A registration period to sign up for classes is scheduled prior to each semester.
How to Register
Registration is available online through the Bruin Portal or in-person with a photo ID.
Students can register for classes and access personal and/or sensitive information online via the Bruin Portal between 4 a.m. and midnight seven days a week.
The Registrar’s Office hours for in-person registration are:
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with phone coverage until 6 p.m.
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, with phone coverage until 5 p.m.
Summer Friday hours: KCC will close at noon on Friday May 12, 19, and 26. KCC will be closed on Friday June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 14, 21, 28. KCC will close at noon on Friday August 4, 11, and 18.
The office can be reached at [email protected] or 269-965-5522.
Registration and Schedule Adjustments
To register for a class, please fill out the Registration Form completely, legibly, and sign all of the signature boxes. You may mail it, fax it to 269-565-2048, or email it from your KCC email account through the Bruin Portal, along with picture ID to [email protected]. Your KCC email is secure and this is where instructors and staff will contact you.
Note: Students may use an unofficial transcript for proof of meeting course requirements. Transfer courses will not be placed on the student record. To receive credit, an official transcript must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
A schedule adjustment period is provided for students who have registered and find it necessary to revise their course selections. Schedule adjustments must be made within the time limits established by the College. For information about dropping a course with a refund, see the Tuition Refund Policy. To view course section drop and withdrawal dates, see the class schedule.
Late adding course sections is defined as registering for a course after the first full day of the course section start date. For example, if a course section begins on May 1, registering for the course on May 2 or within that week is considered late adding and will need departmental and faculty permission. Be sure to verify with the Financial Aid Office for coverage using your financial aid.
If a course section is full, and has not yet started, students may request an added seat by the department. If the student request is granted, permission will be documented in the system and the student notified to contact the Registrar’s Office immediately. There is a two-day holding period for the process to be completed.
Department email accounts:
- Allied Health: [email protected]
- Business Department & courses PEP 208 & PEP 222: [email protected]
- Center for Student Success KKST and student academic workshops: [email protected]
- Information Technology: [email protected]
- Early Childhood: [email protected]
- Math and Science & Physical Education Departments & courses PEP 205, 265 & 290: [email protected]
- Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and EMT: [email protected]
- Social Science, Human Services: [email protected]
- Arts, English, Communication, Graphic Design and Music: [email protected]
- Nursing: [email protected]
- Integrative Learning and FYS: [email protected]
Students must follow KCC procedures for adding a course section late. Efforts are made to meet student requests, but late-add requests are not guaranteed to be approved. Students are encouraged to work with Academic Advising to schedule courses in advance to avoid the need for schedule adjustments.
Each student is accountable for any missed work. It is at the instructor’s discretion on how attendance is tracked. In some cases, a student may not have the opportunity to submit late work and/or make up missed time.
Students who add after the drop/add refund deadline of a course section will not be able receive a refund. If you drop a course section after the add/drop period, a grade of W (withdraw) will be on your academic transcript. Financial aid sources are not always available for course sections added after the drop/add refund deadline date. If you are looking to have financial aid pay for a late add course section, verify this with the Financial Aid Office prior to registration. Schedule adjustments must be made within the time limits established by the College.
To add a course section after the start date of the course, the student has a period of one week after the chosen course section to contact the department for late admittance to the course section.
To request permission for a late add in a course section, please complete the Late Add Form. The Late Add Form is located in the Bruin Portal in the Etrieve Forms Tab. By completing the form, the Department Chair will approve or deny the request based on the space/equipment limitations of the course. By submitting the form, you are stating that if approved you wish to be registered for this course section, and are financially responsible either through financial aid, if approved, or self-pay. The Registrar’s Office will communicate with you via your KCC email account. Be sure to verify with the Financial Aid Office if the cost of the course is covered or not. If your financial aid is not paying, the payment plan will still adjust and use the account that you indicated for the payment. If you are denied entrance in the course section, you will receive an email letting you know. If you have questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 269-965-5522.
The Late Add Process
Students will follow the process below to request a late add:
- Log into the KCC Bruin Portal using your Username and Password.
- Access Etrieve Forms (by clicking the Etrieve Forms link, or by navigating there from the KCC Bruin Portal and selecting eForms, then selecting Forms, then selecting Late Add).
- Complete the Term, Course and Section of the desired Late Add.
- The academic department will approve or deny the request.
- If denied, an email will be sent to the student’s KCC email informing them of this.
- If approved, the request will be forwarded to the Records & Registration office who will register the student. An email will be sent to the student’s KCC email informing them that they have been registered and to set up a payment plan.
*Be sure to verify with KCC’s Financial Aid Office if this course section qualifies for payment from your financial aid package.
The College reserves the right to cancel courses before, during or at the conclusion of the registration period.
Auditing a Course
You may audit a class for enjoyment, personal exploration, gaining insight into a new subject or for other reasons. Auditing students are expected to participate in the class by attending and completing all assignments. Those who do not wish to complete daily assignments may be required to develop an “audit contract” with the course instructor. Audited courses receive no academic credit and therefore do not apply towards graduation requirements, financial aid eligibility or athletic team eligibility. See the Grade of X (audit) section on our grading system.
A change from audit to credit status must be made before seven-eighths (7/8) of the duration of the course has elapsed. Course requirements must have been completed prior to the request for this change and must have the consent of the instructor.
Withdrawals may be processed for single courses or as a complete withdrawal from the College. You may process withdrawals either via the Bruin Portal or by submitting a withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office; the Eastern Academic, Fehsenfeld or Grahl centers; or the RMTC office. If you need assistance to withdraw, contact an academic advisor.
You may withdraw from a course after the drop/refund period and prior to seven eighths (7/8) of the duration of the course. Withdrawing will generate a grade of W on your academic record for each course withdrawal. There are no tuition or fees refunded when you withdraw from a course.
If you withdraw during the final one-eighth (1/8) of the duration of a course, a grade of F will be entered on your academic record for each course withdrawal. If you stop attending a course and do not formally withdraw, the instructor will assign a final grade based upon progress toward completion of course objectives.
Withdrawal from College
Withdrawal from college is defined as the student’s formal withdrawal from all courses currently in progress.
Any currently enrolled student who is called for military duty shall be dropped from all uncompleted courses without grade and will be granted a refund of all tuition and fees paid upon receipt of a copy of military orders to the Registrar’s Office.