Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Admission

Application Deadlines for First-Year Students

 

Early Action Deadline

EARLY ACTION: NOVEMBER 15

Your Action: Submit an admission application by November 15 

Our Promise:

  • February 15 early notification
  • Guarantee of merit scholarship (if student qualifies)
  • Earliest delivery of need-based financial aid package*

PRIORITY EARLY ACTION 
Does the mere thought of waiting three months for an admission decision seem too agonizingly long? Submit a COMPLETED admission application by November 15 and receive an express notification by December 31.

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Regular Action Deadline

REGULAR ACTION: FEBRUARY 1 

Your Action: Submit an admission application by February 1

Our Promise:

  • April 1 early notification
  • Priority merit scholarship consideration (if student qualifies)
  • Priority delivery of need-based financial aid package*

PRIORITY REGULAR ACTION 
Speed up the process, submit a COMPLETED admission application by February 1 and receive an express notification on your application by March 1.

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Late ACTION DEADLINE

LATE ACTION: AFTER FEBRUARY 1 

Your Action: Submit and complete an admission application as soon as possible after February 1

Our Promise:

  • Rolling notification, usually 2 weeks after application completion
  • Merit scholarship consideration (if funds are available)
  • Delivery of need-based financial aid package* (if funds are available) 

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COMPLETED APPLICATION CHECKLIST

(   ) Writing sample/essay                    (   ) Counselor recommendation 

(   ) Official high school transcript        (   ) SAT or ACT scores

*Students must complete and submit a FAFSA form as early as possible after January 1, but no later that March 1, for need-based financial aid consideration.

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students

Priority Deadline

October 1 for Spring and April 1 for Fall 

Students will receive early notification and early registration option with Priority deadline

Regular Deadline

November 15 for Spring and July 15 for Fall