Starting college involves preparation. At Southeast, we will assist you every step of the way. An admission counselor is available to provide one-on-one guidance throughout the process.
We're excited you're here, future Redhawk! Here are some important dates you need to know:
November 1: Suggested application date to meet the recommended housing contract completion date of December 1.
December 1: Early admission consideration and scholarship guarantee deadline.
January 15: Recommended FAFSA completion date.
March 1: Deadline for Residence Life Leadership Award and Copper Dome Scholarships as funds allow.
To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must first be admitted to Southeast. Once admitted, the financial aid award process can take four to six weeks to complete.
To be considered for admission, submit these items:
Please allow 7-10 days for application processing and transcript evaluation. Admission to the University does not indicate admission to programs that have additional admission criteria and/or specific prerequisites.
A traditional beginning freshman applicant is evaluated on ACT/SAT score (if taken),
high school cumulative grade point average (GPA), class rank, and high school core
curriculum courses. We offer test optional admissions and superscore* the ACT and
Fall 2020 Criteria
|Cumulative HS GPA on a 4.0 Scale||ACT Composite or Superscore*||SAT (ERW+M) or Superscore*|
|3.5+||and||No ACT or <18||or||No SAT or <960|
*The ACT superscore is a composite of a student's highest english, math, reading, and science subscores, regardles of test date. The SAT superscore is the total of a student's highest ERW and math subscores, regardless of test date.
Students who may not be ready for Southeast’s academic challenge are given several options to consider, including possible transfer to Southeast in the future. For more information, visit our alternative admission options page.
If you are from one of the below student populations, click to read more about admission guidelines.
We want to invest in you. Southeast is one of the most accredited and one of the most affordable institutions in Missouri, plus we award over 1,500 endowed scholarships each year. Our new Copper Dome Scholarship program even provides progressive values, so your scholarship grows with you!
Once you have applied for admission, what's next? Follow these steps.
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.
Office of Admissions
Phone: (573) 651-2590
Fax: (573) 651-5936
Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4710