Applications and Forms

Criminal Justice Student Application Process

Please read the instructions below completely for helpful tips for a successfully submitted application. You can also download the CJ App Instructions PDF here.


  • Student portion of application due: March 6, 2023
  • Referrals and Attendance portion due: March 13, 2023
  • Make sure you talk to your school counselor about applying for the Criminal Justice program. They will need to submit an enrollment request for you.


Make sure you have prepared the following BEFORE starting the application:

  1. Gathered all 5 reference emails. See REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED section for more information.
  2. Prepare and write the required essay.

Essay Topic: “Why you want to be in the Criminal Justice Program and the reasons you feel you should be accepted?”

We recommend you write your essay in a word processing program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. This will allow for assistance on grammar and spelling.


The application is big and may take a while. You can save your progress and come back later to work on it by clicking “Save to work on later.” An email will be sent to your email address you provided at the beginning of the application. This link will allow you to start back up where you left off.

Once you agree and sign the “Program Code of Conduct Agreement” you MUST submit. There is no saving and going back.


Once you have submitted your student application after the completion of the “Program Code of Conduct Agreement,” you will be asked to provide the following:

1. Preferred language (English or Spanish) of your Parent/Guardian.

2. Email address of your Parent/Guardian.


When preparing to list a reference, be sure to ask for permission to utilize the individual as a reference. The following email addresses are required for the application process:

Area School Applicant References


  • High School Principal
  • High School Teacher
  • School Resource Officer, Head of School Security or Discipline
  • School Counselor
  • Attendance or Guidance Secretary

Homeschool Applicant References


  • Parent/Guardian

CHOOSE FOUR of the following options for additional required references:

  • Police Officer
  • Pastor
  • Elected Official
  • Neighbor
  • Scouts Leader
  • Youth Group Leader
  • Coach
  • Music Lessons Teacher

Please be sure you have accurate email addresses. Inaccurate emails may lead to your application being discarded.

Once you have completed the student portion of the application, be sure to talk to the references you provided email addresses for and share with them they will be receiving an email from “Eversign” and Vicki Bickel with the designated reference form. They may need to check their junk or spam folders if they don’t see them in their inbox.


At the end of the student portion of the application, the student will be asked if their parent/guardian prefers English or Spanish. This selection will then prompt the online system to send, via email, the selected language parent/guardian permission forms.


If you have technology issues that prevent a parent/guardian from signing electronically, please digitally complete the student section of the application. Don’t forget you may use a school computer to complete the process. Once you have completed and submitted the application, please email for assistance with paper parent/guardian permission forms.

Ferris Pre-College Application

Follow the link above to access Ferris State University's Pre-College Application.

Register for an account and on page 2 of the application select "Dual Enrollment" as your Level designation.

Do I need to Apply to FSU? 


  • All students enrolling for “A Year”, possessing an overall 2.5 GPA or higher, will need to apply with Ferris State University.
  • “A Year” students with an overall 2.5 GPA or higher will receive 3 concurrent credits for Intro to Criminal Justice (CRIM 110) from Ferris State University.
  • “B Year” students with an overall 2.5 GPA or higher will receive 3 concurrent credits for Intro to Law Enforcement (CRIM 113) from Ferris State University. 
  • Students who are currently in “A Year (2018-2019 students)” planning on taking “B year next year (2019-2020)” will be enrolling during our CJ Class for Ferris State University while at KCTC. (Counselors do not need to worry about enrolling current CJ students).

Please Note: Students that have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher will need to apply with FSU in addition to completing the normal CJ application.

We will still accept a student application if they do not meet a 2.5 GPA or higher, but they do not need to enroll with Ferris State University.

For more information on FSU's application process, check out their College Readiness page.