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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.


  • 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, check out the Residential Life page.
  • 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 email login, Canvas login and student portal login  —  Here are instructions to help 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.
  • Submit immunization records at one of the following locations:
    • New Student Orientation Fax
    • New Student Orientation Mail or Delivery
      Student Health Services 
      100 Campus Dr.
      Weatherford, OK 73096
      Phone: 580.774.3776
  • View information on immunizations.
  • 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!