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Southern

This is a great way for high school juniors and seniors to experience what it looks and feels like to be a part of Southern. Explore our 1,300-acre campus, talk with professors from areas you’re considering as a major, and audition for music scholarships.

Our student leaders even take you off-campus for a fun activity in Chattanooga, recently voted the No. 1 city in America by readers of Outside magazine. We pick up the tab for meals and accommodations for you and your immediate family. Search available dates and register.

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Campus Visit

You are welcome to visit Southern at any time during the year, but for true one-on-one attention we recommend our guided tours that are available for certain dates throughout the year. We answer your questions honestly about what it takes to succeed at Southern, but don’t shy away from talking about all the fun you will have here, too. Schedule a visit, get directions and lodging information.

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Smart
Start

Southern offers a free 3 credit-hour class in the summer for undergraduates enrolling for the first time. Just pay for books, food, and rent, and the tuition is on us. But it’s not all about the money (although saving more than $1,750 is pretty sweet). SmartStart is a great opportunity to learn your way around campus, make some early friendships, and get accustomed to the independence and responsibility that university life is all about. View sample list of available courses.

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Southern Academics

Academic
Majors

Nursing and business may be the two most popular majors on campus, but there are endless additional possibilities, including new programs such as vegetarian culinary arts and global policy and service! If you feel God pulling you toward a specific life work, there’s a strong probability that Southern offers the courses necessary to help get you started down that path.


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Study
Abroad

By studying in a foreign country you can earn college credit while gaining a global perspective (and, we suspect, a ton of great memories). Students who choose this option are often pursuing a major or minor in a modern language, but that’s not a requirement. Choose from 10 different countries and immerse yourself in the culture while continuing your education.


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Academic
Resources

Develop your college survival skills by utilizing any or all of these resources Southern makes available to students. Get help with your paper in the McKee Library or the Writing Center. Take career assessments and personality inventories in Testing Services. Learn how to speed-read and make the best use of your time in Learning Support Services.


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Our
Professors

Southern’s faculty inspires students each day through their expert research in a variety of fields: DNA testing on ancient plants, computer chip innovations, and the life and writings of C.S. Lewis, just to name a few. The professors are more than simply teachers, they’re mentors and spiritual leaders as well. Call them smart. Call them cutting-edge. And before long, you’ll likely grow to call them friends.


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Our amazing Admissions team is here to help you learn everything you need to know about Southern Adventist University and the college-search experience. Use the form below to connect to our team—we’ll introduce you to one of our team members and get you on your way.

 

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Southern Admissions

General Requirements

Transfer Requirements

International Requirements

Homeschool Requirements

There’s nothing we enjoy more than watching you grow in Christ while getting a solid education in the classroom. But there are certain requirements new and transfer students need to scratch off the list first. View test score and transcript information. View Requirement

At Southern, we welcome an increasing number of students who are transferring from other colleges and universities. Since programs at other institutions vary widely, we will need to work with you to confirm which credits transfer to help ensure your academic success in our programs. View Requirements

International students are a rich part of campus life at Southern. Those applying from outside the Unites States have their academic preparation, finances, and English proficiency reviewed by the university’s Admissions Committee. The extra work involved makes the deadlines and other details even more important. We appreciate all you do to come be a part of Southern! View Requirements

Homeschool programs vary widely, requiring a few extra steps to ensure the admissions standards are applied evenly as students join the Southern family (don’t get us wrong, we’re sure your parents were the best teachers EVER). In addition to meeting the general requirements, homeschool students need to submit an academic portfolio and be at least 17 years old to live in a residence hall. View Requirements

General Requirements

There’s nothing we enjoy more than watching you grow in Christ while getting a solid education in the classroom. But there are certain requirements new and transfer students need to scratch off the list first. View test score and transcript information. View Requirements

TransferRequirements

At Southern, we welcome an increasing number of students who are transferring from other colleges and universities. Since programs at other institutions vary widely, we will need to work with you to confirm which credits transfer to help ensure your academic success in our programs. View Requirements

International Requirements

International students are a rich part of campus life at Southern. Those applying from outside the Unites States have their academic preparation, finances, and English proficiency reviewed by the university’s Admissions Committee. The extra work involved makes the deadlines and other details even more important. We appreciate all you do to come be a part of Southern! View academic, financial, and governmental details. View Requirements

Homeschool Requirements

Homeschool programs vary widely, requiring a few extra steps to ensure the admissions standards are applied evenly as students join the Southern family (don’t get us wrong, we’re sure your parents were the best teachers EVER). In addition to meeting the general requirements, homeschool students need to submit an academic portfolio and be at least 17 years old to live in a residence hall. View portfolio requirements, homeschool sequence. View Requirements

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CampusLife

Student Life

When you come to Southern, you’ll join a busy community of young adults participating in activities ranging from student government to the student newspaper (and everything in between). So many friendships are born and careers cultivated outside the classroom that clubs and organizations often take on as big a role in shaping your future as do the courses you take. If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, start your own club. Independent spirits are welcome at Southern!

Check out our extensive list of clubs and organizations →

Spiritual Life

Southern’s spirit shines brightest during spontaneous moments such as Bible studies on the promenade or impromptu prayer groups that crop up around campus. It is also seen when professors have devotion time before class and offer Christian perspectives to a secular subject matter. It’s in our DNA to care and share. It’s in yours, too.

Learn about campus ministries, missions, and worship opportunities →

Campus Housing

Welcome to your home away from home. Southern offers many student housing options including three residence halls and several university apartment communities. Friendly upperclassmen make for resourceful residence assistants, and our faculty and staff will even help bring your essentials in on moving day!

Learn more about our student housing →

Recreation

Whether you’re into intramurals or prefer to fly solo, whether you enjoy staying cool inside or going to extremes outdoors, Southern has something for you. The cave, climbing walls, biking trails, swimming pools, and wellness center are all popular options for those who can’t sit still … and those are just the on-campus options!

Learn more about our on and off-campus recreation opportunities →

Performing Groups

Southern has nine performing groups that travel across the United States and abroad, showcasing our talented students. If you believe life has a soundtrack, we have seven musical ensembles (three choirs and four instrumental groups) just waiting to tell your story. Our gymnastics team performs for a variety of audiences, including NBA halftime shows, and or drama team delivers sketches and plays with an uplifting message. Whether you are drawn to the stage, or enjoying watching from a distance, these groups were created with you in mind.

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Finances

Southern is committed to providing every student the opportunity to obtain a Christian education. In fact (thanks to generous donations by friends of the university) the amount you pay to learn here is less than what we spend to teach you. Talk about a good deal! We call this Tuition Freedom and celebrate it each Spring. Southern also offers a nearly limitless supply of student job opportunities to help with the cost of school—and the cost of having fun while you’re in school. Crunch the numbers using sample yearly fees.

Tuition and Fees

Southern is committed to providing every student the opportunity to obtain a Christian education. In fact (thanks to generous donations by friends of the university) the amount you pay to learn here is less than what we spend to teach you. Talk about a good deal! We call this Tuition Freedom and celebrate it each Spring. Southern also offers a nearly limitless supply of student job opportunities to help with the cost of school—and the cost of having fun while you’re in school.

Crunch the numbers using sample yearly fees

Financial Assistance

Looking for expert advice? Our student finance counselors can answer questions and assist you in finding the money you need. You want to be here. They want you to be here. It’s a match made in Heaven. The Financial Help Booklet is another great resource for quick answers if you need information after hours when counselors are not available.

Learn about financial aid

Grants and Scholarships

Southern awards millions of dollars in grants and scholarships each year, many of which are exclusively for freshmen! In addition, we provide funds for student performers (music, drama, gymnastics), missionaries, and summer camp workers, among others. Find out what money is available from Southern and where to look for more.

View the most popular scholarship categories

About Our Loans

Should you need to borrow money for college, we’ve got the details right here. Quickly learn the difference between the three primary options: Stafford Loans (need-based and non need-based), Parent PLUS loans, and alternative loans. Our student finance counselors are experts at assisting in this process.

Learn about available loans, recommended lenders

FAQs

It’s smart to approach big financial decisions carefully. We’d worry if you didn’t! This section of our website contains replies to some of the most common questions both students and parents have when planning how to best pay for college.

Scroll through our list of FAQs