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Transfer Criteria at SIUE

Who is considered a transfer student at SIUE?

You are considered a transfer student if you apply for admission to SIUE and have course work from regionally accredited two-year and/or four-year institutions after graduating from high school.


What is a transfer average and why is it important?

A transfer average is the cumulative grade-point average (GPA) in all course work from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended. It is used to determine your eligibility for admission. When you are admitted, your record will include your total accepted transfer credits and show your corresponding grades; however, the only GPA that will be calculated and applied toward your degree will be for course work completed at SIUE.

Some majors may use the prior grade point average from all previous colleges attended when determining admission eligibility to the major.


What else do I need to know about transferring to SIUE?

As a transfer student, if you have completed at least 30 transferable semester hours at regionally accredited institutions and earned a minimum cumulative 2.00 (C) GPA, you can be admitted to the University in good standing.

If you are an applicant who wants to be admitted as a transfer student, you must complete your admission file at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the term for which you are seeking admission.

Some major programs have competitive application processes in addition to admission to SIUE. Please be sure to review the application and declaration requirements specifically for your major program.

For applicants with at least 30 semester hours of course work as stipulated above, a complete file consists of:

  • an application for undergraduate admission
    • includes a $30 application fee
  • an official transcript from each regionally accredited institution previously attended


For applicants with fewer than 30 semester hours of course work, a complete file consists of:

  • an application for undergraduate admission
    • includes a $30 application fee
  • an official transcript from each regionally accredited institution previously attended
  • high school transcript(s) and ACT/SAT or GED. If you graduated more than 5 years before applying for admission, an ACT/SAT is not required.

Check it out: You might be eligible for a waiver for the application fee.

NOTE: An official transcript must be sent directly to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1080, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1080 by each institution. All transcripts become the official property of the University and will not be returned or issued to another institution.

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