Southwestern College

Welcome CalWORKs Student:

The Southwestern College website can help you access the services you need.  Planning ahead will save you time.  Useful menus on the college's homepage are Admissions and Student Services.  If you are a first time student visit New Students and Guide to Southwestern College on the website.

New and Returning Students 

  • As soon as you plan to attend Southwestern College, follow these steps:  apply online, take the Student Orientation, Part 1 on-line,  take your Assessment Test on campus, continue to take the Student Orientation, Part 2 on-line, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, and apply for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW) online.  Note: The system drops non-paid classes, it is recommended that you apply for the BOGFW at least a week before you register.
  • New and returning students are required to attend a CalWORKs Orientation prior to seeing a CalWORKs counselor.
  • Your ETA/ECM must fax a referral form to our office or you may bring the referral form with you to your appointment.
  • Make an appointment with a CalWORKs counselor for an Individual Training Plan (ITP). The sooner you meet with a CalWORKs counselor, the faster your ETA/ECM can approve your supportive services, such as books, child care and transportation. 

Reminders for All Students  

  • Make an appointment with a CalWORKs counselor for assistance with selecting classes and/or educational planning and to complete required WTW forms.  Counseling appointments fill up quickly.
  • Continuing CalWORKs students at Southwestern College receive Enrollment Priority for the following semester.  Take advantage of enrollment priority, enroll in classes on your registration date and time and make your CalWORKs counseling appointment.
  • Enrollment Priority is given to CalWORKs students who have completed assessment, on-line Student Orientation, Part 1 & 2 and a student education plan.  NOTE:  Students with less than 2.0 g.p.a. or more than 100 units may lose Enrollment Priority.  Students with high-unit majors, can petition for an exception.
  • Each month, attach your current WebAdvisor class schedule to your 116 HHSA Form (Monthly Attendance Verification Form) and turn it in to your ETA/ECM.  It is due no latter than the 5th of each month.  WebAdvisor is located at the top of the Southwestern College homepage
  • Re-apply for the BOGFW online prior to each summer session.  Every year students are dropped from their classes for non-payment, and it is difficult to re-enroll due to the course waitlist system.
  • Submit a current Notice of Action (NOA) with your BOGFW application to ensure you are BOGFW Method A.
  • Apply or renew your FAFSA every year. The priority deadline is March 2. 
  • Comply with all parking regulations. A valid parking permit is required at all times while classes are in session.  Campus Police cites any improper parking (area not designated, staff parking, meter parking and misuse of handicap parking).

Detailed and updated information is provided during your CalWORKs counseling appointment.  Please call us at 619-482-6510 for an appointment or for more information.   We look forward to serving you.


Last updated: 8/31/2016 12:34:34 PM