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New Learner Instructions & Resources

Welcome to Southwestern College! We are pleased you have chosen us and we are ready to assist you as you work toward earning your online degree. We hope you find this page an asset to getting you started. 

Pre-class Checklist 

Know your Southwestern College Student ID (SCID) number 

Your Admissions Counselor provides you with your SCID shortly after enrollment. Please check your email for a “New Learner Checklist,” which will contain your SCID. You will use this number to access your records during your time at Southwestern. We recommend you keep it safe and accessible. 

Access your SCKANS (student) email address

A student email account is created for you within 24 hours of your enrollment. Confirmation of this email will be sent to your primary email address. Keep an eye out for this email for instructions on how to log in.

Please note some students choose to forward their SCKANS email to a preferred email so they don’t miss out on important correspondence and announcements.

Request your Self-Service Account 

In order to request your account, go to Self-Service and click “Request Account” at the bottom left of the page. Enter your SCID in the “System ID” field. Once you have created an account an email with credentials to log in will be sent to you.

Choose Payment Method in Self-Service 

Once you have logged into Self-Service you will need to choose a method of payment before the first day of class. Log in and click on the “Finances” tab and then click “ePayment.” From there, you may choose your payment plan, view past payments and outstanding balances. 

Order Your Textbooks

Order your textbooks online through MBS Direct as soon as you enroll in new classes. 

If you are receiving Financial Aid (FA), be advised that ALL transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s Office before FA can be disbursed into your account for book vouchers. 

Request Your Transcripts 

You may order your official transcripts online or have them physically mailed to the following address:  

Southwestern College
ATTN: Registrar’s Office
100 College St. 
Winfield, KS 67156

The Registrar’s Office must receive* ALL OFFICIAL* transcripts from every institution you have attended, including CLEP and DANTES, *within eight weeks of the start of your first class. *Click here for more about transcripts.

Helpful Resources 

Financial Aid
Tuition Assistance
Course Catalog
Academic Calendar
Online Writing Center
Deets Library

Visit our Student Resources page for a more extensive list of helpful links. 




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