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Registration Policies


Students enrolling in nine or more semester hours must have their course selections approved and signed by a Student Services or faculty advisor before they can register. For an appointment, phone 815-802-8500 or email

The FACTS tuition payment plan is available at the request of the student. It is not available during late registration.

If a student wishes to have ACT scores on file at KCC, a copy should be sent directly from ACT to KCC's Office of Admissions and Registration. The ACT code number for KCC is 010530. For information on ordering reports, consult a KCC adviser.

KCC has an open admission policy. We accept students for general admission who have obtained their high school diplomas or GEDs. Most students will be required to take our assessment tests so classes can be selected which maximize their chance for success. Selective admission programs have additional enrollment requirements.

GED preparation classes are available to anyone over age 16 without a high school diploma or GED.

The Admissions Form should be submitted several weeks prior to the semester that you plan to attend KCC. You may apply for admission right up until classes begin each semester, but this may delay your enrollment and limit your course selection. Please note that Health Careers programs have limited enrollments and individual application deadlines.

Registration for fall classes begins the preceding April; registration for spring classes begins the preceding October; and registration for summer classes begins the preceding March. See the current class schedule and payment deadlines for due dates tuition and fees are due. Tuition and fees are paid in the Accounting Office, which is around the corner from the registration counter. Cash, checks, Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® are accepted.

Note for transfer students from other colleges/universities: Submit a written request to the Office of Admissions and Registration to have your transfer credits evaluated for the appropriate academic program/curriculum. Because this evaluation takes additional time during the registration process, it is recommended that you request a transfer credit evaluation as early as possible.


In-person registration is accepted in Student Services on the second floor of the Workforce Development Center on River Road (map) and at the KCC South Extension Center (map).

Special requirements for phone-in registration

Returning students in good academic standing who are enrolling in fewer than nine semester hours may phone in course selections. Students registering by phone must pay tuition and fees with Visa®, Discover®, or MasterCard ®.

New students, students enrolling in nine or more semester hours and students on academic warning must consult an advisor in person before registering. Phone-in registrations are not permitted for these students.

Due to testing requirements, persons registering for math, English or most transferable humanities and social and behavioral sciences courses cannot register by phone.

New students

Students enrolling at KCC for the first time should consult an advisor before registering. For an appointment, phone 815-802-8500 or email

New students should request an official high school transcript (mailed directly from the school or hand delivered in the original sealed envelope) be sent to KCC.  Students seeking financial aid or wanting credit awarded should also request transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts should be mailed directly to: KCC Office of Admissions and Registration; 100 College Drive; Kankakee IL 60901.

All new students should take the COMPASS placement test or submit official ACT scores (four year limit) before meeting with an advisor to plan first semester classes. Placement scores are used to help determine a student's schedule.


Registration is not final, and enrollment is not guaranteed, in any course until all costs have been paid in full. Payments for tuition and fees are accepted at the college Business Office in the Student Services reception area. Payment options include:

  • Cash. Accepted only if you are registering in person.
  • Personal check. Make checks payable to Kankakee Community College.
  • Available financial aid.  Contact the financial aid office to check status of funding.
  • Visa®, Discover® or MasterCard®. Use Visa®, Discover® or MasterCard® to charge tuition, fees, books, school supplies or campus bookstore items.
  • The FACTS tuition payment plan is available at the request of the student. At student's request, tuition and fees are automatically deducted from a designated bank account or credit card. Payments can be spread over several months. Payment plan fee applies. It is not available during late registration.