Southwestern

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Admission

First Year Applicants

Applicants are responsible for ensuring the arrival of all materials necessary to complete their application, including transcripts and recommendations from high school counselors and teachers.

Applicants also are responsible for contacting the Office of Admission to determine whether their files are complete prior to deadline dates.

Required 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION AND MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Complete all parts of the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships and return it to the Southwestern University Office of Admission. Please be sure to make or print a copy for your records. 

APPLICATION ESSAY

The written essay must be submitted with the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships.

SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION & TRANSCRIPT

Complete the top portion of the Secondary School Counselor Recommendation form. Give the form to your high school counselor who will return it, along with your official high school transcript, to the Southwestern University Office of Admission.

MID-YEAR REPORT

Complete the top portion of the Mid-Year Report form and give the form to your high school counselor. The Mid-Year Report must be submitted as soon as grades are available, but no later than March 1.

STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

If your Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results or your American College Test (ACT) results do not appear on your high school transcript, arrange for a formal report of all college entrance examinations to be sent to Southwestern University directly from the testing agency. Southwestern’s identification code for the SAT is 6674; for the ACT it is 4186. College Board SAT Subject Tests are not required. Students whose first language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS exam. Southwestern’s identification code for the TOEFL is 6674.

 

Recommended

PERSONAL INTERVIEW AND CAMPUS VISIT

While not required for admission review, and official campus visit and interview are recommended and may be considered as a factor in the overall evaluation process. Personal interviews for scholarship consideration must be conducted by February 1. To schedule your visit or interview, please call 800-252-3166.

 

Optional

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

Complete the top portion of the Teacher Recommendation form. Ask a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject within the past two years to complete the form and return it to the Southwestern University Office of Admission. Extra Teacher Recommendation forms are available.

PARENT/GUARDIAN RECOMMENDATION

Provide your parent(s) or guardian(s) with the Parent/Guardian Recommendation form and ask them to return it to the Southwestern University Office of Admission upon completion.

AD-LIB FREE FORM PAGE

Take some time and show us a little of your creative side. Use this page, to provide the Office of Admission more insight into who you are, what you want us to know, or, really, for anything you wish.

 

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