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Advanced Entry Seminar

Southwestern University’s Advanced-Entry Seminars help you get up-to-speed academically and socially, giving you an opportunity to interact with faculty and other transfer students before your other classes even begin.

The Advanced-Entry Seminar (AES) is a required two-credit hour graded course, taken during your first semester at Southwestern. Your professor will guide your inquiry into your selected topic and also help you to understand the academic expectations and resources at Southwestern.

Check out the AES summaries

Registration for AES will begin in late May 2014.  Although every effort will be made to place you in your preferenced Seminar, you may be placed in any Seminar. Seminar assignments, once made, will not be changed. Notification of AES assignments will be mailed beginning in mid-June with further information about your Seminar.

When do Advanced-Entry Seminars begin?

AES will begin the Monday of Orientation Week (August 18) and continue through the first seven weeks of the semester. All new students, including transfers, are required to attend Orientation Week, which begins on Saturday, August 16, and continues through Sunday, August 24. Orientation is more than finding your way around—it’s a way to introduce you to our community and help you make the most of your Southwestern experience.