Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the deadline for Admissions?
  2. What do I need to do to come to KCC?
  3. After I submit an admissions form, how long will it be until I know that I have been accepted?
  4. What is the difference between admission to the college and admission to a health career program?
  5. How do I know if I need to take the COMPASS exam?
  6. Why do I need to provide residency information?
  7. How do I access my KCConnect account?
  8. I applied for financial aid, why do I also need to complete a KCC admissions form?
  9. I filled out the admissions form. Why did the Financial Aid Office say they can't retrieve my FAFSA info?
  10. Financial Aid says the program I marked on my admissions form is not a Financial Aid eligible program. What does that mean?
  11. How do I receive credit for courses taken at another college or university?
  12. Why didn't some of my courses transfer to KCC?

When is the deadline for Admissions? There is no official deadline. Submit an admissions form at least 3 to 4 months before the semester you wish to attend. After that time, not having an admissions form on file may delay your enrollment and limit your course selection.

What do I need to do to come to KCC? If you're coming to KCC for the first time, complete these steps.

After I submit an admissions form, how long will it be until I know that I have been accepted? KCC has an open enrollment policy, so everyone is accepted for general admission. You will receive a letter of acceptance 2 to 3 weeks after your admissions form has been processed. The letter details other documentation that may be needed for your student file. You do not need to wait for the letter to continue with the enrollment process.

What is the difference between admission to the college and admission to a health career program? You are automatically accepted to the college by completing an admissions form. Health career programs have an additional, separate admission process. A letter of acceptance or denial will be sent from the associate dean of the health career division. See the Health Careers home page for details about program requirements.

How do I know if I need to take the COMPASS exam? If you are pursuing a degree or enrolling in an English or math course, COMPASS placement testing is recommended. If you have taken the ACT test within the last four years and scored high enough on the individual math and English sections, you can use those scores for placement.

Why do I need to provide residency information? Tuition is charged based on living within the district, out-of-district or out-of-state. KCC requires you to confirm residency with a photo ID. Review additional information about residency.

How do I access my KCConnect account?  To access KCConnect for the first time, determine your username with the What's My User ID page. Your initial password is your student ID number. Login using your username and initial password. KCConnect allows you to register online and view your student records. Accounts are active within 24 hours after first-time students register for classes.

I applied for financial aid, why do I also need to complete a KCC admissions form? Financial aid and entering college are separate processes. Even if you have been notified you will receive financial aid, we cannot recognize your intention to attend KCC until you submit a KCC admissions form.

I filled out the admissions form. Why did the Office of Financial Aid say they can't retrieve my FAFSA info? FAFSA information is found using your Social Security number (SSN). If you did not provide your SSN on your admissions form or if the SSN on your FAFSA differs from the one on your admissions form, the Office of Financial Aid will not be able to retrieve your FAFSA information. 

Financial Aid says the program I marked on my admissions form is not a financial aid eligible program. What does that mean? There are two possible reasons. Either you've indicated an occupational certificate program that is not eligible for financial aid or your admissions file is incomplete. Contact the Admissions Office or your advisor for more information.  

How do I receive credit for courses taken at another college or university? Complete the  Transcript Evaluation Request form. Bring it and official copies of your college transcripts to the registration counter.

Why didn't some of my courses transfer to KCC? Either the courses did not apply to your program of study at KCC or you did not attend a regionally accredited college or university.