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Kickstart Online Institute


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 our Transfer Partner and Pathways 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.


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.


Courses offered at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) have college-level content, subject matter, expectations and standards, and students will be graded accordingly. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with MCC’s student code of conduct and all standards set forth in the course syllabus.  Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the student controls access to their college records and parent(s)/legal guardian may not have access without completion of the Authorization to Release Student Information form.

What Courses Are Available?

MCC offers a variety of course options through Kickstart Online.  View the 2023-2024 Course Schedule to identify what course is best for you.

  • 1st Semester: Aug. 21- Dec. 8, 2023
    • Fall break: Nov. 20-24, 2023
  • ‚Äč2nd Semester: Jan. 16- May 3, 2024
    • Spring break: Feb. 26-March 1, 2024

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 Fall 2023 KSOI registration form.  
Step 3: Submit the registration form to by August 16, 2023.
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 and familiarize yourself with MyWay. 

  • View your schedule and access CANVAS, your online classroom, through MyWay.

Step 3: Order textbooks online or in person by visiting MCC's Bookstore.
Step 4: 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:


Secondary Partnerships
Phone: 531-MCC-2213
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

MCC Secondary Partnerships