During a recent high school counselor workshop, Southeastern announced a new admissions opportunity for first-time students called “Fast Track.” Beginning in the fall of 2022, high school students with a minimum 2.50 GPA will be automatically admissible to the university through Fast Track. As an expansion of the university’s test-flexible approach, ACT scores will not be required for admission.

For Southeastern, test-flexible refers to the types of test scores accepted for English and math placement, including Accuplacer, ALEKS, ACT, Pre-ACT, PSAT, SAT, and LEAP. Meeting eligibility requirements for TOPS and institutional scholarships at Southeastern will still require ACT/SAT scores.

“As a leader in higher education, we are committed to serving the needs of our region by providing access to an outstanding post-secondary education and college experience,” said President John L. Crain. “Fast Track will allow us to provide earlier admission decisions for students, be flexible in using multiple potential measures to place them in appropriate courses of study and shepherd their success through academic support systems, including academic skill-building coursework and corequisite models for math and English when appropriate.”

While the existing admission criteria for the university remains in place, the additional option of admitting based solely on the high school GPA allows for greater student opportunities and aligns with the mission of Southeastern, said Director of Admissions Anthony Ranatza.

“As the pandemic continues to disrupt some of the traditional admissions processes, such as securing ACT or SAT scores, Fast Track will allow Southeastern to provide faster admission decisions without having to rely on these scores,” Ranatza explained.

St. Scholastica Academy College Career Advisor Caroline Capps was delighted to hear about the program.

“As an alumna of such an innovative university,” said Capps, “I am excited to learn that Southeastern continues to seek out unique and creative ways to provide opportunities for students.”

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