NIU Algebra Information

This program is a cooperative agreement between Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College designed to fulfill Northern Illinois University students’ need to complete Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or both.

Courses are offered by Kishwaukee College on Northern Illinois University’s Campus. This means students will have a transcript on file at Kishwaukee. A grade report will be available to the student on KishSOS and a transcript will be sent to NIU following course completion.

Registration:

1. Get your KISH ID USERNAME and set your Password
  • Visit KishSOS
  • Choose to "Continue to KISHSOS"
  • Choose "Log In Help"
  • Choose "What's my KISH ID Information?"
  • Enter your last name and KISH ID Number listed above. Please save this KISH ID USERNAME for later when you log into KISHSOS.
  • Go to https://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/kishid/
  • Choose "Set up your KISH ID account"
  • Enter your last name and KISH ID Number listed above
  • Select 3 questions and answers you want to use to set help identify yourself
  • Enter the password you want and re-enter it to confirm that password
2. Log In to KISHSOS
  • Visit KISHSOS - a link on the homepage - www.kishwaukeecollege.edu
  • Choose to "Continue to KISHSOS"
  • Log in
  • Using your KISH ID USERNAME and password
  • You may wish to view your Profile
3. Register for your MAT Class
  • When logged into the Student Database of KISHSOS
  • Choose "Register" to search and register for classes
  • Under "Term" indicate which term (FL or SP)
  • Under "Subject" choose "Mathematics"
  • Under "Course Number" type "098" or "096"
  • Under "Location" choose "DeKalb"
  • Select the course you would like to register for
  • Be sure that it is a KCMA course type which means it meets on NIU's campus
  • Indicate the action "Register" for that course and "Submit"

Placement Testing:

Students placing in the following NIU placement test levels will register according to the information listed below:

         Level E         (An additional placement test is needed to determine placement between MAT 096 or MAT 098. See link for further info.)

         Level D         See link above for more info.

Testing before May 2008

Students that took the NIU Math Placement test before May 2008 wishing to register for a KCMA math class should contact NIU’s Testing Services to allow the release of their biographical data to Kishwaukee College.

Once Kishwaukee College receives a student’s biographical data, an email will be sent to the student’s NIU Z-email account that includes the student’s KISH STUDENT ID # as well as the step by step procedure to register for classes.

Note: All students with a placement score of E will be required to take the COMPASS placement test to determine their placement between either MAT 096 or MAT 098 before registering.

Chance Students

Any chance students that have been unsuccessful in MATH 108 and/or MATH 109 are suggested to enter into the KCMA program.

The student wishing to register for a KCMA math class should contact NIU’s Testing Services to allow the release of their biographical data to Kishwaukee College.

Once Kishwaukee College receives a student’s biographical data, an email will be sent to the student’s NIU Z-email account that includes the student’s KISH STUDENT ID # as well as the step by step procedure to register for classes.

Note:  All Chance Students will be required to take the COMPASS placement test to determine their placement between either MAT 096 or MAT 098 before registering.

Financial Aid:

If a student is receiving any financial aid, scholarship, or grants from Northern Illinois University, be aware that the aid at NIU will NOT pay for the tuition/fees for the Kishwaukee College KCMA course. It is YOUR responsibility to pay for this course.

Kishwaukee College Refund Policy:

100% through the first 6% of the class
50% between 6% and 12% of the class.

Specific dates will be available on your class schedule.

Payment Information

Tuition is paid directly to Kishwaukee College.

If a student is receiving any financial aid, scholarship, or grants from Northern Illinois University, be aware that the aid at NIU will NOT pay for the tuition/fees for the Kishwaukee College  KCMA course. It is YOUR responsibility to pay for this course.

  • To pay for your class in full online with a Credit Card, go to “Make a Payment” on KishSOS.
  • To pay for your class in full over the phone with a Credit Card contact the business office at Kishwaukee College 815-825-2086
  • To pay for your class in full using a check, include the student’s name and KISH ID # in the memo and send payment to: Kishwaukee College Business Office 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL 60150-9699
  • To enroll in the Kishwaukee Installment Payment Plan, visit http://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/paying_for_college/kipp.php?page=67
  • You must pay for your class in full or enroll in the Kishwaukee Installment Payment Plan before the tuition due date, or you will be dropped from your class.

Dropping/Withdrawing

1. Using KishSOS
Through the refund period, you can drop a course from your schedule using KishSOS. After that, you must withdraw from class(es) in-person. Refer to the section on Tuition and Fees.
2. In-Person, in the Admissions, Registration and Records Office
Drop or withdraw by completing an Add/Drop Form.
3. By Mail
Send your request, including your written signature to:
Admissions, Registration and Records Office
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150-9699

Course Contact Information:

Math/Education/Science/Health

Nicole Criswell, Coordinator
(815) 825-2086, ext. 5440 or

Kathy Mershon ext. 2070

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