Admission Requirements

Why Choose Southwestern?

Consider these top 5 reasons to choose Southwestern Adventist University:

  • Enhance your leadership abilities
  • Experience innovative programs
  • Enrich your relationship with Jesus
  • Enjoy being on a campus with a reputation for being Texas friendly
  • Graduate prepared for success

As you start the application process we are here to make it smooth, simple and easy. If you have questions and need an answer fast, just click here to email Admissions right away. Welcome to Knight Country!

Admission Requirements


Setting off on your path to wisdom and knowledge? Here’s everything you need to know.

International Students

On a journey from abroad? Our diverse student body is excited to meet you.

Graduate Students

Devoted to higher learning? We have what you’re looking for.

Home School Students

We will work with you to make sure the things you have learned in homeschooling are recognized and appreciated at the University level.

Transfer Students

Looking for a new, spiritual college experience? Welcome aboard.

SWAU Online

A superior education for the uncommon student. We're here to help you get the diploma you need.

Scholarship Leads to Unique Experience

Christian Gonzalez came to Southwestern Adventist University from Joshua High School on a music scholarship as a scholarship finalist for the annual Music Festival. 

“There is a lot going on for the size of school. I’m getting so much experience. And I just love the beautiful campus, the nice buildings, and all the diversity,” Christian says. “I love hearing about the stories and experiences of people from other countries. I get to know my professors, which I haven’t done before. I can talk about spiritual stuff and it isn’t unusual.

My dream is to work with music and film, writing music for film. I love to perform and share my music. I really appreciate that I get so much help and can take film classes along with my music major to round out my knowledge and experience.

Where else do you get a campus where you can be friends with everyone, and still experience something like playing at a venue like the Meyerson in Dallas."

– Christian Gonzalez, Communication & Music major

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Financial Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We do everything we can to make our high-quality Christian education affordable and accessible to all.

Tuition Scholarship


Applying for Aid

We have the expertise, experience and resources to help you streamline every step of your Financial Aid application.

of Southwestern students receive financial aid


Tuition & Fees

Use Net Price Calculator to evaluate your total cost

average student financial aid per year


Now that you're admitted...

Get Enrolled

Here's a handy checklist of things to do to get enrolled

Make a Commitment

Paying your commitment deposit allows you to register early for classes and get priority financial aid processing

Reserve Your Room

Paying your room deposit early reserves you a spot in a Residence Hall