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Admissions & Financial Aid

Whether you are a new, transfer, international, or high school student, our top priority is to make your entire application and financial aid process as easy and efficient as possible. We'll guide you through the process step-by-step, and you can even choose your application path based on who you are.

The Application Process, Start to Finish

How to Apply

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

Residency Requirements

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

Tuition & Fees

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

Financial Aid

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

Priority Registration

Applications for Specific Situations

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Transfer Students

We always welcome students who wish to join us at Southwestern College.

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High School Programs

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

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International Students

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


Academic Calendar

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Admissions Forms

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Class Schedule

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Financial Aid

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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How to Begin

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Priority Registration

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Residency Requirements

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Follow the link above to order official transcripts

Student Services & Campus Resources



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.

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Next Steps

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 Dates

Jul 06

First drop for non-payment for Fall 2020

Aug 06

Last day of classes - End of Summer 2020

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New Students

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

Information for New Students