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Applicants must submit a completed application package with the following items:

  • An application for admission

  • Official transcripts from all previous schools (including evidence of obtaining a high school diploma) or Evidence of successful completion of the Test of General Educational Development (GED) in the form of an official report of test scores, mailed directly from the Department of Education or the official GED Testing Center to the Office of Admissions.

  • For students born after 1956, proof of immunization or immunity to measles, mumps and rubella 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. Proof of tetanus/diphtheria immunization is also required. A student may claim exemption from the immunization requirement for medical or personal reasons; however, the University will require the student to leave the campus and be excluded from class in the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps or rubella. Students claiming exemption will not be permitted back on campus or in class until the outbreak is over or until proof of adequate immunization has been submitted to the Office Admissions.

  • Submit a non-refundable twenty-dollar money order to cover admission fee.

  • Submit American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Applicants who have not taken the ACT battery, or if the score is not available, must take the ACT on one of the five (5) national test dates or the Residual ACT on established test dates set by the SUSLA Testing Center. Contact the SUSLA Testing Center at the University address or call 318-670-6450 for testing dates.

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.

Provisional admission of fourteen (14) days may be granted pending receipt of required data. The registration of any student whose admission records are still incomplete 14 days after the first day of classes may be automatically canceled with no refund of fees.

Application priority deadline for admission are:

July 1 for Fall Semester

April 1 for Summer Session

November 1 for Spring Semester


All first-time freshmen students must participate in the orientation program

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in the orientation program.

This program includes placement testing, affords the student an opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor, and is a part of the registration process for the fall and spring semesters.