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    Kellogg Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

General Admissions



Kellogg Community College is an equal opportunity, equal access college with an open admission policy. Admission to KCC is open to anyone who demonstrates the motivation and maturity to benefit from courses and programs offered; however, admission to specific programs is not necessarily guaranteed.

Admission is open to anyone who fits into one of the following categories:

  • High school graduate
  • Earned high school equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Completion of a home school program
  • Age 18 or older
  • A student desiring to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program

A lack of English language proficiency does not prevent admission to KCC; however, most college courses require basic proficiency in English. The ACCUPLACER® writing test can help you determine if improvement is needed. Please see an academic advisor for assistance.

Dual Enrollment Process

High school students who wish to complete college credit before high school graduation must meet with their high school guidance counselor to determine if they are eligible to become a dual enrolled student at Kellogg Community College. Students who are eligible to dual enroll must complete KCC’s Dual Enrollment Application. Students are required to meet all prerequisites of the courses in which they intend to enroll. All required signatures must be obtained before the student is able to register for classes.

Students who are under the age of 14 must receive permission from the appropriate KCC department in order to enroll. For more information, please contact Admissions at 269-965-4153.

Guest Student Application Process

Students who are currently enrolled at another college or university and wish to take a class or classes at Kellogg Community College must complete KCC’s Guest Student Application.

Once you have submitted a Guest Student Application, you will need to establish residency using acceptable documentation. This can be done in person at the Registrar’s office in Battle Creek, or any of the campus locations in Albion, Coldwater, or Hastings or by contacting the Registrar’s office at 269-965-5522 or regoffice@kellogg.edu.

Guest students are required to provide documentation indicating that they meet all prerequisites for the course(s) in which they would like to enroll.

International Students Application Process

Kellogg Community College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

If you desire F-1 VISA student status, you must complete and sign the KCC International Student Application for admission and provide the following documents: official copies of your academic records (both high school and college) evaluated by an accredited evaluation organization, proof of written and oral English competency (if English is not your official native language), evidence that sufficient financial resources are available to meet all expenses in the form of a proof of support letter and a bank statement reflecting at least the minimum cost estimate established by Kellogg Community College.

Upon acceptance to the College, an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) form will be issued to you. Requests for KCC International Student Applications should be made through the Admissions Office.

Note: Authorized non-US citizens under visas other than F-1 may attend KCC; final admissions decisions rest with the College.

Admission to Allied Health Programs

Dental Hygiene, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography (Radiologic Technologist)

Because of space limitations, enrollment limitations imposed by accrediting agencies, or program prerequisites, admission to these programs is selective. Any questions please contact the program directors.

  1. Select a program
    Individuals may apply for only one Allied Health or Nursing program at a time. Initiating an application to a second Allied Health or Nursing program will nullify any previous application to a different Allied Health or Nursing program for that admission period. New applications for an Allied Health program will not be accepted until August 1 of the year preceding the admission decision.
  2. Gather Admission Requirements
    At the time of application, applicants must supply all necessary documentation described in step three. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for notifying Registrar’s office of any and all changes to name, address, or phone number. If mail is returned more than once in an application cycle, the potential applicant will not be sent any additional correspondence during that year.
  3. Submit Completed Application
    Selective Admission Applications should be submitted or re-submitted once the admission requirements are met. Applications and supporting documents will be returned to potential students if the admission requirements are not met. Completed applications contain all of the following information and should be turned in to the Admissions office as a packet:
    • Application and Checklist
      Submit a Selective Admission Application indicating all previous colleges attended.
    • Proof of High School Graduation
      Evidence of high school performance and graduation is required for those applicants who do not have official documentation of a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
      • High School Graduates-submit high school transcript(s) showing entire high school record, including graduation date and final GPA.
      • Current High School Students- prior to the closing date, applicants who are currently in high school need to submit an updated transcript from their completed first semester of the senior year. If admitted to an Allied Health program, an additional high school transcript proving graduation and final GPA must be submitted prior to beginning the program.
      • GED Recipients-successful GED results and high school transcript(s) (to document courses completed at high schools, if applicable).
    • Proof of Post-Secondary Completion
      Evidence of post-secondary performance and graduation is required for those applicants who have attended other institutions. Applicants are responsible for sending updated copies of official transcripts from other post-secondary institutions as they become available during the admission process. All post-secondary institutions attended must be indicated on the Selective Admission Application, and transcripts for all institutions must be submitted. This includes coursework that may not be applicable specifically to the Allied Health program (a cumulative GPA for all post-secondary institutions is an admission requirement). Official transcripts are required. Course descriptions may be required for courses taken at out-of- state institutions.
    • Testing Scores
      Certain assessment or testing scores may be required for admission and/or as prerequisites for required courses.
      • ACT or SAT scores-applicants are responsible for submitting updated copies of ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores printed on high school transcripts are considered valid and official. ACT or SAT scores are waived for applicants who provide official documentation of a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
      • Placement testing scores-certain placement testing scores are required for admission to Allied Health programs and are considered prerequisites for certain required courses. Placement testing scores taken at an accredited institution may be submitted to the Testing and Assessment Center for evaluation.
    • Additional Factors for Admission
      Completion of other admission factors will be based on the program to which you are applying. Please see the specific program admission information for details.
  4. Review Submission Deadline Dates
    Applications must be complete by the application closing date.
  5. Review Current Catalog Requirements
    Please see an Academic Advisor to discuss catalog requirements for any Allied Health program.
  6. Update Contact Information
    Each individual whose application was completed by the program closing date will be informed of the admission decision via U.S. Postal Service 30 days after the closing date. Kellogg Community College will not be held responsible for communication undeliverable due to outdated contact information.

The admission to any Allied Health programs will not be based on race, religion, sexual orientation, color, national origin, gender, marital status, age, or disability. Academic experience will be considered in the selection process. Other factors may also be considered and may be prioritized and weighted differently by individual programs. You may obtain more specific information about the selection process from the Admissions office or the Academic Advising office.

Common Factors Weighed for Admission

Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Radiography (these common factors do not apply to Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Admission to an allied health program is competitive based on points awarded for grades or scores on various courses or tests. The following common factors are considered in determining which candidates will be admitted to all Allied Health programs:

  1. High School grade point average or GED scores (if less than 12 college credits completed)
  2. College grade point average (if more than 12 college credits completed)
  3. ACT or SAT score, or a documented degree from an accredited post-secondary institution (waived if there is proof of degree completion from an accredited post-secondary institution)
  4. Specific college courses with a “C” (2.0) or better (not required for admission, but considered):

Additional Program Specific Requirements

The following factors are specific to each Allied Health program and are in addition to the Common Factors listed above. Applicants who meet the Common Factors requirement must also meet the required courses specific to each program before they can be considered for admission. Courses that are not required do not need to be completed prior to applying, but will be weighed in determining which candidates will be admitted to the specific Allied Health program.

Dental Hygiene Program

  1. The following factors are required for admission to the Dental Hygiene program: prerequisite requirements for CHEM 100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry 1  must be met prior to applying to the Dental Hygiene program. Applicants who have obtained a degree will need to show proof of meeting the prerequisite requirements for CHEM 100  as described in the KCC Catalog per the academic year to which the student is applying.
  2. In addition to the Common Factors, these courses are not required for admission, but will be weighed in determining which applicants will be admitted to the Dental Hygiene program-
    Specific college courses with a “C” (2.0) or better:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program

The following factors will be weighed in determining which applicants will be admitted to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program, and are specific to this program:

  1. The following factors are required for admission to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program:
    • College grade point average
    • ACT or SAT score, or a documented degree from an accredited post-secondary institution (waived if there is proof of degree completion from an accredited post-secondary institution)
    • Creativity Elective with a “C” (2.0) or better
    • ALHE 227 - Medical Terminology  with a “C” (2.0) or better
  2. These additional factors are required for admission, and will be weighed in determining which applicants will be admitted to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program-
    Specific college courses with a “C” (2.0) or better:
  3. Upon completion of all general education and occupational program preparation courses, or an associate degree in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or sonography from an accredited institution, students are eligible to apply to be considered for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

  1. In addition to the Common Factors, these courses are not required for admission, but will be weighed in determining which applicants will be admitted to the Physical Therapist Assistant program-
    Specific college courses with a “C” (2.0) or better:

Radiography Program

  1. The following factors are required for admission to the Radiography program:
  2. In addition to the Common Factors, these courses are not required for admission, but will be weighed in determining which applicants will be admitted to the Radiography program-
    Specific college courses with a “C” (2.0) or better:

Admission to Nursing Program

Admission to the Nursing program is selective due to space limitations, enrollment limitations imposed by regulatory bodies, and program prerequisites. Please refer to the Nursing program for program information and graduation requirements. The admission process includes the following steps:

  1. Select a Program
    Individuals may apply for only one Nursing or Allied Health program at a time. Initiating an application to a second Allied Health or Nursing program will nullify any previous application to a different Allied Health or Nursing program for that admission period. New applications are not accepted for an entering class year until the admission requirements for that year are published by the KCC Admissions office. The Admissions office publishes nursing admission requirements by the date applications are available for that year.
  2. Submit Completed Application
    Selective Admission applications should only be submitted or re-submitted once the admission requirements are met. Applications and supporting documents will be returned to potential students if the admission requirements are not completed. Applicants are responsible for notifying Registrar’s office of any and all changes to name, address, or phone number. If mail is returned more than once in an application cycle, the potential applicant will not be sent any additional correspondence during that year.
  3. Admission to the Program
    Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis. Admission requirements and point structure can be found on the Nursing Admission website or on a Nursing Admission Checklist. Admission requirements are published at the opening of the admission cycle. Applicants who are not admitted to the program will be placed, in order based on points, on an alternate list.
  4. Alternate List
    All alternates will receive an alternate confirmation letter indicating their status. The alternate confirmation must be returned by the deadline indicated on the letter in order to be considered for the next application cycle. Individuals on the alternate list will be notified by telephone if a position in the program opens. Once the program begins, all alternates who have returned their alternate confirmation letter will be reconsidered for the next application cycle, based on the competitive point structure.

Nursing and Allied Health Admission Appeals

Questions concerning Nursing and Allied Health selective admission decisions should be directed to the Admissions office. If a satisfactory solution to the questions cannot be reached, you may submit a written appeal to:

Selective Admissions Appeal Committee
c/o Admissions Director
Kellogg Community College
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397

The Selective Admissions Appeal Committee will respond to you in writing.