Can I register for classes by phone?
Phone and email registration is available to students who are currently enrolled at another institution.
Do I need a student ID?
Yes. Read the ID card policy.
How do I register for class?
If you are a new student, you need to make an appointment with an academic advisor at 815-802-8500. If you are a returning student you may register online or see an advisor first.
How do I withdraw/drop a course if I need to?
You may withdraw in person, via mail or electronically via KCConnect. Withdrawal dates are on your printed registration statement and in KCConnect. For details, review the withdrawal section of the Cancellations, Withdrawals and Refunds.
How do I add a class?
You can add a class to your schedule if you meet the prerequisites, the class has not started and there are still seats remaining in the section. Register at KCC or online through Self-Service. After classes begin, you must obtain a professor’s signature.
I live in another state. Can I take an online class through your college?
Yes, but you must pay the out-of-state tuition rate.
I received a “D” or “F.” Can I repeat the course?
In most cases, yes. Review the policy for repeating a course.
When do I need a professor’s signature to enroll in a course?
You need a professor’s signature to:
- enroll after the late registration period, when the class has already begun.
- enroll in a class which is filled to capacity
- either leave class early or arrive late if two of your classes have overlapping times
- make an exception to a prerequisite for a course
How do I know if my class is canceled?
If a class is canceled before it begins, you will receive a letter in the mail along with a revised registration statement showing the status of the class as canceled. No action is required on your part unless you want to sign up for another class. If a class is canceled for a day, an automated phone call will be made to the primary telephone number you provided when you registered.
KCC has an open admission policy – all students are accepted for general admission. Although an official high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate is not required for admission, it is required to be eligible for financial aid. Most students will be required to take an assessment test so classes can be selected which maximize their chance for success. Selective admission programs have additional enrollment requirements.
The Nelnet payment plan is available upon request. It is not available during late registration.
To have your ACT scores on file at KCC, have a copy sent directly from ACT to KCC’s Office of Admissions and Registration. The ACT code for KCC is 010530.
High school equivalency preparation classes are available to anyone over age 16 without a high school diploma or GED.
The online application should be submitted several weeks prior to the semester that you plan to attend. Applying later 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 important due dates. 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.
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, 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). Online registration for qualified returning students is done through Student Self-Service.
Students enrolling in their first semester at KCC are required to meet with an advisor to enroll. An appointment is required – phone 815-802-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. To qualify for financial aid or have credit evaluated/awarded from other colleges, also request official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
All new students should take the Accuplacer 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.
To complete registration, and guarantee enrollment, pay for classes following KCC’s payment policies.
The last date to withdraw depends on the length of the course. Your registration statement lists the last date to withdraw for each course and receive a grade of W (instead of a punitive grade).
Ways to withdraw
- In-person - Complete a Change of Schedule form at the Admissions & Registration counter in Student Affairs (Riverfront Campus), or at the South Extension Center (Watseka).
- Mail the Change of Schedule form. It must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Address it to:
Kankakee Community College
Office of Admissions and Registration
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
- Fax the Change of Schedule form to 815 802-8521
- Email your academic advisor. You must send the request from your KCC student email account. Include your student ID number, the course number(s) to be withdrawn, and applicable semester.
- KCConnect - Use the Email My Advisor(s) link. Include your student ID number, the course number(s) to be withdrawn, and applicable semester.
You must sign and date all printed withdrawal requests. No withdrawals will be accepted over the telephone. Depending on when you withdraw, you may be eligible for a refund. You may also be responsible for returning Title IV funds. Check with the Financial Aid office for more information.
If you have any questions about the withdrawal process, contact the Office of Admissions and Registration at 815-802-8526.