Rack up 15 credits per semester and finish your degree on time!

placeholderAn associate or two-year degree requires 60 credits to graduate.

To complete your degree on time, you’ll need to take 15 credits per semester.

Students taking 9 credits (3 courses) in the fall and spring semesters are considered "part-time students" and do not receive full financial aid benefits. Taking two more courses each semester means less time in school and a quicker start toward achieving your life goals. 

All it takes is 15 to FINISH!


Save money! 

Taking 15 credits in one semester means you’ll only pay for two years of tuition. 

(Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect students attend tuition-free). 

Start working faster! 

Finishing your degree on time gets you working and earning money sooner. 

Let us help you cross the finish line! 

You might feel reluctant to take an additional class. Your professional advisor is here to help you navigate your academic journey so that you successfully finish your degree on time. To contact the advising team, click here

Student Resources to finish faster! 

Tutoring is available through the Academic Support Center to all currently enrolled students at Southwest for free. Click the link below to make an appointment and get the help you need to be successful in class. 

Tutoring Services 

We’re committed to helping students with disabilities reach their personal and academic goals. Click the link below for the list of disability services offered through the Center for Access.

The Center for Access

Did you know Southwest offers child care at our Macon Cove and Union Avenue campuses? Our centers have a three-star rating from the TN Department of Human Services (the highest rating that can be earned). Pell-Eligible student-parents pay a reduced rate to child care. Click the link below for more information. 

Child Care Centers

Students grappling with anxiety, depression or other mental stressors can get help by scheduling an appointment with a Southwest mental health counselor. In addition, students can receive assistance with contacting social services and emergency resources. Click the below to find out more. 

Counseling and Social Services

We offer veterans academic counseling and help with outreach services as they acclimate to college life while obtaining their veterans’ education benefits and resources. To learn more, click the link below to contact Veterans Affairs. 

Veterans Affairs


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We're ready for you. Are you ready to take the next step and reimagine your future at Southwest?