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Seven Easy Steps for Enrolling at Kaskaskia College

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Apply for Admissions

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Admissions

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  • All new students, including dual credit students, and students who have been inactive for one year or more should complete the Student Admissions Form.

  • The Student Admissions Form is available
  • A final high school transcript with a posted graduation date or GED score reports and transcripts from all other college and/or universities attended must be submitted.

  • Official ACT scores taken within the past five years should also be submitted at this time.

  • All documents should be mailed to:
       Kaskaskia College
       Admissions Department
       27210 College Road
       Centralia, IL 62801

Apply for Financial Aid
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  • Kaskaskia College has established an effective financial aid program of scholarships and grants, campus employment, veteran's services, and loans. Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) used by the Financial Aid office to determine eligibility for many aid sources. Through our programs, the College attempts to make education financially possible for all eligible and qualified applicants.

  • All prospective students may go to www.kaskaskia.edu/financialaid for eligibility requirements and information on grants, scholarships, student loans, work study, and veteran's benefits. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line at least three months prior to the semester you plan to begin attending KC. This should provide sufficient processing time for financial aid award. Go to the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov to apply.

  • Once your FAFSA information is received from the Federal Processing Center you will receive a letter from Kaskaskia College explaining the next steps in this process. This notification letter may request additional documentation to complete your financial aid file therefore, you will need to submit all required documents to the Financial Aid office promptly. Upon completion of your file, you will receive communications from the financial aid office. It is your responsibility to periodically review financial aid information and watch for information being mailed providing important instructions for you.


Testing & Assessment (COMPASS)

  • All students are required to submit placement test scores prior to enrolling in an English or math course. The accepted placement scores are the ACT or the COMPASS test. These tests provide information about a student’s readiness for college level work. If a student has taken the ACT while in high school, the scores should be available on the high school transcripts. Students may submit the ACT test score from the Prairie State Exam or through participation in one of the National ACT Assessment dates.

  • Kaskaskia College participates in the administration of the six annual ACT test dates. By listing the Kaskaskia College code of 0964 as a college choice, the results will be automatically sent to the College. For further information, regarding the ACT tests, contact the KC Success Center at 618.545.3160. Students who have not taken the ACT, or who wish to improve their math or English placement, should take the COMPASS Test at Kaskaskia College prior to registration. To arrange a time to take the COMPASS Test, students should call the Success Center at 618.545.3160. Tests are given Monday thru Thursday, 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. and Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Students must allow three hours for the exam prior to the closing of the Success Center.

  • Practice questions are available at www.act.org. Click on the Education link, the COMPASS, then tests.

Academic Advising

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  • Academic advisors are available to discuss test placement scores, to develop education plans, and ensure registration in courses based on degree/certificate requirements. Students will receive a list of courses suggested for degree/certificate completion.

  • Should a student not have chosen a major, career exploration and development assistance is available. The Academic Advising offices are located on the main campus in Centralia. However, academic advisors are available at a variety of peak times at the Education Centers. For more information regarding speaking with an advisor, please call (618)545-3060.
Registration

A registration period is scheduled prior to each semester. Specific dates and times of registration are included in the schedule of classes printed each enrollment period, or can be found on the Registration Calendar.
Spring 2014 Registration
Online - October 14th
In Person - October 21st






  • On-Site
    After advisement, you can visit one of the locations below during scheduled registration periods. Hours of operation can be found on the Kaskaskia College webpage. http://www.kaskaskia.edu
    • Main Campus (Admissions and Records)

    • Education Centers:
      • Greenville Education Center
      • Nashville Education Center
      • Salem Education Center
      • Trenton Education Center
      • Vandalia Education Center
      • Harry L. Crisp Technology Center
      • East St. Louis Community College Center

    Students should also be prepared to present their current driver’s license or state id during initial registration for each term.

  • Online Registration – For Continuing Students Only
    Don’t wait in line, get online! Use our convenient online registration and enroll in classes from your home or office. Just click here, http://campusnet.kaskaskia.edu and log on to CampusNet. When you log on, you can:

    • Register for classes

    • View/print your class schedule. This schedule will include any important information you may need to know before starting the class.
  • Mail-In Registration
    • You may also register by mail. Just download the Mail/Fax Registration Form. Print it, complete it, sign it, and mail it to:
      Admissions and Records
      Kaskaskia College
      27210 College Rd
      Centralia, IL 62801
      Students must also send a copy of their current driver’s license or state ID when registering by mail.


  • Fax Registration
    • You can even fax your registration to us from work or home. Just download the Mail/Fax Registration Form. Print it, complete it, sign it and fax it to (618)532-1990.
      Students must also send a copy of their current driver’s license or state ID when registering via fax.


  • Telephone Registration
    • Phone – (618)545-3040
      Students should have a list of the course names, numbers, and sections they plan to enroll in when they call for phone-in registration.

  • Students must also be prepared to give their name, address, KC Student ID, and date of birth. Phone registration is available during regular hours of operation posted on the Kaskaskia College webpage.
Tuition Payments

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  • Your tuition and fees are calculated at the time of registration. Be sure to review your statement or check your account summary on line at http://CampusNet.kaskaskia.edu

  • Payment plans are available for those unable to pay in full at the time of registration.  Students can sign up for the NelNet payment plan by going to http://CampusNet.kaskaskia.edu , click on Financial Information - Student Tab, then click on NelNet Payment Plan.

  • Payments can be made:
    1. In person at the main campus or at any of our education centers. KC accepts debit/credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), personal checks and money orders. Note that cash payments are accepted only at the main campus location.
    2. By mail – checks or money orders may be mailed to the main campus.
    3. Over the phone with a credit card to the main campus at (618)545-3057.
    4. On-line by credit card at http://CampusNet.kaskaskia.edu

  • Payment plans are available for those unable to pay in full at the time of registration. Normally, 25% of the total tuition is due at the time of registration, with the remainder split in two additional monthly payments. Plans can be customized to reflect your individual needs.  For more information on how to set up your payment plan, watch this tutorial video.

  • If financial aid has been verified for your account, no payment is necessary until after all aid has been transferred to your account. You will be notified if there is a balance on the account at that time.

New Student Orientation

Apply Now Top 10 Reasons Kaskaskia College New Student Orientation helps students...
10. Learn how to check grades, classes and bills through online accounts.
9. Meet New People
8. Get a Jump Start on Making Connections
7. Feel More Comfortable with New Surroundings
6. Make the Transition to College Life Easier
5. Get Information about Clubs, Activities and Organizations
4. Learn Your Way Around
3. Learn ways to be a Successful Student
2. Discover Campus Resources & What They Can Do to Help
1. Research Shows Students who Attend Orientation Earn a Higher GPA Than Those Who Do Not

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a free program designed to introduce new students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Information about services, activities, and classroom success strategies will be included. NSO events are available a variety of days, times and sites. Students who attend the New Student Orientation program perform better in college than students who did not. Therefore, we strongly encourage students to participate in the activity. Family members are welcome to attend. For more information you can email us at kcnso@kaskaskia.edu or call us at (618) 545-3063. To register for an upcoming NSO, check out our website at www.kaskaskia.edu/nso

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