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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

  • Fill Out the Free Application

    Applying is easy, fast, and free. Fill out the online application here, selecting the option to attend as a college guest student. You should receive a decision letter via email and/or mail in one to two weeks. 

    If accepted, the decision letter will contain a link to your Admitted Student Portal, where you’ll find your login credentials for SMC Wired, which you’ll use to register for classes, and your SMC email.

  • Send Us Your Transcripts

    Unofficial transcripts will work. Mail them ATTN: Admissions.

  • Speak with an Advisor

    Speak with an advisor in First Year Experience to ensure you’ve taken all the prerequisites for the classes you wish to take. Call 269-782-1499 or email

  • Register for Classes

    Log in to SMC Wired, click the SMC Self Service tab, then Student > Registration > Register for Classes.

    Learn how to access Wired here.

  • Pay Your Bill

    The final step to securing your place as an SMC student is paying your bill. Failure to pay by the payment deadline may result in losing your spot in housing and being dropped from your classes. 

    Learn more about billing and payment here.

    Payment Due Dates

    Fall Semester, Housing Students: July 15

    Fall Semester, Other Students: August 1

    Spring Semester: December 1

    Summer Semester: May 1

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.

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