A great way to learn more about Southwestern Community College is to meet with a member of the SWCC admissions team. Admissions representatives are available year-round for college visits, campus tours, and class registration. The admissions department is located in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Contact Admissions

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641.782.1421

Sydney Smith, Office Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hometown: Afton

Hobbies/Interests: Whenever I have free time I’m usually with family and friends doing all things outdoors like horseback riding, camping, fishing, etc.

Favorite thing about SWCC: SWCC is like a big family and everyone greets you with open arms and a smile!

Most often asked question: What did you do to help pay for college when you attended?

Your answer to that question: Along with applying for my high school scholarships, I also applied for SWCC’s Education Foundation. With the awards that I got through my high school and with SWCC’s Education Foundation, I was able to lower my tuition costs by a good amount.

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Lauren England, Admissions Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hometown: Coggon

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education, communications option, from Iowa State University- GO STATE!

Hobbies/Interests: Being with family and friends, showing livestock, photography and running.

Favorite thing about SWCC: The students, staff, and faculty! Everyone is so welcoming and caring. It’s easy to make SWCC your “home” on day one!

Most often asked question: How can I get more active at SWCC?

Your answer to that question: Get involved with as many activities, intramurals and clubs as possible! They are a great way to travel, have fun and make life-long friends.

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Deb Peterson, Admissions Representative - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hometown: Fonda

Education: Bachelor’s degree in community recreation from the University of Northern Iowa.  “Live Purple!”

Hobbies/Interests: Teaching fitness classes, kayaking, watching HGTV and time with my family & friends.

Favorite thing about SWCC: All of the great people who work here!

Most often asked question: What does Creston have to offer?

Your answer to that question: I usually point out all of the recreational activities available as well as the dining and shopping opportunities.  I am often surprised that many people appreciate the small town atmosphere of Creston!

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Cody Crawford, Admissions Representative - Email

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