Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Admissions and Registration



Admissions Policies

Admission to Kansas City Kansas Community College is granted by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • A graduate from a regionally accredited high school
  • A transfer student in good standing, from a regionally accredited university/college
  • A successful completer of the General Education Development (GED) examination
  • A graduate from a secondary school outside of the U.S. whose completion is determined by KCKCC as equivalent to U.S. high school graduation

If these requirements cannot be met, students should seek admission under the special student or high school student categories.

As an equal opportunity institution, the College accepts all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin,age, disabilty, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression, or military/veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and/or KCKCC policies.)

Students who falsify admissions information and/or fail to submit all transcripts as required by state law are subject to college dismassal. 

Admission Procedures

New Students

  • New students must complete an online application form. An online application can be found on the college home page at www.kckcc.edu and click “Apply.”
  • If pursuing a degree or certificate at KCKCC, or applying for financial aid or VA benefits, students must submit official transcripts.
    • An official high school transcript is required for applicants with less than 24 hours of college credit.
    • An official transcript from each college/university attended.
      • Non-degree seeking students must provide a college transcript if the course they are enrolling in requires a prerequisite. Students are responsible for contacting the institutions they have attended and requesting that their official transcripts be mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office. Hand-carried transcripts will be accepted as official only if submitted in a sealed envelope. Electronic transcripts are accepted through direct transmission from secured sites of authorized institutions, upon verification of authenticity. Photocopies and faxed copies can be used for advising purposes, but they are not considered official for the purpose of evaluation and posting to the KCKCC academic transcript.
  • Proof of residency: Residency status is determined by Kansas statutes. Kansas law generally requires students to live in the state of Kansas for six consecutive months prior to the first day of the term with an intent to stay in Kansas. To qualify as a Wyandotte County resident, students must provide evidence of residency. Applicants who are U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, or Citizens of the Freely Associate States or Palau are also required to submit verification of their status as part of the application for admission:
  • Permanent Resident: color copy of the front and back of the applicant’s Permanent Resident Card (i.e.: Green Card), or of the applicant’s I-551 stamp
    • Applicants who are Permanent Resident PENDING should follow the application instructions listed on page 22 of this catalog.
  • Refugee: color copy of the applicant’s Customs & Border Protection REFUGEE stamp, or of the applicant’s I-94
  • Asylee: color copy of the applicant’s I-797 Approval Notice showing Asylum status GRANTED, or of an immigration Judge’s Orders showing Asylum GRANTED
    • Applicants who are Asylum PENDING should follow the application instructions listed on page 22 of this catalog.
  • Citizen of the Freely Associate States or Palau: color copy of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands or Palau.

Admit Status

Former Students and Graduates

Former students who have not attended KCKCC for two or more semesters must submit a new Application for Admission. Former students are also responsible for providing the Registrar’s Office with official transcripts from all colleges they have attended while away from KCKCC.

Recent graduates of KCKCC pursuing an additional degree or certificate must submit a new student record change form declaring a new major.

Catalog Compliance

Students who maintain consecutive enrollment (excluding Summer Sessions) graduate under the KCKCC General College Catalog degree requirements for the academic year they entered the college. A student may opt to move forward to another more recent catalog but may not revert to a previous catalog. If a more recent catalog is selected, all the current catalog requirements must be met.

High School Students

Concurrent and Enrollment Partnership Program

  • The Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program provides secondary schools with the opportunity to expand their curriculum by scheduling KCKCC courses in conjunction with their regular class offerings. Students have the advantage of taking classes at their high school.
  • Courses taught at the high school have identical course content to that of courses offered on campus and are evaluated by an academic dean at the college before being implemented at the high school. Faculty are credentialed and must meet the same criteria as instructors who teach on campus.Students interested in participating in the program should contact their high school counselor for additional information and details on the enrollment process.

Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Defined

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) encourages high school students to take advantage of postsecondary education opportunities by enrolling in college courses while still in high school. The statute is commonly known as CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ELIGIBLE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS. Several types of enrollments can be included under the statute.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Classes taught at a high school at which approved high school teachers teach college credit during the normal school day. (KBOR 8b.1.i)

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Classes in which the high school student travels to the college campus to take courses prior to graduation during the academic year or in summer. (KBOR 8b.1.vii)

Classes in which college faculty travel to the high school to teach separate courses to the high school students. (KBOR 8b.1.vii)

Admissions Guidelines for High School Students

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the concurrent and/or dual enrollment program. Freshman are allowed to enroll with a gifted IEP. The college strongly recommends that high school students limit their enrollment to 12 credit hours per semester.

High school students interested in taking courses through KCKCC should complete the following:

  • A student must consult with their high school guidance counselor to determine eligibility to enroll in courses at KCKCC while attending high school.
  • Complete an application and be admitted to KCKCC.
  • Obtain written permission from the principal to enroll at KCKCC by completing the Concurrent Enrollment/Acceptance Form.
  • Complete placement testing, only if required for the program of interest or specific course.
  • Minimum ACT Scores to be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER:
    • Math 21
    • Reading/English 18
  • ACCUPLACER, minimum score requirements to enroll in non-developmental courses:
    • English courses: Reading and Sentence Skills scores of 255
    • Math courses: Math score of 263
    • Speech, Psychology and Sociology: Reading and Sentence Skills score of 255
    • All other courses: Reading score of 242
    • If minimum scores are not obtained, High School transcript GPA can be considered for placement in courses. See the KCKCC High School Coordinator for more details.
  • ACCUPLACER, Career and Technical Education Center and specific program minimum score requirements:
    • Only the Reading portion of the Accuplacer is required for Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Electrical Technology, and the CNA program. The Accuplacer is not required for all other Career and Technical Education Center programs.
    • Cosmetology, Nail Technology, and Electrical Technology reading scores of 242.
    • CNA program Reading score of 243 or 3.0 High School GPA and a minimum of a C in High School English from junior year.
    • Emergency Medical Responder and Fire Science courses require a minimum 243 Reading score, no exceptions.
    • If minimum ACCUPLACER scores are not obtained, High School transcript and GPA can be considered for placement in courses. See the KCKCC Career and Technical Education Center Advisor for more details.
  • Tuition is due before a student can enroll for the next semester. Tuition for yearlong classes is paid in the fall semester.
  • If tuition is not paid, a hold is placed on the student’s account and the student will not be eligible for enrollment until it has been paid.
  • Upon high school graduation, the student must submit their official transcript to the KCKCC Registrar’s Office.

Students should be advised that KBOR may institute guidelines related to high school student dual and concurrent enrollment. Even if not listed in this catalog, the College must adhere to all KBOR established policies and procedures.

International Students

KCKCC proudly welcomes international students from across the globe. We strongly believe in the benefit to all students of studying side-by-side in culturally diverse classrooms. International students and their U.S. counterparts teach each other to embrace and value cultural diversity, formulate creative ideas, integrate ideas and information, achieve quantitative abilities, and better compete in a global economy.

There are varying application requirements for admission to KCKCC for the various categories of international students. International students must submit all the application requirements that correspond to their category, no later than the listed application deadline, to be considered for admission to KCKCC.

F-1 and M-1 Status Students

International applicants who are outside the United States must submit the following application requirements:

  • Online Application for admission: https://kckcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply
  • $85.00 nonrefundable International Student Application Fee
    • The payment platform for this fee is built into the International Student Application through PayPal; International Student Applications cannot be submitted until after the application fee is paid.
  • Official upper secondary school transcripts in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Official upper secondary school Graduation Certificate/Diploma/National Examination Certificate - in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation
    • Transcript and Certificate requirements vary by country; for specific international credential requirements for a particular country, applicants should contact international@kckcc.edu.
  • Official English language proficiency test scores, submitted to KCKCC directly from the testing company, from one (1) of the following tests (minimum required test scores for admission are also as follows):

TOEFL iBT: minimum overall score = 62

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 13
Speaking = 12
Listening = 18
Writing = 16

(ETS Reporting Code: 6333)

TOEFL iBT Home Edition: minimum overall score = 62

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 13
Speaking = 12
Listening = 18
Writing = 16

(ETS Reporting Code: 6333)

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band score = 5.5

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 5.0
Speaking = 5.0
Listening = 5.0
Writing = 5.0

PTE Academic: minimum overall score = 46

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 40
Speaking = 40
Listening = 40
Writing = 40

PTE Academic Online: minimum overall score = 46

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 40
Speaking = 40
Listening = 40
Writing = 40

MET 4-Skill Exam: minimum overall score = 50

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 46
Speaking = 46
Listening = 46
Writing = 46

MET Digital 4-Skill Exam: minimum overall score = 50

Minimum required section scores:
Reading = 46
Speaking = 46
Listening = 46
Writing = 46

  • Applicants from countries where English is an official language may be exempted from this requirement. To see if you may be exempt from this requirement review the list of Countries EXEMPT from the English Proficiency Test Requirement.
    • Completion of an ESL (English as a Second Language) program is not acceptable proof of English language proficiency.
  • Students who completed an ESL program must submit English language proficiency test scores from one (1) of the tests listed above.
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement or Bank Letter showing the minimal amount of at least $24,225.00 USD in readily available funds (real estate, investments, stocks, retirement accounts, etc. cannot be used).
    • Add $6,000.00 USD for each accompanying dependent (spouse or child).
  • Detailed information is available as an online PDF.
  • Affidavit of Support
    • Signed and notarized/attested Affidavit of Support Form from each financial sponsor, indicating their willingness to support the applicant for the duration of their studies in the United States at KCKCC.
  • Detailed information, instructions, and the Affidavit of Support Form are available as an online PDF.
  • Color copy of the biographical page of the valid Passport

Submitting Application Documents

Upload directly to your online application via your My Account page.

Or mail to:

Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Office of Admissions
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
U.S.A.

Application Deadlines

F-1 and M-1 status international students are eligible for admission to the full 16-week fall and spring semesters at KCKCC. F-1 and M-1 students are not eligible for admission to the summer semester or to the second 8-week terms of the fall and spring semesters at KCKCC.

Application deadlines are the last possible day to submit a completed application, which must include all the required supplemental items / documents listed above.

  • Fall Semester (classes begin in August): July 1st
  • Spring Semester (classes begin in January): October 1st

Notes

After admission is granted, an Acceptance Packet - that includes the Form I-20 - will be sent to the student at the current home address and email address entered on their application.

  • It is illegal to send these documents to an Agent or any other person that is not the student themself.
  • Applicants are required to enter their personal home address and their personal email address on their application.

Immediately upon arrival at KCKCC, accepted students are required to:

  • Report to the Admissions Office with the following, compulsory documents:
    • Official, original (paper/hard-copy) high school/upper secondary school transcripts and/or diploma/certificate - in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation - that is specifically detailed in the Acceptance Letter
    • Valid passport
    • Valid F-1 visa
    • Print-out of the I-94 Admission Record
    • Retrievable online at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94
    • Sit for the appropriate Placement Tests. Questions regarding Placement Testing must be directed to the Placement Testing Center (+1) 913-288-7171, Jewell Building room 3345A).
    • Meet with a Student Success Advisor and enroll in a full course load.

All F-1 and M-1 status students are required to purchase KCKCC’s compulsory International Student Health Insurance - there are no exceptions or waivers to this requirement.

F-1 SEVIS Transfer-In Students

In addition to all the application requirements listed above, F-1 students who are currently in the United States attending another U.S. college/university must ALSO submit the following application requirements:

  • If the applicant has not completed a minimum of at least 24 academic credit hours at a U.S. college/university, official (upper) secondary school credentials are required, as detailed above in the F-1 and M-1 Status Students section.
    • ATHLETES: to fulfill Athletic Eligibility requirements (regardless of the number of credit hours completed at a U.S. college/university) official upper secondary school credentials are required, as detailed above in the F-1 and M-1 Status Students section.
  • Official, final transcripts from EVERY college/university attended in the United States.
    • An official, final transcript from each, individual college/university must be submitted
  • Transcripts showing the posting of transfer credit from other institutions cannot be accepted in lieu of the official, final transcript(s) from the institution(s) from which credit was transferred.
  • Transfer-in applicants must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from all colleges/universities attended of at least 2.00, and be a student in good standing, to be considered for admission to KCKCC.
  • Official English language proficiency test scores, submitted to KCKCC directly from the testing company, as detailed above in the F-1 and M-1 Status Students section.
    • Applicants from countries where English is an official language may be exempted from this requirement. To seeif you may be exempt from this requirement review the list of Countries EXEMPT from the English Proficiency Test Requirement.
    • Applicants who have completed at least 24 academic credit hours with grades of C or higher, including both English Composition I and English Composition II, at a U.S. college or university may be exempted from this requirement.
  • Copies of most recently issued Forms I-20 from each school attended in the United States
  • Color copy of the F-1 Visa most recently used to enter the United States
  • Color print-out of the most recent I-94 Admission Record

Submitting Application Documents

Upload directly to your online application via your My Account page.

Or mail to:

Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Office of Admissions
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
U.S.A.

Transfer-In Application Deadlines

F-1 status international students are eligible for admission to the full 16-week fall and spring semesters at KCKCC. F-1 students are not eligible for admission to the summer semester or to the second 8-week terms of the fall and spring semesters at KCKCC.

Application deadlines are the last possible day to submit a completed application, which must include all the required supplemental items / documents listed above in both the F-1 and M-1 Status Students and F-1 SEVIS Transfer-In Students sections.

  • Fall Semester (classes begin in August): August 1st
  • Spring Semester (classes begin in January): December 1st

Notes

After admissibility is established, a Conditional Acceptance Letter and Transfer-In Form will be sent to the student; these must be submitted to a (P)DSO at the student’s current institution to request the transfer of the SEVIS Record.

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College does not accept Terminated or Completed SEVIS records; the SEVIS record must be in Active status to transfer to KCKCC.

After full admission is granted, immediately upon arrival at KCKCC, accepted students are required to:

  • Report to the Admissions Office with the following, compulsory documents:
    • Official, original (paper/hard-copy) high school/upper secondary school transcripts and/or diploma/certificate - in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation - that is specifically detailed in the Acceptance Letter
    • Valid passport
    • Valid F-1 visa
    • Print-out of the I-94 Admission Record
  • Retrievable online at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94
  • Sit for the appropriate Placement Tests, if required. Questions regarding Placement Testing must be directed to the Placement Testing Center (+1 913-288-7171, Jewell Building room 3345A).
  • Meet with a Student Success Advisor and enroll in a full course load.

All F-1 status students are required to purchase KCKCC’s compulsory International Student Health Insurance - there are no exceptions or waivers to this requirement.

F-1 Visiting Students

F-1 status students currently attending another institution in the United States who wish to enroll in a class or two at KCKCC (“Concurrent Enrollment”) must submit the following application requirements:

  • Online application for admission: https://kckcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply
  • $85.00 nonrefundable International Student Application Fee
    • The payment platform for this fee is built into the International Student Application through PayPal; International Student Applications cannot be submitted until after the application fee is paid.
  • Color copy of the biographical page of the valid Passport
  • Copy of most recently issued Form I-20 from the home institution
  • Color copy of the F-1 Visa most recently used to enter the United States
  • Color print-out of the most recent I-94 Admission Record
  • Completed and signed KCKCC Concurrent Enrollment Form
    • This form will be attached to the automated email that is sent from the application system to the applicant after the application and application fee are submitted.
    • This form is only required for enrollment in the fall and spring semesters; this form is not required for enrollment in the summer semester.

Submitting Application Documents

Upload directly to your online application via your My Account page.

Or mail to:

Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Office of Admissions
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
U.S.A.

F-1 Visiting Student Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are the last possible day to submit a completed application, which must include all the required supplemental items / documents listed above. Applications that are not complete by the deadlines listed below will be Cancelled / Withdrawn.

  • Fall Semester (classes begin in August): August 1st
    • Fall 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in October): October 1st
  • Spring Semester (classes begin in January): December 1st
    • Spring 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in March): March 1st
  • Summer Semester (classes begin in June): May 15th

Note

After admission is granted, the student may proceed to the Student Success Center to meet with a Student Success Advisor for enrollment.

The student is required to provide an unofficial copy of their transcript from their home institution to the Student Success Advisor to verify the completion of pre-requisite classes to enroll the student in their desired class(es).

All Other Visa Status Students

International applicants who are lawfully present in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa are eligible to enroll in classes at KCKCC and must submit the following application requirements:

  • Online Application for admission: https://kckcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply
  • $85.00 nonrefundable International Application Fee
    • The payment platform for this fee is built into the International Student Application through PayPal; International Student Applications cannot be submitted until after the application fee is paid.
  • Color copy of the biographical page of the valid Passport
  • Color copy of the Visa most recently used to enter the United States
  • Color print-out of the most recent I-94 Admission Record

Submitting Application Documents

Upload directly to your online application via your My Account page.

Or mail to:

Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Office of Admissions
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
U.S.A.

All Other Visa Statuses Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are the last possible day to submit a completed application, which must include all the required supplemental items / documents listed above. Applications that are not complete by the deadlines listed below will be Cancelled / Withdrawn.

  • Fall Semester (classes begin in August): August 1st
    • Fall 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in October): October 1st
  • Spring Semester (classes begin in January): December 1st
    • Spring 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in March): March 1st
  • Summer Semester (classes begin in June): May 15th

Notes

Upon admission, accepted students must submit their official, original (paper/hard copy) high school / upper secondary school transcripts and/or diploma / certificate to KCKCC.

  • Transcripts from U.S. High Schools must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Transcripts, diplomas, certificates, etc. from outside of the United States must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Accepted students may need to sit for the appropriate Placement Tests. Questions regarding Placement Testing must be directed to the Placement Testing Center (+1 913-288-7171, Jewell Building room 3345A).

All visa holders are required by law to maintain their lawful status in the United States and should carefully review the requirements of their visa category to ensure that engaging in coursework or a program of study does not violate or jeopardize their lawful status in the United States.

B-1 and B-2 visa holders (B1/2s) and nonimmigrants present in the United States on the Visa Waiver Program (VWPs) are not eligible to enroll in classes or engage in a program of study under federal law.

  • Federal law only allows B1/2s and VWPs to enroll in personal enrichment classes with Community Education

Permanent Resident PENDING and Asylum PENDING  Students

International applicants who have applied for Permanent Residence or Asylum - that has not yet been approved / granted - are eligible to enroll in classes at KCKCC and must submit the following application requirements:

  • Online Application for admission: https://kckcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply
  • $85.00 nonrefundable International Application Fee
    • The payment platform for this fee is built into the International Student Application through PayPal; International Student Applications cannot be submitted until after the application fee is paid.
  • Permanent Resident PENDING:
    • Color copy of the I-797 Receipt Notice confirming the I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence has been received by USCIS
  • Receipts for the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and/or Employment Authorization Documents (EAD cards) are NOT acceptable.
  • Asylum PENDING:
    • Color copy of the I-797 Receipt Notice confirming the I-589 Application for Asylum has been received by USCIS
      • Receipts for the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and/or Employment Authorization Documents (EAD cards) are NOT acceptable.

Submitting Application Documents

Upload directly to your online application via your My Account page.

Or mail to:

Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Office of Admissions
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
U.S.A.

Permanent Resident PENDING and Asylum PENDING Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are the last possible day to submit a completed application, which must include all the required supplemental items / documents listed above. Applications that are not complete by the deadlines listed below will be Cancelled / Withdrawn.

  • Fall Semester (classes begin in August): August 1st
    • Fall 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in October): October 1st
  • Spring Semester (classes begin in January): December 1st
    • Spring 2nd 8-Week Term (classes begin in March): March 1st
  • Summer Semester (classes begin in June): May 15th

Notes

Upon admission, accepted students must submit their official, original (paper/hard copy) high school / upper secondary school transcripts and/or diploma / certificate to KCKCC.

  • Transcripts from U.S. High Schools must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Transcripts, diplomas, certificates, etc. from outside of the United States must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Accepted students may need to sit for the appropriate Placement Tests. Questions regarding Placement Testing must be directed to the Placement Testing Center (+1 913-288-7171, Jewell Building room 3345A).

Undocumented And DACA Applicants

Applicants who are Undocumented or who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval are NOT international students and should NOT apply using the International Application. Undocumented and DACA applicants should submit the standard online application (https://kckcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply).

Undocumented and DACA applicants must be sure to select the correct Citizenship Status (“Non-Resident Alien”) and the correct Visa/Immigration Status (“Undocumented” or “Deferred Action”) in the Citizenship Status section of the KCKCC Application to ensure expedient and proper processing of their application for admission.

Selective Admissions

Admission to KCKCC does not guarantee enrollment into the following programs: Nursing/Registered Nurse, Nursing/Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Paramedic, Mortuary Science, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Cosmetology, Addiction Counseling, and Nail Technology.

Students seeking admission into selective programs must contact the individual program coordinator for additional admission materials and requirements. Each program has unique criteria as well as deadline dates.

Addiction Counseling 913-288-7329 ADCN@kckcc.edu
Cosmetology 913-288-7813 TEC@kckcc.edu
Medical Assistant 913-288-7862 medicalassistant@kckcc.edu
Mortuary Science 913-288-7607 mortuaryscience@kckcc.edu
Nail Technology 913-288-7813 TEC@kckcc.edu
Nursing 913-288-7543 registerednursing@kckcc.edu
Paramedic 913-288-7208 emergencymed@kckcc.edu
Physical Therapist Assistant 913-288-7865 PTA@kckcc.edu
Practical Nursing 913-288-7543 practicalnursing@kckcc.edu
Respiratory Therapy 913-288-7245 RT@kckcc.edu

Special Students

Individuals may be admitted to KCKCC as special students if they are over 18 years of age and do not have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Such students must be non-degree seeking.

Special students are required to follow College regulations, pay fees, and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Enrollment for special students is limited to one course during their first semester at the College. After earning a grade of C or better, they are entitled to enroll in two courses the next semester. Students who continue to maintain a C average are allowed to take two classes each semester until they accumulate a maximum of 20 academic credit hours. At that point, special students are required to earn a GED to enroll as a regular degree-seeking student.

Students From Non-Accredited High Schools

See “Special Students” above.

Home Schooled Students

Students who graduate from a home school or private school that is recognized by the state of the student’s residency will be admitted as a regular student. Home School or private school students must submit a complete online application and provide an official academic transcript reflecting completed courses, grades, and date of graduation.

Transfer Students

Transfer Credit

Enrolled, degree seeking students who have completed one semester at KCKCC have met the requirements to have transfer credits and grades posted to their KCKCC transcript.

Students seeking to transfer credit earned at another college to Kansas City Kansas Community College must provide an official transcript from all previous colleges to the Registrar’s Office.

  • Institutions may send official transcripts electronically to Kansas City Kansas Community College through a secure process (such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse). If an email address is used for the electronic transcript, please use: Registrar@kckcc.edu.
  • Institutions should mail transcripts to:
    ​Kansas City Kansas Community College
    Registrar’s Office
    7250 State Avenue
    Kansas City, KS 66112
  • Students may submit the transcripts in person if the transcripts are delivered in the sealed envelope from the granting institution. They must bear the official seal of the other college. Photocopies and facsimiles are not acceptable as official college transcripts.

The Registrar’s Office will evaluate transcripts based on the student’s area of interest and will grant transfer credit only to courses that apply to students’ program of study or meet degree requirements. Students who change their major program  of study or degree plan may request that the Registrar’s Office reevaluate their transcripts based on the new program of study.

All transfer credit will be equated to the semester hour system. All credits earned with a D grade or higher will be articulated and calculated in students’ cumulative grade point average (GPA), as defined in the Grading System Policy 2.04. Quality points and grade points will be transferred from other colleges and universities and will be averaged into the KCKCC cumulative GPA.

U.S Colleges and Universities

Undergraduate transfer credits will be accepted from colleges and universities that are accredited by, or hold candidacy status with, one of the six regional accrediting bodies listed below. Graduate level coursework will not be evaluated.

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • or other institutions approved by KCKCC.

KCKCC follows the American Council on Education’s (ACE) published recommendations on the transfer of non-accredited institutions, including military and other training programs.

International Transfer Credit

Enrolled, degree-seeking students who have successfully completed one semester at KCKCC and attended college or university outside of the United States are eligible to have transfer credit and grades from their international college/ university posted to their KCKCC transcript. For specific information regarding International Transfer Credit, click on the link below.

International Colleges and Universities

KCKCC follows the guidelines established by National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) for credits earned from international institutions.

APPLYING FOR A COURSE-BY-COURSE EVALUATION

  • Review the websites of the current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for their individual application, documentation, and fee requirements
    • The list of current NACES members is available online at www.naces.org/members.html
    • Costs/fees vary, typically ranging between $150.00 to $200.00
    • Processing times vary, typically ranging between 7 to 10 business days; expedited processing is typically available for an additional fee
  • Complete your selected agency’s application for a course-by-course evaluation, pay the evaluation fee, and submit all required documents
    • Request that an official evaluation be sent directly to KCKCC at:

Registrar’s Office
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66112

  • Carefully follow all application instructions on your selected evaluation agency’s website
    • Your credentials may be required to be submitted directly from your college/university
    • A Syllabus of university studies may be required in some cases.
    • Credentials not issued in English will require submission of an official English translation.
  • Many evaluation agencies also offer translation services for an additional fee
  • Contact the credential evaluation agency with all questions.

Students Needing English For Speakers Of Other Languages-ESOL

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) is designed for students who need additional English instruction before starting academic classes. For admission into the program, students must provide a high school diploma or GED certificate. Before enrolling in ESOL classes, students are required to take the approved English placement test at KCKCC. Using these test scores, the ESOL advisor will assist students with enrollment. Call the ESOL coordinator at 913-288-7625 or the Arts, Communication, and Humanities Division 913-288-7674 for an appointment.

Students needing the GED certificate or Basic English classes should contact Continuing Education for non-credit ESOL
courses at 913-288-7660.

Multiple Measures Course Placement

KCKCC utilizes multiple measures to determine potential students’ readiness for college-level courses. Multiple measures mean that colleges incorporate two or more criteria for assessment and placement. Under a multiple measures approach, standardized testing is not the primary means of assessing if a student is prepared for college-level coursework. Multiple measures used to determine course placement may include the following:

  • Placement Exam Scores
  • High School or College transcripts
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Highest level of coursework completed in a subject area and corresponding course grade
  • Vocational or career aptitude interest inventories
  • Specialized certificates or licenses
  • Military training and experience
  • Education and employment histories
  • Interviews
  • Number of years between high school completion and college enrollment

Please see the Multiple Measures section of the KCKCC website for further information.

Course Placement

Information regarding course placement can be found on the KCKCC website: https://www.kckcc.edu/admissions/information/mandatory-evaluation-placement.html

Nontraditional Studies

Nontraditional Studies is composed of ten (10) programs:

  1. Departmental Credit by Examination
  2. Life Experience Learning Program
  3. Advanced Standing for Professional Certification/Licensure
  4. Independent Study
  5. Military
  6. Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES)
  7. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  8. Advanced Placement Examination (AP)
  9. Certified Administrative Professional Exam (CAP®)
  10. International Baccalaureate Program (INBU).

Each program has regulations and criteria concerning admission and academic credit.

Nontraditional Studies is not a “short-cut” enabling students to avoid attending classes or obtain quick academic credits. Students who qualify for Nontraditional Studies academic credit are unique in their learning and educational experiences.

While the specific components of each program may differ, the following guidelines apply to all programs unless otherwise stated:

  • Students must be high school graduates, or have passed the GED equivalency test, and be 18 years of age or older.
  • Students using Nontraditional academic credit to fulfill graduation requirements must complete 15 academic credit hours in residence at the College and maintain a 2.00 grade-point average.
  • Students must have completed one semester at KCKCC and be currently enrolled at KCKCC if they plan to receive Nontraditional academic credit.
  • Academic credits granted through Nontraditional Studies count towards graduation but are not calculated in a student’s grade-point average. The only exception to this rule is for Independent Study.
  • Students can accumulate no more than 30 credit hours of Nontraditional course work.
  • To graduate with honors, students can use only 21 hours of Nontraditional academic credit.
  • Nontraditional Studies (except for Life Experience Learning) can be used to repeat C, D, F, or W grades.

Requests for Nontraditional credit should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, unless stated otherwise in the following program descriptions.

Departmental Credit by Examination

Students may obtain specific information and apply for Departmental Credit by Examination through their Instructional Dean’s office. This program is available for students who can document their competency in the subject by meeting the same course requirements as students attending classes. The Instructional Dean or a designated department coordinator determines whether credit by examination can be used to meet a student’s graduation requirements.

  1. Application forms must be approved by the instructor giving the examination, the Instructional Dean and/or designated department coordinator, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Application is valid for one year from date initiated.
  2. Students pay the cost of tuition and fees for the course before the examination is administered. Tuition is determined by the number of credit hours being granted for the departmental exam. Examination fee is nonrefundable.
  3. Student must be currently enrolled and successfully complete other course(s) at KCKCC during the semester the exam is taken.
  4. Credit hours awarded are posted on the transcript upon successful completion of the exam. The College’s course numbers are shown on the transcript with a notation that Departmental Credit by Examination was granted. A grade of CR indicates the student was awarded academic credit for the course.
  5. Student does not enroll in or attend Credit by Exam courses.
  6. Students can accumulate 15 credit hours through Departmental Credit by Examination.

Life Experience Learning Program

This program is designed for students who have received formalized and/or individualized training in a non-collegiate setting. If the learning experience is commensurate with the student’s educational goals and existing curricular guidelines, college credit may be granted. KCKCC does not grant credit for life or work experience that cannot be translated into an equivalent course at KCKCC.

Life Experience Learning puts emphasis on the application of knowledge and the demonstration of its application through documentation. Specific guidelines are as follows:

  1. Documentation for Life Experience Learning should be submitted by the specific Program Coordinator and approved by their Instructional Dean.
  2. Furnishing documented evidence of Life Experience Learning is the responsibility of the applicant desiring academic credit. It should consist of a portfolio containing all pertinent documentation of life experience and specific examples of the applicant’s work (in whatever form it exists.) Examples of documented Life Experience Learning might be the following: workshops, CEU credit, publications, performance evaluations, etc. Each applicant’s learning through life experience is different, and the evidence supporting or documenting the learning is evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Academic credit is posted on transcripts by the College’s course number. The notation on the transcript reads: Life Experience Learning. A grade of CR is recorded. Credit will not be posted until the student has completed 15 hours of academic credit in residence.
  4. Students must be enrolled and successfully complete course(s) at the College during the semester they plan to receive academic credit.
  5. A total of 15 credit hours can be granted for Life Experience Learning.
  6. Academic credit is only granted for Life Experience Learning if the College offers an equivalent course.
  7. Tuition and fees are charged for Life Experience Learning based on the number of credit hours approved for academic credit. Tuition and fees must be paid before credit hours are posted on the transcript.

Advanced Standing

This program is designed for students who have received professional certification or licensure from an authorized state or national certification board. If the professional certification is commensurate with the student’s educational goals and existing curricular guidelines, college credit may be granted. KCKCC does not grant credit for professional certifications that cannot be translated into an equivalent course at KCKCC.

Advanced Standing puts emphasis on the application of knowledge and the demonstration of its application through professional certification. An example of such a procedure would be the granting of credit in the LPN Bridge Program for persons who have already passed the Kansas State licensure exam. Specific guidelines are as follows:

  1. Documentation for Advanced Standing should be submitted to the Program Coordinator and approved by the Instructional Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. Academic credit is posted on transcripts by the College’s course number. The notation on the transcript reads: Credits Awarded Based on Credential Evaluation. A grade of CR is recorded. Credit will not be posted until the student has completed 12 hours of academic credit in residence.
  3. Students must be enrolled and successfully complete course(s) at the College during the semester they plan to receive academic credit.
  4. Academic credit is only granted for Advanced Standing if the College offers an equivalent course.
  5. The credit will count toward graduation and may be used to fulfill curriculum requirements in designated programs.

Independent Study

  1. Information regarding Independent Study can be found on the KCKCC website on the Policies and Procedures Homepage, Section 2.09 and 2.09A.

Military And Veteran Students

Military Credit

Academic credit for military service is granted for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and Service Schools in accordance with the American Council on Education guidebook.  Veterans interested in claiming academic credit through this program should notify the Coordinator of Graduation and Transcript Services.

  1. Military serrvice credits are applied after satisfactory completion of one semester at KCKCC.
  2. Academic credit is posted on transcripts according to the American Council on Education guidebook.  It is used as elective credit hours toward graduation.  The notation on the transcript reads:  Credit granted for military service.  A CR grade is recorded on the transcript.
  3. Students can accumulate a maximum of 15 credit hours for military service credit.

Recruiting

KCKCC prohibits compensation, bonus, or any other form of payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments to any persons or entities engaged in recruiting and enrolling Military and or Veteran Students to KCKCC. Recruiting tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts, including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration to secure Service members enrollments is prohibited. Information regarding the application and enrollment process can be found on the KCKCC website at https://www.kckcc.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid

Military Service members are entitled to the same consideration for all forms of financial aid that is available to other students at KCKCC. The Financial aid application process and timeline can be found on the KCKCC website at https://www.kckcc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Disability Services

KCKCC is committed to meeting the needs of all students. Service members with disabilities will be allowed special classroom and testing considerations based on submitted documentation. KCKCC’s Student Accessibility and Support Services coordinate services for KCKCC students who have a documents disability in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Services are provided at no cost to enrolled students on an individual basis and concerning confidentiality. Students with disabilities should contact the SASS office as early as possible to receive accommodations promptly. Information regarding services and accommodations as well as guidelines for disability documentation can be found on the KCKCC website at: https://www.kckcc.edu/academics/resources/student-accessibility-support-services/.

Military Activated Student / Deployment Withdrawal Policy

KCKCC recognizes that many students serve our country in the Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard forces. These students are subject to unforeseen mobilization or activation in response to local, regional, national, or international emergencies. Emergency mobilization and activation will seriously disrupt these students’ academic careers. It is the policy of the KCKCC Board of Trustees to minimize the effects of this disruption as much as possible. These procedures are established concerning the awarding of academic credit and grades, enrollment, scholarships, loans, and other appropriate matters intended to minimalize the disruption of studies for a student and the student’s spouse and dependents resulting from a call to active duty.

In the case of a call to Active Duty or training extending more than 14 days, the student must notify the Office of the University Registrar in writing of the activation order. The Military Leave of Absence Request should be completed, and deployment orders submitted once received.

Mobilization or activation during a regular semester or summer sessions will result in the complete withdrawal of the student from the college or university without penalty and a punitive grade. Course fees that have been paid will be refunded 100 percent exclusive of any non-refundable fees. Room and board payments will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.

Mobilization or activation within the last four weeks of the end of a regular semester (three to six class days for a summer session, two weeks for an eight week session), will result as follows with the concurrence of the faculty of the affected courses in which the student is officially enrolled:

  1. To receive a final grade in the course based upon the student’s work in the course up to the date of mobilization or activation. (Does not refund tuition and fees to the student)
  2. The student can request an incomplete for the class and have one year after returning from Active Duty to complete the course. (Does not refund tuition and fees to the student)
  3. Withdrawal (backout) from the course. With this option, the student receives a full refund of tuition and fees.

Military Student Re-enrollment: When students whose higher education academic careers are interrupted by mobilization or activation re-enroll in the same institution within one year of completion of their term of active service, the college or university will make every possible effort to place these students back into their academic studies track as close as possible to the same place the student occupied when mobilized or activated. Any readmission application fee will be waived for those students. This will allow students to continue their academic studies with as little interruption as possible.

Scholarships

If a student is mobilized or activated while holding a scholarship under the control of the college, he/she should be aware that the scholarship check may have to be returned to the appropriate scholarship account from which it was received. Then, every effort shall be made to award the student this scholarship, an equivalent scholarship, or an alternative grant or grant-in-aid, upon re-enrolling after the student’s period of active duty, so long as the student remains otherwise eligible. This provision is contingent upon funding availability and shall lapse if the student does not re-enroll in the college, he/she was attending at the time of mobilization.

Military Tuition Assistance Policy: Military Tuition Assistance is a U.S. Department of Defense program. Tuition Assistance rules vary by branch of service and even vary between different units within the same branch depending on whether the unit is active, reserve, or National Guard. Tuition Assistance funds will be applied to tuition costs only.

Military Tuition Assistance Recipients

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the U.S. Department of Defense policy, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. If a service member stop attending due to a military service obligation, KCKCC will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

Withdrawals: A student’s official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. A student’s official withdrawal date is determined by using the last date of attendance that is documented and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Once the last date of attendance has been determined, KCKCC will recalculate a student’s TA eligibility.

Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

The amount of TA funding that is earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. For example, if a student completed 30% of the course, s/he earned 30% of the TA funds that s/he was originally scheduled to receive. The remainder of the unearned funds (70%) would be returned to the TA program. If this results in an unpaid tuition balance, payment would be the responsibility of the student. Once a student has attended at least 60% of the period for which TA funds were approved, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the TA funds.

Utilize the following table for the return of unearned TA funds (this may be different than KCKCC’s Tuition Refund Schedule).

8 Week Course Withdraw Submitted

Before or during week 1 During week 2 During weeks 3-4 During week 5 During weeks 6-8
100% 75% 50% 40% No Return
      60% Completion Point

16 Week Course Withdraw Submitted

Before or during weeks 1 & 2 During weeks 3-4 During weeks 5-8 During weeks 9-10 During weeks 11-16
100% 75% 50% 40% No Return
      60% Completion Point

DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support)

DANTES are standardized tests available to all military personnel. The appropriate instructional dean approves the subjects for academic credit.

  1. Students must score at the 50th percentile or above on the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) to be eligible for academic credit.
  2. DANTES scores must be submitted during a student’s first semester of enrollment at KCKCC. Test scores over two years old are evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Academic credit is posted on student transcripts by the College’s course number with a notation that DANTES credit was earned. A grade of CR indicates academic credit was awarded for the course.
  4. Students can accumulate a total of 15 hours of credit through the DANTES program. No DANTES exam earns more than five (5) academic hours of credit.
  5. Students awarded credit hours through the DANTES program are not charged for tuition and fees at KCKCC. They are only required to pay those costs charged by the Educational Testing Service to take the exam(s).
  6. No academic credit is granted to students who take DANTES exams in Composition I and Composition II.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION (AP)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (IB)

KCKCC follows the policy established by Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), which can be found at: https://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/credit_for_prior_learning/ap-clep-exams?tmpl=component&print=1

Certified Administrative Professional Exam (CAP®)

Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) rating is available through The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP®). Academic credit is based on the Certification Review Guide.

  1. The CAP® ratings are accepted for Nontraditional academic credit providing the student makes a score of 500 or better on the exam. Official score reports must be sent directly to the College for the student to be awarded credit.
  2. Students must be high school graduates, or have passed the GED equivalency test, and be 18 years of age.
  3. Students using Nontraditional academic credit to fulfill graduation requirements must complete 15 academic credit hours in residence at the College and maintain a 2.00/4.00 grade-point average.
  4. Students must be enrolled at the College during the semester they plan to receive Nontraditional academic credit.
  5. Students can receive up to 31 hours of academic credit through the CAP® rating November 2004 and after. Credit hour evaluation for students who achieved CAP® ratings May 2004 and before is determined on an individual basis by the Administrative Office Professional (AOP) coordinator.
  6. Academic credits granted through Nontraditional Studies count towards graduation but are not calculated in a student’s grade-point average. The only exception to this rule is for Independent Study.
  7. Students passing Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the CAP® exam must decide on which courses listed here to use for academic credit. Requirements for graduation should be the prime factor when making this determination.
  8. Students awarded academic credits through this program are not charged tuition and fees. They are only required to pay those costs charged by the IAAP® Certification Department.
  9. Academic credit is posted on the transcript in terms of the College’s course number. The notation on the transcript will read: Certified Administrative Professional Exam. Grades of CR are recorded on the transcript. The exam parts eligible for KCKCC academic credit are listed below with the course equivalency.
Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) Equivalencies: Office Systems and Technology
CAP® Exams Credit Hours
BUSN 0101   Accounting I 3
BUSN 0108   Human Relations in Business 3
BUSN 0191   Microcomputer Applications I-II: (Word) 2
BUSN 0211   Business Communications 3
BUSN 0280   Human Resource Management 3
BUSN 0285   Occupational Internship I 3
BUSN 0286   Principles of Management 3
BUSN 2201   Records Management 1
BUSN 2202   Business English 1
BUSN 2203   Proofreading 1
BUSN 2251   Office Simulations 3
BUSN 2253   Customer Service 2
CIST 0111 Microcomputer Business Software 3
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Registration And Enrollment

General Policy

Students who attend classes receive grades and academic credit if they are registered for courses at the College. To register for courses, students must enroll during designated enrollment periods. Times and dates are published online. It is strongly recommended that students enroll in their classes early to reserve their classes a semester in advance. Any student who has a financial obligation to the College may not be allowed to enroll in courses.

Academic Advising

Student Success Advisors are assigned upon application for admission. Program Coordinators are assigned based upon the student’s area of interest.

Advisor information is available from my profile on Self Service. Students are responsible for making appointments with their advisors and meeting with them to develop a degree plan while at KCKCC. Student Success Advisors assist students in locating information about course prerequisites, transferability of courses, the sequence in which courses should be taken, and serve as mentors for their advisees. Final responsibility for developing a degree plan rests with the student.

In planning course schedules, students should keep in mind their career goals, graduation requirements at KCKCC, and graduation requirements at the four-year college or university they plan to attend.

Student I.D.

Student ID’s are issued in the Admissions Office, Pioneer Center, and the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center. While on campus, students are required to carry their KCKCC issued student I.D with them always. A student ID is required to conduct business and verify his/her identity on all campus locations.

Parking

Parking stickers are issued in the Admissions Office, Pioneer Center, and the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center. Students should obtain a parking sticker prior to parking on campus property.

KCKCC E-Mail

Students will be assigned student email accounts when admitted to KCKCC. All college communication will be done via this email account and should be monitored regularly. For information about how to log into your account, contact the Help Desk on myDotte or at 913-288-7479.

Payment

Students are expected to promptly pay all college financial obligations or payment plan arrangements according to the terms and due dates on their student account. Failure to do so will result in an enrollment hold that will prevent adding/ dropping a class or future semester enrollment official transcript requests (current and former students) until the student hold is resolved with the Business Office. According to the college’s hold policy, student holds may also be placed on accounts by college departments for non-return of rented materials and college property. The College offers payment plans to assist students with arrangements. Students who elect to a payment plan for the semester must have all tuition and fees paid by the end of that semester.

Residency

Residency of students is determined at the time of enrollment. Determination of residency is made in accordance with Kansas Statutes 71-406. A copy of these statutes is available in the Registrar’s Office or the Learning Commons.

State Residency

A student must be a resident of Kansas for six (6) consecutive months prior to the first day of the term to qualify for instate tuition. To prove their residency, students will need to fill out the Affidavit of Residency form and provide three (3) of the following items.

  • Receipt for purchase of Kansas license tags dated at least 6 months prior to the first day of the term.
  • Receipt for payment of Kansas property taxes dated at least 6 months prior the first day of the term.
  • Employment verification or payroll check stubs from a Kansas employer or college attendance at an accredited Kansas Community College commencing six (6) months prior to the first day of the term in the fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Copy of voter registration in the State of Kansas dated six (6) months prior to the first day of the term.
  • Copy of Kansas driver’s license dated at least six (6) months prior to the first day of the term.
  • Utility Receipt and/or rent receipts continuously for the prior six (6) months or Verification from a Kansas resident that the student has resided with her/him/them for six (6) months prior to the first day of the term.

Wyandotte County Residency

Students must provide a valid Driver’s License or State I.D. card with a current address AND one other original item from the list below to change residency from out-of-county to in county. The student’s name, address and a current date must be printed on each item. The two items must demonstrate that the student lived in a Wyandotte County address for at least 30 days before the beginning of the start of the 16-week session. Residency adjustments will not be considered after the 20th Day.

Required: Valid Driver’s License, or State I.D. card or TVDL (Temporary Visitor Driver’s License) with current address AND one of the following:

  • Current lease (signed copy)
  • Utility bills (electric, water, refuse, telephone land/cell, cable, or gas) dated within a 30-day period.
  • Insurance billing statement with address listed
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Current property tax bill
  • Paycheck stub with address listed (dated within a 30-day period).

Alternative Course Offerings

KCKCC offers a variety of course types.

  • Online courses do not meet in a classroom and are available 24/7 in the college learning management system. However, depending upon the content and instructor, students may be required periodic face-to-face testing, labs, or performance purposes. Please contact the appropriate division or instructor for this information.
  • Virtual courses meet virtually at the times noted on the class schedule. There are no face-to-face meetings in a virtual class; all meetings are electronic.
  • Blended courses combine elements of both face-to-face courses and online courses. Students meet periodically in the Blended course model and complete a wide variety of task and assignments in the online environment.
  • There may be additional fees depending upon the course and section.

Summer Session

The summer session is an integral part of the College’s academic calendar year designed for students who want to take courses(s) in an intensive session. Students who enroll for six (6) semester hours of course work during the summer are considered full-time students for enrollment purposes. All college admission requirements, tuition, and academic regulations for semester courses apply to the Summer Session.

Evening Courses

All college admission requirements, tuition, and academic regulations for day courses apply to evening classes. Students who enroll only in evening classes should be advised that there are a limited number of course selections available at night. In addition, several of the Associate in Applied Science degrees cannot be completed by taking evening classes exclusively.

Online Course Information

All courses at Kansas City Kansas Community College may use the College’s learning management system (LMS) at the discretion of the course instructor. The LMS may be used to post grades, provide documents, submit assignments, work collaboratively with other students, and many other activities. Face-to-face courses may also use some of these tools with no reduction of classroom time. Please be aware that some computer usage may be required for all courses.

  • Online courses require time management skills. Students must log in regularly (three or more times per week). Online courses typically require six or more hours per week for each online course, depending on the length of the course.
  • Most online courses at KCKCC are not self-paced; they have definite start and stop dates, with assignments due weekly and by a specified deadline.
  • Students are expected to spend time reading on internal and external websites, taking exams, submitting assignments, and posting discussion comments.
  • Occasionally, problems with technology may impair these activities. When problems occur, it is important to quickly contact the technical support staff. Problems can be solved quickly so that course deadlines can be met.

Accessibility Information

The college learning management system, Blackboard was developed in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 standards.

Transcript Requests

The college transcript is a student’s permanent academic record. It contains information that requires a request that has been signed by the student and complies with college policy. Phone or email requests are not accepted authorization for transcript processing.

Transcripts are not released to students with financial or disciplinary holds on their records at KCKCC. Students who have access to Self Service and do not have holds on to their accounts can retrieve an unofficial transcript 24/7.

Kansas City Kansas Community College has authorized Parchment.com to manage the ordering, processing, and secure delivery of official student E-transcripts and printed-paper transcripts. Electronic transcripts are processed within the same business day as submitted. Official transcript requests from 1984 forward will be processed by Parchment.com. Transcripts will not be issued if any financial obligations exist with KCKCC. Requests submitted through Parchment.com are not subject to the same paper processing delays.

Students that have academic credit prior to 1983 or attended ATS, formerly known as AVTS, prior to 2009 will not be able to request Electronic Transcript Delivery. These students must submit a written request in person or mail in the signed transcript request form to Transcript Services in the Registrar’s office at main campus.

A written request must include the following: full name, previous names, student’s current mailing address, daytime phone number, student ID or Social Security number, date or last semester enrolled at the college, number of transcripts requested, signature, and complete address for where the transcript should be sent. Requests missing information and without the student’s signature will not be processed.

Transcript requests submitted directly to the college are processed within three working days. Requests submitted when the college is closed at the end of the semester and during peak enrollment periods require additional processing time. Exceptions to this policy are made only in extreme emergencies and with the Registrar’s permission.

Official transcripts sent to the student will be marked “ISSUED TO STUDENT.” These will be in a sealed envelope indicating there is an “Official Transcript(s) Enclosed. Transcript is official only if delivered in original sealed envelope.” It is the decision of the receiving party whether they will accept this as an official transcript or not. If not, the student will have to submit another request with payment and have the transcript sent directly to the receiving party.

Rights Of Privacy of Student Records

Information regarding Student Record Privacy (FERPA) can be found on the KCKCC website on the Policies and Procedures Homepage, Section 3.04

KCKCC Institutional Review Board

The primary purpose of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the protection of the rights, privacy, and welfare of the students, faculty, and staff of KCKCC recruited to participate in human subjects’ research.

According to College Policy 1.02, the (IRB) must approve all research involving human subjects or animals at KCKCC.

Media Services

Media Services is designed to assist faculty, staff, and the community with the production and utilization of non-print media. Services include video and audio production, photography, distance education, teleconferencing, computer animation, audio-visual support, and multimedia. Students sign a Media release form that allows the college to use video, audio, or photographs of them.