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Southern Illinois University admits freshman applicants who have graduated from high school. We do make exceptions for students participating in our High School Concurrent Enrollment program and for those who have earned the G.E.D.

You should apply well in advance of the term you want to attend. To get your application on the priority review list, all application materials are due by December 1.

We have a few programs that require additional materials or screening so make sure you check.  Here are our freshman admission requirements.

At SIU, we don’t let obstacles stand in your way. Find out more about admission for undocumented students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Freshman application checklist

To be considered, you must submit:

Applications will be eligible for automatic admission if they are on track to complete the high school course pattern requirements and meet one of the following criteria:

Undergraduate students who do not meet one of the three criteria above will be reviewed for admission under a holistic review process. Certain academic programs may continue to have additional admission requirements.

Additional 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.

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Mail High School Transcripts to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4710
1263 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

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