Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Application & Forms

Your first step toward success at Southwestern is completing the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships. The Application allows you to share important information about yourself with us. By getting to know you as an individual, we make our admission decision in the most personal way possible.

Each application is carefully and thoroughly reviewed. We believe this is the only way a selective university like Southwestern can make a decision. Please give time and careful thought to completing the application.

Ways to Submit Your Application Online:

  • Southwestern University Application for Admission (for first-year students only)
  • Common Application - Southwestern accepts the Common Application, a single application shared by over 400 selective institutions. (for first-year and transfer students)
  • Southwestern also accepts the ApplyTexas application. (for first-year and transfer students)


PDF Forms 

Application Instructions and FAQ PDF
Application for Admission PDF
Ad-Lib Page PDF
Counselor Recommendation Form PDF
Teacher Recommendation Form PDF
Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form PDF
Mid-Year Report Form PDF
College Official’s Form (Transfers) PDF
Readmission Application PDF
Visiting Student Application


Where to Send Admission Materials:

Official Transcripts, Test Scores, Essays or Recommendation Letters can be mailed in to the following address:

Office of Admission
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78626

Materials such as Recommendation Letters or Essays may also be faxed to 512-863-9601, or e-mailed directly to your Admission Counselor.

Financial Aid Forms

Created on the premise that strong academic performance drives college success, our up front system gives students and families the opportunity to determine approximate academic/merit scholarship award totals prior to submitting our Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships. Download financial aid forms or use our Financial Assistance Estimator.

Are you a Veteran, or dependent of a Veteran and interested in how your VA Educational Benefits may be used at Southwestern?  Please feel free to visit our Military Benefits page.