The College

Southwestern College is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Established in 1885, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The Campus

The campus consists mainly of limestone buildings. The stately Christy Administration Building is the pinnacle of the wooded site which overlooks the town of Winfield and the Walnut River valley.

The 85-acre campus includes The Mound, classroom buildings, recreational areas, student center, field house (gymnasium), laboratories, four residence halls, and four apartment facilities.

The Town

The college is located in the town of Winfield, a pleasant community of 12,000 inhabitants.

Norman Crampton, author of The 100 Best Small Towns in America, ranked Winfield 47th after spending three years researching communities with populations between 5,000 and 15,000.

The reasons behind Crampton's ranking include low crime rate, community involvement, and Southwestern College.

Winfield is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Wichita, Kansas's largest city.

The Climate

Winfield has four distinct seasons. The academic year spans the final days of summer, through fall, winter, and spring. Although both summer and winter have brief periods of extreme temperatures, the climate generally is mild for the Midwest.

Housing

International students are provided guaranteed housing on campus.

Students who live on campus take part in social activities for U.S. and international students. There also are special advisors for international students.

Costs and Student Budgets

Enclosed with this application is a sheet describing the costs for the current school year. International students admitted to Southwestern must have the financial resources to cover the entire cost. To help with expenses Southwestern has several scholarships available for international students. For more information, please see the enclosed brochure about financial aid.

Family Members

If you plan to bring a spouse and/or children with you to the United States, you must also provide evidence of financial support for them. Please list their names and ages on the application. These names will be added to your I-20 to facilitate the receipt of visas for your family members.

Eligibility

Applicants to Southwestern College should be at least 17 years old and should have completed high school.

Student Services

Transportation

Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport is served by American, Delta, Northwestern, TWA, United, and other airlines. We provide free transportation from the airport to the college (90 kilometers).

Application Process

Financial Requirements

Southwestern College and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service require that international students provide proof of financial support before immigration documents can be issued to those who meet the academic requirements for admission.

Please complete the enclosed certification of finances form indicating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds to meet the first year's expenses.

Admission Decision Process

Admission decisions for international students are based on a combination of English proficiency, successful completion of courses leading to graduation, letters of recommendation, and proof of financial support.

  • Applications for admission cannot be processed until all of the required credentials are received.
  • 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.
  • Accepted students will be invited to participate in Early Course Selection preceding their term of entry.
  • Important Dates

    International students wishing to enroll full-time at Southwestern College in the fall semester must have a complete application file in the Office of Admission by July 1. To enroll full-time at Southwestern College in the spring semester, the student must have a complete application file in the Office of Admission by Dec. 1.

    Exceptions to these deadlines are made on a case-by-case basis.

    I. Biographical Information

    Last Name  
    First Name  
    Middle Name  
    Preferred Name  
    Gender Male
    Female
    Date of Birth
    (month / day / year)
     
    Country of Birth  
    City of Birth  
    Home Phone Number
    (ex. 123-456-7890)
     
    Cell Phone Number  

    Permanent Address:

    Address  
    City  
    County  
    State  
    Zip  
    Country  

    Mailing Address:

    (if different from permanent address)
     

    Address  
    City  
    County  
    State  
    Zip  
    Phone Number

    (at mailing address)

     
    Email Address  
    Will you accept text messages? Yes
    No
    I am applying as a Freshman
    Transfer Student
    Desired Entrance Term/Year

    List names and relationship of any relatives who have attended or are attending Southwestern College:

     

    Please list other colleges you are applying to:

     

    Individual to notify in case of an emergency:

    Name  
    Phone Number  

    II. Academic Information

    Official transcripts for all schools / colleges listed must be officially translated into English and submitted.

    Please list all the high schools/colleges you have attended since the tenth grade in chronological order beginning with your current school.

    High School / GED

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Did or will you graduate? Yes
    No
    High School Graduation Month/Year  

    School / College - 1

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  

    School / College - 2

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  

    School / College - 3

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  

    School / College - 4

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  

    School / College - 5

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  

    School / College - 6

    Name  
    City  
    State  
    Dates Attended  
    Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action in your school or to legal action as a citizen? Yes
    No

    If yes, please explain.

    Academic Majors

    Please mark academic major information only. Check only one.
     

    Business Administration, emphasis in:
    Communication, emphasis in:
    Computer Science/Digital Arts, 
    emphasis in:
    ** Education, Secondary
    (see certification list)
    English, emphasis in:
    Theatre Arts, emphasis in:


    Pre-Professional Programs


    ** Secondary School
    Teacher Certification

    Are you currently attending an English as a Second Language class?

    Yes
    No

    If you have taken the TOEFL:

    Date of Test
    Score

    If you have taken the SAT:

    Date of Test
    Score

    If you have taken the ACT:

    Date of Test
    Score

    III. Activity Information

    List, in order of importance (up to 4 with 1 being the highest), the activities you will pursue at the college level.
     

    Athletics

    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross Country
    Dance Squad
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball (women)
    Tennis
    Track
    Volleyball (women)



    Co-Curricular


    Athletic Training
    Campus Ministry
    Digital Arts
    Newspaper
    Phi Beta Lambda
    Radio/Television
    SAAB Brother-to-Brother
    Worship Outreach
    Yearbook

    Performing Arts

    Band¹
    Vocal²
    Strings¹
    Theatre
     ¹Instrument
     ²Range 



    Service Learning


    Discipleship Southwestern
    Green Team
    Leadership Southwestern



    Departmental


    Biology Research / Education
    Psychology

    IV. Optional Information

    How did you first hear of Southwestern College?  
    Religious Affiliation  
    What influenced you to apply to Southwestern College?  

    V. Family Information

    Please list names and ages of all family members coming with you (if any).

    VI. 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 that all high school and college transcripts be sent directly to Southwestern College. I understand that my admission and enrollment are not valid if I have knowingly falsified information.

    Signature:

    Date:

    Southwestern College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, handicap, or other nonmerit 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.