Monthly Archive:: July 2013

From the President’s Desk

The need for affordable access to high-quality college education has never been greater. Southwestern Michigan College is proud to announce our continuing expansion of academic offerings on both of our campuses in Dowagiac and Niles. College is

Discover yourself at Southwestern Michigan College

Affordable tuition, campus life, and on-campus housing This fall Southwestern Michigan College will open its third on-campus student residential hall, which will be home to 390 full-time students. SMC has ramped up its on-campus activities so that

Discover campus life at Southwestern Michigan College

Beyond the classroom, Southwestern Michigan College students have an array of campus activities to keep them busy. Clubs provide a forum for students, staff, and faculty with similar interests to meet and plan activities, such as off-campus

We know you have dreams. And maybe you’re not sure how to reach them. But we do. With the right classes and the right help, you can make those dreams real. If you’re headed for a four-year

Advice for Community College Success

Book author says reach out,  make friends and find mentors Q. What made you decide to write Community College Success? I was a community college transfer student and after I finished my own degree, I worked in

“Student Success is a Core Value at Southwestern Michigan College”

Everything that we do for students at Southwestern Michigan College is guided by the principle of student success. From the admissions process through the graduation experience, SMC is committed to helping our students in every way possible

SMC ranked among top in nation for student success

Student success is at the core of everything we do at Southwestern Michigan College. That achievement is reflected by how well our students do while at SMC, as well as the grade-point-average (GPA) of our students who

How to avoid massive student loan debt AND get a great college education?

Choose Southwestern Michigan College By Kathryn Barnes Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now

Make Friends With FAFSA

You won’t get financial aid without it All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to fill out a

What’s the difference?

A glossary of financial aid terms: • GRANTS are gifts that do not need to be paid back. Grant decisions are based on family income, household size, reported assets, and the number of children in college. The

Are you in the right job? An interest inventory can be the first step to a new career!

1. Identify your  inerests Which of these jobs interest you? Place an X next to those that do then rank order those that are marked with an X, starting with 1 on the job you find most interesting.