Southeast Missouri State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915. Institutional accreditation ensures the quality of Southeast’s educational programs. Students may review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs. Southeast Missouri State University is accredited by:
Association of Colleges and Schools
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Tel: (800) 621-7440
Contact Southeast Missouri State University Provost’s Office with questions or to review accreditation documents:
Academic Hall, Room 130
For accreditation information for the various Southeast schools/colleges, contact the schools/colleges directly (see Accreditation for contact information for individual colleges and programs).
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many offices at Southeast Missouri State University collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the university, both university policy and federal law accord students a number of rights concerning these records. The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes the rules and regulations regarding access and disclosure of student records.
To fulfill FERPA requirements, the university has established policies on student records. The University’s Open Meetings and Open Records Policy, adopted by the Board of Regents on October 30, 1987, outline a student’s rights regarding his/her records, where records about the student may be kept and maintained, what kinds of information are in those records, the conditions under which the student or anyone else may have access to information in those records, and what action a student can take if it is believed that the information in his/her record is inaccurate or that the student’s rights have been compromised. The policies on student records are on the web version of the Bulletin, under Academic Policies and Procedures/Student Records.
For more information, or to receive a copy of your student record, contact:
Academic Hall, Room 057, MS3760
Because the University does not maintain all student records in one location, each office that maintains student records is required by Southeast Missouri State University to abide by the University’s Open Meetings and Open Records Policy, adopted by the Board of Regents.
Facilities & Services for Students with Disabilities
The mission of the Office of Accessibility Services is to foster and develop an academic environment that is accessible and equitable to all, regardless of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.
For information on facilities and services for disabled students, contact:
Office of Accessibility Services
Crisp Hall, Suite 201-202, MS8220
Student Body Diversity
The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the University's Non-Discrimination/Affirmative Action and Sexual Harassment policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that no person is discriminated against or harassed in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability. For information about the diversity of the University student body, contact:
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Academic Hall, Room 011, MS3375
A detailed report can be found at semo.edu/ir/data.htm
Cost of Attending the University
For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:
Student Financial Services
Academic Hall, Room 019, MS3740
Net Price Calculator
Southeast provides a net price calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. The net price calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Southeast Missouri State University each year. The Net Price Calculator is available online at: banssb.semo.edu:8445/apexprod/f?p=400
The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term. See Course Withdrawal Refunds or the PDF policy.
Students who are withdrawing from all classes at the university must notify the Registrar’s Office by following specific withdrawal procedures posted on the web at https://www.semo.edu/registrar/withdrawal-process.html. Refunds periods for dropped courses follows the guidelines at Course Withdrawal Refunds. Students should also contact Student Financial Services to see if withdrawing will affect their financial aid status.
Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Aid)
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title IV grant and loan assistance) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. The repayment policy and guidelines of refund periods for refunds of dropped courses is available online at Course Withdrawal Refunds and from Student Financial Services.
Descriptions of Academic Programs
Information on the University’s academic programs, degree offerings, and plans for future programs is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices. See Curriculum for contact information. Course schedule information can be found at: banssb.semo.edu:8099/PROD/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched
Instructional Facilities and Labs
Information on the university’s instructional facilities and laboratories is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices. See wds.semo.edu/tour/building_index/get.php?filter=all for contact information and for information on library resources at the university.
Information on the university’s faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various schools/colleges.
Transfer Credit Policies
For information on how courses will transfer to Southeast, check out our Transfer Course Conversion site and Transfer Guides. You may also contact:
Office of the Registrar
Academic Hall Room 057
Copyright Infringement Policies
Southeast Missouri State University respects the rights of copyright holders and copyright laws, and expects its faculty, staff, and students to do so as well. In this electronic age, copyrighted works can easily be misused and widely distributed, even without intentionally doing so. Information about the university’s policies related to the use of copyright material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, can be found on the website.
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