Quick Guide to becoming a Jaguar

Steps to becoming a Jaguar:

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Apply for admissions


Congratulations! You've been admitted! Next steps:


Submit Missing Documents

View your application status and list of missing and submitted documents by logging in as a returning user on your Banner Self-Service Account.


Submit required documents by mail, fax, or email:

Southern University Office of Admissions and Recruitment
P.O. Box 9231
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Fax: (225)771-4441

Email: admissions@subr.edu


Shot Records:
Shot records (or immunization records) can be sent via mail, emailed to admissions@subr.edu, or faxed to 225-771-4441. It must include dated proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines.


Transcripts should come from your school’s registrar. If a paper transcript is submitted, the document must be in a sealed, unopened envelope provided by your school’s registrar. Transcripts can be sent electronically if this option is made available by your registrar, or you can have them mailed to our office.


Testing Services:
The Center for Student Success at SUBR provides placement testing and credit by examination. For more information, call 225-771-4312 or email success@subr.edu.


Banner ID and Pin

  1. Log on to www.subr.edu
  2. Under Students, click the Self-Service Banner link
  3. Click Secure Area with “U” number and PIN
  4. Enter your User ID: (U Number)
  5. Enter your PIN: 
    1. For first time users the PIN is your 6 digit date of birth (MMDDYY). Example: Date of Birth: April 01, 1988 Pin:040188.
  6. Select Login
Banner provides complete access to:
  • View outstanding financial aid requirements
  • Accept offered financial aid
  • Register for classes
  • Pay your bill
  • Check your grades

Apply for Financial Aid


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to allow financial aid to determine which types of aid yoiu qualify for. Southern University and A & M College's Code is 002025.

Step 2: To obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN), go to www.pin.ed.gov

Step 3: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR).  If your SAR is rejected, requires correction or you are selected for a process called verification, you should read and take the appropriate action.

Step 4:     Respond Immediately to Requests for Information from the Financial Aid Office.  Once the Office of Student Financial Aid receives your SAR, we will forward to your SUBR email account a "Missing information" email account outlining any additional information the office may require to complete your application.

Step 5:  Visit the Financial Aid Homepage to learn more about scholarships, tuition and fees, types of aid and more.

Step 6: Accept your Financial Aid Terms & Conditions as well as your awards

Apply for Housing

Step 1: Visit the Residence Life and Housing website to view on-campus housing options and policies.

Step 2: Complete the housing application online. You will need your SUBR email address and password to apply.  Please check your personal email address used when submitting your admission application for this information.  If you need assistance, please contact the helpdesk at (225)771-3935.

        Tip: Applying early increases your chance of getting your preferred hall and roommate.

Sign up for New Student Orientation

Step 1: Review the dates for your New Student Orienation session.

Step 2: Sign up and meet the professional staff who will guide you to college graduation. You’ll meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, and get your SUBR student ID card and parking pass. You’ll also get to know your new college home, meet new people, and have fun!

        Note: Orientation is required for new first time students and transfers.

Academic Advising and Registration

New Freshmen and Transfers with under 30 hours:
New freshmen are registered for classes after they register for orientation. Visit the Center for Student Success website for more information about advising or to meet your Academic Coach.

New Transfers with over 30 hours:
If you’re a new transfer student, you’ll receive advising contact information soon after you’re admitted. You can also look for your major and contact the corresponding person or office by visiting the Academic Affairs website.

Pay your bill and complete the registration process


View your account balance in Banner to pay in full or set up an installment plan.  Even if your financial aid covers your full balance, you must log into Banner to complete the enrollment process. 

Your registration is NOT completed until you see the green message in Banner confirming "You have completed the registration process."

Follow these instructions for paying fees online and completing the registration process.

      Tip: Pay before the deadline so you won’t be dropped from your classes.



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