Academic credential standards:
Financial Proof Standards:
Southeast Missouri State University is required by law to verify and retain valid financial information on international applicants who will study on a F-1 or J-1 student visa. This includes Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of Finances to cover anticipated expenses over the duration of their stay in the U.S. Financial documentation must be submitted along with other application materials in order for us to make an admission decision and issue immigration documents.
In most cases, the financial information we require will also be required at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when applying for the visa. We recommend the applicant keep a copy of the financial documentation submitted to the university for that purpose.
Translation service recommendations:
You are not required to use any of these translation agencies. There are many translation services available.
Fall Semester - July 1st
Spring Semester - November 1st
Summer Semester - April 1st (IEP Only)*
Graduate students please check to see if your program has early application deadlines.
*Students seeking admission for Bachelor's or Master's may only apply for Spring (January) or Fall (August) entry terms. Any summer IEP student who submits a passing English proficiency test score may begin degree studies only in the following Spring or Fall term.
We do not guarantee offering an acceptance letter or issuing the I-20/DS 2019 after these dates. However, late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Three days after an international applicant is admitted, SEMO will ship their admission packet to them through United States Postal Service (USPS) regular international mail. With this service, admission packets typically arrive within two weeks of being shipped. (Please note: there is no tracking service available for this delivery method.)
However, if someone needs to receive their admission packet sooner, they can elect to pay for an express mailing service that allows them to receive their packet in three to five days. Express shipping requests must be done within three days of notice of admission, otherwise the admission materials will be sent by regular international USPS mail. To request express mailing of your documents, go to the University Express Mail Services website. A credit card is required to order this service (Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards only).
To receive the lowest possible price for express shipping, please be sure to use the University Express Mail Services website. Do not go through any of the carriers' websites directly.
To use this service, you will be required to create your own user account. To request a shipment, you will need your mailing address, an e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. You may request a shipment either to your foreign address, or to a U.S. contact address. If your documents will be sent to a U.S. contact address, please include the name of the person at that address.
Please pay close attention to the information you are entering into the system. Any errors or incomplete information about the credit card, contact information or address information may result in a delay.
If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the “Help” link in the website for step by step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for using the University Express Mail Service:
To recieve your admission packet from SEMO:
To send admissions documents to SEMO:
As a transfer student,
Admission: Your admission will be based onyour overall academic background.
Transfer credit: A detailed evaluation of your previous academic coursework is conducted by the Office of the Registrar. This evaluation determines the credits that will transfer towards your degree at Southeast and a transfer GPA. This process can take 2-4 weeks.
Scholarship: We will evaluate your eligibility for a merit scholarship based on this transfer GPA.