Transfer to WMU from Southwestern Michigan College


Transfer resources for Southwestern Michigan College

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

Transfer Credits

Course equivalencies General education guide Major guides 

Online Tools

Admissions criteria
Admitted student checklist

Academic advising
Michigan Transfer Agreement 
Transfer Student Services
Career outcomes

Admissions QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.

Campus visits at WMU

Campus Tours
Fall Open Houses
Advising Appointments


Complete the application for admission, your online scholarship application, and request official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions by the priority deadline of March 15, 2019 to be considered for these competitive scholarships:
Distinguished Community College Honors Award
Community College Scholars Award
Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Scholarship

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.

Review the following websites for deadlines and details:
Alumni Legacy Scholarships
Departmental Scholarships
Financial Aid Endowed Scholarships 

SMC Honors College partnership

Students graduating in good standing from the Southwestern Michigan College Honors Program with a 3.5 GPA will automatically be invited to join WMU's Lee Honors College. The Lee Honors College is home to more than 1,5000 high-achieving students who have access to:

  • A wide variety of honors courses, typically capped at 20-25 students.
  • Special programs, like our Study in the States courses, open only to honors students.
  • The Lee Honors College Building--our LEED silver certified facility that includes honors advising offices, a library, classroom space and a full kitchen and lounge for students to relax, socialize and study.
  • Nationally- and internationally-known expert faculty mentors who will work with students on their honors thesis, an original piece of research or creative activity.
  • Honors housing, Peer Student Success Team, Lyceum Lecture series, national honor societies, scholarships and more!

Major guides

Our transfer guides prepare SMC 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.