Cherry Grove Road entrance at Dowagiac campus


Records Office

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1106
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Contact Information

Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1351
Fax: 269-782-1331



Dowagiac campus
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Southwestern Michigan College offers the convenience of ordering your official transcripts online when paying by credit or debit card.

General Information
  • All financial obligations to Southwestern Michigan College must be met before an official transcript can be released. An official transcript displays the college seal.
  • Paper transcript orders placed online, by mail or in person are only processed when the college is open. They will not be processed when the college is closed on weekends or due to inclement weather and extended breaks.
  • Transcripts may not be picked up by a third party unless the student has given written authorization with the request.
  • A photo ID is required for transcript pickup.
  • SMC does not accept faxed or emailed transcript requests.
Online (Electronic or Paper Transcript)

SMC has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide our online transcript ordering system. Orders are processed as either an electronic transcript or mailed, paper transcript. The cost is $5 and must be paid by credit or debit card online.

Electronic transcript orders will be processed when the campus is closed on weekends, extended breaks and for inclement weather. If the electronic order has an attachment or requires research by a staff member, it will not be processed until the college has reopened. Online paper transcript orders that are to be mailed are only processed when the college is open.

Click here to place your order.

By Mail or In Person (Paper Transcript)
  • In Person

    Cost per official transcript is $5 with payment by cash or check only. Payment must be made at the Business Office at the Dowagiac campus or Niles Area Campus. A receipt must be obtained.

    Complete the Official College Transcript Request form and deliver the form and receipt to the Records office at the address shown on the right.

  • Mail
    Transcripts may also be ordered by mail at a cost of $5 per transcript payable by check or money order. Complete the Official College Transcript Request form, print, and sign. Mail form and payment to the address located on the right of this page.