Rule #1 in college admissions... make sure you select a school that is right for you... a place you can be successful!

Rule #2 in college admissions... Meet the deadlines.

Here is a complete “To Do” list. Follow this list, check things off and make notes. The list is provided to successfully guide you to Southeast!

May 2016

  • Apply for admission and scholarships. Apply online or request one from us by calling (573) 651-2590.

June-August 2016

  • Summer is a great time to visit colleges. As your college search process moves into high gear, we invite you to spend a day with us – make your reservation now
  • Know your cumulative GPA and class rank. Compare your academic record to Southeast’s academic scholarship criteria. Southeast academic scholarships are awarded automatically, providing you meet the criteria.
  • Review your senior schedule to make sure you will meet the academic core curriculum requirements for admission to Southeast.
  • Register for the September 10 ACT by August 5

September 2016

  • Apply for admission and scholarships. Apply online, pick up an application from your high school or community college counselor or request one from us by calling (573) 651-2590.
  • Take ACT on September 10
  • Register for October 22 ACT by September 16
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules

October 2016

  • Attend Show Me Day on October 15 - register now
  • Visit with Southeast at the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair in St. Louis on October 16
  • Take ACT on October 22
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules
  • Attend Southeast's Multicultural Showcase on October 29
  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA is now available online.

November 2016

  • Attend Show Me Day on November 12 or November 14 – register now
  • Register for December 10 ACT by November 4
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules

December 2016

  • Take ACT on December 10
    (December ACT results can be used for scholarship consideration, but you must apply for admission by December 1.)
  • December 1 - Early Admission Consideration and Scholarship Deadline – Application for Admission and Residence Life Leadership Scholarship Application must be received for scholarship consideration. All scholarships except the Governor’s, Regents’ and President's will continue to be awarded through March 1.
  • December 1 - Recommended Housing Contract Completion Date
    Note: Housing contracts can be submitted through My Southeast, the student portal. To meet this recommended contract completion date, we advise you to submit all admission materials by November 1.
  • 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.

January 2017

  • Register for February 11 ACT by January 13
  • January 15 is the recommended FAFSA completion date for students wishing to meet the February 1 financial aid priority processing deadline for Southeast.

February 2017

  • Take ACT on February 11 (February ACT results can be used for March 1 scholarship consideration, but you must apply for admission by March 1.)
  • February 1 – Southeast's Priority Financial Aid Deadline - Applying for financial aid by February 1 will improve your chances of receiving federal (SEOG) and institutional (Bridge to Success) grant funds, low-interest (Perkins) loans, Federal Work Study, and financial aid from the State of Missouri.
  • Attend Show Me Day on February 18 or February 20 - register now
  • Register for First STEP (orientation).
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules

 March 2017

  • March 1 – Endowed and Sponsored Scholarship deadline – Apply through My Southeast, the student portal. View scholarships and application instructions  
  • March 1 – Final deadline for all scholarships
  • Register for April 8 ACT by March 3
  • Attend Show Me Day on March 25 – register now
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedule

April 2017

  • Take ACT on April 8 (April ACT results are not used in scholarship consideration for graduating seniors) 

May 2017

  • May 1 – Return academic scholarship award agreement and accept financial aid award offers through My Southeast, the student portal. 
  • Register for June 10 ACT by May 5

June 2017

  • Congratulations on your high school graduation!
  • Send Southeast a final high school transcript. Your admission file is re-evaluated during this time to confirm that you have completed the required core curriculum and maintained a sufficient cumulative GPA.
  • Take ACT on June 10 (June ACT results are not used in scholarship consideration for graduating seniors)

July 2017

  • Housing and roommate assignments mailed and available through My Southeast, the student portal  
  • Interested in working on campus? View job openings

August 2017

Welcome to Southeast! 

  • August 17 – Move-in Day for resident students
  • August 18 – Convocation and Southeast 101 – for all new Southeast students
  • August 21 – First day of the fall semester

 

Contact

573.651.2590
admissions@semo.edu
Academic Hall 100D
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701