Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding our university, ranging from what it takes to be accepted to financial aid options to general campus life topics. We want to provide you with the most information possible about SEU to help you make an informed college choice. We’re confident that you’ll find the answers you’re looking for here, but in case you don’t, you can call 800.500.8760 and we’ll will be more than happy to track down what you need.
Southeastern considers many aspects of a student’s academic and personal background when deciding admission status. We require a GPA of at least 2.0, but students who have a lower GPA can submit a special appeal to be considered for admission.Academic scholarships reward higher GPAs, and the average student at SEU has a GPA above a 3.0. For the SAT and ACT, we evaluate the scores to ensure college readiness of the student. In addition to academics, we evaluate your character through a reference form, your fit with the university mission through your essay, and your desire to grow and learn. No applicant will be denied admission to Southeastern University on the basis of race, color, sex, nationality, or ethnic origin. Southeastern does not discriminate against individuals with physical or mental disabilities who are otherwise eligible for admission to the university.
Our undergraduate priority deadline is May 1, and the deadline to receive a refund for your enrollment deposit is June 1. Contact your admission counselor if you feel you might miss the deadline and need an extension.
This $200 deposit is required of all accepted students who plan to attend Southeastern University. It guarantees that your class schedule will be completed and that your on-campus housing will be reserved. The deadline for the enrollment confirmation fee is June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester, and it will be reflected as a credit on your student account.
We typically will have a decision on your application within two weeks after all of your materials have been submitted. Sometimes the volume of applications means it will take longer, and sometimes it will go much more quickly. If you have any questions or need updates during the process, feel free to contact your admission counselor.
We prefer to receive most application materials electronically, either through the online application or as attachments in an email. If you need to mail or fax materials, you can do so to Southeastern University, Attn: Office of Admission, 1000 Longfellow Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33801. Our fax number is 863.667.5200, but make sure you add a cover page with “Attention Office of Admission.”
You are considered a transfer student if you have taken 12 or more college credit hours after high school graduation. We still require high school transcripts. Credits with the grade of “C” or higher, earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, are transferred on an unconditional basis, with the exception of developmental, vocational, technical, or occupational courses.Once admitted to SEU, a student can request a transcript audit in order to know what his/her courses are substituting for. Students who wish to transfer credits from a non-regionally accredited school may petition the Office of the Registrar for an exception to the policy by requesting their credits be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
All degree programs at SEU include a religion minor in the four-year course plan.Southeastern offers a sliding scale for the core religion courses for transfer students who are entering Southeastern with 47 or more college credits in order to avoid adding additional time to a transfer’s degree program, if possible. There is a different sliding scale for religion majors.
The first step in the admission process is to complete your application using our convenient online application. Once you have completed the application, you will be provided with more steps needed for acceptance specific to your program, such as letters of recommendation or test scores, essays, etc. Your admission counselor can answer specific questions regarding your admission status and any incomplete steps.
We pride ourselves in being an exceptional college choice for homeschool students, and part of our commitment to serving homeschool families comes through the admission process. Since many homeschoolers do not study under the umbrella of a local school district or a homeschooling agency, Southeastern permits you to create a transcript of your high school coursework. Transcripts should include all courses taken in grades nine through 12, as well as final grades and final cumulative GPA.
We offer support services for students who require remedial academic courses during their first year, including our Summer Bridge Program. For more details on our academic support options, click here.
Cost is an important consideration when choosing a college, and SEU is proud to be one of the most affordable universities within the national Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. More than 97% of our students receive financial aid, and our tuition ranks among the least expensive of more than 100 CCCU schools. For a breakdown of our tuition and fees, click here. We also encourage you to review information related to the “Price vs. Cost” of attending a Christian school as opposed to a state university or community college. We firmly believe that the costs of not attending a Christian university outweigh the price associated with attendance.
To apply for scholarships and request an audition, new students click here and current students click here. Click here for the audition requirements. (Students—including non-music majors—who would like to play in a music ensemble or are seeking a music scholarship must also audition.) After you have applied for the scholarship, sign up to attend a Performing Arts Days or our Jazz Clinics. Registration costs $20-$30, depending on when you register. The Department of Music conducts auditions during these two visit events. Call Southeastern’s Department of Music at 863.667.5144 if you have questions about becoming a music major at Southeastern.
Southeastern University offers numerous scholarship and grants to incoming students, in addition to grants and loans available from state and federal governments. Scholarships include those based on academic merit as well as on performance ability in areas such as the fine arts and athletics. We also have special programs available for ministry leaders and their families, both within the Assemblies of God and other denominations. To see a complete list of the scholarship, grant, and loan programs available at SEU, click here.
Our code for FAFSA purposes is 001521.
Students must log in to Net Partner to check their status and complete their financial aid award process. You can access the site by clicking on “Admission” and then “Financial Aid.” Then, click on the button labeled “Check Your Status.” If it’s your first time logging in, you’ll need to choose “First Time User” and use your student ID to set up your PIN. Otherwise, use your PIN to sign in and explore your financial aid information.
This form, which is required for all Southeastern students EACH YEAR, is found in Net Partner under the link “Apply Online” once you have logged in. Completing the Student Information Sheet determines your eligibility for many financial aid awards.
Southeastern partners with Tuition Management Systems to offer a payment plan for school expenses in a given year that can be spread over 10 months, depending on the first date of payment. The plans do not charge interest, only a $65 annual fee to enroll. For more details about payment plans, visit https://seu.afford.com/ or call 800.722.4867.
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