Start the Transfer Process

Become a Bear

Do you want to be a Bear? Begin your transfer process by following the steps below.

  • Take a tour. Schedule a campus visit to learn more about Missouri State and Springfield.
  • Review our admission requirements. Our admission criteria for transfer students considers your GPA and hours of transferable credit.
  • Review our course equivalencies. Use our online guide to determine how your classes may transfer.
  • Submit your application. You may apply for admission as early as one year before you wish to transfer.
  • Send your official college transcripts. Request that any transcripts be sent directly from your school(s) to the office of admissions.

Important dates

We recommend that you apply for Missouri State no later than the start of your last semester at your current institution. But, we recommend you apply early — we accept applications as early as one year in advance of the semester you wish to start.

  • December 1: Deadline to apply for most transfer scholarships for spring semester
  • February 1: Priority deadline for FAFSA
  • June 1: Deadline to apply for most transfer scholarships for fall semester