MySouthwest SIS – Canvas – Gmail

MYSouthwest (Navigate / SIS / Canvas / Gmail)

About MYSouthwest

New look for MYSouthwest. If you have been a user of MySouthwest in the past, you will notice a new look to the MySouthwest login screen and applications page. The new features provide greater usability for mobile phones and gives the opportunity for you to add a multi-factor authentication step to your login or set other login features. Click on Need Help? in the upper right of the login screen OR contact anyone on this help list for assistance if needed.

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The MYSouthwest System is for use by students of Southwest to:

  • access the NAVIGATE system for advising and course selection, access to college email account, CANVAS (course assignments and materials) and your Student Accounts (registration, financial aid & personal information)
  • manage your curriculum progress using the Degree section of Self Service
  • manage your term class schedules using the Enrollment section of Self Service
  • monitor your Financial Records and pay tuition using the Campus Finances section of Self Service
  • view Academic records such as term grades and transcripts using the Academic Records section

For Students | Quick links to use your phone to find key information in your student account (MYSouthwest Login at prompt)

Enroll & Access Schedules

Download the Southwest Self-Enrollment Guide for detailed instructions.
Download the Online Student Manual .

If you receive an error message during add/drop activity, please note the numeric error number provided for you. Contact Admissions & Records (Phone: 276.964.7238,  or email ) and provide the number to resolve the error in your transaction. Some students/classes may require enrollment permission or pre-requisite.

Enrollment Limits
You can enroll for classes at any time through MYSouthwest . However, please be aware of the following:

  • All new students are required to meet with an academic adviser before registering. You may schedule an advising session using the Navigate system in MYSouthwest.
  • Students are required to take a Student Development class within their first 15 credits.
  • You have a lifetime limit on the number of college credits that can be paid for using Federal Financial Aid. If you are unsure about whether or not a class is beneficial for your degree goals, ASK YOUR ADVISOR.

Password Security & Reset - Self Service & Assisted

To reset your password, navigate to the MYSouthwest login page and click Forgot Password

  1. Enter Your account username.  If you do not remember your username please use the Username lookup tool.
  2. Answer your security questions.  (If you do not have security questions set please use the Advanced Password Reset tool or contact one of the people listed in the phone list below)
  3. Enter and verify new password following password security standards. Click "OK"
  4. You will see a message "Your password has been reset and notification of the change has been emailed to you" Click Return to Signin page button.
IF YOU NEED HELP TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD, please phone one of the contacts listed below between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm EST Monday through Friday or use the Password Reset-Self Service instructions.
Sandy Baisden - 276.964.7238; Jennifer Hale - 276.964.7295 ; Alta Lewis - 276.964.7293; Kathy Sword - 276.964.7297; Teresa Thompson - 276.964.7299; Connie Whited - 276.964.7608; Brandon Hensley 276.964.7762; Lisa Haywood 276.9647220; Seth Helmandollar 276.964.7627; Christina Rimmer 276.964.7246; Mike Henry 276.964.7233; Beth Gianato 276.964.7624; Garret Wright 276.964.7563

Things You Need to Know to Keep your MYSouthwest Account Secure

Student records in MYSouthwest are confidential but it is up to each student to properly maintain and protect their access information using these guidelines.

  • Your Username and Password are case-sensitive.
  •  When you apply using our Web Application a default password is assigned when your account is created and this default password is given to you. Upon your first login YOU MUST CHANGE this default password to a secure password that you choose. Use the "Username Lookup" option to access the password wizard and create your own secure password. You will be required to change your password every 6 months (180 days). NOTE: A new method of verification using an assigned code will be implemented Summer of 2021.
  • Don't share your Username or EmplID and Password with ANYONE.
  • Use the system bar to navigate, not the browser menu bar.
  • Don't forget to Logout and CLOSE YOUR BROWSER because someone using the same computer after you may be able to access your account.

Grades & Transcripts


A Southwest Virginia Community College transcript may ONLY be requested through the Parchment Transcript Request Service

Request Official Transcript

We do not accept online transcript requests through SIS or written requests for transcripts.  


If you want to view your unofficial transcript from all terms, follow the steps below.

LOGIN to MYSouthwest >Select Student Information System >Click on Self Service> Click on Academic Records >Click on View Unofficial Transcript >Select the Institution >Select the report type >Unofficial Transcript >Click on GO

Your full unofficial transcript will display to view/print.


LOGIN to MYSouthwest > Select Student Information System >Click on Self Service >Click on Academic Records >Click on View My Grades >Select the term for the grades you want to view.

Your course grade history will display for that term.