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Admitted Students – Next Steps

Welcome New Bulldogs!

You’ve been accepted so now what? Below is a checklist that will assist you in beginning your academic career at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

BEFORE YOUR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION

  • Jot down a list of possible classes you would enjoy taking.
  • Prepare for and take placement exams (CPT) if needed. For more info, visit the Assessment Center’s website.
  • Get copies of any updated ACT reports and bring with you to the session.
  • Get copies of any advanced placement (AP) credit reports and bring with you to the session.
  • Know your SWOSU Student ID number found on your acceptance letter.
  • If living on campus, fill out housing application and pay the $100 deposit. The application can be found on the Residence Life
  • Remind your friends to pre-register for orientation.
  • Bring your shot records.
  • Bring a photo ID with you!
  • Activate your Student ID — “your DawgTag” —which will serve as your single-sign on e-mail login, Canvas login and student portal login  —  Here’s a video to get you started. Click the GoSWOSU icon to get to the SSO landing page. Here you will find a Sign In box.
  • Students, your username will be the portion of your e-mail address before the @-sign. Your password will be the same as you use for your e-mail account.
  • Consider living on campus! Find out about housing options and apply for a housing slot either online or at NSO.
  • Submit immunization records either at:
    • New Student Orientation
      fax: 580.774.7121
      mail or deliver to:
      Student Health Services 
      100 Campus Dr.
      Weatherford, OK 73096
      Phone: 580.774.3776.
    • View information on immunizations.Some majors (nursing, pharmacy, exercise science and athletic training) have additional requirements — view those here.
  • Take course placement tests (typically for math or chemistry).
  • Thinking of taking some of your classes online? Use this tool to help you prepare and be successful!