Application Process

1. Complete this online application and submit.  (* = Required fields)

2. Transcripts for Southwestern College graduates are on file. All other students should arrange for submission of official transcripts of all prior college/university coursework. Applicants must hold a recognized baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

You can order transcripts from prior college/university coursework online via the National Student Clearinghouse secure site:

3. Two confidential letters of recommendation using the recommendation form for graduate programs (at least one from a current or former employer or professor).

Email the link below to your two references and ask them to fill out the online form:

4. All international learners must show evidence of their English language ability by providing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) report. A score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered the minimum acceptable for admission to this program.

Applicants who hold bachelor's degrees from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country will receive a waiver of the TOEFL. Applicants who are from native English-speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL.

A candidate’s file must be complete before an admissions decision may be made. It is the responsibility of each candidate to provide all of the information requested above. Candidates will receive an email stating their admission to their graduate program; subsequently they may enroll in their first class.

Financial Aid

Financial aid information for masters students is available on the Financial Aid site. Contact Aimee Campbell for information on how your SC degree can be affordable.

Admission Decision Process

1.  Applications for admission cannot be processed until all of the required credentials are received.

2.  Letters of acceptance to Southwestern College are mailed on a rolling basis. You can expect to hear from us within one week after we receive your completed application file.

I. Biographical Information

Last Name*  
First Name*  
Middle Name*  
Maiden Name  
Preferred Name  
Gender* Male
Social Security Number
(ex. 123-45-6789)
Date of Birth*
(month / day / year)
Home Phone Number
(ex. 123-456-7890)
Cell Phone Number  
Work Phone Number  

Permanent Address:


Mailing Address:

(if different from permanent address)

Phone Number

(at mailing address)

Use mailing address until  
Email Address  
Will you accept text messages? Yes
Are you a United States citizen?* Yes
If not, alien number  
Are you a Permanent Resident?* Yes
Desired Entrance Term/Year*
Have you previously been a student at Southwestern College? Yes
Do you plan to apply for financial aid? Yes
(Note that March 15 is priority deadline for some types of financial assistance.)

Individual to notify in case of an emergency:

Relationship to you*  
Phone Number*  

II. Academic Information

Bachelor's Degree

Name of Institution*  
Date Awarded*  

Intended Academic Major

Please mark academic major information only. Check only one.*

III. Additional Information

Are you Hispanic or Latino?* Yes
Please select one or more race categories with which you identify: American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian American
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White (Non-Hispanic)
How did you learn about Southwestern College?  
Are you currently incarcerated or under house arrest?* Yes

IV. Written Statement/Essay

A written statement/essay of approximately 2-3 paragraphs is required addressing why you decided to enroll in the graduate program at Southwestern. Explain how you hope to use this knowledge to further develop your career.

V. Signature

By typing my name in the Signature textbox below and submitting this online form I certify under penalty of perjury that all information provided is correct and complete.  I understand that it is my responsibility to request all College/University transcripts to be sent directly to Southwestern College.
I understand that I cannot be formally admitted until all documents are received by the college. I understand that my admission and enrollment may not be valid if I have knowingly falsified
information. I am currently in good standing with Southwestern College. I understand it is my responsibility to review the graduate catalog. I understand that in connection with course
offerings, it may be necessary and appropriate that my educational records, including grades, be transmitted electronically. I understand the nature of such communication and hereby
authorize and consent to such electronic transmission for purposes of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.



Southwestern College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, handicap, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment, all as required by applicable laws and regulations. Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries, including those concerning Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, has been delegated to the vice president for business affairs, Christy Administration Building, Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156-2499, (620) 229-6000. Southwestern College complies with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The yearly report is available from the dean of students upon request. Race and ethnic origin information is voluntary and will not be used in a discriminatory manner.