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Kickstart Online Institute

What Is KICKSTART ONLINE INSTITUTE (KSOI)?

The Kickstart Online Institute (KSOI) is a series of MCC courses that are scheduled for college-ready high school students to kickstart their college degree.  These online college courses are provided in a 15-week format, count toward most MCC degrees, are transferable to many four-year institutions and are offered by NDE certified MCC instructors.

Who Can Participate?

High school students who meet course prerequisites.

How Is Credit Earned?

College credits earned through Kickstart Online Institute will appear on a student’s MCC transcript. MCC credits earned may transfer to other colleges or universities. To learn about transferability at local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage. It's important to remember that the grades earned while taking a college credit course will count toward the student's college grade point average (GPA) and will be a permanent part of their postsecondary transcript. High school credit for KSOI courses are not automatically earned. Students should check with their counselor about dual credit options.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Current Nebraska High School students, grades 9 - 12, are automatically eligible to take credit classes at no tuition cost. Students will be responsible for tools, textbooks, and any other associated course fees.  Tuition for dual enrolled students will be paid for by federal funding, directed by the State and CCPE.  Learn more about the tuition waiver here.

What Courses Are Available?

View the 2022-2023 Course Schedule to identify what course is best for you.

  • 1st Semester: Aug. 22- Dec. 9, 2022.
    • Fall break: Nov. 21-25, 2022
  • 2nd Semester: Jan. 17- May 5, 2023.
    • Spring break: Feb. 27-March 3, 2023.

Ready To Enroll?

Step 1: Complete the free MCC Application to obtain your MCC ID. If you know your MCC ID, move to step 2.

  • Within 1-3 business days you will receive an email from MCC with directions to finalize your application. Your MCC ID# will be provided at that time.

Step 2: Complete the KSOI registration form

Step 3: Submit registration to Secondary Partnerships following the directions on the registration form.

Note: Seats are limited. Students are encouraged to register early, as courses fill quickly. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

Next Steps After Registration

Step 1: Review MCC's New Student Orientation.
Step 2: Create your MyWay credentials.
Step 3:
Familiarize yourself with MyWay

  • MyWay is where you will access your course CANVAS shell, view your schedule and classroom location, and all other MCC related items

Step 4: Order textbooks online or in person by following these directions or by visiting MCC's Bookstore.
Step 5: Know your FERPA rights.

  • If a student is attending a postsecondary institution - at any age - the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. If a student under the age of 18 is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the parents still retain the right under FERPA at the high school, however, the postsecondary rights belong to the student.
  • Students who wish to grant parental or 3rd party access to their educational records may do so by submitting an Authorization to Release Student Information Form to the Records Office after registration is complete. 

 

Additional Resources:

CONTACT:

Secondary Partnerships
secondarypartnerships@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-MCC-2366
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

MCC Secondary Partnerships