SMC is the perfect place to go while she figures it out! She can start taking pre-req and general education classes at SMC that will transfer almost anywhere and can apply toward nearly any degree. While she’s here, professional advisors in the Career Planning Center will help her explore her interests and figure out the next step.
It’s okay! Your student can transfer to Southwestern Michigan College from any institution and earn an associate’s degree while they figure out the next step—at much less cost to you. Advisors in the Career Planning Center will work with him to align his goals with his academic and career decisions. When he’s ready he can easily transfer back to his other school or another school.
What comes to mind when you hear community college? Outdated, one-building campuses with out-of-touch instructors and sorry excuses for ‘campus life’? Not at SMC! SMC has 15 buildings spread out over a beautiful 240-acre campus, top-notch instructors, campus housing and a lively campus community. Schedule a tour to see for yourself!
We can get your student started studying almost every degree imaginable! Check out our degrees or areas of study to learn more. The quality of our academic programs is proven: our students rank in the top 8% nationally for course success and in the top 12% for transfer success, our programs transfer to top colleges across the nation and students who transfer from SMC have significantly higher GPAs than students who begin at four year institutions.
Your student won’t get lost in the crowd at SMC. Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention from instructors who care about your student’s success both in the classroom and beyond. Supportive staff are always available to answer questions and walk your student through the college experience from application to graduation. Academic support options such as free tutoring, career planning and academic counseling are also readily available.
SMC’s residential housing is not like typical dorms—private two- and four- bedroom suites are fully furnished and include a kitchen and living area. Other features include:
Southwestern Michigan College’s newly renovated Niles Campus offers Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science in Business and Criminal Justice degrees, pre-nursing classes and advanced technology programs in Welding, Mechatronics/Robotics and Precision Machining Technology. Day and night class offerings allow your student to build a schedule that fits his lifestyle.