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Admitted Re-Entry Student Checklist


Welcome back to the SIUE Community! Please review the following information carefully for your next steps to complete enrollment at SIUE.


Apply and be admitted - Congratulations!

Visit SIUE! - Check out our visit opportunities - (siue.edu/visit) - SIUE is currently in the middle of $250 million dollar campus enhancements, so a lot may have changed since you were last here. Come visit us and see our new state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful campus.


Activate your e-ID
- Your e-ID is most important in assisting you as you enroll at SIUE. You will need to request a password at siue.edu/eid.

Check Your SIUE Email Account
(https://connect.siue.edu) - Your SIUE email is especially important because financial aid, payment information and updates will be sent to it.

Check CougarNet
(siue.edu.cougarnet) - CougarNet is the secure way to manage your personal, academic and financial aid information. Also, use CougarNet to check details regarding any college level credit you would be transferring to SIUE. Approximately 15 working days after ( if not sooner), you can check CougarNet to review your transfer credit. For more details about this process contact the Transfer Center (siue.edu/transfer).

Complete Your Registration - Please refer below for Re-Entry registration information.


Apply for Financial Aid
(siue.edu/financialaid) - We advise you to do this as soon as possible. You can also check out the scholarships available to incoming fall freshman on the Financial Aid webpage.

Apply for University Housing
(siue.edu/housing/apply) - Please refer below for more information on applying for University Housing.

Complete and Submit the Health Immunization Form
(siue.edu/healthservice/immunization/index) - The health immunization form must be completed by the first day of attendance.

Re-Entry Registration ( degree seeking)

Eligible students are readmitted into the class and major (if available) under which they left. If you have indicated a different proposed major on your application for readmission, you have been readmitted as an undeclared major.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the requirements for declaring your major during an academic advising appointment. Undeclared majors should contact the Office of Academic Advising (siue.edu/advising) at (618) 650-3701 to schedule an appointment. Declared majors should contact the department for advisement. For a complete list of departments, visit siue.edu/academics.


Transfer Credit

If you have college credit from regionally accredited institutions other than SIUE, your must submit official transcripts from the granting institution to:

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Office of Admissions
    Campus Box 1047
    Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Please note any college credits obtained while attending high school must be reported on an official transcript from the college or university at which the credit was earned. Intentional nondisclosure of transfer credit may result in dismissal form the Univeristy.


Second Bachelor's Degree

If you are pursuing a second bachelor's degree. your general education requirements are considered complete and individual courses will not be evaluated. Your major advisor will help you determine the appropriateness of your transfer credit toward SIUE requirements.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions (siue.edu/admissions) at (800) 447-SIUE, (618) 650-3705 or admissions@siue.edu.


Applying for University Housing

  • If you plan to live on campus during the spring semester, submit your housing application and deposit by December 1st.
  • If you plan to live on campus during the summer semester, submit your housing application and deposit by April 1st.

Application can be found online at siue.edu/housing/apply.


Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services provides all academic accommodations at SIUE. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please make an appointment with Disability Support Services. Learn more at siue.edu/dss.