How often you see an Academic Counselor depends on your individual needs.
Some students prefer to meet with a Counselor once a semester, while other students check in
less frequently. Counselors are available at both campus locations. In addition to face-to-face
appointments, students are welcome to send questions via e-mail.
Students are allowed to take the Compass test twice a semester, at least 30 days apart.
If you feel that your Compass scores do not reflect your ability, see an Academic Counselor to discuss your concerns.
The Counselor will evaluate your request, and provide you with a retest referral if appropriate.
Student ID cards are issued at the Student Service Center at either campus location.
In order to be issued an ID card you must be registered for classes, and also present a driver's license or state photo ID card.
Your card will be active from the first day until the last day of the semester. The same ID will be valid for subsequent
semesters. There is a $10 replacement fee for lost or damaged cards.
AP Credits – Have an official score report sent to Kalamazoo Valley. Advanced
Placement Services can be contacted at 888-225-5427.
IB Credits – Students should provide an official high school transcript showing their HL examination scores.
EFE Credits – Students should provide the EFE certification form obtained from their high school.
Kalamazoo Valley acknowledges learning is acquired from a variety of sources that may have
taken place outside the traditional classroom. Your understanding of skills and abilities may have been attained through
work, training, military, non-credit workshops, hobbies, travels and community activities. This experience and knowledge
may be equivalent to college level learning and therefore eligible for KVCC college credit.
Contact the Prior Learning Office in the Student Success Center for additional information. Phone 269-488-4744.
Any student wanting to apply for financial aid (either grants or loans) must first complete the
FAFSA application (gov). Worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office at the Texas Township Campus, or in
room 120 AWH at the Arcadia Commons Campus.
The application can be completed online at FAFSA
Additional information is available at KVCC website
Books can be purchased in the bookstores at either campus location. (Note that the bookstore
at Arcadia Commons only carries materials for that campus location.)
Students are also able to order textbooks online at Bookstore
Information on the KVCC bookstore is available here
GPA is determined by dividing the total number of honor points earned by the number of
credits attempted. (Honor points are calculated by multiplying the course grade by the course credit hours. For example,
if you received a 3.5 in a 3 credit hour class it would equal 10.5 honor points.)
Your cumulative GPA is also located at the bottom of your transcript.
General education courses are required for every Associates degree at Kalamazoo Valley.
In addition to learning about your chosen field of study, students are required to take classes in a variety of other areas
such as Political Science, English, Math, Social Science, and Wellness. These classes serve to round out your education.
They will increase your problem solving abilities and make you a better citizen of the world.
Students who are enrolling in their final semester of coursework should complete the Petition
to Graduate. The Petition and graduation information are located in VIP. Academic Counselors are also available to
review graduation requirements with students.
The Petition should be submitted according to the following deadlines:
A list of offices and phone numbers is available in the back of the course schedule book.
The information is also available at www.kvcc.edu under the Faculty and Staff link.
You can also call the main switchboard at either campus location for additional assistance.
Texas Township Campus - 269-488-4100
Arcadia Commons Campus - 269-373-7800