Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?

SEMO online has been a great choice for me. I was concerned when transferring from a small community college to a larger university, but SEMO has become a comfortable home. I am not just a name or number, even though I am an online student. The faculty and staff have been receptive and responsive to me with information and questions, as I navigate my first semester here. The academics are challenging and engaging. It just feels like I'm right where I am supposed to be!

What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?

SEMO Online is providing me with quality education, at an affordable price, while still challenging and inspiring me, daily.

What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?

My major is Psychology, my minor is in Family Studies, and I'm squeezing in a CAST certificate, also. The program is preparing me to further my work in the nonprofit sector supporting foster children by giving me a very rich, well-rounded education that will allow me to understand some legalities, as well as be supportive of families and children in difficult situations.

Do you have a scholarship?


If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?

My scholarship is helping me afford to pay for my education as I progress. This will allow me to graduate with zero debt, allowing me to do what I love without concern for a heavy, financial burden.

What is your favorite thing about SEMO?

My professors. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know my professors, and forming relationships with them.

Describe SEMO in two sentences.

SEMO allows you to gain a focused, challenging, and respected education. All the while, supporting you with knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff/faculty.

What makes SEMO faculty great?

The support and encouragement they provide.

Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.

I am a part of the honors program. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying the extracurricular projects, and getting to know the staff and students involved.