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Emerging Jags




Southern University’s Emerging Jags program is designed to inspire students to make the most of their first year on the bluff and develop a proactive approach to learning and understanding their educational options and career opportunities. In addition participants are encouraged to set their sights on a college degree from one of our six premier colleges which include, College of Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Business, Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Nursing and Allied Health, and College of Sciences and Engineering. #ThereIsGreatnessInYou


  • Have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Regents Core 4 Curriculum
  • Have at least ACT composite score of 16-19 or
  • Have at least a Total SAT Score of 880-1020 


  • Admissions Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized test scores
  • Immunization Records
  • Signed Emerging Jags Contract
  • Enroll in 15 Credit Hours #15toFinishIn4 
    • Will not take Science/Natural Science first semester


  • Peer Mentor
  • Tutoring Services
  • Early Faculty Interaction
  • Academic Empowerment Workshops 
  • One-on-One Intrusive Academic Coaching Sessions


  • Complete FASFA
  • Register for Orientation
    • Attend Summer Session (If attending Summer School
    • Sign up for a Mentor during Orientation.


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Contact Information: 


Phone: 225.771.5401

Location: T.H. Harris Hall Suite 1075