College Access

Under the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management College Access is committed to Connecting and Engaging the Community in educational and college readiness programs that serve as a bridge into the SUSLA.  While aiming to promote secondary and postsecondary partnerships that support the expansion of educational opportunities through educational pathways, community resources, and access programs that meet the needs of special populations. Our Departments service Middle Schools, High Schools, International Populations, and Veterans.

Departments and Services:

Dual Enrollment

The Southern University at Shreveport Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours at their high school. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a "head start" on their college career, as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses. Credits earned under these programs will be applicable toward a degree at Southern University at Shreveport, and are generally transferable to other colleges and universities. However, because each university or college has its own curriculum, Southern University at Shreveport cannot guarantee transferability.

Multicultural and International Affairs   

The International Student Advisor serves as liaison and ombudsman between the university and international students, federal government, public and private agencies, and the community.

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a free federal funded educational outreach program that provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program is designed to assist qualified adults 19 years of age or above in returning to education in college, vo-tech, specialized school or a GED program. EOC also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.

TRIO Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search

The Federal TRiO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college and disabled students to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to baccalaureate programs. These programs are funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

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