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You’re on a unique journey. SIU is here to guide you to your destination.

We welcome transfer students at all stages of their college careers. Students come to us from community college, other Illinois universities, surrounding states, and even from other countries. 

SIU has a celebrated reputation for working with veteran and military students to achieve success in education, as well as a great support system for non-traditional students and their families.

Make SIU the next step in your adventure.

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SIU 100%Take the next STEP to becoming a Saluki!
The Saluki Transfer Estimator Portal (STEP)
is a web-based tool that integrates institutional course equivalency and degree audit data to provide an unofficial credit estimation and a more seamless transfer process.

View the transfer checklist for detailed steps on becoming a Saluki.


Whether you are transferring from a community college or another university, SIU wants to be a part of your future! Southern Illinois University is a transfer student-friendly institution and transfer students make up a large segment of our student population.

See what students have to say about SIU!