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Welcome to Southwest Tennessee Community College. The Office of Admissions is here to help you begin your journey to the commencement stage, your dream career and beyond.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a veteran of the workforce, our friendly enrollment specialists will guide you through the admissions process to ensure Southwest is Your Best Choice!
Degrees and Certificates
Explore our available degrees and certificates to find the education path that is right for you.
How to Apply
Please select the type of student below that best describes you to find the appropriate admissions checklist. Visit the Admissions FAQs page to view a few of the most commonly asked questions.
New First-time Freshman Student
A first-time freshman is defined as an entering freshman who has never attended any college, who has earned or will earn prior to enrollment either a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED or HiSet). This designation includes students who enroll in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who enter with advanced standing-college credits earned before graduation from high school (dual enrollment).
Note: Applicants with Certificate of Achievement diplomas are not eligible for admission to degree-granting programs.
Dual Enrolled Student
A dual enrollment student is a high school student who will enroll in one or more specified college course(s) for which the student will be awarded both high school and college credit.
A non-degree seeking student is one who is simply taking classes here, but does not desire to earn a degree from Southwest. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid at Southwest.
A transient student (visiting) is one who is currently attending another college who plans to enroll at Southwest for one semester and return to the home institution. A transient student is not eligible to receive financial aid at Southwest.
An international student is one who is a citizen of another country who wants to attend Southwest.
A returning student (readmit) is one who 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.