Tennessee Promise

New Student Orientation (NSO)

At the NSO session, you will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, register for classes, speak with a Financial Aid representative, as well as receive important information pertaining to your college career.

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Who is Required to Attend

  • First-time entering, degree-seeking students who will attend Southwest in the upcoming semester
  • Students who participated in Dual Enrollment and have not attended college since their high school graduation
  • Transfer students

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Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted to the Admissions and Records office before you can attend a NSO. If you have already submitted these documents, you are ready for the NSO:

  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ASSET college placement test scores (required)
  • Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges

We also recommend you submit the following documents to the Admissions and Records office:

  • A copy of your immunization records, if you were born on or after January 1, 1957
  • An official high school transcript or GED/high school equivalency diploma
  • Proof of citizenship (Driver's license, State ID, Birth Certificate, Green Card, or Passport)

Remember to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window). For help completing the FAFSA or for questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office.

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How to Register

Face-to-Face

Reserve a seat for one of the NSO sessions shown in the Schedule table below. Registration can be scheduled online (opens in a new window), or by calling the Advising and Counseling office at 901-333-4594 [Macon Cove Campus] or 901-333-5122 [Union Avenue Campus].

Online Students

First-time degree seeking students who are completely online, can email advising@southwest.tn.edu or call 901-333-5122 or 901-333-4594 to receive access to the NSO.

2016 Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
Jun 2/Thu 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jun 3/Fri 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jun 9/Thu 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jun 10/Fri 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jun 14/Tue 4:30 p.m. Whitehaven Center
Jun 21/Tue 1 p.m. Gill Center
Jun 23/Thu 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jun 24/Fri 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jun 28/Tue 4:30 p.m. Maxine A. Smith Center
Jul 7/Thu 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jul 8/Fri 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jul 12/Tue 4:30 p.m. Millington Center
Jul 14/Thu 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jul 15/Fri 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
Jul 19/Tue 4:30 p.m. Whitehaven Center
Jul 21/Thu 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jul 22/Fri 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Jul 26/Tue 4:30 p.m. Maxine A. Smith Center
Aug 4/Thu 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
Aug 5/Fri 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)

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This slideshow is dedicated to all of the people here at Southwest who work hard to welcome our new students and get them ready. We salute you.

Posted by Southwest Tennessee Community College on Monday, August 3, 2015