Admission Procedures

The admission policies of Southeastern Institute were developed to assure that all students have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the program. All entrance requirements have been developed by the administration along with the faculty. Students wishing to attend Southeastern Institute (SEI) should complete the enrollment process well in advance of the date they have chosen to enter school.  This will permit proper scheduling and assure availability of space in the classroom.

All applicants are encouraged to secure guidance from an Admissions Coordinator to determine the necessary requirements for entrance into the program. To be considered for enrollment at Southeastern Institute, all applicants must supply:

  • Verification of high school graduation (transcript, diploma, etc.) showing/verifying date of graduation


  • Verification of GED completion (GED scores or GED diploma)


  • Proof of graduation from a foreign institution comparable to a United States secondary school
  • Students who have completed a home schooled program will also be considered for admission upon receipt of the proper state credential

If a student does not have proper documentation of graduation from high school or a G.E.D program the student must submit an official copy of the high school transcript or (G.E.D.)  It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for the school or issuing agency to send the required credentials directly to the admissions office.

An applicant must make arrangements to take Southeastern Institute’s entrance examination (administered at the School) or provide results of his/her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing examination (ACT). Institution requirements for admission are a combined score of 1230 on the SAT (or 830 on the previously used SAT examination), or a composite score of 17 on the ACT.

Non-U.S. high school and college documents must be submitted with an English translation to the admissions office for evaluation.  Official records must be evaluated by a school approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.

Southeastern Institute reserves the right to accept up to 10% of applicants who do not meet appropriate entrance test scores but who request admission based on other criteria. A current resume and appeal letter from the student (which must be typed and include a minimum of 150 words explaining why the applicant feels they will be a good fit for the program) are reviewed by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Campus President. The applicant must also interview with the Campus President and/or Dean of Academic Affairs. If the appeal is approved an acceptance rubric is placed in the applicant’s academic file.

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