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Students attending classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden (SEM) must be admitted to Southeast Missouri State University.  Admission applications are available at the SEM campus.  There is a $30 non-refundable admission fee at the time of registration.  Admission information can be found on the University Admissions Web page.

Am I enrolled as a student of Southeast Missouri State University - Malden (SEM) or Southeast?

Students attending classes at SEM are students of Southeast Missouri State University.

New Students

New students should apply for admission by submitting the following to SEM:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form
  2. Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  3. Students are welcome to register on the earliest possible date for new student registration

Step Up Admission Program

Traditional students who do not meet beginning freshman admission criteria may be admitted through the Step Up Program. Enrollment is limited to nine credit hours (three courses) for the first four weeks of the semester. After the first four weeks, attendance and academic progress is verified. Students who maintain a ‘C’ or higher in the nine credit hours, as well as a satisfactory record of attendance and class participation, may enroll in a three-credit-hour, 11-week course, UI100 First Year Seminar, to gain full-time enrollment status.

Southeast enrollment will continue to be restricted to a Southeast regional campus until the student successfully completes 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

A non-traditional beginning freshman applicant is admissible to the University with a high school diploma or GED. A non-traditional student, for the purpose of admission to Southeast, meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. age 21 or older (by the first day of classes),
  2. married,
  3. has a dependent, or
  4. is a veteran of qualified armed forces active duty.


Malden Regional Campus
700 North Douglass
Malden, Missouri 63863