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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.

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 COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS are to be mailed to Southeast Arkansas College directly from the sending college, or provided in a sealed envelope. Electronic transcripts are also accepted. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. Bring the completed immunization record, test scores, and college transcripts (if any) to the Admissions Office located in Welcome Center. You can also mail the four documents to Southeast Arkansas College:

Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

If the required documents are not available, conditional admission is possible. Contact Admissions for further information.

STEP #2: Visit the Registrar’s Office

Take required system photo. Students must provide a current photo ID such as a driver’s license. The Registrar's Office located in the Student Services Building, Room 145.

STEP #3: If Needed, Visit the Testing Center

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. For instance, if a student scores an 18 on the ACT Reading assessment, the student will need to take the Accuplacer Reading assessment for placement. The Intake Testing Center is located in room 142 of the Student Services Building.

STEP #4: See an Advisor

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

STEP #5: Return to Registrar’s Office

After registering for classes, pick up your Student ID and Parking Permit from the Registrar’s Office. Student IDs must be worn while on campus. There is no charge for the first parking permit, but there is a $5.00 charge for replacement or additional permits. Tickets will be issued if parking on campus without displaying the parking permit.

STEP #6: 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 or paid in full at the Cashier. See and adhere to payment deadlines to avoid being dropped from your classes.

STEP #7: Purchase Books and Supplies

Visit the Barnes and Noble Bookstore located in College Hall Commons to purchase your books and supplies. It is recommended you have your registration class schedule with you when making your purchase. Bookstore personnel will use your schedule will ensure the correct books are purchased.