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Your k-number is your official Kirkwood identification. You received your k-number when you applied to Kirkwood and were accepted. It is a lower case letter “k” followed by seven numbers (for example k0000000).

You use your k-number to:

Your k-number is very important. Write it down and keep it in a safe place, just like you would other important information, like your social security number.

Sometimes, your k-number is called User ID, Log In ID or Colleague ID. No matter the name, the number is the same! Anytime you’re asked for official Kirkwood identification, use your k-number.


If you lose your k-number or can’t remember it – use this form. This form will e-mail you your k-number if your e-mail address is on record. Please enter the e-mail address we currently have on file for you.

If your e-mail address is not on file, you will need to go to any college service counter and provide photo identification.