SEL serves students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Low income background as defined by federal TRiO guidelines.
- First-generation college student (custodial parent(s), adoptive parent(s), or legal guardian(s) do not have a four-year college degree).
- Physical or Learning disability. Disability must be documented with the office of Learning Enrichment and Disability Services.