Southwestern College



High school students enrolled in 10th through 12th grades may be admitted for concurrent enrollment at Southwestern College with the approval of their high school principal, counselor and parent. The high school principal or designee shall determine and recommend the classes the student may enroll in. Students admitted in this category are subject to college regulations regarding admissions, attendance, prerequisites, scholarship, and personal conduct. All courses attempted and the units earned will be recorded on the student’s permanent record for future use toward college graduation requirements.

Students must have a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.5 and are limited to taking no more than two classes or six (6) units per semester or summer session. A high school student may petition to attend Southwestern College on a full-time basis only if the student submits a letter from their high school releasing them to attend Southwestern College. Students enrolled in home school programs must meet one of the following criteria:

Note: Students enrolled in home school programs must provide one item from the following list of documentation prior to enrolling for classes: 

            * Home School Program affiliation with a County Department of Education Program. 
            * California teaching credential of parent. 
            * Current private school affidavit filed with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Students with verified disabilities should contact Disability Support Services before classes begin to discuss appropriate accommodations and/or services.

 FERPA-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA mandates that while minor high school students attend college, they are considered regular college students, and the privacy of their educational records is protected. Only the student has a right to their academic record. We will not release student information to parents without the prior written consent of the student. For further information: US Department of Education

To Apply

1. Complete the Southwestern College online application
2. Complete the High School Special form and return to Admission and Records

For more information contact us:

Admission and Records
Phone: (619) 421-6700 ext. 5215/5216

Fax: (619) 482-6489
TTY: (619) 482-6480 


Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910 

Admissions and Records, Cesar Chavez Bldg.,1st floor, room S101
Fall Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:30pm & Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

Last updated: 8/17/2018 7:33:59 AM