Special COVID-19 Updates

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How to Apply

Start our free, convenient application process in just a few steps. When you apply you will be asked to select one of eleven “Fields of Study” in the Major Category to help you find the right program for you based on your career and academic interests. Choose one from the “Major Category” dropdown list to see academic programs in that area (sample below).

CCCApply Field of Study Example


Not sure about your Field of Study? Check out the Fields of Study video below to learn more about options, then follow the "SWC Online Application" button link to apply.

SWC Online Application - Apply Now!

No Social Security Number? Complete the International/AB540 Online Application instead.

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Admissions & Records

admissions@swccd.edu(619) 421-6700 x5215  or x5216Admissions & Records Office

Chula Vista Campus
César E Chávez Student Services Building 68
First Floor, Room 68-101

Important Deadlines

Jul 06

First drop for non-payment for Fall 2020

Aug 06

Last day of classes - End of Summer 2020

Priority Registration

Transfer Students

We would love to meet you! Learn more about what Southwestern can offer transfer students, and get in touch with one of our counselors.

Information for Transfer Students

Virtual Chat

We are here to support each of our student’s needs. Chat live on Cranium Café by finding an online staff member below. To learn more, visit the Virtual Chat webpage. Our student service specialists have their hours of availability listed on their profile cards. If a team member's hours are not reflective of their availability, they are likely supporting another student. We give each of our students the individual attention and time they deserve. Thank you for your patience.

Video chat with Admissions and Records on Cranium Cafe