Applicants for College admission are Christians whose academic credentials, reputation of character, and personal goals exhibit a strong likelihood of graduating from Southeastern. Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted. All questions about admission policies or requirements should be directed to the Admissions Office, The College at Southeastern, P.O. Box 1889, Wake Forest, N.C. 27588-1889; phone: (919) 761-2281 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
Incoming students must provide the following information:
• High School Graduation: Proof of high school graduation or a GED is required for admission into The College at Southeastern. High school seniors making application must submit a transcript showing completion of their first semester of their senior year. Upon graduation, the applicant must submit a final transcript. Transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended must be submitted. Applicants who have completed a high school equivalency certificate must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. All transcripts become the property of The College at Southeastern.
• Standardized Tests: An official report of the student’s SAT or ACT scores (sent to Southeastern from the testing agency) is required for admission. Standardized test scores are one component of the student’s academic history considered for admission, though the College recognizes that other components may be more revealing in judging a student’s potential for college graduation. Applicants’ scores should reflect satisfactory performance on standardized tests. (See the English and Math Placement in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.) The SAT college code is 7050. The ACT college code is 3092.
Transfer students must meet all of the above requirements for admission and must submit official transcripts for all postsecondary institutions attended. Credits earned at other institutions will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office for transferability. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of the transfer institution’s catalog. For information on Transfer Credit Policies see the section titled “Undergraduate Transfer of Credits” below.
Home school students making application must submit an official transcript from a lawfully operated non-public school. To be official, a transcript must be accompanied by a copy of the certification verifying the lawful operation of the school. The transcript should contain the home school’s name, address and telephone number, titles of the subjects completed during each academic year, the numerical (or letter) grade and unit credit earned for each subject, and the date of graduation (if applicable). Nationally standardized test scores (e.g. California or Iowa) must also be submitted to the Admissions Office from the testing agency. If deemed necessary for evaluation, the Admissions Office may also request a portfolio or bibliography of high school
course work. Home school students must also submit an official report of the student’s SAT or ACT scores (SAT college code: 7050; ACT college code: 3092).
Undergraduate Admission Procedures
Application for admission is made through the Admissions Office. The following items are needed before an application is considered. (Note: Original forms are required. Faxed copies will not be accepted.)
1. A completed application form and recent “head and shoulders” photo (color or black and white)
2. Three completed Character Reference Forms (one must be from a pastor)
3. A non-refundable application fee of $40
The application fee can be submitted via check or money order. Please include the name of the applicant on the check or money order and mail to the Admissions Office.
4. A completed Medical Information Form
5. A completed Immunization History Form (North Carolina State Health Department standards require that a
completed immunization record be received by Southeastern.)
6. Official transcript(s) from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the Registrar of each school previously attended
7. A completed Church Recommendation Form
8. Spouse’s Personal Statement (if married)
9. An official SAT or ACT score sent directly to the Admissions Office from the testing agency
10. A completed Southeastern Covenant
In some cases, additional documents may be required. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.
Applicants to Southeastern waive all rights to privileged knowledge of the decision making process leading toward admission. All references and other evaluative documents will be confidential. The decision of the Admissions Committee acting officially on behalf of the faculty is final. However, an applicant who fails to be admitted may reapply with the same application materials for the following year.
Undergraduate Application Deadlines
Completed applications may be considered up to 12 months early and should be completed well in advance of the deadline, which is 30 days before the first day of a given semester. The deadline for completed Non-Degree (Credit-Only) applications is also 30 days before the first day of a given semester. Late applications may require delayed enrollment. No student will be admitted as Non-Degree (Credit-Only) after the first day of classes.
Students planning to live in campus housing should note that space is limited, and housing applications are processed by the Housing Office by date of acceptance to Southeastern. Therefore, it is wise to complete the application process as early as possible.
Undergraduate Admission Process
When application materials are complete, they are reviewed by the Director of Admissions. A personal interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee may be required.
Under certain circumstances, applicants may receive a conditional or a restricted admission. Details of any condition or restriction upon enrollment will be provided with the official letter of admission.
International Student Admissions
The admissions procedure for international students requires additional information and processing time due to college policies and the requirements of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
In order to qualify for admission to the college, international students are required to provide a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Southeastern’s school code for the TOEFL is 5620. International applicants are required to complete all the forms and documentation outlined in the International Student Application Packet to insure their financial security while studying at The College at Southeastern. This packet can be found on the college website or is available from the Admissions Office. This packet must be completed in its entirety with the previously stated application requirements, prior to the application review and issuance of an I-20.
Non-Degree (Credit-Only) Admissions
Applicants interested in taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to other institutions, or fulfillment of mission board requirements are welcome to apply as Non-Degree (Credit Only) students. Non-Degree (Credit Only) students are permitted to take up to 30 hours of transferable credit. Fees for Non-Degree (Credit-Only) students are equal to the fees for degree-seeking students. A transcript will be maintained, but the transference of credit is the decision of each degree or certificate granting institution. Non-Degree (Credit Only) students are permitted to occupy student or commuter housing only if their spouse is a degree-seeking student at Southeastern. If a student completes graduate courses prior to entering one of the undergraduate programs of the College, then those graduate credits will not apply to college degree requirements.
With the professor’s approval, students, student spouses, friends of the college, and other interested parties may audit college courses if there is space available. Auditor applications are available from the Registrar. Audit fees apply; see Schedule of Fees for more detail. A transcript record will not be maintained. Non-credit courses such as Theological German and Theological Latin are not available to auditors.
High School Juniors and Seniors
High school juniors and seniors who wish to take courses in the college must be currently enrolled in a high school, have an outstanding high school record, and show proof of completion of the 10th grade. In addition, they must be at least 16 years of age. Juniors may complete 3 credit hours per semester and seniors may complete up to 6 credit hours per semester.
Unique Admissions Requirements for Music Students
Based upon accrediting agency requirements, persons seeking admission to the BACS and Music should (a) have the ability to relate musical sound to notation and terminology both quickly and accurately enough to undertake basic musicianship studies in the freshman year, and (b) have a level of achievement in musical performance that indicates the ability to be successful at the undergraduate level. Therefore, each student entering the BACS and Music will be required to complete do the following during New Student Orientation:
1. Take the “Pre-College Basic Musicianship Test.” In preparation for this exam the student should purchase and complete the workbook in musicianship studies Basic Materials in Music Theory by Greg Steinke and Paul Harder (Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0130993336). If deficiencies are indicated in this area, the student will be required to enroll in MUS 0010, Introduction to Basic Musicianship prior to beginning study in undergraduate level Basic Musicianship classes.
2. Perform in his chosen performance medium for the music faculty. An accompanist will be provided for the
3. In the case of non-keyboard music majors, students will take a Piano Proficiency Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to place the student in the appropriate Piano Lab Class or private piano study. Non-keyboard music majors are required to enroll in Piano Lab or private piano study until piano proficiency is passed.
4. In the case of non-vocal music majors, students will take a Vocal Proficiency Evaluation. The purpose of this
evaluation is to place the student in the appropriate Voice Class or Voice Private Study. Non-vocal music students are required to pass Vocal Proficiency or take the appropriate Voice Class.
As a part of applied study in voice/instrumental/keyboard, each student will present a recital in their chosen performance medium. This recital is usually performed during the last semester of music study and after at least 7 semesters of private study. A Recital Hearing must be passed the semester prior to the recital.