Online orientation is an important step for new students in getting started at Southwestern College. After applying for admission online through CCCApply, new students receive their Student ID number by email along with the steps to follow to be eligible for priority registration.
New Student Orientation - Part 1 includes information on financial aid, submitting transcripts from other colleges attended, services for students with disabilities, and preparing for Assessment (placement in appropriate English, math and reading courses).
New Student Orientation – Part 2, which students complete after receiving their Assessment results, contains detailed information about counseling services, interpreting Assessment results, prerequisites, course sequences, student fees, enrollment priority, probation and disqualification, student activities, how to register, selecting an academic goal and major, and general education requirements. It concludes with the completion of the student’s First Semester Education Plan.
Important note about Assessment and Placement: Southwestern College's placement process is based on multiple measures of student achievement to give a more complete picture of who you are as a student and what your needs are. The process is slightly different depending on what kind of information is available to us about your academic record. Please see the Assessment page to understand how you will be placed.
Priority Registration is for students who are making progress toward their goals will be rewarded for their efforts, and is designed to ensure students reach their educational goals.
New students access online orientation through WebAdvisor, using their MySWC username and password to log in. Their participation and completion of online orientation is automatically recorded as an important part of their academic record.
Once logged into WebAdvisor, click on Student. Then look under Online Orientation.