Southeast Missouri State University encourages home-schooled students to apply. The fall semester early admission consideration and scholarship deadline is December 1. You are encouraged to submit your application by this date for full admission and scholarship consideration. GED/HSE scores are not required for admission. If you are planning to live on campus, you will want to submit your admission application, application fee, transcripts and test scores by November 1, as December 1 is also the first Priority Housing Deadline.
Applications will be accepted after the below dates. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must first be admitted to Southeast. Upon admission, the financial aid award process can take four to six weeks to complete, provided your FAFSA has been submitted to Southeast.
A traditional beginning freshman applicant is evaluated on ACT/SAT score, high school/home school cumulative grade point average (GPA) and high school/home school core curriculum courses. Students who may not be ready for Southeast’s academic challenge are given several options to consider, including possible transfer to Southeast in the future.
|ACT Composite||SAT (ERW+M)
Prior to March 2016
|Cumulative HS GPA on a 4.0 Scale|
|English||4 units (two emphasizing composition or writing skills; composition, English I-IV, literature and one unit of speech or debate acceptable)|
|Mathematics||3 units (Algebra I, Algebra II/Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Math Analysis acceptable)|
|Social Studies||3 units (one unit of American history and one semester of government required; contemporary issues, business law, economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, world history also acceptable)|
|Science||3 units (not including general science; select from physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, botany, zoology, astronomy, environmental science, earth science or anatomy & physiology; one must be a laboratory course)|
|Visual/Performing Arts||1 unit (art, dance, music, or theatre)|
|Additional||3 units (foreign language and/or combination from the above areas)
If you have any questions about what classes count as core units, please contact your admission counselor.
Students who have earned dual credit/early college credit should apply as beginning freshman. If you paid the application fee as a Southeast dual credit/early college credit student, you won't pay it again. You should apply for beginning freshman admission and meet the published deadlines to be considered for admission and scholarships. For information on how your dual credit/early college credit will transfer to Southeast, visit our transfer course equivalency site.
Most home-schooled students who have been admitted to Southeast have followed a varied curriculum. We evaluate all home-schooled student application materials on the same criteria, and special consideration is not given to students who have completed any specific approach to home-schooling.
Send documents to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Note: Please allow 7-10 days for application processing and transcript evaluation. Admission to the University does not indicate admission to programs that have additional admission criteria and/or specific prerequisites.
Home-schooled students who are traditional incoming freshmen will be considered for all Academic Scholarships. As a reminder, applications for admission must be submitted by December 1 for the Governor’s, Regents' and President’s Scholarships. March 1 is the application deadline for all other Academic Scholarships.