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University Partnerships and Transfer Opportunities

Start Here. Go Anywhere.

SMC participates in a number of transfer programs to give you maximum opportunities to transfer to the school you want and fulfill your goals.

We also partner with universities to offer degrees and certificates on campus. Browse all the options below.

On-campus University Programs

Ferris State University

Earn a bachelor’s degree on SMC’s Dowagiac campus through Ferris State University. Many related SMC programs are designed to transfer into Ferris at SMC programs, saving you time and money. Learn more about Ferris at SMC programs here.

Grand Valley State University

Beginning fall 2024, there's a new pathway available to earn a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University, and you don't have to leave the SMC campus to take advantage of it.
Learn more about GVSU @ SMC here.

Michigan State University

Get Michigan State University’s world-renown agricultural education at SMC! Earn a MSU certificate while working toward an SMC degree. Students who complete the MSU certificate at SMC receive preferential admittance to MSU. Learn more about Michigan State University programs here. 

University Transfer Opportunities

Go-anywhere Transfer Opportunties

SMC participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement and MiTransfer pathways to ease your transfer to Michigan schools. You can also transfer to nearly any institution nationwide. Learn more about how to transfer to universities here.

Andrews University

Earn your associate degree in nursing at SMC, then earn your bachelor's degree through the SMC-Andrews University transfer partnership. You save time and money on your bachelor's degree and can even use work experience for learning credit.

Indiana University South Bend Transfer Pathways

SMC has partnered with IUSB to offer transfer pathways in select programs. Complete the full first two years of your degree at SMC, then transfer to IUSB to finish a bachelor’s. See the Indiana University South Bend programs here.