Your Guide to the Fall 2019 Semester

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The fall semester is the beginning for thousands and thousands of students at Southwestern College. It’s a welcome back for many students who are continuing their educational goals and, for some, it’ll soon mean goodbye as they finish their last requirements before they transfer or join the workforce.

As our students walk onto our campuses in Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, San Ysidro and Coronado on Monday, Aug. 26, we know they come with questions. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you start the fall semester strong.

If you still have questions, look for the Associated Student Organization’s “Ask Me” tables around the Chula Vista campus the first couple of days or ask the staff members at a Higher Education Center.

Browse New Maps and Find Your Classes

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Your schedule is almost finalized, now you just need to get to your class. You can spend the next couple of days familiarizing yourself with where exactly your classes are going to be by browsing the maps to the Chula Vista campus and our higher education centers. These new maps include all the new buildings, current construction, parking lots and more.

Here are a few things to note:

  • Classes in the new Math and Science Building begin with “Room 60”
  • Classes with “JVIL” are in the new classroom portables in front of the library on the Chula Vista campus
  • Double-check which campus your class is at in the “location” section

Consider Adding One or Two More Classes

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If you haven’t achieved full-time status or if you’re looking to check-off one more requirement from your Student Education Plan, you can still browse classes that are still open. You have until the first day the class meets to add a section.

Here’s how you find what’s open through WebAdvisor:

  • Head to
  • Click on the “students” tab
  • Check “open classes”
  • Select the current semester
  • Then select a department (anthropology, English, math, etc.)

If you’re having issues with registration or applying, please contact the admissions department.

The Promise Program is Expanding

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The Promise Program is expanding! High school graduates now get their first two years free at Southwestern College. Other students can still apply for the income-based Promise Program (more than 75 percent of our students qualify).

Find more info at

A Pass on Parking

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We know that parking can be tough during the beginning of the semester. Our newest parking lot has more than 500 spaces. You can access the new Lot T through Lot L (baseball field) or Lot E (softball field).

There is a short, two-week grace period (Aug. 26 – Sept. 6) for parking on campus to give students time to purchase their parking pass through WebAdvisor. During this time you can only park in the white-lined, student spaces. Parking will be strictly enforced when the grace period ends, and all students must have a parking pass to park at any Southwestern College campus.

Learn more about purchasing a parking pass.

MySWC: Your Portal to Southwestern College

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With your MySWC account, you can access all your important Southwestern College apps including WebAdvisor, your campus email, Google Drive and more.

Checking your MySWC account frequently is critical in keeping up with important dates, deadlines and college communications.