Next Steps Checklist

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Two students meeting with an Admissions advisorGet on the right track! Once you're accepted to Kirkwood, there are still a few steps you'll need to take to get fully registered and ready to start attending your classes.

If you have any questions about the process or how to finish up one of the checklist items, contact an advisor to get the answers you need. 

Meet the Admissions Team

Take the Next Steps

Your next step is to fulfill the math, reading and writing placement process. You can do that in one of the following ways:

• For math, take a free ALEKS math placement assessment online on MyHub (see more info below) 
  ◦ OR submit qualifying ACT/SAT test score
  ◦ OR provide qualifying college transcripts

 For reading and writing, provide qualifying high school GPA 

  ◦ OR submit qualifying ACT/SAT test score
  ◦ OR provide qualifying college transcripts

Note: The Accuplacer placement test has been waived for this academic year

 

Information about ALEKS
The ALEKS math placement assessment is now online and available through MyHub. ALEKS is a required math assessment used to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses and determine the most appropriate courses for each student. Note: the ALEKS assessment must be taken through Kirkwood.

 

Based on your placement results, high school GPA, or prior college credit, you’ll be able to register for reading, writing, and math courses that are right for you.

All new Kirkwood students must complete orientation which is held online. During orientation, you'll:

  • Get connected to resources and services
  • Meet current students
  • Focus on what it takes to be successful as a new college student
  • Access academic advising and register for classes
  • Discover opportunities to make connections as a new student at Kirkwood

 

Before completing orientation, you’ll need to set up your Kirkwood account. You’ll need your k-number (provided in your welcome letter) to get started. You will also receive an invitation to orientation via email. 

About Orientation

Depending on the academic major/program you applied for, you may need to attend a program conference.

During a program conference, you’ll learn everything you need to know about your program's entrance requirements as well as what to expect! You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions of program faculty and staff.

To begin your application for student financial aid, you'll need to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Kirkwood’s school code is 004076. Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA, keep an eye on your student email for updates on your financial aid offer.

Note: to access your student email, you’ll need to have set up your Kirkwood account.

Kirkwood awards over $3 million in scholarships each year! Do you qualify? 

The first application deadline is March 15 and the second application deadline is July 15.

Kirkwood doesn't own housing, but partners with area apartment complexes. Most partner complexes are within walking distance of campus and many include options from one to four bedrooms. Whether you’re planning to live with a friend or need to be matched with a roommate, we can help you find the perfect living situation for your needs. Explore housing options, including video tours of each complex.


Haven’t applied yet?

Get started by completing your free application online!


Questions?

If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office:

Phone: 319-398-5517 or 800-363-2220

On campus: 2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall

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