Admissions & Financial Aid

We’ll Help You Get Here

Where are you on your educational journey? Just looking? Starting your admissions application? Seeking financial aid? Exploring scholarships?

At Southwestern College, we want to make your experience as easy and efficient as possible. No matter where you're coming from or where you are.

Choose your needs based on your background, or connect with our staff virtually. We look forward to helping you through the process!

What’s Your Background?

Our role in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office is to make sure your experience applying and seeking assistance from Southwestern College is smooth and easy. Find out more based on where you are coming from.


First-Time Students

New to the college application process? No problem. We make it simple so you can focus on school.

Transfer Students

We always welcome new students from anywhere who wish to join us here at Southwestern.

High School Programs

If you are in high school, jump start your college future by taking classes here.

International Students

Prepare to submit additional documents, including proof of English proficiency and a personal statement.

The Application Process, Start to Finish

Applying for school may seem daunting at first, but we break the process down easily and are here for you every step of the way.



How to Apply

Our application process is free and online. Here's how to get started.

Financial Aid

Make the most of the aid we offer, ranging from scholarships to tax credits.

Tuition & Fees

Understand our fee structure so you can set up your budget.

Residency Requirements

How you can establish residency, whether you are documented or undocumented.

Virtual Assistance

Want to talk to a staff member? Cranium Café is where you can speak with our team virtually. Visit our Virtual Welcome Center for technical details for the next experience. Lobby hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Thursday, and 8:00am to 3:00pm on Fridays.

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Admissions & Financial Aid Resources


Academic Calendar

Holidays, flex days, finals week — find it all here so you can be prepared for the semester.

Admissions Forms

Many of our forms, such as address change, petitions, and more, can be filled out and submitted online.


Browse through our Fields of Study to figure out which one is the best fit for you.

Class Schedule

Get the details on which classes will be held where, and broader information such as in-person vs. remote learning.


Advocates in the Outreach office will make you aware of all the opportunities available for you to get involved at Southwestern.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Payment, residency, registration. Figure out all the deadlines you’ll need to know once you start here.

Information For...

Guidance counselor? Parent? Student? Find out where to start, no matter where you are coming from.

Priority Registration

Upon admission, find out what you need to know so you can get into the courses you want.


Find out everything else you need to know about admission, enrollment, registration, and more.


Official transcripts may be requested online. Find out how.