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International Undergraduate Students – Freshmen


Admission Requirements: New freshmen must have at least an ACT composite of 20 or SAT of 1030 or have a GPA of 2.7.

Academic Records: Original, final high school/secondary transcript(s) and original diploma and/or certificate of completion must be analyzed by a NACES educational credential evaluation service such as SpantranIERF or ECE with course by course and GPA. If you are in the last semester of your final year of secondary/high school, Southeastern requires a signed letter from a school administrator stating that you are expected to graduate on ______ (date). Admitted students must still bring an original, final transcript and proof of graduation (e.g., diploma) to Southeastern in order to enroll in classes.

English Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or iTEP Academic score for admission to the institution. The minimum score requirements are as follows:


Minimum Score for Undergraduates

TOEFL Internet-Based 61
TOEFL Computer-Based 173
TOEFL Paper-Based 500
PTE Academic 44
iTEP Academic 3.5

*Students with an Internet-based TOEFL score between 48 – 60 or an IELTS score of 5.0 may complete a minimum of 12 weeks in an ESL program approved by the Oklahoma State Regents and meet the English language proficiency requirements.

*You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is your first language or you graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English. 

Financial Support Documentation: Submit an Undergraduate Affidavit of Financial Support along with an original bank statement stamped and signed by a bank official (within 6 months of your enrollment) demonstrating that your sponsor has a liquid US$ balance that covers the cost of your enrollment at Southeastern for the first year of your degree program. All documents must be in English. If not, an English translation must accompany the original. A new Affidavit of Financial Support is required each year.

Passport Name Page: Copy of the biographic page of your passport showing your name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. If dependents will accompany you to Southeastern, provide copies of their passport biographic pages, along with marriage and birth certificates, as applicable, to verify your family relationship.

Statement of Understanding: Please read the Statement of Understanding carefully. You must agree to each of these statements before you will be considered for admission.

US $30.00 Application/International Fee: This is not refundable. To pay the fee, please call the Southeastern Business Office (580-745-2850) to pay your application fee (paying with a credit card is recommended). Note: Please tell the Business Office that you are an international applicant.

Receiving your I-20: When the application fee and all documents are received, we will move forward with reviewing your file for admission to the University.  Once you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter and your initial I-20.

**There may be additional academic requirements for student-athletes per athletic eligibility.