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Self-Reporting FAQ

This page describes Southeast Missouri State University’s procedures for verifying self-reported academic record information submitted within a student’s application for admission.  As official test score and GPA data is received, applicants’ awards are reevaluated.    

All Southeast Missouri State University students who have enrolled or plan to enroll will need to submit official final transcripts and test scores by June 1 for summer/fall term and December 1 for spring term. We will compare the official final transcript and test scores against the self-reported academic record.

Academic integrity and student success are our highest priorities. Southeast Missouri State University has the right to cancel enrollment and scholarships for any students who misrepresented their Academic Record. The Office of Admissions has sole discretion in determining if misrepresentation has occurred.

Any admitted student who confirms their enrollment is required to submit a final, official high school transcript with graduation date sent directly from the high school and official test score(s) sent directly from the testing agency or included on the high school transcript. These official documents are carefully reviewed against the self-reported Academic Record. If the Academic Record is deemed inaccurate, Southeast Missouri State University may change or cancel the admission and scholarship offers, regardless of whether the inaccuracy was intentional or accidental.

Southeast’s ACT Code: 2366
Southeast’s SAT Code: 6655

When a student submits a Southeast Missouri State University application for admission, they are required to acknowledge and sign the following statement:

Southeast Missouri State University – application for admission “I agree” statements:
“I understand that all undergraduate/bachelor's students are required to live on campus for two academic years unless they meet one of the University’s residency exemptions.

By submitting this application, I agree to all Southeast Missouri State University policies and procedures, including Financial Liability: You are responsible to pay all charges on your account by the payment due dates, even if you do not receive a billing statement or your account is being covered by another party. If you do not pay your account immediately at the time of registration, you understand you are entering into a student loan agreement with Southeast Missouri State University and that this agreement means that the charges on your record for the cost of attendance are non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8)(B) [of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code]. Furthermore, this agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri. If your account becomes delinquent, you may be subject to class cancellation and may not receive credit for your enrollment activity although your charges are still due to the University. If your account is referred for collection, you agree to pay all collection fees (not to exceed 40% of your total account balance) plus any reasonable attorney fees, including anything incurred at trial and/or on appeal. Full disclosure of the Financial Liability policy and procedure.

I authorize all educational institutions I have attended to release official transcripts or other information relevant to this application to Southeast. I understand if I am participating in a cooperative degree program between Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State University or another institution, my records may be shared with the cooperating institution. I affirm that all information supplied is complete and accurate. I understand that any misrepresentation or change of facts could be cause for refusal of admission, cancellation of admission or suspension from the University.

The electronic signature consists simply of your name, typed by you on your keyboard. The signature is your confirmation that the application you have filled out is your own work and the information is factually true. Once you type in your name, this will count as your electronic signature.”

When a student is admitted to Southeast Missouri State University, their acceptance letter states:

“This offer of admission requires acceptable completion of your remaining coursework, high school graduation and receipt of your final high school transcript.”

You must be accurate.

  • You should have a copy of your unofficial transcript and test score reports in hand when completing the Academic Record to ensure that information is entered fully and accurately.

You must be honest.

  • Do not adjust your grades in any manner. Do not average or convert them. You must enter your most current cumulative GPA (weighted or unweighted, whichever is highest) exactly as shown on your transcript and report your schools grading scale.

Students should report their highest superscored composite or total score from the same testing agency on the Academic Record. 

Students are required to submit all official test scores directly from the testing agency or include on the official high school transcript by June 1 for summer/fall term and December 1 for spring term. Official results, including composite (or total) scores and subscores, must match the information provided in the applicant's Academic Record. 

We ask that students reference a printed unofficial transcript and unofficial test score reports to minimize any typos or errors.

Misrepresentation or inaccurate entry of information in the Academic Record may be grounds for a change in the admission decision and scholarship offers. These situations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pattern of inaccuracy: A student submits an Academic Record with a pattern of repeated inconsistencies.
  • Single significant error: A student misreports a superscored composite/total score or cumulative GPA that has a significant bearing on the admission decision. Our admissions committee will review final transcripts and test scores in comparison to self-reported information. Students may or may not be asked to provide an explanation for inconsistencies.

Typos determined to be unintentional may still be grounds for a change in the admission decision and scholarship offer. Applicants whose admission or scholarship offer is changed or rescinded will be notified in writing.

An applicant may appeal the cancellation of admission and/or scholarship offer by submitting an appeal request in writing. The appeal must include relevant information as to why the cancellation is inappropriate. Any supporting documentation that has direct bearing on the matter must be included. A review will be conducted to determine the outcome of the appeal.

This information is current for students applying for summer 2020 to fall 2021 admission and may be subject to change in future years. Information may be modified for clarification.

Contact

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