Kalamazoo Valley welcomes international students. We typically enroll over 130 students from over 30 countries. If you like, we will try to arrange for someone from your country to correspond with you about Kalamazoo Valley and the Kalamazoo community.
Most international students have the goal of a bachelor or graduate degree. At Kalamazoo Valley, you can complete the first two years of a bachelor degree at a relatively low cost. Our associate (two-year) degree programs transfer to many universities including Western Michigan University here in Kalamazoo, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Wayne State University. In fact, Kalamazoo Valley has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities. We work with our international students to be sure that the courses they take here will be accepted toward their bachelor degree. If you would like to know about transferring Kalamazoo Valley courses to a particular college or university in Michigan, please speak with one of our academic counselors or check our Equivalency Pages. Tell us what you want to major in (your program of study) and what college or university you would like to attend.
All students must arrange for their own housing as Kalamazoo Valley Community College does not have student housing. A good source of information about rental housing (apartments) in Kalamazoo is MichiganLive's Kalamazoo Apartment Finder. International students often reduce expenses by sharing lodgings. Click here and leave us a message if you would like to communicate with current Kalamazoo Valley international students about housing.
Please let us know if you have questions - E-mail Admissions. Best wishes on your exploration of educational opportunities in the United States. We hope to meet you in person at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
International Student Admissions Process
International students must meet all the criteria for issuance of an
Please select the type of international student that best represents who you are.
The following forms and documents must be submitted for review. Once all requirements have been met and approved, you will be admitted to Kalamazoo Valley, and F-1 students will be issued an I-20 form when appropriate.
All documents are in Acrobat PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to access. If you are not able to access and print these forms online, please send an email to Admissions identifying the packet you need and we will mail one to you.
International Application packets must be submitted to:
Admissions, Registration and Records Office (room 9140)