FRESHMAN ADMISSIONS

Students who have earned diplomas from approved high schools in the United States should meet the following
requirements for admission:

• High School units of 16.5 or more as follows:

SUBJECTS

English
Required:
Four units of English Composition and Literature – English I, II, III, and IV
(English 9, 10, 11 and 12). Courses in Business English, Journalism, Reading, Speech or
Remedial English are not considered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Mathematics
Required
: Three units of mathematics to be selected from: Algebra I or Algebra 1A and 1B (two units) AND
Algebra II AND either Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus or an approved advanced math substitute . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Natural Science
Required:
One unit of Biology, AND Chemistry AND either Earth Science, Environmental Science,
Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, Physics for Technology (one unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Social Sciences
Required:
American History AND either World History, Western Civilization, or World Geography AND
either Civics and Free Enterprise (one unit combined) or Civics (one unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Fine Arts Survey
Required:
Fine Arts Survey or substitute two units of performance courses in music, dance and/or theater; or
two units of visual arts; or substitute two units of studio art; or substitute one unit of an elective among the
other subjects listed in this core curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Foreign Language
Required:
Two units of the same language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Computer Science
Required:
1/2 unit of computer science, computer literacy, or business computer applications, or substitute at least
one-half unit of an elective course related to computers approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education or one-half unit as an elective from among the other subjects listed in this core curriculum . . . . . . . . . . 1/2

TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.5 units


** Effective with high school graduates of Fall 2008, core curriculum will increase from 16.5 units to 17.5 units. The additional unit must be
chosen from Advanced Math or Science.


AND
• ACT Score of 20 or better (SAT of 940 or better.)

OR
• High School GPA of 2.0 (based on 4.0) or better.

OR
• Rank in top 50% of graduation class

AND
• Require no more than one remedial course by having a minimum ACT English and Math subscore of 18 (SAT Verbal score of 450 or Math score of 430).

Reminder
Please submit an official high school transcript, and a copy of your test scores and immunization record.
  Most Louisiana high schools are now submitting electronic transcripts to the State Department of Education. Once your application for admission is submitted, Southern University's Office of Admissions can request an electronic copy of your high school transcript from the State Department of Education. If you have any questions, your guidance counselor can verify your school's participation in this program.
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