The Jones Regional Education Center offers all the services of main campus at a location close to you. Just ask any staff member for assistance.
General College Help
Meet with on-site staff members about financial aid options, scholarship opportunities and for advice of registering for classes. Click here to see a list of all of Kirkwood's student services.
Check out materials from the library and have them sent to the Jones Regional Education Center for pick-up. Search the Kirkwood library database for textbooks and periodicals. Requests may be placed and directed to students with a two-three day turnaround. Reference librarian support is available by telephone.
JREC has a computer lab open daily for student use. Check your email, do research for class projects or type up a term paper all from the comfort of the lab. We offer the Microsoft Office suite, COMPASS Testing and Career Search Services. Our staff is available on a limited basis for students with course projects and assignments.
JREC also offers advising, tutoring and placement testing services.
Academic advising helps students to accomplish these objectives:
- Explore and clarify educational, career and life goals.
- Create short and long-term plans to accomplish these goals.
- Select a major that balances goals, interests and abilities.
- Understand requirements of the major and the college.
- Identify and register for appropriate courses.
- In order for these goals to be achieved, students must fulfill their own responsibilities in the advising process by taking these steps:
Make and keep appointments with advisor well before registration begins. Make use of the advisor's knowledge - it is a valuable resource. Stay up-to-date about college policies, procedures and requirements using the current web-based registration information.
Come to all advising sessions and appointments prepared: review registration information and the course schedule. Make a tentative list of courses and alternates for next semester.
Prepare a list of any questions about the degree plan and requirements.
To arrange an appointment for assistance with your academic planning, contact Lisa Folken at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Lawrence at email@example.com or by phone at 319-465-2302.
Individual Tutoring is conducted in person, one tutor per student. Tutors include current students, recent Kirkwood graduates or retired instructors that meet strict guidelines. Students meet with tutors at the Tippie-Mansfield Center, the Belle Plaine Community Library or any other Tutor Center approved location. These sessions may take place during the day, evening or weekend hours.
Group and Online Tutoring services are available at Kirkwood's Main Campus Tutoring Center.
Tutoring is NOT available for some classes. Want to be a Tutor? Student tutors must have a GPA of 3.00 and have earned an A or B+ in the course they would like to tutor (or be earning an A or B+ if currently enrolled in the course) and have the approval of the instructor.
For more information on getting a tutor or being a tutor, call Emily Martensen at 319-465-2301 or 1-800-332-2055, ext. 2301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make-up Exams have to be approved by the instructor before they can be scheduled. The instructor must send a written approval form or call the center. As tests are given only at the times listed below, you will need to call ahead and set up a time to take the exam.
Distance Learning Tests are given at specific times and require a 48-hour notice when scheduling. Please call ahead to set up a time to take your exam. When you call to schedule your testing time, you will need to provide the following information:
- Instructor's name
- Course name
- Test number
- Internet format
COMPASS Placement Tests are also scheduled by appointment. Please call ahead to set up a time to take your placement test.
- By appointment, preferably with 24-hour notice.
- Photo ID required.
- Call 319-465-2301 or 319-465-2302 to schedule an appointment.
High School Completion