International Student Admissions

International Students

Welcome!

Southwestern Michigan College is happy to admit students from around the globe.

Our goal is to provide superior student services to every student who walks through our doors, and international students are no exception. To that end, we've designated an International Student Advisor to work one-on-one with international students and guide them through the process of becoming a student at SMC.

If you have any questions or need any help, please don't hesitate to reach out to your International Student Advisor, Christine Amstutz Moore at camstutzmoore@swmich.edu or 269-782-1358.

How to Apply

NOTES: Further details on these instructions are provided on the application checklist. Please read all instructions on the checklist thoroughly before beginning the application process.

International students are only admitted to start in Fall semesters. We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester. Applications for the Fall 2019 semester will be accepted starting October 2018.

SMC accepts applications on a rolling basis, but to allow plenty of time for admissions processing and applying for a student visa, we suggest you submit your application by March, at least six months before the start of the Fall semester.

1.

Download and complete the International Student Application for Admission.

2.

Send your official academic records to one of the approved credential evaluation services for review. If you have attended a high school or college/university in the United States, you will need to contact the institution directly and request that your official transcript be sent directly to Southwestern Michigan College.

3.

Send us results from your English language proficiency test (if English is not your native language).

4.

Submit your official standardized tests.

5.

Send a copy of your passport identification page.

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You will also need to provide proof of financial support by submitting the Declaration of Support form. Click here for the form and for more information.

Scholarship Information

International students are eligible for a number of SMC and outside scholarships. Click here for a list of SMC scholarships international students may apply for and for some helpful tools to search for outside scholarships.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students (8 CFR 214.3(j)).