Non-Degree-Seeking Student Checklist

Are you a prospective student who is not seeking a degree? Follow the checklist below to become a non-degree Saluqi.

Note: Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.

Most required documents can be uploaded to the Admissions Documents/Forms Upload page. Use your My.Southwest student portal login or create an account to upload documents. Transcripts loaded here will not be considered official. Official college transcripts must come directly from the institution.

  1. Click on My.Southwest (located in the top nav bar of every Southwest webpage).
  2. In the Secure Access Login box, choose “First Time Users.”
  3. Enter the correct information in the boxes.
  4. Your username will appear, example: “jsmith” or “jsmith2”
  5. To set up your Southwest Student Account, follow the directions and create a password. Keep your password in a secure location.
  6. To access your student account, repeat step 1 and enter your username and password to log in.

If you need technical help, call the Help Desk at 901-333-4357 (HELP).

Some courses have prerequisites — courses you must complete ahead of the course you would like to take. You must provide proof of successfully completing the prerequisites for any courses you are interested in taking. Proof can be an unofficial college transcript, test scores, etc. Those documents can be uploaded here.

Some non-degree programs might require an official high school transcript or GED-HiSet results. These official documents cannot be uploaded; they must be sent directly to the Southwest Admissions office.

Applicants who are younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the required immunization health history form. The completed form can be uploaded here. For further details regarding immunization requirements, please visit

Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid through Southwest.

Non-degree seeking students are not assigned advisors and are responsible for class selection. You can proceed directly to registration. If you encounter a prerequisite error, you must submit the proof of prerequisite to the Admissions office. To register for classes, log onto your My.Southwest student portal and select Registration/Online Services.

Online Registration Guide

Non-degree-seeking students who later change to a degree-seeking status will be required to submit more admissions documents.

Once you have finalized registration, secure your Southwest Student Identification (ID) Card in Student Development.

Obtain a required Parking Hang Tag from the office of Police Services/Public Safety.

Print a "Student Detail Schedule" from your My.Southwest student account and take it to the bookstore or purchase books online at eFollett.

The "Student Detail Schedule" contains the time and location for each of your classes. For more help, view How to Read the Schedule. Students are expected to attend all classes.

Questions? Call Admissions at 901-333-5924.

Last updated: October 6, 2020