Students in Advising Center

Each student at the University will have an Academic Advisor. The advisor may be a professional staff advisor or a faculty advisor. Depending on a student's declared major, and when it is declared, a student may have experiences with one or both types of advisors during their academic career at Southeast.

While students are ultimately responsible for their academic success, Advisors serve as guides and resources to aid students as they move toward their academic goals. A student's relationship with their advisor should be collaborative in nature, and both the student and advisor share responsibility for its success.

Advising Process & Course Enrollment

 Know Your Advisor

Students are able to identify their advisor by logging into the portal (MySouthe@st). Upon logging in, click the "Student SS" tab and look for the Academic Profile box, usually the first box on the top-right. Select the current semester from the drop box and click "GO".

 Know Your Academic Standing & Enrollment Dates

It is vital that students know if they have any current holds on their account and how many earned credit hours they have. Holds may prevent course enrollment and earned credit hours will determine which day a student may begin enrolling in courses for the following semester.

Students may review both through their Academic Profile box within the portal (see Know Your Advisor, above, for how to access). Near the bottom of the box, there will be two links: Transcripts & Holds. Remember, when viewing transcripts, it is the earned credit hours which are important.

Enrollment Dates
 Schedule Your Advising Appointment (1-3 Weeks Prior to Enrollment Date)

Students with a professional staff advisor may go to the Academic Advising homepage, locate the appropriate advising center and click "Meet the Staff & Schedule an Appointment". Each advisor has an individual appointment scheduling link.

Students with a faculty advisor will want to contact their advisor directly for information on how to schedule an appointment. Contact information for faculty and staff can be found within the University Directory. Please note, some faculty advisors may utilize sign-up sheets at their office.

 Enroll in Courses

During advising appointments, students and advisors should: review the student's academic standing and progress toward their degree, observe the classes the student is eligible to take the next semester, and determine a plan for how the student will enroll in courses on their enrollment date and identify the enrollment PIN.

Academic Transcripts

A student's transcript is a complete record of their academic history up to the point at which it is being reviewed. This document outlines all previous collegiate courses that have been taken and the earned grades for them. In addition, this document also provides a student's Grade Point Average (GPA).

There are two different types of transcripts: Unofficial and Official. Transcripts are considered official when they are provided by the Registrars Office in a sealed envelope and are presented to the requesting party unopened (Ex. If a student wishes to transfer or go onto graduate school, the new school will request a copy of the student's official transcripts. Southeast would send a copy, at the student's request, of the transcripts to the new institution in a sealed envelope). Transcripts are considered unofficial if presented to the requesting party in any other fashion.

Students may view/print unofficial copies of their transcripts through the portal (MySouthe@st). See instructions for accessing transcript information on the Advising Process tab above.

For more information on requesting official copies of transcripts please click the button below.

Official Transcript Request

Transfer Information

When making the decision to transfer to a new institution or to take additional course work at another institution temporarily (i.e. a summer course), it is important to review if previous or additional coursework form other institutions will transfer to Southeast.

The button below provides information for students who may find themselves in one of the situations mentioned above. Should any questions remain after, students are encouraged to contact the Registrars Office.

Transfer Information

Areas of Study at Southeast

The following link provides students with a close-up view of the more than 200 areas of study at Southeast. From accreditations to career opportunities and from internships to involvement and student organizations - students will learn quickly why Southeast is a great choice!

Areas of Study

Declaring/Changing Majors & Minors

A student wishing to declare or change a major or minor status will need to go to the office of the academic department who offers the major/minor and complete the appropriate paperwork. Please note, changing a major status may result in a new academic advisor being assigned. For access to more information on academic departments, click the button below.

Academic Departments

DegreeWorks

DegreeWorks is a web-based tool to help students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks looks at the degree requirements of the Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins and the coursework completed to produce an easy-to-read audit. In addition, students can also find grades, advisor information, current holds, etc. For more information, click the button below.

DegreeWorks

GPA Calculators

The GPA Predictor allows students to enter upcoming courses and the grades they plan to achieve. The results will show what a student's cumulative GPA would be, if the student achieves the grades they entered into the calculator. Please note, due to the working with cumulative GPA, a student will need information from their transcript to use this tool. Students may view/print unofficial copies of their transcripts through the portal (MySouthe@st). See instructions for accessing transcript information in the portal on the Advising Process tab above.

The Semester GPA Calculator works a lot like the GPA Predictor but does not require the student to know information from their transcript and only provides what a student's semester GPA would be, if they achieved the grades they entered. Students may use this tool to aid them in knowing what it will take to retain a scholarship, come off of or prevent academic probation, etc.

GPA PredictorSemester GPA Calculator

Undergraduate Bulletin

The Southeast Undergraduate Bulletin is the official undergraduate academic catalog for Southeast. Annual versions are printed each year and each student should receive a hard copy during their first semester. A student can find all academic information related to the undergraduate experience at Southeast within this catalog. To access the current Bulletin, click the button below.

Undergraduate Bulletin

University Portal (MySouthe@st)

The MySouthe@st portal provides a unique way to join the Southeast community, stay informed of campus activities and events, etc. Students can register for courses, check e-mail, access class websites, maintain a personal calendar, participate in groups and much more! For more information and to access the login page, click the button below.

MySouthe@st Portal

University Studies Program Information & Handbook

The University Studies program is the core educational program that Southeast Missouri State University requires all students to complete. University Studies courses are designed to help students achieve the high academic expectations of the university by providing the opportunity to develop the skills and dispositions that are characteristic of educated persons from a variety of academic disciplines. Our University Studies program is nationally recognized as one of the best programs in the country. For more information and to access the current handbook, click the button below.

University Studies Program

Students are able to identify their advisor by logging into the portal (MySouthe@st). Upon logging in, click the "Student SS" tab and look for the Academic Profile box, usually the first box on the top-right. Select the current semester from the drop box and click "GO".

Contact information for faculty and staff can be found within the University Directory.

A student's relationship with their advisor should be collaborative in nature, and both the student and advisor share responsibility for its success. Every effort should be made by the student, and their advisor, to create and maintain a positive relationship. However, if a student would like to switch they can contact the appropriate advising center or department office to discuss a possible switch. Please note, for some majors there may not be more than one (1) advisor assigned.

The center for Academic Advising North, located in Polytech Building 301, advises students who have identified majors within the College of Business and the College of Science, Technology & Agriculture.

The Center for Academic Advising South, located in Academic Hall 057, advises students who have identified majors within the College of Education, the College of Health & Human Services, and the College of Liberal Arts.

A student wishing to declare or change a major, or minor, status will need to go to the office of the academic department who offers the major/minor and complete the appropriate paperwork. Please make note of the following:

  • A student is not required to notify or consult with their current advisor before making the change
  • Changing a major status may result in a new advisor being assigned
  • It is not abnormal for a student to change their major. Data shows a high percentage of college students will change their major at least 1-3 times prior to graduation.

For information on locating academic departments, click here.

Enrollment dates are set by the Registrars Office and students are able to find more information by clicking here.

Students register for courses on-line through the portal (MySouthe@st).

Once in the portal:
  • Click the "Student SS" tab
  • Look for the Registration Tools box (usually on the right, second box down) and select "Add or Drop Classes"
  • Identify the correct term from the drop down menu and click "Submit"
  • Enter the individual PIN number (Attained from advisor at appointment, prior to enrollment date)

The GPA Predictor allows students to enter upcoming courses and the grades they plan to achieve. The results will show what a student's cumulative GPA would be, if the student achieves the grades they entered into the calculator. Please note, due to working with cumulative GPA, a student will need information from their transcript to use this tool. Students may view/print unofficial copies of their transcripts through the portal (MySouthe@st). See instructions for accessing transcript information in the portal on the Advising Process tab above.

The Semester GPA Calculator works a lot like the GPA Predictor but does not require the student to know information from their transcript and only provides what a student's semester GPA would be, if they achieved the grades they entered. Students may use this tool to aid them in knowing what it will take to retain a scholarship, come off of or prevent academic probation, etc.

Instructors are asked to provide mid-term grades for each student, once courses reach the eighth week of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are able to access those reported mid-term grades following the eighth week of class.

If a student's grade, at mid-term, for a course is a "D", "F" or "X" the student will receive a litter from the Dean of Students. If a student experiences concern with their mid0term grade(s), they are encouraged to utilize campus resources to assist them in bringing their grade(s) up during the remaining eight weeks of the semester. Such resources include: Speaking with instructors and their academic advisor, attending programs or acquiring a tutor from the Learning Assistance Programs Office, etc.