Student Success Services

Advising & Counseling

Assists with pathway advising, course selections, career exploration and planning as well as personal counseling needs.


Assists students who are employed as apprentices through the registration process. Also answers questions for students who are interested in becoming an apprentice in the skilled trades.


Provides mentoring, leadership development, peer support, workshops and chill nights for male students looking to network with other male students and successful males from within the community.

Kalamazoo Promise Services

Offers academic and student support to Kalamazoo Promise eligible students. A Kalamazoo Promise coach and Kalamazoo Promise counselor assist students in successfully completing their academic goals at Kalamazoo Valley.

Learning Center

Offers a wide variety of services to enhance student learning. Individual and small group tutoring is available, as well as course-specific study groups and workshops. Tutors are available in reading, writing, math, science , foreign language and business classes.

Life Resources

Links students with college and community resources such as housing, transportation, personal finance, time management, nutrition and health.

Multicultural Services

Designed to assist underrepresented student in their transition to Kalamazoo Valley by providing academic and educational support services through leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities that inform, educate, challenge and enhance students’ development and global perspective.

Office for Student Access

Provides educational accessibility and other support to students with disabilities who are currently attending or planning to attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Services provided include advising, counseling, advocacy and accommodations.

Prior Learning Assessment

Coordinates the assessment of prior learning, such as education acquired through work-place training, seminars, certificate/license completion and/or military services that may be eligible for college credit.

Student Employment Services

Offers assistance with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, job shadowing and employment opportunities. Collaborates with local employers for campus recruiting and pathway-specific career information.

Student Internships

Coordinates paid and unpaid on-the-job learning experiences with organizations for students seeking an internship. Internships are designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a work environment and receive college credit for it. Internships may be paid or unpaid.

Student Organizations and Activities

Offers fun and educational activities including stress relief day, visiting authors and speakers, financial and personal well-being workshops.

Student Strengths Development

Uses the Gallup StrengthsQuest tool to help students discover their “Top Five” Strengths and apply those Strengths in academics, career planning and personal goal setting.

Testing Services

Administers tests including COMPASS, make-up exams, online testing, exams for college credit and an assortment of nationally recognized tests.

Transfer Resources Services

Provides information, referrals, campus tours and services to assist students in successfully transferring to Michigan colleges and universities.

Veteran Services

Serves as the central point of contact for students who have served, or who are actively serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. Facilitates access to college and community resources as well as a students’ transition to Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Programs and services vary by campus. Call 269.488.4040 or email for more information. Or visit Room 9300 on the Texas Township Campus, Room 109 in Anna Whitten Hall on the Arcadia Commons Campus or Room 211 in the Culinary and Allied Health