Academic Success

New Students

Welcome to Southwestern University!

We are looking forward to getting to know you during your time here. On this page, you will find lots of helpful information, particularly about registration. Please call our office at 512-863-1952 with questions, or email

Ahoy, New Pirates!

 Here are some steps to take that will help you get settled here at SU.

1. Complete the First-Year Academic Advising Questionnaire!  This helps us assign you to an academic advisor.

2. Complete the Parent Access to Student Information form if anyone other than you will have access to your final grades and/or financial information. 

Students with Disabilities

Southwestern strives to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all students. Students with disabilities who require accommodations should complete the Student Application or contact the Assistant Director of Academic Success (Jennifer Smull). Read more about Southwestern’s Services for Students with Disabilities here.

Peer Academic Mentors

Overwhelmed?  Need help? Not sure where to start? Contact the Peer Academic Mentors ( — they’ve been there before, and they’re here for YOU!