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). 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) on Transfer Admission Requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor for more information on completing the assessment standardized placement Accuplacer and ALEKS tests. The scores are used for advising purposes and are required for placement in some classes. Admission to KCC may be affected for selective programs. For more information, visit If the applicant has taken the American College Testing (ACT) examination or SAT, he or she may request that a copy of the results be sent directly to KCC’s Office of Admissions and Registration. These scores do not affect admission to KCC but may be used for advising and placement.

A Social Security number will be requested, though it is not required, to process Admissions Forms of all KCC students in the College Credit Division. 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. College Credit Division applicants must submit a completed Admissions Form to the Office of Admissions and Registration. Students may be required to file for readmission to the college if they have not taken a class at KCC within the last two years.

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 General Educational Development (GED) certificate holders request an official copy of GED 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.