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 Core Curriculum (See the Regents Core 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 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 and contact the Office of Admissions.

 

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: 

  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 Curriculum.
      • Have at least a High School Cumulative GPA of 2.35 on a 4.0 scale.
      • Have at least a Regents Core GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on 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, and contact the Office of Admissions.

 

Beginning Freshman receiving a GED, HiSet, or High School Equivalency Diploma:
To be fully admitted to Southeastern, these students 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 and contact the Office of Admissions. 

 

Additional Documentation

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

  • 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 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 must 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. Applicants may submit official SAT scores in place of ACT. SAT scores will be connected using the concordance tables provided by CollegeSource. Southeastern’s college code is 6656.

All Applicants:

  • All applicants must complete and submit the Proof of Immunization Compliance to the Admissions Office before full admission to the University can be granted.
  • All applicants must submit official, final transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including credit received through Dual Enrollment.