University Catalogue

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

 

To be admitted to Southeastern, the following criteria must be met:

 

Beginning Freshmen from Louisiana High Schools
To be fully admitted to Southeastern, first-time freshmen who graduate from a Louisiana public or private high school must meet the following four criteria:

 

  1. Completion of the Regents High School Core 4 Curriculum (See the Regents Core 4 Curriculum), AND
  2. Have no more than one developmental course requirements (See definition of Developmental Courses), AND
  3. Have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.35 on a 4.0 scale, AND
  4. Meet one of the following criteria:
      • ACT composite of at least 21 OR
      • Have a minimum Regents Core 4 GPA as reported by the Louisiana of Education of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Note: Students who do not meet one or more of these criteria MAY be admissible through an alternate path. Submit application materials, then contact an admissions counselor to discuss other possible options.

 

 

Beginning Freshmen from Out-of-State High Schools or from Home School Programs:

To be fully admitted to Southeastern, first-time freshmen who graduate from an out-of-state high school or from a home school program must meet the criteria in one of the following three options and have no developmental course requirement: 

  1. Meet the same criteria as students who graduated for a Louisiana public or private high school as listed above, OR
  2. Meet all the following criteria:
      • ACT composite of at least 21.
      • Have at least 17 units of the required 19 units of the Regents Core 4 Curriculum.
      • Have at least a High School Cumulative GPA of 2.35 on a 4.0 scale.
      • Have at least a Regents Core 4 GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and 17 units of the required 19 units.
      • Have no more than one developmental course requirements (See definition of Developmental Courses), OR
  3.  Have an ACT composite of at least 23, AND

Note: Students who do not meet one or more of these criteria MAY be admissible through an alternate path. Submit application materials, then contact an admissions counselor to discuss other possible options.

 

 

Beginning Freshman receiving a GED or High School Equivalency Diploma:
To be fully admitted to Southeastern, first-time freshmen who receive a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must:

  1. Have an ACT composite of at least 23, AND
  2. Have no more than one developmental course requirements (See Definition of Developmental Courses)

Note: Students who do not meet one or more of these criteria MAY be admissible through an alternate path. Submit application materials, then contact an admissions counselor to discuss other possible options. 

 

Additional Documentation

Beginning Freshmen and Transfer students with fewer than 18 hours earned:

    • For beginning freshman applicants and transfer applicants with fewer than 18 transferrable hours earned who graduated from Louisiana high schools in 2004 or later, we will request your high school transcripts from the Louisiana Department of Education's Student Transcript System (STS). It will not be necessary to have transcripts sent to Southeastern from your high school unless you graduated before 2004, or we were not able to receive them from STS.

    • If you graduated from a Louisiana high school before 2004 or from an out-of-state high school, you will be required to submit an official copy of your high school transcript upon applying to the university. Initial admissions decisions may be based on your six or seven-semester transcript. An official final high school transcript containing the date of graduation must also be submitted after graduation.

    • If you took the GED, a copy of your scores or your diploma must accompany your application.

    • Students who graduated prior to 2012 must have completed the Board of Regents Core Curriculum in place at the time of their high school graduation.

    • Students who graduate from a home study program should submit a copy of their home-school transcript.

    • ACT scores are a requirement for admission and are used for placement in English and Math. If you have not taken the ACT, you need to register for the next available test date and have your scores sent to Southeastern Louisiana University - college code (1608). Scores must be sent directly to Southeastern by ACT. Only the official ACT score report will be accepted.

All Applicants:

    • All applicants must complete and submit the Proof of Immunization form to the Admissions Office before full admission to the University can be granted.