All students who wish to study at Southeast Missouri State, but are not US citizens or US permanent residents, are required to submit the following:
Non-refundable Application fee of $40.00 (US Dollars)
Covers processing and mailing of admission documents. Check or Dollar Draft payable to “Southeast Missouri State University” OR credit card submission (#14 or online payment system). Please include the name of the applicant on the check or money order.
To pay your fee online, please use the following link: https://www.semo.edu/rl/SFS/index.asp. Please print TWO copies of your confirmation page: one for you to keep and one to include with your application materials.
Complete Transcripts (Mark Sheets)
For secondary and post-secondary levels AND graduation confirmation. Official copies or certified (true) copies or your original documents are required. If your documents are not in English, you must also provide certified English translations. Post-secondary (college/university) transcripts require course descriptions in English to determine credit transferability (undergraduates only). Course descriptions are NOT required for admission, but they should be sent prior to arrival. ONLY graduate applicants without 4+ year bachelor’s or previous master’s are required to submit a WES evaluation.
Affidavit of Support and Financial Verification (#13)
Financial documents must be dated within 12 months of the date of application.You will be held personally responsible for all expenses you incur while in school at Southeast, even if you are sponsored by another person or agency. You will be required to prove your financial ability to the U.S. Consulate in order to be approved for your visa. Southeast Missouri State University has no federal or state funds which are available to foreign students as mandated by law.
Verification of English Proficiency
(Required for undergraduate and graduate applicants)
Applicants must meet one of the two options:
- Option 1: Submit official TOEFL (school code 6655) or IELTS score appropriate to your level:
Internet Based TOEFL (IBT)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Intensive English Program
Option 2: Applicants in good standing who have completed at least one academic year of full-time degree studies at an accredited American university or college may be considered for a waiver of the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.
Students currently in the US on an F or J visa:
Please submit a photocopy of your current I-20 or DS-2019.
If Available, Submit a Copy of Your Passport.
This is to ensure an accurate I-20 or DS-2019 (not required).
Please check whether your specific program requires additional materials.
- Fall Semester - June 1
- Spring Semester - October 1,
- Summer Semester (IEP only) - April 1
- Acceptance letters or I-20s are not guaranteed after these dates.
Submit Application to:
Office of International Education & Services
** Effective as of August 10th, 2011