Student Services Office


The Student Services Office, which houses the Advising Center, is responsible for personal and academic advising and advisement to all Southwestern students. The office provides academic advisement on a variety of matters, as well as special advisement and support to students experiencing academic challenges (see list below). In addition, requests related to academic and administrative matters are handled by the office, as well as special programs for transfer and visiting students. Students may also be referred to BisonCares (Southwestern's off-campus counseling resource) or Southwestern's on-campus Academic Success Program after meeting with the office staff.

Contact the Student Services Office if you need:

Academic Advising regarding:

  • Scheduling
  • Course Registration
  • Progress to Graduation
  • Status Changes
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Probation and Disqualification
  • Personal Concerns
  • Attendance Issues

Assistance with:

  • Letters of Standing
  • Late Add/Drop Courses
  • Special Registration Requests
  • Program Status Changes
  • Incompletes
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Withdrawal
  • Exam Date and Time Changes
  • Exam Accommodations and Emergencies
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Transfer and Visiting Out Requests
  • Evaluation of Transfer Credit
  • Dean's Certification for Students to Appear in Court
  • Independent Studies

The Student Services Office also works collaboratively with faculty, Academic Success, and various other departments to address student needs. Additionally, the office sponsors academic advising programs such as Table Days and other events to promote student well-being and is actively involved in developing other programs and activities to enhance student life on campus.

Advising Center

From academic planning to individualized advising, the staff of the Advising Center is here to assist with problems in order to help students have successful academic careers. We highly encourage you to visit the Advising Center and take advantage of this valuable resource.

Accessibility Accommodations

The office is also responsible for accessibility accommodations for students with disabilities. Students must contact the Student Services Office as early as possible to discuss requests for special accommodations. The office also makes recommendations for awards and scholarships.

Office Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday (remote), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Other times by appointment

Current Students may find detailed information and forms on the Portal (log-in required).