Welcome to Southeast. We're happy you are starting your college experience here.

Follow the steps below to apply for admission as an undergraduate transfer student. International applicants who have completed any post-secondary education are considered undergraduate transfer students. We can't wait to see what you do!


Required application documents include:

  • Official Transcripts 
    • Arrange to have official copies of your academic transcripts sent to Southeast.
    • For transfer students, Southeast requires official transcripts to be received directly from the educational institution before admission decisions and transfer credit evaluations can be made. 
    • We cannot accept external evaluations instead of transcripts for transfer students. 
    • Review the academic credential standards for transcripts to be official. Academic credential standards for transcripts to be official are detailed on our policies and guidelines page
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • Test scores submitted by the applicant are considered unofficial. After the applicant is admitted, official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency by the deadline listed under policies
  • Financial affidavit and proof of finances
    • Web-only applicants are not required to submit proof of finances
    • Submitted financial documents must be dated within one calendar year of the intended program start date.
  • Passport copy 
    • Please include valid passport copies for all dependents listed on your application.  
    • A passport must be valid at least six months beyond the intended program start date.  
  • Standardized test scores (Optional for admission) 
    • ACT/SAT scores are not required for admissions but may be used to qualify for merit-based scholarships and may be used for Math and English course placement.   
    • Submitted copies of test scores are considered unofficial. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be official.  Scholarship determination and course placement will only occur once official test results have been received from the testing agency.  


  • Go to our application page and create an account.   
  • Choose the level (Academic Level = Undergraduate/Bachelor’s, Student Type = New Transfer) and the program you want to study, as well as the entry term you are applying for.  Please be sure to complete your application before our posted Application Deadlines
  • Upload all required documents in the application.  Important notes: 
    • All uploaded files must be in .pdf format 
    • If possible, save your .pdf files with your family name and the name of the document (e.g., Smith_transcript.pdf).    
    • Be sure to upload the required documents in the correct fields.   
    • Only one document can be uploaded into each field.  Documents saved in an upload field will be deleted from the system when another document is uploaded. 
  • Submit the online application and pay the $60 non-refundable application fee before our posted Application Deadlines.  


  • Transfer credit is typically completed two to four weeks from the time of acceptance. Once your transfer credit is evaluated, you will receive an email from the Registrar. You can then find all the details for what courses transfer on your SEMO degree works.
  • Please be advised that you are required to list all schools you have attended in your application.  If you do not disclose previous educational experiences, you can be expelled, denied admission, or refused transfer credit.
  • Southeast does not require a tuition deposit.  First tuition payment is due at the beginning of the first semester. 



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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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