RCC Online Admission Application

Riverside City College's admission application is provided by OpenCCC, a service of the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office. OpenCCC is utilized by a majority of community colleges throughout the State of California. Before you begin your application, you will be asked to create an OpenCCC account. If you have applied to one of the other community colleges that utilize OpenCCC, you will need to login using the OpenCCC Username and password that you previously created. If you experience any difficulties logging into OpenCCC, you will need to use their Recover Account feature or contact OpenCCC technical support for assistance.

Who Needs to Apply

Prospective students who meet any of the following requirements may submit an admission application:

  • Have graduated from high school, passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam, or passed the GED examination.
  • Did not graduate from high school but are 18 years of age or older.
  • Did not graduate from high school but attained a Certificate of Completion.
  • Current high school students in grades 11 and 12 who meet eligibility or special program requirements for concurrent enrollment in both high school and college.
  • International students who need to begin the international student admission process for program acceptance and I-20 form eligibility.

Students who are currently enrolled in classes at any of the three RCCD colleges (Moreno Valley College, Norco College, or Riverside City College) or attended during the previous major term (fall or spring) do not need to apply.

Those who did not attend classes during the previous major term will need to submit an admission application in order to receive a registration date and register for classes. Please note that students who apply for the summer will receive a registration date for summer and fall at the time we assign registration dates; students who apply for the winter will receive a registration date for winter and spring. Students do not need to apply for both terms.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN CLASSES AT ANY OF THE THREE RCCD COLLEGES OR YOU ATTENDED CLASSES DURING THE PREVIOUS MAJOR TERM DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

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Application Deadlines

Admission applications for the stated terms are only accepted within the following specified admission application submission periods:

TERM

ADMISSION APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD

No admission application will be accepted after 11:59 PM on the last day of the submission period.

Submit application and complete O.A.C. (if applicable - see Step 4 below) by date below to receive a registration appointment according to the Order of Registration.

Fall 2017
August 28-December 14, 2017

January 13-October 25, 2017

July 3, 2017

Winter 2018
January 2-February 8, 2018

October 1, 2017-January 4, 2018

October 25, 2017

Spring 2018
February 12-June 7, 2018

October 1, 2017-April 20, 2018

December 13, 2017

Summer 2018 **
June 18 - July 26, 2018

October 1, 2017-June 21, 2018

TBD
(To Be Determined)

Fall 2018 **
August 27 - December 13, 2018

October 1, 2017-October 24, 2018

TBD
(To Be Determined)

** Dates for the 2018-2019 academic year have not been finalized.

Selecting Your Program of Study and Home College

Riverside Community College District (RCCD) is comprised of three colleges: Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College. Each college offers different degree and certificate programs. Please review the complete list of programs offered throughout the District on the Academic Programs page of the RCCD website. If you select a program offered at Moreno Valley College or Norco College DO NOT submit a Riverside City College admission application. Please submit your application to the college that corresponds to your desired program:

If your program is offered at Riverside City College, please review the specific program requirements in the RCC College catalog.

By submitting the Riverside City College admission application, you will be electing Riverside City College as your HOME COLLEGE. You may only submit one admission application per term for any college in the District. Students may register for classes at any of the three colleges regardless of home college location. However, please be aware that your home college is the college where you will receive most of your services. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assessment Testing
  • Counseling
  • Student Financial Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Student Support Services (CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE, etc.)

For example, if the home college on record is Moreno Valley College, you will not be able to schedule an appointment with a counselor at Riverside City College. You will be directed to Moreno Valley College to meet with a counselor.

Processing Time

Applications are processed within 1 business day (weekends and holidays excluded). After you submit your application you will receive two emails:

  • Immediately after you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
  • One business day after you submit your application (weekends and holidays excluded), you will receive a second email with your RCCD student ID number and RCCD email address.

If you need help completing the admission application, assistance is available at the Welcome Center and at Admissions & Records. Both offices are located on the first floor of the Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN CLASSES AT ANY OF THE THREE RCCD COLLEGES OR YOU ATTENDED CLASSES DURING THE PREVIOUS MAJOR TERM DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

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