CSE for Parents


Welcome to the Southeastern Family!


The freshman year is a year of transition, and your son or daughter may feel overwhelmed. Some may even drop out of school, posing problems for themselves, the parents, and the University.

Southeastern is committed to providing resources to optimize your student's successful transition from high school to college.

The Center for Student Excellence (CSE) serves as a point-of-contact for all incoming freshmen. Your student will be  assigned an academic advisor who will guide him/her through the first-year experience.

The CSE is located in the Student Union Annex, first floor north entrance.
You can contact the Center at 985-549-3981 or cse@southeastern.edu


Support programs in the CSE include

Advising by Academic Focus Groups

Professional advisors, who understand the demands of the student's area of interest or major as well as student development issues, will meet with your son or daughter at least twice during each of the first two semesters.

Career Exploration

Certified career advisors are available by appointment to help students who are undecided about their major. Up-to-date occupational information helps students understand college majors and job opportunities.

Free Tutoring

For students who want to be proactive in making good grades, qualified peer tutors provide tutoring in a variety of common core subjects. Tutoring is most effective when students seek help BEFORE they make a low grade, regularly attend scheduled sessions, and are actively engaged in the learning process. Tutoring is about meeting your son or daughter where they are academically and modeling transferrable learning strategies.

Southeastern 101: Freshman Success

Southeastern (SE) 101: Freshman Success is a course designed to ensure first-year student success. The instructor of their SE 101 course serves as their academic advisor/coach.

This two-hour credit graded success course aims to provide students with the tools needed to manage their emotional, social, and academic transition to the university. It is designed to help them cultivate effective and adaptable behaviors, develop successful academic strategies, and to connect with a professional academic advisor to explore career options, academic plans, and target the skills needed to be a successful college student.

Class will meet twice weekly and use the computer platform "Moodle" as a supplemental resource. At the midpoint of the semester, students will be required to attend individual or small group academic advising/coaching sessions in lieu of group class meetings.

If your son or daughter contacts you with problems, your first question should be: "Have you spoken to your SE 101 instructor/CSE academic advisor?" The CSE was developed to help your son or daughter succeed and to bolster your confidence that someone will always be available.

Federal Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA was enacted in 1974 to ensure the rights and privacy of students while pursuing a college education. For that reason, neither faculty nor staff can provide you with any information about your son or daughter and his or her progress in school. Click here for more information about FERPA and how it may affect you.