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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 degrees while still in high school at half-price tuition. 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.  Students can also check with their counselor about earning high school credit for these classes.  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.

WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

View the 2021-2022 Course Schedule to identify what course is best for you.

  • 1st Semester: Aug. 23- Dec. 10, 2021. 
    • Fall break: Nov. 22-26, 2021
  • 2nd Semester: Jan. 18- May 6, 2022.     
    • Spring break: Feb. 28-March 4, 2022.

ready to enroll?

Step 1: Apply to MCC
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: 
Order textbooks online or in person from MCC's Bookstore.  Note: your MCC ID number is your bookstore account number. 
Step 4: Discuss FERPA with your parent or legal guardian. 

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that outlines students rights concerning access to educational records.   If a student is attending a postsecondary institution - at any age - the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. 
  • A student enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution creates a unique situation.  If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school, however, the post-secondary 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

Step 5: Make your tuition payment

  • 1st semester: payment due Aug. 26
  • 2nd semester: payment due Jan. 20

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do you have more questions? If so, check out our FAQ page.

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

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships