To receive priority processing and scholarship consideration, submit applications by March 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.  Application deadline is August 1.

  • Official transcripts of all college/universities attended with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Students with less than 24 credits will need to submit proof of secondary school completion

Academic credit earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted as transfer credit subject to the following guidelines:

  • Courses with grades of C- or higher will transfer
  • Even though credit hours are transferable, the hours may not necessarily apply toward a particular degree program or general education requirements
  • All courses taken at a community college transfer as lower-division hours only
  • Courses considered technical, developmental/remedial, continuing education, cooperative education, extension, English as a Second Language, and non-credit classes will not transfer
  • Transcripts submitted from non-accredited institutions are evaluated on a course by course basis
  • Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be evaluated for the student by an independent evaluation service. Southwestern recommends the use of World Evaluation Services

Transfer students who have not completed the general education mathematics requirement and/or the freshman composition requirement prior to enrollment at the University can submit the ACT or SAT for English prior to registering for classes. Required test scores for ENGL 121 can be any of the following: SAT ERW of 480, or ACT English of 17. Students can also take the Accuplacer or submit TSI scores.

Applicants who do not meet the published requirements may be considered for admission on academic probation. A letter of intent to succeed along with two references need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions for consideration by the Admissions Committee.