The admission policies of Southeastern College were developed to assure that all students have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the program. Students wishing to attend Southeastern College should complete the enrollment process well in advance of the date they have chosen to enter school. This permits proper scheduling and assures availability of classroom space.
All applicants are encouraged to secure guidance from an Admissions Coordinator to determine the
necessary requirements for entrance into the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for the school or issuing agency to send the required credentials directly to the admissions office if a copy is not available. To be considered for enrollment at Southeastern College, all applicants must supply:
Applicants will not be required to provide proof of high school graduation when they provide the
- Verification (official transcript) of an earned degree from an accredited institution recognized by United States Department of Education,
- An evaluation of an official transcript by a school approved educational evaluator service attesting that the degree is equivalent to a degree earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
An applicant must make arrangements to take Southeastern College’s entrance examination (administered at the School) or provide results of his/her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing examination (ACT). Institution requirements for admission are a combined score of 1420 on the SAT (or 800 on the previously used SAT examination), a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a successful passing score on the school’s entrance examination.
Southeastern College reserves the right to accept up to 10% of applicants who do not meet appropriate entrance test scores (within one point), but who request admission based on other criteria. An appeal letter by the student and accompanying documentation (two letters of recommendation and official copy of High School transcript) is reviewed by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Campus Vice President. If the appeal is approved, a waived letter is placed in the applicant’s academic file.
Southeastern College is proud of the international character of its student body and welcomes students from other nations. All international students must be fluent in English before they enroll. Applicants are asked to furnish proof that they can read, write and speak English fluently. The College accepts M-1 visas for those students wishing to attend diploma programs and F-1 visas for those students wishing to attend associate degree programs. The St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa and Jacksonville Campus are currently not approved. International student applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to Southeastern College:
- Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by a school approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
- Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
- If an applicant’s primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 225 on a computer-based examination or an iBT of 64.
Applications for international students can be obtained through the Admissions Office. Applications should be submitted at least two months prior to the start of a program.