Southwestern Michigan College is a rural, fully-accredited two-year community college that offers affordable tuition, on-campus student housing, and a supportive learning environment for international students who seek a quality education.

In addition through Ferris State University @ Southwestern Michigan College, we offer several Bachelor of Science degrees, so our students can not only start here, they can complete four years of their education on our Dowagiac campus.

With an average student population of 3,000, international students will find high-quality instruction from knowledgeable faculty whose mission is to promote student success. Our staff of advisors and faculty strive to make each student’s experience at Southwestern Michigan College a memorable one

We are located near Lake Michigan, about two hours east of Chicago in the heart of the fruit belt region of Southwest Michigan in Dowagiac, Michigan.

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Admission Due Dates

Fall Admission: June 1
Spring Admission: October 1

All documents must be received by the college by the designated deadline date. If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first business day after the weekend or holiday.

Meet SMC International Students

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Contact Us

International Student Admissions Office

College Services Building
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Phone: 269-782-1499