Transfer Admission Requirements

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Transfer student criteria: 

  • Students must have at least 12 transferable semester hours or 18 quarter hours and a GPA of 2.0/4.0 (as calculated by transfer institution grading policies).
  • Students with less than 12 transferable hours, must have a 2.0/4.0 GPA (as calculated by transfer institution 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 SIU Carbondale. View the transfer checklist for detailed steps on becoming a Saluki.

To be considered for admission, transfer applicants with at least 26 transferable semester hours must submit:

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

To be considered for admission, transfer applicants with less than 26 transferable semester hours must submit:

  • An Application for Undergraduate Admission.
  • $40 non-refundable Application Fee. Application fee waivers are available to students who meet certain income requirements. See your counselor for information.
  • Current official transcripts from each college attended. All transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope or sent via an approved electronic transcript system and issued within the last 30 days.
  • Official, final high school transcripts in a sealed envelope or sent via an approved electronic transcript system.

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

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


FAQ

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.