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1. Contact Us

Write, email, call, or visit the campus to become acquainted with the college community and to discuss the admission process with our International Admission Counselor:

Stephannie DeLong, Associate Vice President for Admission
Office: 1(800) 846-1543 ext. 6241 or (620) 229-6241

2. Apply for Admission

Complete and submit the online application or download a physical application, print it, and send it to our offices.

Online International Application
or download a printable International Application (PDF)

3. Send Official Transcripts

Have the official transcripts of all high school and/or college credit translated into English and sent to the Southwestern College Office of Admission. High school transcripts should include class rank, grade point average, and grading scale whenever possible.

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS and have the scores forwarded to the Office of Admission. The TOEFL code number for Southwestern College is 6670. If applying for English proficiency through other means, forward documentation such as transcripts accompanied by an explanation to the Office of Admission for review.

5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Forward two letters of recommendation, translated into English, from teachers or professors who are familiar with your academic ability.

6. Personal Statement

Write a 500-word statement that explains why you want to study at Southwestern College, why you want to study your particular program, and how your degree will help you accomplish your future goals.

7. Certification of Finances Form

Complete the Certification of Finances Form documenting amounts of financial support from sources other than Southwestern College. If sponsored by the student’s home government, send a certified letter indicating amount of support and billing information.

8. Form I-20

Upon acceptance for admission, the student will be forwarded a Form I-20. This should be presented to the student’s local United States consular officer to obtain a student F-1 visa. Southwestern College requires a $3,000 deposit before it can issue an I-20. This deposit will apply towards tuition and fees. If for some reason the student does not attend SC, $2,000 will be refunded. International students will be required to pay a $200 SEVIS fee to obtain a visa at the embassy. This is not a Southwestern College fee, but a United States government fee.

Download a detailed printable New Student Checklist to follow (PDF)


International students thrive at SC!

Ruth Moreno (Mexico)Ruth Moreno (Mexico)

"SC is a safe place where I can learn freely surrounded by nice people and teachers that know and care about each individual. It gives me the opportunity to grow spiritually, mentally and socially."

Malvin Mupondi (Zimbabwe)Malvin Mupondi (Zimbabwe)

"Southwestern College is a place where a student can feel safe and included, regardless of their differences. The environment allows you to feel comfortable and appreciated as a whole person."


There are many scholarships available from The United Methodist Church for students attending Southwestern College.

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