Become a Student

Steps to Student Enrollment

Our student enrollment process is easy! Southwestern has an open-door admission policy and is a premier destination for acquiring transfer degrees, high-skilled job training and lifelong learning.

If you need assistance enrolling please contact the Student Success Center at 541-888-7352 or email us

In general, students may enroll in classes if they meet any one of the following requirements and have the ability to benefit from instruction:

    • Are 18 years of age or older
    • Have graduated from an accredited high school
    • Have completed a General Education Development (GED) certificate or an Adult High School Diploma
    • Were home schooled and have met state requirements for high school equivalency / completion


Applying for admission at Southwestern is easy and all online. Once you have been accepted, you will receive your student ID number and with this number you will be able to log into your newly created account to complete the enrollment process.

Complete The New Student Orientation

Login to myLakerLink using the information emailed to you. Once you are logged in, click the link below to take the orientation. The orientation provides the information you need for a successful beginning at Southwestern. Complete it at your own pace.

Having trouble logging into myLakerLink? Visit the Help Desk Portal for assistance.

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Meet With An Intake Advisor

After enrollment, you’ll meet with our intake advisors who will assists you in negotiating the intricacies of getting started and prepares you for your academic journey.

When to schedule your advising appointment? If you are starting at Southwestern…

  • Fall term = Schedule your appointment starting in May
  • Winter term = Schedule your appointment starting in November
  • Spring term = Schedule your appointment starting in February


To best serve you please:

  • Include first and last name in your appointment request and indicate your preferred form of communication: in-person, via phone, or online video conferencing; keep in mind appointment times are Pacific Time Zone
  • Note what term you are planning on attending and what degree/certificate you are interested in
  • Select the appropriate staff person to meet with based on your degree/certificate interest



You will receive a confirmation email when your appointment is scheduled. Be sure to check your junk folder if you don’t see it come through!

If you only plan to take online courses, simply choose the campus you plan to utilize for assistance.

Advisors are available Monday – Friday* from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (*Closed on Fridays during the summer). If you are unable to meet between these hours, please call 541-888-7405 to schedule your appointment.

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We strive to make education affordable. With no out-of-state tuition and a full range of financial options, an education is easily within reach.


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