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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

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This is the complete guide for transferring to SIUE. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At SIUE, 42.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for SIUE?

SIUE requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

In addition to the above requirements, SIUE also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

SIUE requires a minimum of 30 credits.

What are Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down SIUE transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline July 19
Winter Transfer Deadline December 13
Spring Transfer Deadline December 13
Summer Transfer Deadline May 3

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to SIUE on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, SIUE received 2076 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 2014 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for SIUE is 97.01%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into SIUE...

Additionally, of the 2014 accepted transfer students, 1240 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.57%.

SIUE accepts 98 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville transfer GPA requirements?

SIUE requires a minimum college GPA of 3.47 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

In addition, SIUE requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

Will you enjoy transferring to SIUE?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to SIUE. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Edwardsville...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at SIUE is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to SIUE then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into SIUE

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
SIUE accepts 97.01% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into SIUE, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.47 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.61. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of SIUE students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 440 558 499
SAT Reading 458 505 481
2018 Total SAT Score 898 1063 980
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 18 - 18
ACT Reading 20 26 23
2018 Total ACT Score 38 26 32

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s average SAT score is 980. To be a competitive applicant for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to SIUE, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Harvard University
Transfering to New York University
Transfering to The University of Texas at Austin
Transfering to Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Transfering to UC Berkeley
Transfering to University of Southern California
Transfering to Boston University
Transfering to University of Florida
Transfering to UCLA