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Admission Process for Non-Degree Seeking Students

To become a student at Kirtland, you must do each of the following steps:

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Submit a complete Kirtland application to the Office of Admissions.

Apply online for admission to Kirtland Community College

Provide Proof of Residency

All students are required to provide proof of residency of their current legal address. Residency proof must have student’s name on it and be submitted to the Admissions Office, before they can register for classes.

Acceptable proof includes: driver’s license, verifiable rent receipts (if rent receipts are not available, a notarized letter from the landlord will be accepted), a dated lease agreement, voter’s registration card, place of residence property tax receipt, or Secretary of State identification card. Verifiable rent receipts must contain all the following information: the address of the property being rented; the date of payment; signature, address and phone number of the landlord.

View the Kirtland Community College residency policy

Letter of Acceptance

The Office of Admissions will send you a letter of acceptance within ten business days. The letter will contain necessary information including your student ID number and your password for the myKirtland website.

Fulfill Prerequisites

Non Degree Seeking Students can register for any class at Kirtland as long as the student meets the prerequisite for the course. Please be prepared to take a placement test or provide college transcripts for a class that has a prerequisite. Questions can be directed to (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

Register for Classes

Registration for classes is held several times a year. Please visit our academic calendar and registration dates page for registration dates.

Register for classes online through myKirtland.

A student who wants to attend a course regularly but does not wish to receive a grade or credit may register to audit the course. Students who audit a course will be required to officially register and pay all tuition and fees, and must indicate that they are auditing the class on the registration form. A change from audit to credit or credit to audit may only be made with the approval of the instructor of the course prior to the census date of the semester.  Please contact the Records/Registration office at (989) 275-5000, ext. 251 if you have any questions.


Pay for classes

Payment must be received by the due date in order to remain registered in classes. Please visit our payment due dates and options page for more information.  Please note – you must make payment by the due date or you will be dropped from your classes.

If an employer wishes to pay for a student’s training, Kirtland will invoice the employer for tuition, fees, and textbooks. A signed authorization on letterhead needs to be submitted each semester indicating the employee’s name and the authorized fees the employer is willing to pay. The student will be responsible for any remaining balance. The letter should be submitted prior to the payment due date or at the time of registration. Approvals or questions can be submitted via email to or via fax at (989) 275-6789.



Purchase Books

Visit the Kirtland Community College Bookstore, located in the student center, to buy books for your classes, along with Kirtland apparel and gifts. You can also visit the online eBookstore to view the books required for your course.

Go To Class and Get Involved

  • Be sure to check myKirtland to view your schedule and verify the times and locations of your classes.
  • Use the Campus Map to locate the buildings your classes are in.
  • Visit Tutoring and Student Success to see the resources that are available to you.
  • The Kirtland Community College Library is a great place to study and find resources to help with your studies.

Student ID Card

Pick up your student ID card in the Careers in Emergency Services office in the lower level of the Administration building. Student ID cards are issued at your request after the semester begins. Remember to bring a picture ID with you to pick up your student ID card and start using it to get discounts at local retailers!