New Student Orientation (NSO)

At the NSO session, you will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, register for classes, speak with a Financial Aid representative, as well as receive important information pertaining to your college career.

Who is Required to Attend

  • First-time entering, degree-seeking students who will attend Southwest in the upcoming semester
  • Students who participated in Dual Enrollment and have not attended college since their high school graduation
  • Transfer students

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Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted to the Admissions and Records office in order to complete your admission.

  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, or ASSET college placement test scores (required)
  • Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges

We also recommend you submit the following documents to the Admissions and Records office:

  • A copy of your immunization records, if you were born on or after January 1, 1957
  • An official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript
  • Proof of citizenship (Driver's license, State ID, Birth Certificate, Green Card, or Passport)

Remember to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window). For help completing the FAFSA or for questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office.

For Admissions and Financial Aid updates visit your dashboard, by logging into my.southwest.tn.edu (opens new window) and selecting "Dashboard" in the middle of the page.

Next step: Visit Advising to register for classes.

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How to Register

Register in one of three ways:

  1. Login to the My.Southwest College Portal (opens new window), locate the Quick Launch area [left side of the screen] and select the Student Advising icon.Student Advising
  2. Email advising@southwest.tn.edu
    • Provide your full name, Student ID number, and date of birth.
  3. Call one of the locations:
2017 Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
*June 9/Friday 9-11 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Nabors Auditorium
*June 9/Friday 2-4 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Nabors Auditorium
*June 17/Saturday 9-11 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*June 23/Friday 9-11 a.m. Whitehaven Center, Room 102 (Multi-Purpose)
*June 23/Friday 2-4 p.m. Whitehaven Center, Room 102 (Multi-Purpose)
*June 27/Tuesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. Maxine A. Smith Center, Lobby
*July 7/Friday 9-11 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 7/Friday 2-4 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 8/Saturday 9-11 a.m. Maxine A. Smith Center, Lobby
*July 14/Friday 9-11 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 14/Friday 2-4 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 21/Friday 9-11 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*July 21/Friday 2-4 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*July 26/Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. Whitehaven Center, Room 102 (Multi-Purpose)

*Selecting the "Date" in the Schedule table above will take you to the AdvisorTrac (opens new window) Login page.

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This slideshow is dedicated to all of the people here at Southwest who work hard to welcome our new students and get them ready. We salute you.

Posted by Southwest Tennessee Community College on Monday, August 3, 2015