KCMA/NIU Algebra

KCMA 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 myKC and a transcript will be sent to NIU following course completion.

Registration/Placement Testing:

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

Level E

A Kishwaukee placement test is needed to determine placement between MAT 096 or MAT 098. Contact NIU Testing Services to schedule your Kishwaukee placement test. Once the test is complete and placement confirmed, see steps for registration.

Level D

You are ready to register for MAT 098.  See steps for registration.

See the Kishwaukee College Catalog on how to drop/withdraw from a class

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 Kishwaukee placement test to determine their placement between either MAT 096 or MAT 098 before registering. Contact NIU Testing Services to schedule your Kishwaukee placement test. Once the test is complete and placement confirmed, see steps for registration.

Payment Information

Tuition is paid directly to Kishwaukee College.

If you are a student who 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.

Tuition & Payment Information
Kishwaukee College Refund Policy

Course Contact Information

Nicole Criswell
KCMA Coordinator
815-825-9530

Kathy Mershon
Administrative Assistant, Math/Science/Business Division
815-825-9307