible to enroll in the Southeastern Promise?

At this time, the Southeastern Promise is for beginning freshmen. Students transferring from another college or university are not eligible. 

Will my dual enrollment credits, AP credits, CLEP, etc. count towards my 30 hour requirement for the Southeastern Promise?

Credits recognized by Southeastern may count towards the 30 hour degree requirement for the Southeastern Promise; however, a participant must also be enrolled full time each fall and spring semester to meet eligibility requirements.

What happens if a degree program is longer than 120 hours?

The Southeastern Promise guarantees fixed tuition and certain mandatory fees for 4 years.  Students whose degree plans require more than 4 years may appeal for an extension of the Promise during the 4th year of participation in the program if necessary.

What happens if a student graduates in less than four years? Can the remaining time cover a portion of graduate school?

The Southeastern Promise is a guaranteed fixed tuition rate for undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees. The Promise does not apply to graduate tuition and fees.