Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Admitted Students

You’re In!  Now What?  Here are some things to know about your next steps as you consider your college options and make plans for the fall.  If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, we encourage you to get in touch with your Admission Counselor, as they are here to help you navigate the final steps of your enrollment process.



We invite you to join the Class of 2018 Facebook group to start connecting with current SU Students and your fellow classmates. You can also follow @SU_Admission for all the latest news and info via Twitter.


Financial Aid

  • If qualified, you should receive your Merit Scholarship award within 48 hours of receiving your online admission notification. Be sure to check your student portal regularly for information and updates.
  • Need-based financial aid will be based on information you provide through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Request your FAFSA PIN and be sure to fill out the 2014-2015 FAFSA form to be considered for grants, work-study and student and parent loans.
  • To find more tips and information, please refer to the Financial Aid Office web site on how to Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Once you receive your financial aid information, be sure to review it carefully.
  • Have Questions? Feel free to call us (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at 800-252-3166.

Your Final Decision

We want to hear from you. Please visit the My Decision Page and let us know your Fall plans. You also have the opportunity to pay your enrollment deposit online. May 1 is the National Candidate Reply Date.

Your enrollment deposit is the first step in allowing you to apply for housing, register for classes, and submit your preferences for First-Year Seminar. Please see below for more information regarding enrolling at SU.

Once you submit your Enrollment Deposit

residence halls, Housing application and Health Record

ATTEND Admitted student day

Admitted Student Day is designed to give admitted students a final look at Southwestern. Whether you’ve decided to sport an eye-patch as a new Pirate or if you’re still walking the plank, Admitted Student Day can help answer any lingering questions. You can tour the residence halls, meet with a financial aid officer, join us at our student organization fair and so much more.

Attend a Sprog Day!

It’s a Pirate’s Life for you…get started on your pirate training by attending one of our Sprog Days! Come take care of the “nuts & bolts” of enrolling and register for classes during one of our Sprog Days.

Before attending a Sprog Day event, be sure to go online and submit the Language Placement Test.

Students who are not able to attend a Sprog Day event will receive information in the mail in June regarding online registration for the Fall. Other Helpful Information about Registration, Transfer/AP/IB Credit, and Course Offerings can be found on our Registrar’s Office page.

Remember to Submit Final Transcripts, Test Scores, AP & IB Scores prior to moving to campus.


Once you’ve registered for classes, you may want to begin researching the textbooks you’ll need for each class. Here are some helpful tips about ordering your books online.  For more information, visit the campus bookstore website.

First-Year Seminar (FYS) or Advanced Entry Seminar (AES) 


Save the date: August 15-24, 2014

2014 New Student Orientation information!