Focus Program

The FOCUS partnership program between Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College will be discontinued starting with the 2018/2019 academic year. This means we (WMU and KVCC) will no longer recruit students for the FOCUS program. We will however, continue to provide support for those students currently in the program through completion.

The Focus Program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a collaborative effort between KVCC and Western Michigan University. It offers academic and student support to those transferring to WMU after completion of an associate degree. This is a voluntary commitment that affords students extra attention and information about activities, courses and services at KVCC to encourage academic and individual achievement.

The program benefits include:

  • Academic monitoring
  • Academic and career counseling, and assessment
  • Financial-aid counseling
  • Workshops and seminars on related topics
  • Networking opportunities with instructors, other students and community leaders
  • Campus visits to WMU
  • Student Achievement luncheons
  • Tutorial assistance and referrals
  • Opportunities to enjoy cultural events and activities

How to Apply

Interested students should apply at The Focus Program Office located on the upper level of the new Student Services wing on the KVCC Texas Township Campus. Staff members can also be reached during the fall and winter semesters each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon at Anna Whitten Hall on the Arcadia Commons Campus within the counseling office.

Students should complete The Focus Program Student Profile/ Disclaimer Form. A staff member will then arrange a regular meeting day and time. Students are also encouraged to stop by at any time for questions and assistance.

Contact information

Transfer Resource Services

Fall/ Winter Hours

Texas Township Campus

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m to 7 p.m.

Anna Whitten Hall

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to Noon

Appointments as well as walk-ins are welcomed.

Phone: 269/488-4779

Select the right classes to achieve your goals. The transfer group is here to help you.

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