Admission’s Policies


Admission Policies

Admissions

General Requirements

Planning Suggestions for High School Students: High school students are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT in the spring of their junior year and apply early in their senior year. Register for the ACT online at act.org. Southeastern’s school code for the ACT is 4327. Register for the SAT at collegeboard.com. Southeastern’s school code for the SAT is 3776. It is recommended that in January of the high school senior year, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Apply online at fafsa.ed.gov. Southeastern’s school code for the FAFSA is 042740. Receipt of financial aid is dependent on acceptance for admission. Grants are generally awarded by March each year for the fall and by October for the spring. These grants are dependent on the FAFSA filing date and score.  

 

High School Graduation: Applicants for degree programs must have graduated from high school or have an equivalent General Education Certificate (GED) offered by the State Department of Education. Southeastern recognizes some students graduate from a homeschool or nontraditional high school program. These students must submit a transcript of completed coursework to be evaluated on an individual basis by the Admission Officers. If this requirement is not met a student may be allowed to enroll as a Special Student upon approval from the Administration.

 

Academic Entrance Requirements: All incoming freshmen must submit ACT or SAT scores to the Office of the Registrar. Although there is no set minimum score for admission, an applicant’s score must indicate the ability to perform satisfactorily on the college level. Students who either have a high school GPA lower than a 2.00 or have an ACT composite score lower than an 18 will be admitted on academic probation. Applicants who do not submit either an ACT or SAT score are subject to being placed on academic probation.

Character and Testimony: Southeastern Free Will Baptist College is a distinctively Christian college, established for the purpose of training Christians for the service of their Lord.  Therefore, each applicant must submit a written statement affirming a personal faith in Jesus Christ.  Three references are also required, including one from the student’s pastor, who can testify to the student’s faith and Christian character. Relatives of the student are disqualified as a person of reference.

Procedures: Applications are to be submitted online through the College website.

  1. Go to www.sfwbc.edu/apply to begin the application process.
  2. After paying the application fee ($50.00 non-refundable), complete the remainder of the application process.
  3. You will be logging into our student management system, Populi.
  4. In Populi you will submit the following:
  • Academic Information*
  • Background Information*
  • Emergency Statement*
  • High School Transcript or GED**
  • Immunization Form*
  • Pastor Reference Form*
  • Current Photo
  • Spiritual Information*
  • Statement of Agreement*
  • SAT/ACT Scores***
  • Medical Form****

* These must be received by the college office before a student can be accepted as a student and admitted to class. All other items must be submitted in an expedient manner and are required for continued enrollment.

** If this requirement is not met a student may be allowed to enroll as a Special Student

***Students who either have a high school GPA lower than a 2.00 or have an ACT composite score lower than an 18 will be admitted on academic probation. Applicants who do not submit either an ACT or SAT score are subject to being placed on academic probation.

Residence Requirement: Residence students are required to take nine credit hours. All students are expected to be residence students except those students who met the following guidelines: married students; single students who are 23 years old (exceptions to this may be granted for students who are 22 and in their 5th year of college), and single students under 23 years of age who live with their immediate families or legal guardians.

 

Transfer Students: Students wishing to transfer from other colleges must have all transcripts from each college or university sent directly to Southeastern. Only when the official transcript is received will the awarded transfer credit(s) be given. It is expected that transfer students be in good standing with the institution they last attended. The transfer of credits is subject to the following limitations:

1)    Courses from accredited institutions, either regionally or nationally (as approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation) may be eligible to receive transfer credit.

2)    The Office of the Registrar will inspect transcripts and credit will be given where appropriate.

3)    Appeals of transfer credit must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Upon receipt, the Registrar, the chair of the major department and the Academic Dean, may award additional credit.

4)    Courses need to be fundamentally equivalent in content and level to Southeastern’s courses.

5)    No credit will be given for transfer courses in which a grade lower than a “C” was earned.

6)    All students who wish to transfer an English course equivalent to EN 101 or EN 102 must demonstrate competence on an English Proficiency Exam.

7)    Any courses from an unaccredited college must be proven by examination or by probationary residence. The student must complete his/her first 24 hours of coursework with at least a 2.00 GPA to satisfy the requirements for probationary residence. No more than 30 hours of unaccredited college credit will be allowed to transfer in. Any appeals to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Upon receipt, the Registrar, the chair of the major department and the Academic Dean, may award additional credit.

8)    Academic credits will not be transferred from a known degree mill as defined by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) on their website (chea.org).

9)    Upon enrolling, approval is required by the department chair or program coordinator for any courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a degree from Southeastern. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for the appropriate forms. If no prior permission is given for the taking of a course at another institution, the course may not be allowed to be transferred in for credit.

10)  A student must earn at least thirty hours from Southeastern and spend two semesters in residence in order to receive a degree from the College.

11)  In general, any course credits over ten years old will not be eligible for transfer. Any appeals to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Upon receipt, the Registrar, the chair of the major department, and the Academic Dean may award additional credit.

Graduates and students, who have officially withdrawn, can have their official transcripts issued by request to the Office of the Registrar. All financial obligations must be satisfied with the College to receive diplomas and transcripts. The first requested sent copy is free, but subsequent requested copies are $5 each.

Credit by Examination: High school students may receive up to 15 semester hours of credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Advanced Placement Examination (provided the grade is 3 or better). Interested students should contact their high school principal or the Office of the Registrar for details.

 

Credit for Life Experience: A limited number of courses are now available through “Credit for Life Experience” which is done in compliance with the guidelines of the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Requirements for completion include a documented portfolio. The granting of such credit hours is predicated upon the matriculation and full enrollment of the student and the completion of residence requirements.

 

Recruiting Compliance: The Director of Development is responsible for assuring compliance with institutional policies and apply to all employees and agents who do any recruiting activities.

 

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