Background Check

It is necessary to conduct background checks for all applicants for on-campus studies and most distance learning students. Each applicant must authorize Southeastern to obtain a background check in order to satisfy the admission requirement.

The only exclusion to the background check are special exemptions made for distance learning students who are admitted through a short application for one course off-campus. The Admissions Office has the right to administer the exemption as necessary.

Failure to undergo the background check will result in exclusion from admission consideration. If the background check indicates criminal behavior the applicant may not be awarded admission. Students may appeal the decision, and will have the opportunity to present information disputing the background check.