Transfer to WMU from Kalamazoo Valley Community College


Transfer resources for Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University have an established transfer partnership. Our goal is to help you maximize your time at KVCC and ensure your transition to WMU is as smooth as possible. This page directs you to online resources, real people in admissions, and advising that care about your questions and want to help you succeed.


Western Wednesdays for KVCC Students

These virtual events will discuss what majors are transfer-friendly, the benefits of taking general education or following the MTA, pre-requisite courses, and how your community college experience can benefit your job search upon graduation. Information will also include when students should apply, admission criteria, sign-up for classes, and how WMU coordinates transfer scholarships. You will also have the opportunity to hear and how to learn more about your intended academic college. All events run Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., including a general session concluding with an opportunity for questions. 

  • Feb 16
  • March 3
  • March 16
  • March 30
  • April 13


WMU On-site admissions event

KVCC students are welcome to attend WMU's free on-site admissions event Wednesday, Feb 23rd. All KVCC students planning to transfer to WMU in 2022 should join us for this special event. After you register for the event, you will receive a code to waive the application fee to apply in advance of the event; transcripts will be provided by KVCC staff. Students will select a time to meet virtually with a WMU counselor on the day of the event. During the event, students will receive a same-day decision and personalized guidance to ensure a successful transfer.

  •  Wednesday, Feb 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register for on-site


Transfer Credits

Course equivalencies General education guide Major guides 

WMU Essential Studies (WES) is the required curriculum for all undergraduate students at Western Michigan University. Courses are designed to help students become fluent in change and driven to contribute; develop perseverance; and be ready for their future. Students develop the skills employers seek most in graduates—demonstrated complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, judgment, and decision making. The WES guide is for catalog years beginning in 2020. The MTA fulfills levels 1 and 2 of WES so transfer students are encouraged to complete the MTA before transferring to Western. 

Essential Studies GUIDE FOR KVCC: Effective fall 2020


Admissions questions?

If you have questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.
You can also email us at

Campus visits at WMU

Phi Theta Kappa

WMU's Phi Theta Kappa Alumni chapter, Alpha of Michigan, invites you to join us for fun activities and volunteer opportunities that will positively shape your experience at WMU! The chapter strives to follow the four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. You can connect with us on Facebook or via email.

Major guides

Our transfer guides prepare KVCC students for a number of specific majors at WMU. If your intended major is not listed, please connect with your WMU representative for further assistance.