Transferring to a new university may seem daunting, but the Southeast Office of Admissions is here to make your transition to Southeast as easy as possible.


The thing you probably want to know most is how your credits will transfer. We have two super simple ways to find out. First, Southeast has a transfer equivalency tool which allows you to enter your completed classes and see what applies at Southeast! A general rule of thumb is to choose an Associate of Arts if you plan to transfer to a four-year school because it is designed specifically to transfer to four-year schools. Or, we have transfer counselors who are here to assist you through the process.

Southeast also helps transfer students financially. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA annually. When you complete the FAFSA annually, add the school code (002501), so your financial aid can be processed at Southeast. Your financial aid information will determine how your aid is packaged and may look different than it does at your current institution. Plus, we have transfer specific scholarships available!

We recommend transfer students to apply up to a year prior to transfer. This is the maximum time to plan and meet all deadlines comfortably, but we’re here to help if deadlines and planning aren’t your thing! Planning to start in the fall semester, June 1 is your deadline. If you want to start in the spring semester, it is November 1.

One easy, no fee application is all that stands between you and SEMO. No essay is required, just 24 transferable college hours and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Make sure you have your final official transcript sent to Southeast when you are done with your coursework at your current institution. You need to request official transcripts sent directly to Southeast. Most schools have an email option and you can send yours to Those must be received before your application can be processed.

Some students need to live on-campus, so check out the residency requirement to see if that means you.

This may seem like a lot, but we’re here for you! Schedule an appointment with a transfer counselor or learn more online. We can help you plan how your courses will transfer and apply to your major. We can also suggest courses to take prior to transferring. No questions are too silly. Talking to future Redhawks is the best part of our day, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

We can’t wait to see you at Southeast!