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Steps to Enroll

1. Apply Smart-phone showing admissions application screen

Apply online​. In-person assistance is available at the Welcome Center. You can complete online orientation as soon as the application is submitted. If you are a first-time student or have not enrolled within three years, you must apply online before registering.

2. Assess

You'll either take an assessment test at KCC or submit scores that can be used for placement. Details and placement exams KCC accepts are on the testing requirements page. 

Keep in mind: Placement test scores determine your​ starting point in college courses. Please take these tests seriously and prepare beforehand.

3. Meet your advisor/register

All new students must meet with an advisor before registering, and an appointment is required. Phone 815-802-8500 or email​ for a new student advisement appointment. Bring transcripts from other colleges/universities you have attended. When you meet your advisor, you'll register.

Financial aid worker assisting a student in the financial aid office(optional) Apply for financial assistance

Almost 50% of KCC students receive Financial assistance, which is offered in several formats. Use the info here and on KCC's Financial Aid website to learn more.

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. KCC's school code is: 007690.

Veterans: must be seeking a degree to be eligible for most types of educational benefits. KCC has a number of resources for veterans and can assist you.

Scholarships: Each year, the KCC Foundation offers $200,000 in scholarships. Information is on the scholarship information page.