Become a Student

Steps to Enroll

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

Apply

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.

new student

Meet With An Intake Advisor

To help guide you on your path, you will meet with an intake advisor to assist you in negotiating the intricacies of getting started. This process will assist you in preparing for your academic journey.

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

  • Fall term = Schedule your appointment starting in April.
  • 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
  • Indicate your preferred form of communication, in-person, phone, or online video conference.
  • Keep in mind appointment times are Pacific Time Zone
  • Please note what term you are planning on attending and what degree/certificate you are interested in when making your appointment
  • Select the appropriate staff person to meet with based on your degree/certificate interest

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

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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