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!

June-August 2015

  • 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 ACT by August 7

September 2015

  • Take ACT on September 12
  • Register for October ACT by September 18

October 2015

  • Attend Show Me Day on October 10 - register now
  • Visit with Southeast at the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair in St. Louis on October 18
  • Take ACT on October 24
  • 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.
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules

November 2015

  • Attend Show Me Day on November 14 or November 16 – register now
  • Register for December ACT by November 6
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules
  • Attend Southeast's Multicultural Showcase on November 21

December 2015

  • Take ACT on December 12
    (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 apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PIN. The PIN serves as your identifier to let you electronically submit your FAFSA.

January 2016

  • Register for February ACT by January 8
  • The 2016-2017 FAFSA is now available online

February 2016

  • Take ACT on February 6 (February ACT results can be used for March 1 scholarship consideration, but you must apply for admission by March 1.)
  • Submit the FAFSA by February 15.  This will ensure your FAFSA is received by the federal processing center by March 1.
  • Attend Show Me Day on February 13 or February 15 - register now
  • Register for First STEP (orientation).
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedules

 March 2016

  • 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
  • March 1 – Priority Financial Aid Deadline - Applying for financial aid by March 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.
  • Register for April ACT by March 4
  • Visit with a Southeast admissions counselor at your high school – view visit schedule

April 2016

  • Attend Show Me Day on April 2 – register now
  • Financial aid award emails sent to your Southeast email account.
  • Take ACT on April 9 (April ACT results are not used in scholarship consideration for graduating seniors) 

May 2016

  • May 1 – Return academic scholarship award agreement and accept financial aid award offers through My Southeast, the student portal. 
  • Register for June ACT by May 6

June 2016

  • 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 11 (June ACT results are not used in scholarship consideration for graduating seniors)

July 2016

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

August 2016

Welcome to Southeast! 

  • August 18 – Move-in Day for resident students
  • August 19 – Southeast 101 – for all new Southeast students
  • August 22 – First day of the fall semester