Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Register now for KCKCC Student Orientation

Kansas City Kansas Community College wants to help new students as they begin moving through the next phase of their academic career.

KCKCC Orientation 101 is a session for both students and parents who are attending the community college in spring 2014.

There will be two sessions in November – 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Both sessions are free and will be in the Upper Jewell Student Lounge on the KCKCC main campus.

To register for either session, visit the KCKCC website at www.kckcc.edu. Click on the “Academics” tab and then “Student Orientation.” Choose “KCKCC Orientation 101” and follow the registration instructions.

During a general information session, students and their parents will learn everything they need to know about KCKCC before classes start in January as well as get information on the different departments and Student Privacy (FERPA).

They will then move into separate sessions. Students will learn about academic advising, paying for college, the experiences available to students and take a tour of the campus. Parents will gain knowledge on how to help their child pay for college and how they will make the transition as they watch their child begin their post-secondary education.

A final session will bring students and parents back together and include an opportunity for questions with a variety of different people including representatives from the Leavenworth Center, the Technical Education Center, Financial Aid, the Business office and the Academic Resource Center, among others.

For students who have not yet enrolled at KCKCC for the spring semester, they can start the enrollment process on orientation day.

Be sure to complete an online application prior to arriving on campus, and retrieve a student ID number from the confirmation email. This identification number is required to attend an orientation session.

Students will then need to take the placement test and bring their scores with them to orientation. If they have taken the ACT in the last two years and received a 23 or higher in math, reading and English, those scores need to be brought as well.

The last thing students need to have with them if enrolling is an unofficial transcript for the advising process if other college courses have been taken in the past. Academic Advisors will be available in the Student Advising Center after each orientation session to enroll students.

For more information about the Student Orientation sessions, contact MaRie Hinson 913-288-7601 or mhinson@kckcc.edu or Carla Pestock at 913-288-7187 or cpestock@kckcc.edu.