Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Admissions for Beginning Freshmen from Louisiana




English: I, II, III, IV


Mathematics: Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra II, Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Pre-Calculus, Advanced Functions & Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, Approved Elective (including approved IBC related course)


Natural Science:Biology, Chemistry, two (2) units from: Physical Science, integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology,


Social Science: Civics, AP American Government plus Free enterprise (1/2) unit each), World History, world Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Civics (2nd Semester, ½ Unit), African American Studies,


Foreign Language/Speech: Two (2) units from single language or 2 units of Speech


Arts: Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit: Art, Dance, Music, theatre Arts, Applied Arts,


Total Core Curriculum Units

And Minimum Overall High School GPA of 2.0

And Require no developmental courses by having a minimum ACT English Score of 18 and Math Score of 19 (SAT Verbal score of 450 and SAT Math Score of 460)

And One of the following: core GPA of 2.0 or ACT Composite score of 20 (SAT Composite of 940).

Beginning Freshmen (Out-of-State or Home-Schooled)

Freshman students, who graduate from out-of-state schools or home schooled, must meet one of the following minimum admissions criteria:

Criteria 1

  • Completion of Louisiana Board of Regents' high school core curriculum;
  • Minimum ACT English score of 18 AND math score of 19 (SAT verbal score of 450 AND SAT math score of 460);

One of the following:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale OR
  • Core GPA of 2.0 or ACT composite score 0f 20 (SAT Composite of 940)

Criteria 2

  • Minimum composite ACT score of 20 (SAT composite score of 940);
  • Minimum ACT English score of 18 and math score of 19 (SAT verbal score of 450 AND SAT math score of 460);
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;

Criteria 3

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 23 (SAT composite score of 1060);
  • Minimum ACT English score of 18 AND math score of 19 (SAT verbal score of 450 AND SAT math score of 460)


Admissions for Students with GED

Students who have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) program must have an ACT composite score of 20 or higher (SAT of 900 or higher),


Admissions for International Students

International students for whom English is a second language have two options to satisfy SUBR's English proficiency requirement. They may take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

  • A minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL or a score of 5 on the IELTS
  • High School GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Have a minimum ACT English score of 18 AND ACT math score of 19 (SAT critical reading score of 450 AND SAT math score of 460