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|SOUTHEASTERN TOURS, CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE DURNG SWEET 16
HAMMOND -- Campus tours
and consultations for prospective students considering Southeastern Louisiana
University for college will be available during the Sweet 16 basketball
tournament scheduled March 1-6, Southeastern officials announced.
The university’s Office of Admissions
will schedule individual or small group tours for students and parents,
said Director of Admissions Sam Domiano. Interested parties should call
985-549-5637 or 800-222-SELU.
In addition, Dominano said, display
tables and exhibits on Southeastern will be staffed in the University Center
during the high school tournament.
The fourth largest university
in the state, Southeastern has an enrollment of more than 15,000 students,
drawing heavily from the north shore and the Florida Parishes. The university,
a member of the University of Louisiana System, offers 50 undergraduate
and 18 graduate degree programs.
Earlier this year Southeastern
announced that this summer it will implement part of the new admission
standards that will be mandated statewide by the Louisiana Board of Regents
in 2005. Currently, beginning freshmen must meet one of three requirements:
an ACT composite of at least 20, ranking in the upper 50 percent of their
high school graduating class or at least a 2.0 high school grade point
average on 17.5 units of core courses.
This summer, a new requirement
will be added concerning developmental courses. Students who need more
than one developmental course will have to meet that requirement before
being fully admitted to Southeastern. High school graduating seniors impacted
by the new admissions criteria have a number of options for meeting the
new requirement, including enrolling in Southeastern’s “Summer Bridge”
program or cross-enrolling in a community college to take one or more of
the needed courses while simultaneously Southeastern courses. Students
can also enroll in a community college first and then transfer to Southeastern
after successfully completing developmental work.