Adult (Non-Traditional) Student

A non-traditional student is anyone who is beyond the typical college years (usually 24 or older), or who is a parent or caring for an elderly or disabled family member. They still follow the same application process as a traditional student but have access to additional resources to aid them through college.

Join the 750+ non-traditional students already on campus!

Whether you are pursuing a degree for the first time, returning to school after many years, or just want to take a couple of courses for personal enrichment, SMC has the support you need to accomplish your goals. Here are a few highlights:

  • Day, evening, and hybrid (online-in-person mixed delivery) classes allow you to take classes that fit your schedule.
  • Campuses in Dowagiac and Niles
  • The Student Service Center provides one-on-one help with advising, financial aid, registration, and other college business.
  • The Career Planning Center has all the resources you need to discover the perfect career for you and how to get there.

Applying is easy! Just click the link at the right to fill out the free application. Then follow the steps to becoming an SMC student.

Questions? Call, email, or visit the Student Service Center.