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STEPS TO ONLINE SUCCESS

International students and on-campus degrees students have different steps to starting college. Click here if you're an international student, here for on-campus degrees students.
 

1. Apply Now
Itís free and fast. Select one of the available online degree programs, and youíll receive more information about completing the admission process. You will get your temporary EagleCard with your Kirkwood "k" number.

Some programs have additional requirements. You will receive information from the program that will detail the steps to be accepted. Make sure you check your e-mail and postal mail! If you have questions, call 319-398-4958 or 1-800-332-2055 x4958 or send email to distancelearning@kirkwood.edu
 

2. Eaglenet Password Setup
EagleNet is an online program Kirkwood students use to manage their academic careers at Kirkwood. Go to EagleNet, click on "EagleNet for Students," then click "Establish My Password."
 
3. Email
Create your email password and access your Kirkwood email account. It's free, and your correspondence with us will come in the form of email. Your password will also be your login for EagleNet.
 
4. Placement Exams
Take our required placement exams
or submit your ACT scores to the One Stop office. Math scores are valid for two years; reading and writing scores remain valid for three years. Click here to see required scores. If you aren't able to take the placement exam at one of Kirkwood's locations, call the Test Center at 319-398-5456 to find a location nearest you.
 
5. Sign Up for Orientation
All new full-time students are required to attend an orientation session. During the orientation, you will learn more about Kirkwood and advising for your program. If you have questions about attending an orientation, please send email to distancelearning@kirkwood.edu.
 
6. Financial Aid & Scholarships
Apply for financial aid and scholarships. Every year, we award more than $1.7 million in scholarships, and more than 60 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
 
7. Ready Your Computer
Check out the computer requirements to make sure your computer works with the online software. If you have any questions about these requirements call 319-398-7621 or 1-800-505-5221.
 
8. Register for Classes
When you use Eaglenet to sign up for your online classes, specify the location as "Online." Click here for help with online registration.
 
9. Get your EagleCard (if you'd like)
Get your permanent EagleCard
. Bring a photo ID with you when you trade in your temporary card for your permanent one. This is completely optional.
 
10. Buy Your Books
Buy your books in person at the Kirkwood Bookstore or online. Books are available 10 days prior to the start of each semester.