Registration for degree-seeking students open

Posted: Monday, April 05, 2010

Gone are the days when students could count on getting into KPC classes by waiting until July or August to register for the fall semester. With the continued upswing in enrollments, KPC now actively encourages degree-seeking students to take advantage of the one-week priority registration period they have to ensure they get the courses they need to graduate.

Many students have found out the hard way that they are literally in competition with their peers for the required courses they need to complete their programs. Undoubtedly, students who have had to wait another semester or two to get into a particular class were up late waiting for the stroke of midnight to hit the send button on their computers.

Fall semester registration for the public opens at 12:01 a.m. on April 12. Over the last few semesters there has been competition for seats in many courses, especially those that meet general education requirements, during the general registration period. KPC encourages everyone to avoid procrastinating registering for the fall even though classes don't begin until Aug. 23.

KPC's Kenai River Campus will also be holding a special, early bird registration session for current high school juniors who plan on taking advantage of the borough subsidized JumpStart program. The one-time session will be held from 3-5 p.m. on April 14. Students taking advantage of this special session are required to bring their JumpStart High School Registration form, completely filled out with all signatures, along with the online new student orientation completion certificate and ACCUPLACER or SAT/ACT placement scores. Students who do not have all the required documents will not be able to register for classes until August. In the fall, JumpStart students pay $47 per credit and they can take up to six credits per semester saving $600 compared to regular undergraduate tuition.

Kachemak Bay Campus student chosen as finalist for scholarship

KPC's campus in Homer announced that Katrina Kearney, a pre-nursing major, has been selected as a 2010 Coca-Cola Nationalist Finalist based on scores she earned in the annual All-USA Academic Team competition. As a finalist, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America. The foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow's leaders through college scholarships. In 2010, the Foundation marks its 22nd consecutive year of scholarship awards. With the 2010 class, the Foundation will have provided 4,529 scholars with nearly $42 million in scholarships.

KRC Student Union sponsoring seminar

A Banking and Budgeting Seminar will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday in room 158. The seminar is free to students with a $5 admission fee for the public. All proceeds will go to the KRCSU scholarship fund. Complimentary coffee service will be provided.

This article was provided by Suzie Kendrick, advancement programs manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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