Admissions & Financial Aid

Talk to a staff member using Cranium Café by clicking on the virtual lobby button below.

Students/Faculty/Staff: be sure to login with MySWC so we know it is you! (Others may log in via Google, Facebook, or Guest Registration.)

Most browsers can use the lobby without downloading an app, but for the best experience please use Chrome or Firefox. For more information on how to use your camera and microphone to talk to us, please visit the Virtual Welcome Center page. 

Lobby hours for Friday, April 30: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Admissions Lobby Hours for Spring and Fall: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday.

[Summer hours begin June 1, 2021: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.]

NOTE: Once a class has begun, you may not add it without an add code! You may request an add code by emailing the instructor. Instructor emails are available on WebAdvisor on the Class Information screen.

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Enter the Financial Aid Lobby

Enter the Residency Lobby

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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Follow the link above for the catalog

Class Schedule

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Financial Aid

Follow the link above for Financial Aid

Important Dates & Deadlines

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How to Begin

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Priority Registration

Follow the link above for Priority Registration

Residency Requirements

Follow the link above for residency requirements


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Follow the link above to order official transcripts

Student Services & Campus Resources



Next Steps

Admissions & Records 421-6700 x5215 or x5216 (619) 482-6489 FaxAdmissions & Records Office

Chula Vista Campus
César E Chávez Student Services Building 68
First Floor, Room 68-101

Important Dates

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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