Admissions Criteria

International Student Admissions Criteria




All international students are encouraged to submit the online application and send the required documents as early as possible to allow for timely processing of both the application and immigration documents. Please refer to our Dates and Deadlines page for priority application dates, final application deadlines, and fees.

All students who are not citizens of the United States or who do not possess a resident alien card are classified as International Students.

 

Requirements for:

Freshmen Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Graduate Applicants

 

BEGINNING FRESHMEN

To be eligible for full admission to Southeastern, international beginning freshmen students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

 

  1. Must have completed a recognized secondary school program with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  2. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

          a. Minimim TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and

              61 internet based

          b. Minimum IELTS score required - 5.5 overall band

 

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic

program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Transfer students with less than 18 hours of U.S. college credit:

  1. Must meet the beginning freshman admission criteria above, and
  2. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college level work.
  3. Must be eligible to return to the last college or university attended.

 

Transfer students with 18 or more hours of U.S. college credit:

  1. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college level work.
  2. Must be eligible to return to the last college or university attended.
  3. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

          a. Minimim TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and

              61 internet based

          b. Minimum IELTS score required - 5.5 overall band

  4.   Must have completed college level Math that meets the General Education

        Requirements

  5.   Must be eligible to enroll in English 101 (those students transferring from a non-U.S. institution must submit ACT or SAT scores to determine eligibility)

 

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

 

GRADUATE APPLICANTS

Students wishing to seek a Master's level degree at Southeastern:

  1. Must have completed a four year U.S. bachelor's degree or a comparable degree program in a foreign country.
  2. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

        a. Minimim TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61

            internet-based

        b. Minimum IELTS score required - 5.5 overall band

        c. To gain admission into the MBA program, a student must have at least - 525 

            paper-based, 195 computer-based, or 75 internet-based or IELTS score of

            6.0 overall band.

  3.  Must meet minimum scores required by the individual departments on standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, etc.)

  4.  Must meet all other requirements as set forth by the individual departments. Please see the Research and Graduate Programs page for further information. Conditional admission cannot be offered to an international student on the F1 or J1 visas.

 

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

 

 



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