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.


KVCC Onsite Admission

This event is designed for KVCC transfer students to: 

  • Learn about WMU's undergraduate majors.
  • Discover how your credits will transfer to WMU.
  • Speak with representatives from academic colleges and advising.
  • Apply for FREE! ($40 application fee is waived for attendees).
  • Receive your decision the same day.

Register for Onsite 

Western Wednesday with KVCC
Wednesday, January 20; Wednesday, February 10; Wednesday, March 10; Wednesday, March 24
10 a.m. to Noon 

WMU is holding virtual transfer information sessions to assist and guide KVCC students who intend to transfer to a four-year university.  Come join WMU’s transfer admission team and our college outreach managers and discover what Western offers our KVCC transfer students. Check back for additional dates to be added. 

Virtual transfer information session registration: 

    • 10 to 11 a.m.: Transfer Admissions and WMU Information
    • 11 a.m. to Noon: Connect with Reps from Academic Colleges


REGISTER FOR February 10



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.