Academic Advising | Career Services | Clubs & Orgs | Counseling | Financial Aid
Advising is a free service to all Kirkwood students. An advisor can help you choose the right classes and programs, help with registration, review your transcript, prepare you to transfer, arrange to get help with your studies and more!
Appointments are generally available weekdays. To meet with an advisor stop by the One Stop (Iowa City information desk) or call 319-887-3658 to set up an appointment.
Calvin has worked for Kirkwood since 1994. He became an Academic Advisor in 1998. As an Advisor, he helps students in determining their educational goals, and helps navigate students toward other student services that foster success. In 1994, Calvin earned a Liberal Arts A.A. degree from Kirkwood after transferring from the University of Iowa. He then transferred back to Iowa to obtain his B.A. in Psychology which he earned in 1997. Calvin also has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University.
Tara received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994. She also earned her Masters in Student Affairs Postsecondary Education from UNI.Tara serves primarily as an academic advisor, and also organizes the Iowa City new student orientations. She is also involved with the Early Warning System, working with new and returning students who may need assistance completing their degree.
Mike received his A.A. from Kirkwood Community College in December 1993 and his B.A. from the University of Iowa in May 2014. Mike helps students with financial aid and academic advising. He also assists with multiple Student Services duties as they come up on the Iowa City Campus. Mike has worked with Kirkwood since 2009 at various campus positions.
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Nick earned an Associate of Arts from Southeastern Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Illinois University, and a Masters in Higher Education from Iowa State University. His professional background includes correctional education, admissions, academic advising, and financial aid. Nick enjoys helping students successfully navigate college, from application to graduation. In his free time he enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with his family.
Looking for a job or a new career? The Iowa City Campus offers a variety of services to prepare you for the job search. Résumé writing, interviewing and job search workshops are all offered.
To find upcoming workshop dates, check out the Campus Events Calendar
Clubs and Organizations
At the Iowa City Campus, students have the opportunity to be active in a variety of organizations. Some of these groups exist to enhance student learning, others help to build leadership skills and some are just for fun. Students who get involved forge new relationships, create an enhanced college experience and just have more fun.
Get free assistance and counseling for academic and personal concerns. The Iowa City Campus offers individual appointments for academic and personal counseling and career exploration.
As an educator and counselor, Jacalyn recognizes
the importance of helping students reach their educational and personal goals and acknowledge
the opportunity it provides for recurrent learning and growth. Jacalyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, through the state of Iowa. She attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, completing her MS in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Jacalyn strives to create a nurturing and safe atmosphere in which individuals are supported in their efforts to change and grow as
well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
Anita J Van Dyke
Anita is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, through the state of Iowa. She attended the University of WI – Whitewater and completed a BA in Finance, and later attended the University of Northern Iowa to complete a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has a certification in alcohol and drug counseling (CADC designation) and brings with her life experiences of coaching people in disordered times of their lives. Anita believes that every person has value and strengths, no matter the diversity of their experiences. Through open, trusting relationships and a willingness to learn more about self, anyone can succeed in their own life path!
The One Stop office helps eligible students navigate the financial aid options that make affording college a reality. Financial aid is based on individual need. Aside from loan programs, other sources of aid include grants, scholarships and work-study programs. If you have questions, head to the One Stop.
One Stop hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Like students at the main campus in Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Iowa City students do not live in campus housing. They have the option to choose from a variety of apartments in the area that meet their needs and budget.
We have compiled a list of complexes near campus to help point students and parents in the right direction when apartment hunting.
Check out the options available in Iowa City
This list has been provided by Student Life to aid those who are in need of housing. Prices and terms are subject to change.
Find additional housing options through The University of Iowa’s Off-Campus Housing Services
For more information, please contact Iowa City Campus Student Life at 319-887-3977.
The Learning Services department offers support for students with disabilities. These services are available to qualified students at no cost. Using a team approach to assist students, staff on main campus and all county sites work with students to determine reasonable accommodations and ensure that instructors are aware of accommodation needs. See Learning Services Accommodation Services for Students with Disabilities for more information.
Looking to improve your oral communication skills? Visit the Iowa City Campus Speaking Center to get the assistance and support you need to give better presentations and speeches. You can also improve your interviewing skills and get experience leading a meeting.
Opening fall 2016, the Center will provide services for individuals as well as small groups. For more information, please contact Cindy Cochran at email@example.com.
The Iowa City Test Center provides placement testing, exams for Distance Learning courses, departmental exams and various certification testing. There is no charge for testing services. A photo I.D. must be shown for all types of testing.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours may vary on holidays and student recess days.
Contact us at 319-887-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit us online at Main Campus Test Center.
Tutoring services are offered free to any Kirkwood student enrolled in credit classes for which tutoring is sought. Students may receive tutoring for two different classes each semester, for up to two hours per week for each class.
See the Fall 2016 Tutoring Flier here
Student Success Seminar Videos
Preparation for college, both mentally and academically, is key to being a successful student. Kirkwood offers courses in preparatory reading, writing and math to develop and ready your skills and enhance your academic success.