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Getting Started at SWCC

Here's the info you need to get started at SWCC.

  1. Application for Admission

    Fill out the online application today!

  2. Transcripts

    Submit final high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores to SWCC. Submit official college or university transcript(s).

  3. Testing

    In recognition of the varying skill levels of entering students, Southwestern Community College uses the ACCUPLACER test, ACT, or high school transcripts as placement guides, which enable advisors to better advise students with course selection and scheduling. High school transcripts and/or test scores must be on file with admissions prior to registration.

  4. New student orientation

    Watch your email for information regarding online New Student Orientation and Experience Southwestern days.

  5. Register for classes
    • Class Schedule - View a listing of all available classes
    • Pre-advising Questionnaire - New students are asked to complete this pre-advising questionnaire prior to registering for classes. Once complete, please email the saved document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send to the admissions representative you have been working with during your application process to Southwestern.
    • Meet with Admissions - Sign up for the classes you will be taking
    • Textbook Information - Find the books you will need for your classes
  6. Student Housing

    If you plan to live on campus, submit the student housing application. Your application for housing is not considered complete until the required $150 deposit is received.

  7. Pay for College
    • Scholarships - Look at the many scholarships Southwestern has available to help you pay for college.
    • Financial Aid - Check out financial options and get a game plan to help you succeed.

Get Involved

Once you are ready for the semester to start, check out these opportunities to get involved at SWCC.