For Students

Sprog Checklist (before attending Sprog)

    • You will be pre-registered in 2 courses prior to Sprog. One course will be your First-Year Seminar (FYS, for freshman/first-year students) or Advanced-Entry Seminar (AES, for transfer students). The other course will be an introduction course for your intended major, when possible. If you are undecided about your major, we will register you in a general education course.
    • Please take this survey to express your interests and provide us with additional information. You must complete the survey before June 10th to ensure your enrollment in the courses. 
    • You will register for your remaining courses during Sprog. 
    • You will be able to make schedule changes when you meet with your official advisor at the beginning of the fall semester. 
    • This is the first step you must take before registering for classes at Sprog. 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 study a language taught at Southwestern which they have previously studied, and who are not transferring credit from another institution, must take a Language Placement Exam at least one week prior to Sprog. To determine which exam to take, go to the Advanced Placement and Credit page for the languages.
    • All students must take 3 semesters of a foreign language or proficiency through the 3rd semester of a foreign language as part of Southwestern’s General Education requirements. This exam will help us place you in the appropriate class.
    • By June 1st login to   and click on WebAdvisor to review and complete the ‘First-Year Students – Preferences for Housing’ from under Student Life.
    • Watch a virtual housing tour
    • Please note that the date of submission of your housing form will drive your residence hall and roommate preferences. When considering roommate requests, the Housing Office will use the latest date of submission between the roommates. Hall/room preferences are not guaranteed.
    • Please upload your health records using the Patient Portal (SU login will be required).  
Strongly Encouraged
    • Due to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, Southwestern cannot discuss bills, financial aid, or send grade reports to parents.
    • If the student is willing, he or she may voluntarily give written consent by signing a FERPA Information Release Waiver , giving Southwestern permission discuss your educational records in written, oral and electronic formats.
    • Every student bringing a vehicle to campus must complete a Vehicle Registration form. Register your vehicle on the form provided on the Residence Life website  -
    • The fee associated with a motor vehicle registration is $100 per semester. Motor vehicle registration is automatically billed along with tuition. 
    • Your completed vehicle registration form will be directly submitted to SUPD. All student parking decals will be assigned accordingly and distributed via SU student mailbox located in McCombs Campus Center within 3-5 business days.      
    • Students not bringing a car to campus this Fall must fill out an online parking permit waiver  form. The charge will be removed from your student account once the waiver is processed. Information will be available during Sprog.
  • Please review the New Student Guide for helpful information to help you prepare for Sprog, including transfer credit information, campus resources, degree plans, and more. 

    • If you would like to get a head start on choosing your courses for the fall semester, review the Course Catalog  to see what courses SU offers.