Transfer Admission Requirements

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Transfer student criteria: 

  • Students must have at least 26 transferable semester hours or 39 quarter hours and a GPA of 2.0/4.0 (as calculated by SIU grading policies).
  • Students with less than 26 transferable hours, must have a 2.0/4.0 GPA (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 SIU Carbondale. 

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.

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

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.
  • ACT or SAT test scores if you are under the age of 21.

Mail High School Transcripts to:
Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4725
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901