We assess each applicant as an individual, by evaluating work experience, academic profile, professional and personal maturity, and patterns of success. The Admission Committee looks for individuals who will be future leaders in respective fields. Southern University is interested in students who want to learn. The university does not discriminate against any individual because of age, sex, race, marital status, physical disability or religious affiliations. The office of admission reserves the right to request any additional information before a decision for admission is made. Providing false or incomplete information on the application for admission may result in a denial of admission or revocation of enrollment.
Acceptable scores at Southern Admission Test (SAT) or any International entrance examinations acceptable score. New students are admitted throughout the year, for spring, summer and fall semesters. Please check for the last date of submitting an application in a particular semester. All admission queries should be directed to the Admission. Application forms are available @ Tk. 500/=Only completed applications with all certificates, transcripts, mark sheets, letters of recommendation and photographs, etc. of the students will be processed.
Admission Diploma /Certificate
There are no fixed criteria in these programs. The Admission Committee looks for individuals who want to learn in any suitable course(s). Students who want to learn are encouraged to enroll.
Academic Qualifications for Admission:
- The admission eligibility for undergraduate, graduate and Diploma level at private universities approved by UGC is determined as follows:
i)Private Universities shall not advertise admission or admission to any program or course other than the program or course approved by the University Grants Commission.
ii) A candidate must have minimum GPA 2.50 or equivalent grade in each SSC or equivalent examination and HSC examinations or equivalent examination. If there is minimum GPA 2.00 in any of these two examination, the candidate must have total GPA 6.00 in both examination.
iii) The candidate must have minimum 5 Subjects in O-Level and 2 subjects in A-Level examinations with minimum grade of B (GPA 4.00 ) in 4 subjects and of C (GPA 3.50) in 3 subjects of 7 subjects in both the examinations.
iv) Children of the freedom fighters may apply with an aggregate GPA of 5.00 in SSC/SSC(Vocational)/Dakhil and HSC/Alim or equivalent.
v)For the programs or courses titled Music, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphics Design, Library Science & Information Technology, the candidate should have a minimum of GPA 2.00 in SSC/O-Level and HSC/Aor equivalent public examinations at each level.
vi) Students with a science background in SSC/SSC(Vocational)/Dakhil, HSC/Alim or equivalent examinations are only allowed to get admission in the programs/courses at the Bachelor’s (BSc), Master’s (MSc) and Diploma level under the Faculty of Science and Technology. Students who passed from Arts, Humanities and Business background are not allowed to get admission in B.Sc., MSc and Diploma programs.
vii) Students having GED Diploma degree will not be eligible for admission to the private universities.
viii) Students seeking admission to the Masters programs must have GPA 2.00 or equivalent at Bachelor program having the above mentioned educational qualifications.
2.It is, therefore, directed to admit the students in the approved programs/courses of the commission at the private universities subject to the educational qualifications mentioned above. At the same time, the commission’s office circular regarding the admission policy of the students issued on 10 April 2016 (Office Memo no.3010) has been cancelled.
Course Enrollment Dates
Students approved for admission may enroll in on-campus courses any time prior to and including the first two weeks of class for each semester.
An official evaluation of transferred credit is made as quickly as possible after you are admitted to a program. The Admissions Office will help you with an unofficial transcript review at your request. If a course taken at another institution is not offered at SOUTHERN, elective credit may be granted for that course. Elective credits may be applied toward degree requirements but may not be used to satisfy any specific course requirement. Grades less than C- will not transfer. The Registrar??s Office completes transferred credit evaluations. The application for course exemption and credit transfer by a newly enrolled student into a program may be submitted to the head of the concerned department and the decision of the dean will be final.
Early Admission Policy
Students under the age of 18 may apply for early admission to Southern, who appeared Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board exam or A-level exam or any equivalent exam and yet to get passing grade can be qualified for provisional admission. A student must submit a recommendation from proper university authority with proper documents and must fulfill admission criteria within one year. Early applicants to Southern must provide an official transcript of all high school work and test scores from Southern Admission Test (SAT). The results of these tests, along with the HSC record, will be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for admission.
All incoming freshmen are required to take an evaluation test. The results are helpful in counseling and placement. An applicant who does not hold a high school diploma may be admitted if s/he is qualified through an interview with the admission committee and presents all required documents.
The medium of instruction is English. All new applicants to the program are required to present the evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission.
Former full-time Southern University students, who miss one or more semesters and attend another college or university, must apply for readmission before the semester commencement (of re-entry). There is no application fee. But re-admission fee required. A student must submit official transcripts from any institution attended since leaving Southern and meet Southern transfer student admission policy.
Students enrolled at another college or university may be admitted to Southern for one semester as a guest student. An extension of one additional semester may be granted for extenuating circumstances. If a student intends to enroll full-time for more than one semester, a student must submit an application for admission as a transferred student. Guest students assume responsibility for determining if Southern courses apply to their program at the college/University from which they intend to graduate.
A uniform grading system approved by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh(UGC) , the highest controlling authority of the universities in Bangladesh for all universities (public, private)is followed for the placement of students in different grades. All course work is graded according to a unified grading system as shown in the following chart.
A student’s semester grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of hours attempted. Grade point totals are calculated by multiplying the number of credit hours of a course by the number of points for the corresponding grade received. A student’s grade point average will be determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of hours attempted with the exception of courses in which marks of “CR”, “W”, “WA”, “R”, “AU”, “S”, “U”, “I”, are received.
All international students must submit a certified letter of support from the sponsors. Students must submit the application two months before the semester begins. International students tuition fee are same as local.
Students seeking readmission must complete an application for admission if more than two semesters have elapsed since their last attendance at the University. Such students must comply with the government formalities for admission and required to pay re-admission fee.
Scholarship/Financial Aid Policies
The University offers its students Scholarship/ Financial Assistance for their studies within its limited scope on the basis academic background and Semester grade.
Transfer for Degree
Transfer students seeking admission to University must have a minimum 2.5-grade point average from the recognized institution of higher education and must have been in good standing from the institution last attended. In addition, applicants must fulfill and submit the admission requirements of the University. All transcripts become the property of Southern University and are not returnable. Transferred students who were denied before admission may re-apply after taking additional courses that raise their overall GPA to above a 2.5.
All tuition and fees are payable according to established due dates. Students delinquent in payment of a financial obligation are subject to enrollment cancellation and/or late fees until all amounts due the University are paid or satisfactory arrangements are made with the Business Office. Anyone who is delinquent in any obligation to the University will not be allowed to register for classes. Additionally, University services will not be provided until financial obligations are met. Registration is not complete until fees are paid. A check or draft returned to the University and not honored by the bank constitutes nonpayment and results in cancellation of registration.
If you decide to drop your classes, you must complete each step to officially withdraw from the University.
1. Pick up an Official Withdrawal Request from the Student Affairs/Admission
2. Clear any outstanding charges or holds that may prevent your return at a later date or prevent the release of your academic record.
3. Complete the entire Withdrawal Form and obtain the required signatures (shown on the form).
4. If you have benefited from financial aid/scholarship, you may be required to visit the account/Finance Office.
Deliver the completed form to the Accounts Office. Your withdrawal date will be determined by the date the completed form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Any refunds will be calculated as of that date. All withdrawals should be done in person. If you are unable to complete the process in person, the registrar is the only University authority who can authorize the process of your withdrawal over the phone. Refunds are made in accordance with the above schedule. After your completed withdrawal form is accepted, your University charges will be reduced according to the schedule. If you have not received any form of financial aid/scholarship and there is a credit balance on your account, you will be sent a refund check. If you have received aid, your aid may have to be returned to the appropriate source. You may owe money!
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Courses Dropped Time of Withdrawal % of Refund
Any or all classes Prior to class – 6th school day* 100%
Dropping all classes 7th-8th school day 90%
Dropping all classes 9th-19th school day 50%
Dropping all classes 20th-38th school day 25%
*There are no refunds for partial drops after the sixth day.