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Transfer Admissions

 Finish your degree: you’ll do that here.

Bring everything you’ve learned and complete your degree here. At Southeast, you'll start building your resume as soon as you're on campus. We give every student personal support. So, whether it's questions in the transfer process or launching an extraordinary career, you won't be going it alone. 

Plan Your Transfer

A little planning goes a long way. Use our tools to prepare your application.

If you have an Associate of Arts from a regionally accredited community college, you will have completed the general education program at Southeast. It is important to note that some majors require specific general education courses to fulfill degree requirements.

Cost & Scholarships

If you have the will, we have the way! Southeast is one of the most affordable universities in Missouri, making your degree a smart investment. Check out the links below for more transfer scholarship opportunities.

Mark Your Calendar

Application Deadlines


Transfer Application Checklist

  • Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Criteria for Admission

  • Cumulative 2.0 college GPA
  • 24 or more academic, transferable college hours or meet beginning freshman admission requirements

Next Steps

Once you have applied for admission, what's next? Follow these steps.

  • If you haven’t yet, you and a parent (if you are a dependent student) should create an FSA ID. The FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information online and allows a parent of a dependent student to sign a child's FAFSA electronically.
  • Complete the FAFSA by January 15 to meet Southeast's recommended processing date of February 1. This will improve your chances of receiving federal grant funds, Federal Work Study, and financial aid from the state of Missouri.
  • Financial aid award information will be emailed to your Southeast email account in mid-December.
  • Visit our Veterans and Military Services site for information on using veterans benefits.
  • All full-time Southeast students live on campus for the first two years unless exemption criteria are met.
  • After you’re admitted to Southeast, you may complete the Contract for University Housing online via the My Southeast admitted student portal. A $150 housing deposit is required at the time of submission.
  • Complete your housing contract as soon as possible. December 1 is the priority housing contract completion date.
  • Learn more about the room and roommate selection process.

As a part of the admission process, you will receive an advising transcript and degree audit report from the Registrar's Office approximately a month before registration begins. This information will show how transfer course work is accepted and applied toward your degree program.  You will also receive the name and phone number of the office to contact for advising and enrollment information. View academic advising contacts.

As a transfer student, you must speak with an advisor or attend one of the orientation sessions to enroll in classes.

  • If you have 24 or more transferable hours, Transfer Orientation is encouraged. Orientation sessions are offered at various times during the spring, summer and fall semesters. During the orientation you will receive academic program requirements, student life, on campus housing and dining, parking, and financial aid information, as well as register for classes. Advance registration is required.
  • If you have fewer than 24 transferable hours, you are required to attend First STEP orientation. First STEP information is included in your admission packet. Register online. For more information about Transfer Orientation, contact New Student Programs at (573) 651-5166 or

Admissions Office Contact

Transfer Admission
(573) 651-2590 |



Academic Hall 100D
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701