Transfer Admission Requirements

Op5.01-9 Transfer Admission Policy

You are considered a transfer student for admission purposes if you have enrolled in another regionally accredited college or university following your graduation from high school (excluding the summer immediately following your high school graduation), regardless of the number of credit hours you completed. Your eligibility for admission will be based on the number of transferable credit hours you have earned. Transferability of credit is determined by our undergraduate transfer credit policy.

If you have earned 24 or more hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, then 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 earned fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, then you must meet our freshman admission requirements. You will also be required to participate in our freshman orientation program.

Students are required to provide transcripts from each regionally-accredited college or university where they have enrolled as part of the admission process.

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 now to Missouri State.

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.