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Admission Advisement Schedule
              
               Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10:00am – 6:00pm
               danderson@susla.edu


Admission Requirements

The following documents are required in order to be admitted to the university. The I-20 cannot be issued until all required admission documents are received.  When the student is accepted into the University, a completed I-20 form and a letter of acceptance will be given or sent to the student.  The Designated School Official (DSO) will assist students residing in the U.S. by processing their change of visa status or their application for a transfer from another U.S. school and by having all required documents forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Overseas students will have to go to their local U.S. Consulate or Embassy with their passport, I-20 form issued by SUSLA, and appropriate financial information to apply for an F-1 Student Visa.  Students studying with an F-1 Student Visa are required to study in a full-time program (a minimum of 12 hours per semester).

  • Application for Admission.  To apply online, click here:
  • Application Fee.  A non-refundable application fee of $30.00 fee. The application fee can be paid online when submitting your application, or it can be mailed in the form of a cashier’s check or money order.  All students are required to pay the appropriate application fee.
  • High School Transcript (New First-time Freshmen Only).  You must submit final official high school transcript showing evidence of obtaining a high school diploma.  We will accept a “true certified copy of the original” transcript.
  • Official College Transcript (Transfer Students).  Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all previous schools enrolled.  This is true even if you did not earn any credits, or if you do not desire to transfer those credits to SUSLA. 
  • Foreign Credit Evaluation.  SUSLA does not conduct its own foreign credit evaluations for the purpose of transfer of academic credit earned overseas.  International students are responsible for costs involved for an evaluator and for making all the necessary arrangements. You must select the “Comprehensive Course-by-Course Report” on the evaluation application request.  SUSLA will accept foreign credit evaluations from a certified credentials evaluator. 

Some students have used:

World Education Services, Inc.
 P.O. Box 5087
 Bowling Green Station
 New York, NY 10274-5087
 Phone: (212) 966-6311
 Fax: (212) 739-6100
 email: info@wes.org
http://www.wes.org

  • Proof of Immunization.  For students born after 1956, proof of immunization or immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, and meningitis must be provided to the Office of Admissions prior to registration. This policy applies to all students entering Southern University at Shreveport for the first time and all students returning after an absence of one semester or more.
  • Certification of Financial Resources.  All international applicants must submit an affidavit of financial support, certified by a bank or government official stating ability to meet all expenses. A copy of the student recent (not more than 30 days old) bank statement, or a letter from their bank (in English) showing the student has sufficient funds for the length of study at SUSLA.
  • Official Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for students whose country use English as second language. The International English Language Test (IELTS) will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
  • Proof of Immunization. 
    • Students born after 1956, proof of immunization or immunity to measles, mumps and rubella, and meningitis must be provided to the Office of Admissions and Records prior to registration. This policy applies to all students entering SUSLA for the first time and all students returning after an absence of one semester or more. Proof of tetanus/diphtheria immunization is also required.
  • ACT or SAT scores. All new first-time freshmen under age 25 are required to submit ACT or SAT scores. 
    • Applicants who have not taken the ACT should take the ACT Residual on one of the established test dates set by the SUSLA Testing Center. Contact the SUSLA Testing Center at 318-670-6450 for testing dates.
    • We will accept test scores via fax.  Fax to 318-670-6483.
    • International students will be granted conditional acceptance without ACT or SAT scores, pending receipt of the ACT residual results.

Records submitted become the property of the University and will not be returned. Falsification of any information when applying for admission may result in the denial of admission or dismissal from the University.  The registration of any student whose admission records are incomplete fourteen (14) days after the first day of classes may be automatically canceled with no refund of fees.

Priority Application Deadlines.  The Office of Admissions strives to process admission applications between 7 to 10 business days after receipt of all required admission documents.  To meet this goal, the following admission application deadlines are in placed to ensure priority processing:

Fall Semester – July 1st
Summer Sessions – April 1st
Spring Semester – November 1st

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