SE Missouri college will ask some students to defer entry

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — For the second straight year, Southeast Missouri State University will have to tell some new students to wait until the spring to start because its residence halls are full.

The Cape Girardeau school says it’s expecting another large freshman class.

Southeast Missouri State requires students to live on campus if they are beginning freshmen or new transfers with fewer than 57 completed credit hours, under 21, unmarried, not supporting children, not a veteran and not living with a parent.

Applicants who don’t meet one of the exceptions and live more than 50 miles from Cape Girardeau have until July 8 to complete the admission process and submit their $150 housing deposit. If they fail to meet the deadline, they’ll be deferred until spring.

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