SU College Connect

New first-time freshmen who do not meet the admission requirements to gain acceptance into Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR), Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), or Louisiana State University Shreveport Campus (LSUS) may be referred for consideration to enroll in the SU College Connect Program.

Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) began a collaborative agreement in the fall of 2010 with Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). A similar agreement was reached with Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR) in the fall of 2012 and the Louisiana State University at Shreveport Campus (LSU-S) in the spring of 2016. The program offers developmental and beginning college-level courses to those students who do not meet the criteria for regular admission to SUBR, SUNO or LSU-S. Such students will be allowed to enroll in the program through SUSLA and attend classes offered on the SUBR, SUNO or LSU-S campuses. SUSLA is the “HOME” campus, and the four-year institution is the “HOST” institution. When a student has completed, a minimum of, 15 transferable hours of college-level work (including college-level English and Math) and attained an overall grade point average of at least 2.0, he or she is eligible to transfer to SUBR, SUNO or LSU-S. Admissions and transfer procedures will be facilitated by admissions officers at the respective campuses.

Students do not have to pay an additional application fee. Participation in the SU College Connect Program prepares this population of students to ultimately enroll as a SUBR, SUNO, or LSUS student. Students enrolled in the program pay SUSLA tuition and the fees of the host campus. Financial aid applications must be submitted to SUSLA. Participants will have access to all university resources and activities on the SUBR, SUNO or LSU-S campuses and may opt to also reside in campus housing provided by the host campus.

For those who do not wish to transfer, he or she can also attain an Associate Degree with SUSLA. Those degrees include the General Studies (AGS), the Louisiana Transfer (AALT), or the Louisiana Transfer (ASLT).

Some of the requirements of participation in the SU College Connect Program include:

  • The applicant must first apply for admission to the four-year institution.
  • Applicants must pay the required application fee to the four-year institution.
  • Applicants are to submit all required documents to be admitted into the four-year institution.
  • Upon review, the four-year institution may REFER the student for participation in Connect.
  • The applicant may be asked to complete an application for admission on the SUSLA website, but an application fee will not be charged.
  • The applicant can be a first–time freshman entering college for the first time with a high school diploma or high school equivalence diploma (HiSet) from a SBESE- Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or out of state equivalent.
  • High School Transcript/GED/HiSet.
  • American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Accuplacer – Next Generation Test scores (for placement purposes only).
  • The applicant can be a transfer student and must be eligible to return to his or her prior institution(s). All transfer students will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine eligibility based upon the number of credits earned from the prior institution(s).
  • Transcripts from the prior institution(s).
  • Proof of current immunization records MUST be submitted to the “HOST” institution.
  • Applicants with previous test scores at other institutions who indicate need for remediation in English will be placed in INRW 098 or INRW 099. If remediation is needed in mathematics, applicants will be placed in Math 089 or Math 090. Applicants have the right to take the Accuplacer – Next Generation Test, at their own expense, to test into a higher level of either English or mathematics.

Note: While the SU College Connect program is designed with new, first-time freshmen in mind, transfer students will be considered for participation on a case-by-case basis. After a review of the college transcript(s), the Director of Admissions and the Coordinator of Connect Programs will decide if the transfer student is eligible for the program.

In order to receive financial aid for SU College Connect, students must add Southern University at Shreveport to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SUSLA’s school code is 007686.

Have you been referred to the SU College Connect Program?
Students who do not meet the admission requirements to enroll at SUBR, SUNO, or LSUS may receive a referral to SU College Connect. In order to begin the admission process the students must complete the SU College Connect web application. If you have received a referral from SUBR, SUNO, or LSUS click here to begin the admission process.

Were you previously enrolled in the SU College Connect Program?
Students enrolled in the SU College Connect program who did not enroll for a regular semester (fall or spring), but would like to return to complete the program must complete an application for re-admission. To re-apply, click here to begin the re-admission process, and select the appropriate application type.

Note: Returning SU College Connect students are required to pay the application fee.

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