Transfer Admission Requirements

You are considered a transfer student if you have enrolled in another regionally accredited college or university following your graduation from high school. Your eligibility for admission will be based on the number of credit hours you have completed.

If you have completed 24 or more hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, you will qualify for admission if you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on your transferable credit.

If you have completed fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, then you must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on your transferable credit and you must also meet our freshman admission requirements. To see if you meet the freshman admission requirements, check the admission eligibility calculator.


What is needed for the application process?

  • A completed application for admission. Apply online or download, print and mail in the paper application for undergraduate admission.
  • Pay the application processing fee.
  • Transcript(s) from all colleges and universities from which you have earned academic credit.

When should I apply?

You may apply for admission up to one year prior to transferring to Missouri State. You should consider applying early in your last semester at your current institution.

Apply online at www.missouristate.edu/apply.htm.

Transfer credit

Missouri State awards credit for courses taken through institutions accredited by regional accrediting agencies. Missouri State course equivalencies are established by the academic departments. Missouri State maintains a list of courses from many institutions. There is no limit on the number of credit hours a student may transfer.

How can I check my admission status?

You may view your current admission status.

After I am admitted what do I do?

Visit the transfer advisement web page.