Thank you for considering Southeast!
- Transfer Student Admission Guidelines
- Transfer Course Conversion
- Transfer Guides
- Transfer Student Steps to Enroll
- Financial Aid
- Advising and Enrollment
We recommend the following dates to ensure the smoothest transfer to Southeast:
These are suggested dates. Students can enroll through the first week of the semester. However, we cannot guarantee financial aid, housing and course availability after these dates.
Apply for Admission:
Fall – June 1 (Scholarship Deadline March 1; Application Deadline July 1)
Spring – November 1
Summer – March 1
To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must first be admitted to Southeast. Upon admission, the financial aid award process can take four to six weeks to complete, provided your FAFSA has been submitted to Southeast.
Submit the Contract for University Housing:
Fall – December 1
For the best possible selection of courses, we recommend scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor during priority registration.
Fall – Mid-April
Spring – Mid-November
Summer – Mid-February
Transfer Student Admission Guidelines
You are eligible for admission as a transfer student if you are in good academic standing at your last accredited college/university and have a 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA with 24 or more transferable hours. If you have fewer than 24 transferable hours at the time of transfer you will also have to meet beginning freshman admission guidelines.
If you are not in good academic standing at your last accredited college/university, you may be considered for probationary admission to Southeast one year after your last semester of full-time enrollment.
A transfer admissions counselor is available to provide one-on-one advising and guidance throughout the transfer process. Transferring from one institution to another involves preparation. At Southeast, we will assist you every step of the way. If you begin your education at a community college and plan to transfer later, we can help select course work for you major at your current school. For information on how courses will transfer to Southeast, check out our Transfer Course Conversion site and Transfer Guides.
When to Apply
Apply for transfer admission at the beginning of your last semester at the current college. You do not need to wait until your current semester is completed. Apply early to take advantage of Southeast's enrollment system. If you plan to transfer in the fall and live on campus, apply for admission by November 1 to meet the Priority Housing Deadline of December 1.
Transfer Student Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Apply for Admission
- Submit the Application for Admission.
- Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee.
- Request official transcripts be sent to Southeast from all colleges or universities you have attended.
Credit from other institutions is accepted providing it applies toward a transfer degree in the institution where it was earned. Transfer of credit is at the discretion of the Registrar at Southeast Missouri State University.
- Students with fewer than 24 transferable hours submit ACT/SAT scores and official high school transcripts.
Note: Admission to the University does not indicate admission to programs that have additional admission criteria and/or specific prerequisites. For information on admission to programs, refer to our Undergraduate Bulletin.
Mail documents to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Step 2: Apply for Scholarships
Southeast offers a variety of scholarships.
- Outstanding Community College Student Scholarship
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
- Community College Scholarship
- Midwest Achievement Award
- Southeast Family of Achievement Award
- Endowed and Sponsored Scholarships
Step 3: Submit Housing Contract
- Upon admission to Southeast, you may complete the Contract for University Housing online via the My Southeast admitted student portal. A $150 housing deposit is required at the time of submission. Transfer students with fewer than 57 transferable hours are required to live in University housing. If you have questions regarding the University’s residency requirements, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (573) 651-2274 or email@example.com.
- Submit your contract quickly for priority consideration. December 1 is the Priority Housing Deadline.
- The University will use your preference information to make room and roommate assignments in July.
- View off-campus housing information if you are not required to live on campus.
Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid
- You and a parent (if you are a dependent student) should apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PIN. The PIN serves as your identifier to let you electronically submit your FAFSA.
- Complete and submit a new or renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- March 1 is Southeast’s Priority Financial Aid Deadline. Applying by March 1 will improve your chances of receiving federal and institutional grant funds, low-interest loans, Federal Work Study, and financial aid from the state of Missouri.
- Financial aid awards will be emailed to your Southeast email account in April.
- Visit our Veterans and Military Services site for information on using veterans benefits.
Step 5: Advising and Enrollment
As a part of the admission process, you will receive an advising transcript and degree audit report from the Registrar's Office approximately a month before registration begins. This information will show how transfer course work is accepted and applied toward your degree program. You will also receive the name and phone number of the office to contact for advising and enrollment information. View academic advising contacts.
As a transfer student, you must speak with an advisor or attend one of the orientation sessions to enroll in classes.
- If you have 24 or more transferable hours, Transfer Orientation is encouraged. Orientation sessions are offered at various times during the spring, summer and fall semesters. During the orientation you will receive academic program requirements, student life, on campus housing and dining, parking, and financial aid information, as well as register for classes. Advance registration is required.
Transfer Orientation Dates:
Semester Dates Spring 2013 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Summer/Fall 2013 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Summer/Fall 2013 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Summer/Fall 2013 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Fall 2013 July 10, 2013
- If you have fewer than 24 transferable hours, you are required to attend First STEP orientation. First STEP information is included in your admission packet. Register online.
For more information about Transfer Orientation, contact New Student Programs at (573) 651-5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.