The better question is – what won’t you do?
This is your journey. You need to find the school that’s the right fit, that excels in the programs you want to study, and that helps you achieve your goals. At Southeast, we believe our personal support gives you confidence to exceed your potential. An admission counselor is ready to talk, answer questions, and provide you one-on-one guidance.
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 admission and superscore the ACT and SAT.
|Cumulative HS GPA on a 4.0 Scale||ACT||SAT (ERW+M) or Superscore|
|3.5+||and No ACT or <18||or No SAT or <960|
|2.75+||and 18+||or 960+|
|2.5+||and 19+||or 990+|
|2.0+||and 21+||or 1060+|
We understand that you may be ready for college, but do not meet the standard requirements listed here. Review these alternative admission options or consider transferring to Southeast in the future.
Required 17 Units of High School Core Courses
Home-schooled students should submit the home-school transcript with each course listed by academic year and grade. A cumulative GPA is also required. The home-schooled educator should sign the official transcript. When course titles do not clearly reflect subject content, please include a description. Include an estimated graduation date. If your home school is using a transcript service, have the service send an official transcript. Please note that once a transcript is submitted, it is considered the official record of the student's completed work up to that date and cannot be resubmitted with modifications.
Students who have earned dual credit/early college credit in high school should apply as beginning freshman. If you paid the application fee as a Southeast dual credit/early college credit student, you won't pay it again. You should apply for beginning freshman admission and meet the published deadlines to be considered for admission and scholarships. For information on how your dual credit/early college credit will transfer to Southeast, visit our transfer course equivalency page.
Students completing the Missouri Options Program must have a score of 500 on each of the five sections of the GED or a HiSET score of 15 or higher in each of the five subsections and an ACT of 18 or higher. Missouri Options students are not allowed to enroll in classes until after the date of their high school graduation has passed. An official high school transcript and copy of GED/HSE scores must be submitted. Note: HSE admission criteria are subject to change.
GED recipients under the age of 21 must have a GED score of 2500 or higher and an ACT of 18 or higher. Students with GED scores are not allowed to enroll in classes until after the date of their high school graduation has passed.
Missouri High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients under the age of 21 must have a HiSET score of 15 or higher in each of the five subsections and an ACT of 18 or higher. Students with a HSE are not allowed to enroll in classes until after the date of their high school graduation has passed. Note: HSE admission criteria are subject to change.
Applicants who are non-traditional for the purpose of admission are 21 years of age or older, married, supporting a dependent child or a veteran with qualified armed forces active duty. Documentation is required. High school transcripts with proof of graduation or completion of the GED/HSE must be submitted.
GED recipients may enroll full time with a GED score of 2500 or higher. High school equivalency (HSE) recipients may enroll full time with a Missouri HiSET score of 15 or higher on each of the five subsections. High school graduates will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA and core curriculum to ensure academic preparedness. In addition, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for full-time enrollment.
Students who do not meet these guidelines will be restricted to part-time enrollment (9 credit hours) during their first semester. Regional campus students (Kennett or Sikeston) may utilize the fall semester Step Up Program to gain full-time enrollment. Students can also choose to apply to the Cape College Center.
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.