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Welcome to the Student Advising Center

The staff of the Student Advising Center is available to assist students with planning and achieving personal, career, and academic goals.

Advisors and Counselors help students with educational objectives such as deciding on a major, understanding KCKCC degree requirements, planning a KCKCC degree program, preparing to transfer to a four-year institution, and course selection and transferability.

Our professional Advisors and Counselors provide a safe and caring environment to discuss personal concerns. They utilize an interactive student-centered approach which respects the dignity, worth, and culture of each individual.

Additional services include: official degree checks for students who have a minimum of 45 credit hours; assistance for new and transfer students; academic advising and success strategies for student on academic or financial aid probation or exclusion and assistance with stress and test anxiety.

Advising

Students in career programs are assigned a faculty to serve as their academic advisor while enrolled at the College. Academic advisors are assigned according to the major declared on the student's application for admission. Any student who has not completed 30 credits must enroll in the Student Advising Center.

Students are responsible for making appointments with their advisors and meeting with them to develop a degree program while at KCKCC. Academic advisors also assist students in locating information about course prerequisites, transferability of courses and the sequence in which courses should be taken.

Transfer and visiting students 

Placement scores and previous college transcripts are need to advise all students.  Prior to meeting with an advisor please make sure the following requirements have been met:

  •  If you completed a placement test at another college or university, please have your placement scores sent to the Academic Resource Center.  Contact the placement coordinator at (913) 288-7171 for more information.
  • Make sure your official transcripts from your previous college or university are sent to the Admissions and Records office, or bring a student copy of the transcript with you for advising

In planning course schedules, students should keep in mind:

  • their career goals
  • graduation requirements at KCKCC
  • graduation requirements at the four-year college or university they plan to attend.

Final responsibility for planning a degree program rests with the student.

Students who intend to continue their studies beyond the community college level should select their courses to meet the requirements of the department and institution from which they expect to receive their bachelor's degree.

All KCKCC degree-seeking students are required to complete 6 credit hours in English Composition (in some programs Technical Writing is a substitute for three of these hours) and 3 credit hours in Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications. In addition, students should take into consideration their jobs and family responsibilities when planning their schedules so that library and study time are not the least of their considerations. A good rule of thumb is 2-3 hours of study time per week for every credit hour.

Make an Appointment with your Advisor

First Time/Returning Students Main Campus and LVPCC
First time or returning KCKCC students studying at the main campus should call the Student Advising Center at 913-288-7696 to make an appointment to see an advisor.

Students studying at the Leavenworth - KCKCC Pioneer Career Center should call 913-288-7750.

Current Students
Current students, please log into WebAdvisor for advisor information.
Online Students
First time or returning KCKCC students taking online/distance courses should contact Marshall Jackson at 913-288-7167 to receive remote advising support. You may also schedule a distance meeting with the online advisor for a later date.

Online Classes Advising/Enrollment Form 

Technical Education Center
Students at the Technical Education Center, contact Counselor Scott Smith at 913-288-7810.

Credit Transfer Equivalency Systems

The following links may help you in picking courses at KCKCC that will transfer to select colleges and universities. Keep in mind these transfer equivalency systems are provided as a guide. The fact that a course appears in the list is not an explicit guarantee that the course will transfer. For example, because the school accepts CHEM 109 does not mean that it accepts CHEM 109 in the Chemistry program. Many of these sites are updated frequently while others may not be as up-to-date. Whenever you are in doubt about how a course will transfer, it is recommended that you contact the college or university.


* These colleges do not have course equivalency systems. They do, however, list what the student needs to do to find out IF and HOW a course will transfer.

Office Hours

FALL AND SPRING HOURS
Monday - Thursday -
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SUMMER HOURS
Monday -Thursday - 7:30 am- 6:00pm

Friday - CLOSED

Course Selection and Degree Requirements

Course Selection Once you have made application and completed the placement test, it is recommended that you consult with an academic advisor, counselor, or program coordinator to seek advice with planning your schedule.

Degree Requirements

Students are responsible for making appointments with an Advisor or Counselor to develop a degree program while at KCKCC. Our professional staff can assist students with planning and achieving educational and career objectives, locating information about course prerequisites, transferability of courses, the sequence in which courses should be taken, and refer students interested in Career Programs (Associate in Applied Science degrees) to the appropriate program coordinator.
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Contact Information
Shawn Derritt - Director
913-288-7437
Location
Upper Level Jewell Student Center
RM 3389
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