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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 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.

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?

2022-23 Kickstart registration is now closed for the year.  Return to this page in March 2023 for 2023-24 program information.

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:

CONTACT:

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

MCC Secondary Partnerships