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Admissions Policy

It is the college’s policy to accept all students for admission; however, some programs have additional admission requirements.

Degree/certificate-seeking students are expected to have a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED or HiSet).Completion of the equivalent of a high school diploma in a home school setting also is acceptable.

Students enrolling in transfer programs should read information about minimum admission requirements (Illinois Public Act 86-0954).

College Credit Division applicants must submit a completed online application and complete New Student Orientation. Students may be required to file for readmission to the college if they have not taken a class at KCC in more than three years.

Placement testing

Placement testing gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your current level of readiness for English, reading, and math. You must have placement test scores on file if you intend to enroll in six or more credit hours. KCC accepts placement scores for ACT, ACT Compass, ASSET, and Accuplacer. ACT scores need to be sent to Admissions & Registration if you plan on using them for placement at KCC. Visit Testing Services for more information.

Social security numbers

A Social Security number will be requested, though it is not required, to process an Admissions Form. Once received, your Social Security number (SSN) will be replaced by a random seven digit ID number, which will be your college ID number. Your SSN will not be used for internal college business. Failure to provide an accurate SSN may have tax implications and will make you ineligible for financial aid.

High school and college transcripts

Registration in some programs require official transcripts from all high schools and colleges previously attended. Non-degree and non-certificate seeking students are not required to provide high school or college transcripts.

It is recommended that high school equivalency certificate holders request an official copy of test scores be placed in their student files even if they tested at KCC’s test center.

Health careers applicants must complete an application to the appropriate health careers program and satisfy all specific program requirements.