If you prefer to register in person, but do not know which courses to register for, Arts and Sciences students should go to the Advising & Transfer Center, located at 108 Iowa Hall.
Applied Science & Technology students should go to the office of the appropriate department.
Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
If you’re currently enrolled at Kirkwood, you are allowed to register early, depending on your total credits earned to date. You will be notified by email of when you can register. To get your first choice of classes, and some good advice about what courses are best for you, see your advisor and register during Priority Registration. Priority Registration for fall and summer is usually in April. Priority Registration for spring is usually in November. The specific dates will be posted on the EagleNet main page.
Registration for Former Students Returning to Kirkwood
If you were previously enrolled and earned credits at Kirkwood, you may begin registering for classes for summer and fall after Priority Registration is complete. Alternately, you may email ATT@kirkwood.edu and request a priority registration assignment based on your previously completed credits. Note: students who completed Kirkwood courses while in high school are considered “new students” and must follow the instructions listed below under “Registration for New Students."
Registration for New Students
If you are a student who is new to Kirkwood and you are planning to complete a degree or enroll as a full-time student, you are required to attend a new student orientation session during which you will meet with your advisor and register for your first semester courses. This is true even if you completed Kirkwood courses while in high school or completed courses at other colleges. Visit www.kirkwood.edu/orientation for more information about orientation and to sign up for an orientation session.
Only taking a few classes?
If you plan to take only a few classes and you are not planning to complete a degree at Kirkwood, you may register after priority registration, and you are not required to attend an orientation session. If you need assistance in registering for courses, please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at 319-398-5540.
Priority Registration for currently enrolled, returning students
According to your priority registration assigned time, you may use the convenience of EagleNet (online registration) or phone registration by calling 319-398-7600. Click here to see instructions on how to register in EagleNet. Have synonym numbers and course/section numbers ready. You may also register in person at the One Stop office on the 2nd floor of Kirkwood Hall. You may register after, but not before, your assigned time.
Before your assigned time, you should:
1) Complete the EagleView Program Planner (degree audit) in EagleNet.
>Log in >Click EagleNet for Students >click EagleView Program Planner under Academic Planning.
2) Meet with your advisor to review your plan.
Priority Registration for returning students, not currently enrolled
Late Registration Policy
Students must register by midnight the day before classes begin.
As an alternative to registering late, the college offers late start classes for students who miss the registration deadline. Students must be registered for these classes by midnight the day before the class begins.
Adding a Class
Students must obtain faculty approval (signature) to add a full session class after the term starts.
Overload: 12 credit hours in summer, 19 credit hours in spring/fall are considered an overload, and a department dean signature is required.
Orientation provides you with important information that will help you to be successful at Kirkwood. You will meet with your advisor and register for your fall classes. Orientation also includes a program for your parents or spouse that introduces them to student services and other campus resources. This year, participation is mandatory. Click here for more information.
Registration for New Students
- New Arts and Sciences students will be notified by the Advising & Transfer Center about registration procedures.
- New students in Applied Science and Technology programs will be notified by their program coordinators of the exact time and place for registration.
- If you are a new student and have not received information about registration, please contact your program coordinator or the Advising & Transfer Center.
Prior to and through the first week of a 16-week term, you may change your registration by adding or dropping classes that run the full term with the required signatures of faculty and dean, where necessary.
All refunds are for tuition only and are computed as of the date the class is dropped via EagleNet, or is withdrawn at the One Stop Office or at a Kirkwood center.
- For a standard length class, a student may drop up to the end of the first week and receive a 100 percent refund.
- For a standard length class, a student may drop up to the end of the second week and receive a 50 percent refund.
- For a class that is one to eight days long, a student receives no refund beginning the first day of class.
- For a class that is nine to 33 days long, a student may drop up to the end of the first day of the class and receive a 50 percent refund.
- For a class that is 34 to 81 days long, a student may drop up to the end of the second calendar day of the class and receive a 100 percent refund.
- For a class that is 34 to 81 days long, a student may drop up to the end of the fourth calendar day of the class and receive a 50 percent refund.
- For a study abroad course, a student may only drop by submitting a formal withdrawal request to the International Programs office. Refunds for tuition and program fees are determined by the payment terms and vary by program.
Return to Title IV
- According to the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 as amended, schools are required to follow the Return of Title IV procedure. Students earn their Title IV federal financial aid by attending class. If they are not enrolled long enough to earn all of their aid, the ’unearned’ portion must be returned to the appropriate Title IV program. The Title IV programs include Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Stafford Loans. Federal Work-Study earnings are not affected by Title IV regulations concerning the return of unearned federal financial aid.