You’re In! And now that you’ve been admitted, there are a few things you should consider prior to enrolling. If you need help navigating this next step, we encourage you to reach out to your admission counselor.
- Personal Application Portal
Be sure to check your Personal Application Portal regularly. Beyond the admission notification, your Personal Application Portal is also where you’ll find notifications for merit scholarships and need-based financial aid awards, as applicable. Once you submit your matriculation deposit, this is also where you will find your SUeID, which will allow you to access your enrolled student portal.
Submitting your Enrollment Deposit is the first step in your new student experience. Visit the Southwestern My Decision page to let us know of your college-going plans and pay your enrollment deposit by credit card.
- On-Campus & Virtual Visits
Whether you visit us in person or from the comfort of your couch, we can’t wait to see you! We have a number of visitation options that will allow you to get a glimpse of life on campus and your own Southwestern Experience:
Daily Campus Visits: We are excited to offer on-campus tours & information sessions multiple times daily. We have implemented a number of COVID-related protocols to help ensure a safe & healthy environment for all our visitors. Click here for more information and to register.
Virtual Information Sessions: We also offer live, virtual information sessions multiple times daily, Monday-Friday. Click here to choose a session that fits your schedule.
Virtual Open Houses: Throughout the spring, we will be offering a number of large-scale virtual open houses that showcase the many faces & facets of our campus community. Click here to view a full schedule of offerings.
Campus Videos: Visit SU at your own pace! Check out our Virtual Southwestern page for an in-depth look at campus, including videos and additional resources.
- Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships: If you meet the posted scholarship requirements, you should receive your Merit Scholarship award notification within one week of your acceptance. Be sure to check your Personal Application Portal for new scholarship notification, information and updates.
Need-Based Financial Aid: To be considered for grants, work-study programs and low-interest student and parent loans, families must provide financial information through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to request your Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) before you get started with your FAFSA. For more tips and information, please refer to How to Apply for Financial Aid on our Financial Aid website. Southwestern’s institution code is 003620.Financial Aid Awards: If you qualify for financial aid, you will receive a comprehensive financial aid award from Southwestern. Financial aid notifications will be delivered through your Personal Application Portal beginning in December. Once you receive your financial aid information, be sure to review it carefully.
Questions? Feel free to call the Financial Aid Office, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1-800-252-3166 or visit our FAQ Page
- Already submitted your enrollment deposit?
High school seniors can visit our Deposited Student Resource Page and transfer students can visit Deposited Transfer: Next Steps for information specific to you. Congratulations on choosing Southwestern as your new home!
Follow @SouthwesternU on Twitter and SouthwesternU on Instagram for all the latest news, photos and info. You can also join us on Facebook to start connecting with your classmates: Class of 2024 | Class of 2025 | Class of 2026