Sep 25, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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 Next Gen 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 Admission’s office in Battle Creek, or any of the campus locations in Albion, Coldwater, or Hastings or by contacting the Admission’s office at 269-965-4153 or adm@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 non-immigrant 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 an 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. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for notifying Registrar’s Office of any 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 resubmitted once the admission requirements are met. Applications and supporting documents will be returned to potential students if the admission requirements are not met.
  4. Admission to the Program
    Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis. Admission requirements and point structure can be found on the Admissions website or on an Allied Health Program website. 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.
  5. 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 need to re-apply for the next application year.

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 an 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 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.