Transfer

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JOIN THE BEARS

TRANSFER TO MISSOURI STATE

A top choice for Missouri transfer students.

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Transfer Info Sessions

Join us for a live Zoom webinars: September 23 | October 13 | November 10

Learn about the application process, academic advising, class registration, next steps and campus resources.

Moving forward with plan in hand

STEPS TO BECOMING A BEAR

Missouri State strives to provide a hassle-free transfer experience.

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Step 1

Review admission requirements

Discover what is required to be admitted to Missouri State.

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Step 2

Check course equivalencies

Use our online guide to find out how your credits with transfer.

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Step 3

Apply for admission

Apply for summer and fall as early as one year before you wish to transfer. Apply for spring in late July.

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Step 4

Request transcripts

Request your transcripts be sent to Missouri State.

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Step 5

Review funding options

Calculate your estimated costs. Discover financial aid and scholarships for transfer students.

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Step 6

Meet your advisor and get registered

Once admitted, you will receive your transfer evaluation and be assigned an advisor.

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Step 7

Discover Springfield

Located in the heart of the Ozarks, explore all Springfield has to offer.

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Step 8

Get involved

Build a support network. Find students with similar interests. Build lifelong friendships.

Make a seamless transfer
with a 2 + 2 Plan

Transfer 2 + 2 plans are created to provide peace of mind. Access this guide early in your college career to make the most efficient progress toward earning your Missouri State bachelor’s degree.

Transferring from a community college? Check out these plans by institution.

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Application deadlines

Mark your calendar

You may apply as early as a year in advance, but not for spring semester as the application is not available until late July.

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Fall semester

Transferring for Fall semester (starts in August) – admission application available as early as the previous August.

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Spring semester

Transferring for Spring semester (starts in January) – admission application available in late July.

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Summer semester

Transferring for Summer session (starts in June) – admission application available as early as the previous August.


Let us help you transfer

Questions about admission process, including application, transcripts and timeline? Contact Bart Tibbs:

Questions about getting connected to an academic advisor and next steps after being admitted? Contact Caitie Dyer:

Transferring to Missouri State from any of the OTC campus locations, contact Donna Rebmann:

Are you a nontraditional, adult student learner? Do you have questions regarding Transfer 2+2 Plans and Adult Student Services? Contact Jaime Ross: