Welcome aboard! Now that you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit, here’s some information that may come in handy, along with a few to-do items to cross off your list as you move forward.
** Content on this site was updated on December 20, 2017 **
Now that you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will receive an SUeID, your official Southwestern University Electronic ID, which allows you to enter the Southwestern student portal—my.southwestern.edu—which is different than your admission status portal.
- The Southwestern Information Technology Office will resume SUeID generation for Spring 2018 transfer students the first week in January.
- SUeIDs will be delivered to you through your admission status portal; the same place where you received your admission, scholarship and/or financial aid letters.
- You will use your SUeID to access the mySouthwestern student portal, to register for classes in early January (see below), to sign up for housing, to check your Southwestern email (through the Google Gmail interface), and to access Moodle (Southwestern’s classroom management system).
- Transfer Housing Information
All Transfer Students
All transfer students, living on or off campus, must fill out the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form.
Deposited students will receive information in the admission status portal (the one you’ve been using throughout the application process) about your SUeID login. Go to the MySouthwestern student portal, login using your SUeID and fill out the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form.
If you are required to live on campus or have elected to live on campus (*see policy below), and have completed the Incoming Transfer Housing Request form above, contact Bob Flinders, Director of Residence Life & Housing, at email@example.com or 512-863-1866 to sign up for housing.
Possible Spring 2018 On-Campus Housing Options
Students in their first year of college will be placed in first-year residence halls. Upper-level students will be placed in residence halls or apartments based on classification and availability.
Mabee Hall – (First-Year Housing - Coed) $3,145 per semester
Brown-Cody Hall – (First-Year Housing - Coed) $3,145 per semester
Kurth Hall – (First-Year Housing - Women) $2,825 per semester
Ruter Hall – (First-Year Housing - Men) $2,465 per semester
Herman Brown Hall – $3,145 per semester
Moody-Shearn Hall – $3,145 per semester
McCombs Residential Center – 2BR Apartment: 1 student per room $4,030 per semester; 2 students per room $2,465 per semester
*Housing Requirement: Students who have had less that four full-time semesters or less that 60 total credit hours will be required to live on-campus and purchase a meal plan unless a housing appeal has been granted.
- Course Registration
Course registration for spring 2018 transfer student will be January 4 through January 12.
To register for classes, you can schedule a personal appointment with one of the Center for Academic Success academic advisers. Call the Academic Success Office, at 512-863-1954 to set up an advising/registration appointment.
Please note: This is only an option for deposited students. You cannot register until you have received your SUeID. This information can be found in your admission status portal.
- Foreign Language Placement Exam
This is the first step you must take before registering for classes. Taking this exam does not mean that you will have to select a foreign language class for your first semester, however, it is a required step to take before you register. Your fall course registration cannot be completed until you have done so.
All students who plan to continue a language previously studied, who are not transferring credit from another institution, must go to the Modern Languages Web Page to take your Language Placement Exam at least one week prior to registration.
All students must take 3 semesters of a foreign language as part of Southwestern’s General Education requirements. This exam will help us place you in the appropriate class.
The password for the exams can be found within the instructions on this webpage, so please read carefully.You will need to enter your full first and last names to take the exam.You will not need a student ID number and should leave that field blank.
Note: Students taking the Latin exam must read the instruction specific to that exam.
- Advanced-Entry Seminar (AES)
The Advanced-Entry Seminar is a required course that helps you begin to practice an education that arcs across your experiences and the curriculum; connecting the questions and perspectives you encounter, as well as the skills you develop, to each other and to the world. It is also your first exposure to Paideia—Southwestern’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to integrating curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Seminar Title & Description
Climate Change and the Liberal Arts
This seminar will raise your awareness about the impacts humans are having on the climate, how these climate changes affect the well-being of humans and other living beings, and what is required of us to avert widespread catastrophic outcomes. In addition to common readings, each student will explore how the discipline of your own major informs our understanding of climate change and how we might address it.
Advanced-Entry Seminar Assignment
Here is your letter of introduction and first assignment from Dr. Northrop. This communication details assignments that you are expected to complete prior to the start of classes. The Advanced-Entry Seminar will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and will be automatically added to your schedule.
If you have questions about the AES course, email Barbara Jean or call 512.863.1567.
- Health Record
The Health Record must be completed, with the assistance of your designated physician, and returned to the Health Center no later than January 5, for spring enrollment, if possible.
- Proof of immunizations, or shot record, is a requirement for enrollment.
- All incoming students 21 years of age and under must show proof of a Meningitis vaccination within five (5) years of the first official date of classes.
- All students are required to have a TB screening test and a physical exam performed by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. These are required and must be dated within the 12 month period prior to the first day of classes.
Due to the confidential nature of this information, please mail forms directly to the Southwestern University Health Center at the following address.
Attn: Health Center
PO Box 770
Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770
Call the Health Center directly at 512.863.1252 with any questions you may have.
- Student Health Insurance
- All full-time students are required to have and maintain health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. All student accounts will automatically be charged for the University’s student health insurance plan annual premium.
- Students who need health insurance coverage may purchase Southwestern’s insurance plan for coverage.
Waive the Charge
- A student who is covered through their family’s health insurance plan can waive this charge by providing evidence of the primary insurance plan through the University’s insurance carrier’s website. You should get a confirmation email after completing the online waiver. Providing copies of your insurance to Health Services or Athletics is not sufficient. The online waive must be completed.
- Move-In and Orientation
Move in: January 11. Orientation: January 12. First day of class: January 16.
Get all the details in the 2018 Spring Orientation Schedule
- Campus Visits
During the school year, you may schedule your visit Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. To schedule an individual visit to campus, call the Office of Admission at 800-252-3166.
- Connect with the Southwestern Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Society organization on Facebook!
- Follow @SouthwesternU for all the latest news and info via Twitter.