Thank you for choosing Southwest Tennessee Community College! We offer checklists to show you what steps you must take to apply and enroll. These checklists are based on the type of student you are:
A first-time freshman is a student entering Southwest who has never attended any college. Before enrolling, a first-time freshman has earned or will earn either a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED or HiSet). This type of student includes those who enroll in the fall term but attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. It also includes students who enter Southwest with advanced standing-college credits earned before high school graduation through dual enrollment.
Note: Applicants with only Certificate of Achievement diplomas are not eligible for admission to degree-granting programs.
A non-degree-seeking student is simply attending Southwest to take classes. This student currently does not want to earn a degree. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid at Southwest.
A dual enrollment student is a high school student who will enroll in one or more college courses. The student will be awarded both high school and college credit for these courses.
A transfer student has previously enrolled in a regionally accredited institution and wants to transfer to Southwest. This student must provide official transcripts of credits attempted from all schools previously attended.
A transient or visiting student is currently attending another college. This student plans to enroll at Southwest for one semester and then return to a home school. A transient student is not eligible to receive financial aid at Southwest.
An international student is a citizen of another country who wants to attend Southwest.
A returning student (readmit) has previously attended Southwest over a year ago and now wants to come back. Students who have attended other regionally accredited institutions during their absence from Southwest are required to submit official transcripts from each school attended.
Note: If you are a returning Southwest student and you skipped a spring or fall semester since you last attended, you must reapply for admission. You will have to wait until you are accepted as a student before registering for classes.
Before applying to Southwest, you must first check the requirements on your admissions checklist. These requirements include forms, testing and advising.
Knowing all the enrollment steps will help you stay ahead in the admissions process.
If you are a returning Southwest student and you skipped a spring or fall semester since you last attended, you must reapply for admission. You will have to wait until you are accepted as a student before registering for classes.
- Southwest Tennessee Community College P.O. Box 780 Memphis, TN 38101-0780
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