Becoming a Student

Becoming a Student at Mark Kislingbury Academy of Court Reporting Staff

There are many ways to attend MKA, below read carefully the different options you have and decide which one best fits you! *Note that we do recommend the onsite in class option due to how fast we will be teaching the material. We find that being in physical class at the academy gives students an immediate support system through peers and faculty, and it is easier for students to hold themselves accountable to dedicating the proper amount of learning and study time.

On-Site Student

These classes are Monday – Friday, AM classes and you must attend all classes (Theory, Academics, Speed Building) as this student status when classes meet. Please visit our Schedule page on this website to view our class times.

If you choose to be an onsite student, you have three options:

  1. To attend class at our Houston, TX location.
  2. To attend class at our satellite classroom in Midland, TX located in Permian Court Reporters, Inc. Under this option, you will live stream the Houston class at the Midland location but have the support of being in a classroom setting versus being online live at home.
  3. To attend class at our satellite classroom in Salt Lake City, UT located in Q&A Reporting, Inc. Under this option, you will live stream the Houston class at the SLC location but have the support of being in a classroom setting versus being online live at home.

Online Live Student

An online live student is one that does not live near any of our onsite location options to attend, and tunes in via online live stream during scheduled class days/times at a location of their choice not associated with the school, i.e. home, public library, etc. Please visit our Schedule page on this website to view our class times.

If you choose to be an online live student starting in Theory, you have two options:

  1. Monday through Friday, Morning Classes (AM Schedule)
  2. Monday and Tuesday, Afternoon Classes* (PM Schedule)

*Please note this afternoon class option requires attendance to the Monday/Tuesday live class, AND student self-scheduled non-live class/video watching time.

Speed Building Online Live students do not have a PM schedule option and must attend the morning Speed Building class schedule as listed on our Schedule page for each quarter, Monday – Friday.

*Please note this afternoon class option requires attendance to the Monday/Tuesday live class, AND student self-scheduled non-live class/video watching time.

Online Non-Live Student

A non-live online student is one who cannot attend live class times, and chooses to watch class videos online of the day’s previously recorded class. You are held accountable for when you watch them and get the homework done. This is done at your individual convenience.

*On Site and Online Live Class term begins in September of each year. If you would like to enroll at any other point in the year and not wait for September, your learning option is to be a Non-Live Online Student. As a non-live online student, you are able to begin the program the beginning of any quarter after completing the enrollment process.

Cost of Tuition

Tuition is the same across the board regardless of the type of student (online, onsite) you choose to be.

Beginning Students

$575/month for beginning students who have NOT completed a Theory. ** Please note: this price does NOT decrease once you have completed our Theory classes. The price remains $575 until you have completed the program. **

Transfer Students (Has spent $10,000 or more at another court reporting school)

$345/month for students who have attended another court reporting school and have spent at least $10,000 (you are required to provide documentation to obtain this pricing).

Professional Court Reporters

$285/month for professional court reporters only who would like to relearn only Theory using Mr. Kislingbury’s method or to brush up on speed building.

Non-refundable registration fee for all applicants of $100.

Payment Options: We accept: check, cash, card (credit/debit), and EFT

Note: We do not participate in Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).