All About Admissions

All About Admissions

Find Your Future

More than 200,000 people have found their future at Kirkwood. Are you ready to be next?

At Kirkwood we’re committed to your success. With programs that can prepare you for a four-year degree, or to immediately join the workforce in a year or two, you can find your path to success here. 

Select a program and submit your free application online. Once you're accepted, enrollment is easy!

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See Kirkwood for yourself

Visit campus to explore all the ways Kirkwood is right for you! You’ll have a chance to learn more about academic majors/programs, paying for college, student life and housing, and how to submit your application.

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First Time in College

Explore these super-helpful resources for starting your journey at Kirkwood, and learn what to finish before classes begin.

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Adult Student

Coming back to school? Starting for the first time? We're here to help — use the checklist for adult learners below to get everything you need.

Adult Student Checklist


International Student

Our Global Learning staff can help you submit your application, register for classes, and become a part of the Kirkwood community. 

International Admissions


Returning to Kirkwood

The Advising and Transfer Center can review your transcript, clarify course requirements, and plan your graduation path.

Advising & Transfer Center


Guest Student

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

Guest Student Checklist


Parent or Support Team

Have a question about what resources are available for you and your student? Look here for calendars, housing, student health, and more.

Support Your Student

You’ve Applied! Now What?

There are still a few steps you’ll need to take to get ready for classes! Review the info below and see all your next steps here.

Once you've submitted your application, you'll receive your k-number in your welcome letter. Your k-number is your official Kirkwood ID. You'll use your k-number to log into MyHub and Talon, get your EagleCard, log into campus computers, and more.

The Kirkwood student email system is the primary way you'll receive official communication from the college. Important details about advising, enrollment and financial aid will be sent via email.

Program conferences are required for acceptance into many programs. You will receive information from your academic department as your start date nears.

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“Being from two hours away, I considered the community college near my hometown but decided against it after I saw Kirkwood. Campus really has the feel of being a larger university, but with smaller class sizes that I don’t feel like I get lost in.”

Lauryn Beeler,
Des Moines, Iowa


Admissions Office

Phone: 319-398-7600


On campus: 3rd Floor Iowa Hall

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