First Time Students

Steps to Completing the Registration Process for First Time Students

STEP #1: What to bring with you when registering

Application for Admission

Immunization Record. Submit copy of Immunization Record if born on or after January 1, 1957, as mandated by ACT 141 of 1987. Incoming freshmen and foreign-born, two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. The Arkansas Dept. of Health must approve any exemptions based on Medical, Religious, or Philosophical reasons. You can fill out the online exemption application here.

Driver’s license or State issued photo I.D. card

ACT or Accuplacer test scores. These scores are used for placement in English, Math, and Reading according to the following guidelines:

  • Students who have not scored 19 or above on the English, Math, and Reading portions of the ACT (or have not taken the ACT), must take the Accuplacer exam for placement.
  • If you have not taken the ACT exam, sitting for the Accuplacer test is the easiest. The test is given in the Intake Testing Center located in room 142 of the Student Services Building. Please call the Intake Testing Center at 870-850-4801.

Official copy of your high school transcript or GED tests scores.

Transfer students who have attended another college or university are required to furnish official transcripts when applying for admission. Official transcripts should be mailed to Southeast Arkansas College directly from the sending college, sent electronically to, or provided in a sealed envelope. Required documents can be mailed to the address below:

Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

STEP #2: See an Advisor

Prior to registering for classes, each student must see an advisor. Visit the Student Success Center, Room 160 located in the Student Services Building, for advisement and register for classes via Self Service. If you are paying for the classes yourself, without financial aid, staff will assist in setting up a payment plan.

STEP #3: Visit the Registrar’s Office

After registering for classes, pick up your Student ID from the Registrar’s Office. Student IDs must be worn while on campus. There is no charge for the first student ID, but there is a $5.00 charge for a replacement.

STEP #4: If Needed, Visit Financial Aid

Students who are receiving any type of financial assistance (or who have applied for financial aid) need to go by the Financial Aid Office for verification. Financial Aid is located in Room 152, in the Student Services Building.

Payment plans can be made online via Self Service (Student Planning) or paid in full at the Cashier. See and adhere to payment deadlines to avoid being dropped from your classes.

STEP #5: Purchase Books and Supplies

Visit the Virtual Barnes and Noble Bookstore for your books and supplies. It is recommended you have your registration class schedule in front of you when ordering books and supplies. If you have any issues with using the online bookstore, contact: Meagan Coats at, or by phone at 870-850-3124.