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Guest Student Admissions


SMC is happy to accept students from other institutions who want to take a class or two while away from their home school and transfer those credits back to their home school.

Attending SMC as a guest student while home for the summer or taking a break from your university is a great way to save money, keep your skills up, or get ahead on your degree plan.

Follow the simple steps below to enroll at SMC as a guest student.

If at any point you’d rather talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!

Steps to Becoming an SMC Student

Other Action Items

  • Apply for Housing

    Housing fills up fast! We recommend applying for housing early to maximize your chances of getting a room. The housing application opens on October 1 of the year before you plan to attend. Apply for housing here.

  • Apply for On-campus Jobs

    If you want to work on campus, browse and apply for student jobs at

  • Buy Books

    Buy books and course materials at the bookstore on the Dowagiac campus or at Books can be shipped to your home for a small fee, or you can pick them up at either campus at no additional cost. Find the list of books and materials you need on SMC Wired under Student Resources > Bookstore or at You will need your student ID to access course information and to use financial aid for payment.

  • Check Your SMC Email and SMC Wired

    All campus announcements and reminders will be sent to your SMC email or posted to Wired, SMC's online student portal. Checking these frequently is the best way to stay up-to-date with SMC events and your financial aid status. As a reminder, your first bill will be sent to your SMC email.

    Learn how to access your SMC email here.

Full College Experience

Student events, three levels of athletics, a thriving student center, clubs and more keep campus alive with activity all-year round. 

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Save Thousands

Tuition at SMC is half the cost of most four-year schools. Start here, save thousands, transfer to your school of choice later. 

Learn more about costs here.

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