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Associate Degree @ SWU

The Associate Degree @ SWU program provides Pickens County Students an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree, attending college courses on Southern Wesleyan’s campus beginning the summer following the student’s sophomore year. Students will experience college life in grades 11 and 12 while completing their high school diploma requirements. Students will be able to complete up to 60 hours of college credit. Upon completion of the 60 credit hours required for an Associate’s Degree, students will be awarded the degree at their high school graduation. Upon graduation, students can enter SWU with junior level standing, which would allow them to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in only two years or transfer their credits to another higher education institution.

Benefits of an Associate Degree @ SWU

  • Dual Enrollment courses can be FREE, through the SWU Dual Enrollment Scholarship*! (see details below)
  • Complete up to 60 semester hours of college credit during your sophomore, junior, and senior year of high school.
  • Opportunity to earn your associates degree, in high school!
  • Graduate high school with accredited college credit that will transfer to most universities or colleges.
  • Enrich your high school years by taking college-level courses.
  • Earn dual credit if approved by a School District of Pickens County high school.
  • Reduce the cost of college tuition. Receive up to $6,000 back in tuition toward SWU with the Dual Enrollment Scholarship!

Dual Enrollment Scholarship — up to $6,000

Students who successfully completed dual enrollment courses at SWU are eligible for scholarship funding toward a degree program as a full-time traditional student. The scholarship amount will be equivalent to the student’s dual enrollment out-of-pocket tuition costs that were incurred on dual enrollment courses. The courses must have been successfully completed, and total accumulation of scholarship dollars will be split evenly across remaining terms needed for degree completion.

Dual Enrollment Cost and Fees

Tuition for Dual Enrollment: $100 per credit hour (the School District of Pickens County will supplement the cost of the of the Associate Degree @ SWU program by paying 80% of the tuition).
Technology Fee: $20 per credit hour
Textbook Fees: vary by course
Parking Permit Fee: $35

Get Started Today

  1. Choose the course(s) you are interested in.
  2. Complete the Associate Degree @ SWU application:

    The Application for Admission to the Associate Degree Program will be provided by your High School Guidance Counselor.

  3. Have your guidance counselor complete the dual enrollment permission form and submit it to the SWU Admissions Office.

    Associate Degree @ SWU PERMISSION FORM

  4. Once you have been approved to enroll in the course(s), you will receive an email from SWU (at the email address used on the application form) with directions for payment and accessing your SWU email address and student portal. 
  5. If you need assistance, please contact our Dual Enrollment Coordinator at 864-644-5550 or



Dual Enrollment Student Checklist

After your Dual Enrollment application and any other required documentation is received, reviewed, and you are accepted, our admissions team will notify you. Please scroll down to see the next steps that you need to take after you are accepted:

Make Your Payment

An email will be sent to the email address(es) listed on your application from Student Accounts regarding payment for your course(s). There are several different options to pay for your dual enrollment course(s). For Associate Degree @ SWU students, you will make your payment directly to your home high school. For Jumpstart and SWU @ CTC, you can make a payment online through your MySWU account (click below for instructions).

How to Pay Online (pdf)

How to view Pre-Bill (pdf)

You can pay over the phone by calling the Student Accounts Office at (864) 644-5520. Please note that a debit/credit card will have a convenience fee of 1.5% added. To avoid this fee, you can pay with a checking or saving account (e-check).

You may also choose write a check with the Student ID number in the memo line. Mail checks to:
Southern Wesleyan University
Office of Student Accounts
SWU Box 1866
P.O. Box 1020
Central, SC 29630

For any questions about your bill or assistance with how to pay your bill, please call:
SWU Student Accounts Office
Toll Free: 1.800.282.8798, ext. 5520
Direct Line: 864.644.5520

MySWU Account Creation

After your payment has processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your SWU student portal.

Sent from:
Subject Line: Welcome to mySWU

Email/Network Account Creation

You will receive an email from to your new SWU email address with the subject line "Your New Account Information." This email will contain very important information including your student ID number, accessing the Student Portal on mySWU, and more:

  • University ID Number
  • Student Portal (mySWU)
  • Office 365 Web Suite
  • PaperCut
  • iSupport
  • SafeConnect

For help with anything mentioned above, please email us or visit the following link: https://my.swu.edu/ics/Helpdesk/.
Office of Information Technology
Southern Wesleyan University

(864) 644-5050

Check Your Schedule and Order Textbooks

  1. Log into mySWU
  2. Click on the “Students” tab
  3. Under “Quick Links”, click on “My Schedule”
  4. Select correct “Academic Year/Term” and “Division”
  5. The “Division” will be “Undergraduate”
  6. Schedule will appear
  7. If you need a printed version, please click on “Print My Course Schedule”

Please remember courses will not appear on the Canvas dashboard until approximately two weeks before the course start date. If courses are not viewable in Canvas one week before the course is slated to start, please contact the Office of Academic Records at .

Once you can view your course schedule, it is time to order textbooks! These will show up when you log into our online bookstore via eCampus. Here are instructions on how to access our online bookstore.

Order Textbooks

Set Privacy Options

For your convenience, we offer a parent page that will allow you to give financial and/or academic access to your parent/guardian/spouse/other individual.

This will allow your person of choosing to view your student information and make payments online, at any time. This is required if you would like your student account to be discussed with any other individual. Click below for instructions on setting up this access.

How to Set Privacy Settings

Complete Online Check-In (Required!)

Students are required to do an online “check-in” on mySWU. Once you have been cleared by all departments with no holds, you will receive an email stating that you are now able to check-in, review your schedule, and update personal information. This will confirm that you will be attending this term.

Check-in via Mobile Device
  1. Go to https://my.swu.edu/ics
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click “Login”
  3. Click on “hamburger” symbol on left
  4. Click on “Students” tab (you may have to scroll over)
  5. Click on “arrow” at the bottom of the screen
  6. Click on “Quick Links”
  7. Click on “Confirm Registration”
  8. Complete the Personal Info Update form at the bottom of the page
  9. Complete the Registration Agreement form at the bottom of the page
Check-in via Computer
  1. Go to https://my.swu.edu/ics
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click “Login”
  3. Click on the “Students”
  4. Click on “Confirm Registration”
    This page will appear to students who holds have been removed.
  5. Complete the Personal Info Update form
  6. Complete the Registration Agreement form