Guest Student Checklist

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Cut down your course load and save money by taking a class or a few classes at Kirkwood!

We make transferring credits simple, and every summer we offer courses that meet general education and major requirements.

If you don’t plan to complete a degree at Kirkwood, you may register after priority registration and are not required to attend an orientation session.

View the Course Catalog Connect with an Advisor

✔ Find Courses

The first step is to look through the course catalog to find the classes you want to take. 

✔ Apply

After you’ve found the classes you want to take, you’ll need to apply for admission and complete the New Student Application. On your application, choose the “Not Seeking a Kirkwood Degree” option under “Academic Program” so you can bypass the application requirements. 

✔ Set Up Your Account

After you submit the application, we’ll email you instructions on how to get your k-number (Kirkwood identification number) and set up your Kirkwood account, which is necessary to register for classes.

✔ Make Sure You’re Eligible

Depending on the course you’re planning to take, a prerequisite may be required.


If the course you’re planning to take requires a prerequisite, you can satisfy that in one of these ways:

✔ Register for Your Classes

To register, log into MyHub.

On your homepage, under “My Schedule,” choose the “Search the Course Catalog” link. Use the course catalog to search for and add courses to your schedule. If you need help choosing or registering for your courses, please contact the Advising and Transfer Center.

✔ Manage Payment and Finances

As a guest student, you’re not able to use financial aid from Kirkwood. If you’d like to use financial aid from the college you currently attend and are getting your degree from, contact them to see if a consortium agreement is available.

Otherwise, you’ll receive notification that your tuition is due, about a month prior to the start of the term. To speak to a financial aid advisor, please contact the One Stop office.


Phone: 319-398-7600 or 877-386-9101
Fax: 319-398-4928

Location: 2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Kirkwood Community College
One Stop Office
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404