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    Admissions Process
    Preparation Is Key

    Many students find the college application process intimidating, even discouraging. That is why the first rule of college preparation is to involve your parents and high school counselor at every step. They can provide the motivation and guidance you need along the way.

    course, there is no guarantee to getting into any particular college. Even top students get turned away from their first choices. You can, however, significantly improve your chances by studying hard, rounding out your interests, and following an organized plan to get you there.

    As the criteria for college entrance grows, so does the popularity of selective schools. So making sure that you are prepared is the key. Below you will find additional resources to help you and Freshman Admission requirements for entrance to Southern University.

    Freshman Admission Requirements
    As you make your plans for college, you need to keep in mind your high school academic requirements. To see what the university requires for admission, click on the above link to download the requirements.

    Southern's Admission Process

    Southern University operates on a two semester plan (fall & spring) and a maymester, an eight-week summer semester, a two four week summer semester. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southern University is open to all persons who are eligible for admission, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, physical disabilities, veteran status, and any other non-merit factors. Eligibility for admission is determined by the Office of Admissions in accordance with University policies.

    Southern University offers special programs for high school juniors and seniors or high school graduates with exceptional college preparatory credentials. The qualified student can seek early or concurrent admission to the university and can petition for advanced standing through credit by examination.

    Individual colleges or schools within the University may have specific requirements for admission above those listed here. For information concerning individual college requirements, consult the appropriate college section of this catalog.


    For More Information About the Admissions Process  click here

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