For Students

Sprog Checklist (before attending Sprog)


    • You will be pre-registered in at least 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 complete this survey to express your interests and provide us with additional information. You must complete the survey before June 7th 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.
  • You may print and sign this contract to bring with you to Sprog. We will also have printed copies at check-in that you may sign. 

    If under the age of 18 during the Sprog overnight, a parent or guardian MUST sign this document prior to your stay. Students under the age of 17 are not permitted to stay the night in residence halls; we encourage those students to stay in local accommodations with family.

    • 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.
  • Please upload a photo for your Pirate Card (student ID card) through this form by June 1st. You must be logged into your SU email account when you access the form. You will find your Pirate Card in your residence hall room when you check in! 

    • By June 1st login complete the New Student Housing Registration Form.
    • 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 with parents.
    • In order for parents/guardians to view grades online, the student will need to grant proxy access through the Self Service website.  Once access is provided, parents/guardians will have the ability to view each semester’s grades and the cumulative GPA.  Proxy access from a student is effective until rescinded by the student.
    • 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. Every student, whether he or she resides on campus, has a campus mailbox. Campus mailbox information is provided in WebAdvisor.     
    • Students not bringing a car to campus 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. The online waiver form must be submitted each semester by the required deadline date.
      For Fall 2021, the waiver site will open May 1, 2021 and the online waiver must be completed by July 15, 2021 to receive the credit to the student account. For Spring 2022, the waiver site will open November 1, 2021 and the online waiver must be completed by December 9, 2021.   
  • Your Orientation Leader will send you a new copy of the New Student Guide when it is available. The Guide will include for helpful information to help you prepare for Sprog, including transfer credit information, campus resources, degree plans, and more. 

  • Please sign up for electronic deposits for student accounts. Instructions can be found here

  • Please go here to either complete the early enrollment process or complete the waiver process.

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