We know that becoming a student with Southeastern University can raise questions about what it’s like to study online, tuition affordability and more. Here are the answers to questions we’re commonly asked by prospective students like you.
- Yes. Check with your enrollment counselor to see if you may be eligible for any of these benefits.
- We offer a hands-on approach to assist you through the application process, your degree journey and even career placement. From the time you apply to the day you graduate, we offer support for all aspects of the experience. Throughout your education, you will have access to an enrollment counselor, tuition planner and online advisor.
Admission and Transferring
- Typically, you don’t have to take these exams. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
- We offer six start dates throughout the year, so you can begin classes when it’s most convenient for you. To view start dates and other important dates, view our Academic Calendar.
Being an Online Student
- Yes. Our online students are an extension of our community. You are welcome to visit campus, use our library or other amenities and attend campus events.
- We offer three 16-week semesters that are each broken into two eight-week terms. This allows you to focus on just one or two classes at a time, instead of four or five courses.
- All exams are offered through the online classroom on Brightspace. We do not require you to come to campus. Every course will differ, but tests are usually open-book and timed.
- Classes are fully online and asynchronous, meaning that you can login at any point during the day, as long as your assignments are submitted before their deadlines.
- As an online student, you're still part of a community. We have enrollment counselors, advisors and tuition planners who will work closely with you for the duration of your program. You’ll also have access to our tutoring services, career services and the online library.
- You will not automatically receive a student ID, but you can apply for one either by visiting our campus or by submitting documentation online. Ask your enrollment counselor for details.
- No, there is typically no need for you to come to campus.
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- Undergraduate students may be eligible for federal grants through financial aid, which do not have to be repaid. However, not all undergraduate students will receive federal grants. We also offer payment plan options to spread the cost over a few months. Once you apply, you'll have access to a tuition planner, who will work with you to determine the best financial plan. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.
- We proudly welcome those who have served our country and God in the armed forces. We are a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and you can earn veterans benefits under the GI Bill. For information, visit our Financial Aid page.
- As an adult learner, you can seek private scholarships and grants, as well as tuition reimbursement benefits that may be offered through your employer.