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

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

 Lindsay Street

Hometown: Creston

Hobbies/Interests: I spend most of my free time with family; my children are my greatest joy! I love food, music, concerts, making memories with friends, and spending time outdoors.

Favorite thing about SWCC: Everyone here is so friendly and sincere. The faculty and staff are always supportive, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. I love meeting so many people in all different walks of life working to make their lives better!

Most often asked question: Is it too late to apply to Southwestern?

Your answer to that question: No, you can apply right up to the first day of classes!

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Lauren England, Admissions Coordinator/Career & Technical Education Recruiter - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Lauren England

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

Cait Maitlen

Hometown: Creston

Education: Associate of Arts degree with a business emphasis from Southwestern Community College! Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business management with a leadership track and business marketing from the University of Iowa, as well as a master’s degree in organizational management from Peru State College.

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family & friends, boating, traveling, cooking, concerts, and anything outdoors!

Favorite thing about SWCC: Everything about SWCC is great! The faculty & staff strive to make Southwestern a better place every year. Everyone on our staff sincerely cares about the success of each of our students!

Most often asked question: Since Southwestern is a junior college, will my experience be similar to what I had in high school?

Your answer to that question: Not at all! As a Creston grad and a former Spartan, I thought the same thing when I started school at Southwestern. Be sure to get involved in as many student organizations as you can and you will be sure to meet tons of awesome people!

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

 Deb Peterson

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

 Zach Woods

Hometown: New Virginia

Education: Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in health sciences from Western Illinois University. Go Panthers & Leathernecks!

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports, enjoying the outdoors and continuously learning.

Favorite thing about SWCC: The relationships. Everyone at SWCC is very friendly and supportive, creating a welcoming environment!

Most often asked question: Will my credits transfer after I graduate from Southwestern?

Your answer to that question: We work diligently with students to ensure their credits will transfer if they intend to go on to a four-year university. We have a lot of great partnership opportunities in place, and have also worked with a variety of institutions to ensure our Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees transfer seamlessly.

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