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Alternative Routes to a Bachelor

Alternative Routes


Articulation Agreements and Accelerated Bachelors Degree Programs

Many four-year schools offer the associate degree graduate alternative options to earning a bachelors degree.  Below are brief descriptions of several of these schools with contact information.

CMU Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University offers degree completion programs through their office of Off-Campus Programs. The completion programs allow graduates of KVCC with an Associate of Arts to transfer directly into a bachelors degree in Administration/Organization Administration In addition there is an agreement between the two schools for graduates of either the Law Enforcement or Fire Science associate degrees to transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree Community Development option in Public Administration Related website
CU Cornerstone University
Cornerstone University offers an accelerated degree completion program for associate degree graduates. The degree programs are designed for working adults with at least two years of full time work experience. Cornerstone also maintains an articulation agreement for traditional undergraduate degree programs. Contact the Professional and Graduate Studies Office at 800-947-2382 or Professional Graduate Studies website.
Davenport Davenport University
Davenport University offers graduates of KVCC the option of finishing a bachelors degree with a "3+1" option. This means an associate degree graduate has the possibility of completing up to the equivalent of a third year (another 30 credit hours) beyond the completion of the associate degree at KVCC. Davenport also maintains an articulation agreement for traditional undergraduate degree programs. Contact the Community College Admissions representative, Davenport University Transfer pages, Adult Learners
kaplan logo Kaplan University
KVCC has entered into an Articulation Agreement with Kaplan University.  Kaplan is an accredit university with a totally on-line method of course instruction.  Students completing an Associate degree are eligible for a block transfer of credits, the entire associate degree is credited for transfer.  For further information contact  Kaplan University


Northwood Northwood University
Northwood University has a BBA program, with several areas of emphasis, including Health Care Management and Automotive Supply Management.  These degree programs are available primarily for adult students.  NU has provided a listing of common core requirements for students interested in completing a degree through their University Curriculum. Follow this link for further information.  Adult Degree Programs



Siena Heights University

Siena Heights offers several locations for degree completion programs throughout the state. There is also the possibility of completing a bachelors degree on-line. Programs available include; Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Human Service Management, and Public Services Administration. Siena website


spring arbor logo Spring Arbor University
Another university offering an accelerated bachelors degree program.  This university program is available in Kalamazoo close to the KVCC campus.  Classes are held one night per week.  Visit the website at,  Spring Arbor University

Walsh College
Any KVCC student who completes a minimum of 60 semester hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA may transfer all credits toward one of the following Bachelor degrees: Accountancy, Business Information, Finance, General Business, Management, or Marketing. All courses needed to complete are offered on-line through Walsh. For further information contact Walsh College transfer


Western Michigan University
The WMU University Studies degree gives you the flexibility and control you need to complete a bachelor's degree on your terms. Building on your goals and working around your schedule, WMU developed a completely flexible program that allows you to earn a bachelor's degree.

The program allows you as the student to;
Customize a program to take the courses that you want and need.
Maximize the transfer of your previous coursework into a bachelor's degree program.
Option to complete the University Studies degree entirely online.

For more information about University Studies, please contact:


University of Phoenix
Elevate your education by transferring your KVCC credits toward a U of P degree. U of P will provide a 5% tuition reduction and a 100% prior learning fee reduction to new students entering into a Bachelor degree program to students who have obtained an associate degree. For more information contact phoenix.edu/kvcc