Students taking 12 or more credits in a term, receiving financial aid and/or pursuing a degree or certificate are required to submit an Application for Admission. Apply online and submit the application fee online.
Students taking fewer than 12 credits in a term, and not receiving federal student aid, or attending for personal interest only need to complete a New Student Record Form.
Once the required information is submitted, please allow three working days to receive your user ID and password by email.
If you are interested in taking a class, but don't want to enroll for credit, you'll want to register for one of our Community Ed courses. You can apply and submit the application fee online. You can also visit the Student First Stop Center and one of our representatives will assist you.
International Student Admission
International students must meet federal immigration and college requirements before being admitted to Southwestern. International students who present Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 450 may be admitted to Southwestern. Other tests accepted are listed online.
Students must complete the International Application for Admission form and submit it along with TOEFL scores and a financial statement to the Coordinator of International Student Programs before the I-20 and acceptance letter are issued. Students are also required to send any international transcripts to a third party evaluator for translation.
Southwestern provides a comprehensive array of services. Aside from the special orientation process designed specifically to familiarize our international students with the College and community, we offer TOEFL preparation, personal and academic counseling, special tutoring services to help students progress in their courses, a mentor program that brings international students together with American conversation partners, and a bridge course (Writing 60: College Writing for International Students) designed to provide international students with writing practice in most disciplines. In addition, there is housing assistance, advice about immigration regulations, and activities and field trips which are periodically organized to acquaint our students with the recreational opportunities available in this scenic area. For additional information visit the International Student Program website.
International transcripts must be mailed to a third party evaluator. A fee is charged for this service. World Education Services Inc. - ask for a “Course by Course Report.” WES Inc., P.O. Box 26879, San Francisco, CA 94126, 800-414-0147.
Academic Evaluation Institute Inc. - Ask for a “Comprehensive Report.” ACEI Inc., P.O. Box 6908, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-3530.
Special Admissions Programs
There are additional admission processes for restricted-entry courses, programs, and training opportunities which require a separate application:
- Baking and Pastry or Culinary Arts: 541-888-7700
- Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: 541-888-7432
- Medical Assistant and Medical Aide: 541-888-7443
- Nursing and Nursing Assistant: 541-888-7443
- Clinical Laboratory Assistant: 541-888-7443
For the specific application process call the numbers indicated above or the Admissions Office in Dellwood Hall, Rm 4, 541-888-7636.
Transfer students who plan to complete a degree and/or receive financial assistance must complete the application process and have official transcripts sent to Southwestern. Course credits transferred from other accredited colleges or universities are evaluated in terms of equivalency to Southwestern courses and/or applicability to Southwestern programs. All credits used to calculate the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) are transferred; however, some of the credits may not apply to a student’s Southwestern program.
Southwestern Oregon Community College does not provide students copies of transcripts from other institutions they have attended. Students must contact their prior institutions to obtain copies of their transcripts. Once received by the College, students may view the transcripts from their other institutions at any time by submitting a written request to the Student First Stop Center.
Send all official transcripts to Southwestern Oregon Community College, ATTN: Transcript Evaluator, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420. Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies.