Transfer Admission Requirements

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To be admitted, transfer applicants must: 

  • Have 26 transferable semester hours or 39 quarter hours and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by SIUC grading policies). If less than 26 transferable hours are acquired, you must have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by SIUC grading policies) and also meet Freshman Admission Requirements.

An additional step or screening process is required for certain programs. Requirements for direct entry into some programs exceed university admission requirements. Please be sure to read the Special Conditions section.

Students are encouraged to apply one year prior to the term they wish to attend Southern. 

To be considered for admission, transfer applicants must submit:

  • An Application for Admission.
  • $40 non-refundable Application Fee.
    Application fee waivers are available to students who meet certain income requirements. See your high school or community college guidance counselor for information.
  • Current official transcripts from each college attended.
    All transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope and issued within the last 30 days.

    Mail College Transcripts to:
    Articulation and Evaluation
    Mail Code 4725
    1263 Lincoln Drive
    Carbondale, IL 62901

If you have completed less than 26 semester hours or 39 quarter hours of transferable credit you must send, in addition to your official college transcripts, your official final high school transcript (in an official sealed envelope) that includes your class rank and, if under the age of 21, your official ACT/SAT scores.

Mail High School Transcripts to:
Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4710
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901