Southeastern College Admissions Procedures

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 our career colleges in Florida 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 their desired career training program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for the school or issuing agency to send the required credentials directly to the college admissions office if a copy is not available. To be considered for enrollment at Southeastern College, all applicants must supply:

Verification of high school graduation (transcript, diploma, etc.) showing their date of graduation. In rare instances when the high school transcript/record is unavailable, a letter that contains the student’s name, social security number, date of graduation, and a statement attesting that the transcript/record is unavailable from the Registrar may be used instead.

Verification of GED completion (GED scores or GED diploma)

Proof of graduation from a foreign institution comparable to a United States secondary school. High school documents must be submitted with an English translation to the admissions office for evaluation. 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. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for the educational evaluation agency to evaluate the documents and provide the translation to the College.

Students who have completed a home-schooled program may also apply after upon receipt of the proper state credentials.

Applicants will not be required to provide proof of high school graduation when they provide the following:

  • Official transcript of an earned degree from an accredited institution recognized by the 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 SEC Charlotte, SEC Charleston, SEC Columbia, SEC Miami Lakes, SEC West Palm Beach campuses) OR provide results of his/her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing examination (ACT). Requirements for SEC 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 for all programs (not including Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Practical Nurse, and Nursing programs) but who request admission based on other criteria. A current resume and appeal letter from the student (which must be typed and include a minimum of 150 words explaining why the applicant feels they will be a good fit for the program) are reviewed by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Campus President. The applicant must also interview with the Campus President and/or Dean of Academic Affairs. If the appeal is approved, an acceptance rubric is placed in the applicant’s academic file.

International Students Admissions process

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. We accept M-1 visas for those students wishing to attend diploma programs and F-1 visas for those students wishing to attend associate degree programs. International student applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to Southeastern College:

  1. 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.)
  2. Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
  3. If an applicant’s primary language is not English, he/she must have 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.

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