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Apply to Southwestern

We are flattered you’ve decided to apply! Southwestern accepts several different applications, so make sure that you choose the one that works best for you.

Your first step is completing the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships. This application allows you to share important information about yourself with us. By getting to know you as an individual, we make our admission decision in the most personal way possible.

Each application is carefully and thoroughly reviewed. We believe this is the only way a selective university like Southwestern can make a decision. Please give time and careful thought to completing the application.

Three Ways to Submit Your Application Online

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    The Southwestern University Application for Admission is for incoming, first-year students only
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    Southwestern accepts the ApplyTexas Application (for first-year and transfer students)
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    Southwestern accepts The Common Application, a single application shared by over 600 selective institutions (for first-year and transfer students)

Printable Forms

Application Instructions and FAQ Download Adobe Acrobat File
Application for Admission Download Adobe Acrobat File
Ad-Lib Page Download Adobe Acrobat File
Counselor Recommendation Form Download Adobe Acrobat File
Teacher Recommendation Form Download Adobe Acrobat File
Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form Download Adobe Acrobat File
Mid-Year Report Form Download Adobe Acrobat File
College Official’s Form (Transfers) Download Adobe Acrobat File
Readmission Application Download Adobe Acrobat File
Visiting Student Application Download Adobe Acrobat File


Where to Send Admission Materials

Official Transcripts, Test Scores, Essays and Recommendation Letters can be mailed to:

Office of Admission
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78626

Recommendation Letters and Essays may also be faxed to 512-863-9601, or e-mailed directly to