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Steps to Apply

In response to the COVID-19, we are making several accommodations to our international admissions process. Some of them are:

  • Admission decisions can be made for first-time undergraduate and graduate applicants with unofficial transcripts and test scores. (Transfer students, however, will still be required to submit official documents.
  • We are now accepting the results of in-person tests such as GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and Duolingo.

Apply to Southeast in 4 Easy steps 

1. Submit your Online application

2. Pay the $40 application fee

3. Email your supporting documents

To ensure efficiency and timely processing, please try to include all required documents in one email (per student) and provide the student last name, first name and date of birth in the subject line.

Email (or reply to the confirmation email you received after you submitted your online application) with a scanned copy of the following items:


  • Emailed test scores and transcripts are considered unofficial. 
  • Graduate students: See if your program requires additional items.
  • IEP students are not required to submit test scores.
  • Web-only students are not required to submit proof of finances. 
  • If you are studying in the US, please submit the SEVIS Visa Status Verification Form. This form is a verification of your visa status, and not a request to transfer your SEVIS record to us.
  • If you have standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), please submit the official test scores for placement purposes in English and Mathematics. Lack of official test scores may require you to take a placement exam.Kindly note that unofficial ACT/SAT test scores CANNOT be used for placement. 

4. Mail your official transcripts

Southeast can admit most first-time undergraduate and graduate applicants based on the submission of unofficial copies of their transcripts and test scores. However, official copies of all transcripts and test scores must be submitted prior to the deadlines listed below. Admitted students are not allowed to enroll in courses or claim scholarship benefits until all required official documents have been received and processed. Click here to learn more about our academic credential requirements.

February 1 IEP students starting in March
April 1 IEP students starting in Summer
July 1 Fall- August entry
September 1 IEP students starting in October
December 1 Spring- January entry

Our office address is:

Office of International Education and Services
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS 2000
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Click here to enter your tracking number to check if our office has received and reviewed your packet.

If you were admitted to SEMO before you received your final transcripts/certificate, you must mail to our office the official transcripts that you sent via email as well as your official final transcripts/certificates by the deadlines listed above.

Non-degree seeking students (example: visiting, IEP) are not required to mail your official transcripts.

The deadlines listed above are not applicable to transfer students. Transfer students must submit official transcripts for admission and transfer credit review.

To learn about out general admission criteria, including English proficiency standards, financial requirements, etc. please see our policies.

Returning students do not have to pay the $40 application fee or submit official transcripts from SEMO. All other requirements still apply. Please email for specific requirements.


International Village Admin Building 101 – Located at:
1025 N. Sprigg St.
Cape Girardeau, MO

International Education and Services
One University Plaza, MS2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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