Steps to Attend Classes at RCC
Step 1 - Apply to RCCD
- You may apply if you:
- Have graduated from high school or are 18yrs or older.
- Have passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam.
- Did not graduate but have attained a Certificate of Completion.
- Have passed the GED examination.
- Did not graduate but are 18 years of age or older.
- An international student who has satisfied the international student admissions requirements.
*High School Concurrent Admission Program has been suspended until further notice.
Submit your application online by clicking here. Applications are processed within 2-3 business days (weekends & holidays excluded) We do not offer paper applications.
Applications are currently being accepted for the following terms:
Submit application and complete A.O.C. (if applicable) by date below to receive a registration appointment according to the new Order of Registration.
June 17-July 27
June 2, 2013
April 24, 2012
August 26 - Dec. 14
August 11, 2013
June 25, 2013
The first step in the online admission application asks you to select a College and Academic Program of Study (Major). By selecting a College (Moreno Valley, Norco, or Riverside City) you are choosing your HOME COLLEGE. Please read this carefully before setting your HOME COLLEGE.
- Your home college location is where you will receive most services including Assessment, Counseling, Student Financial Services, CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE, Veterans Services, and Student Support Services.
- Example: If the home college location that is listed on your application is Moreno Valley, you may be directed to Moreno Valley to obtain services regardless of your home address.
- Your home college location is tied to the admission application. You may only submit one application for any college in the district, per term by the application deadline.
- Choose your HOME COLLEGE carefully as it is difficult to change. Riverside Community College District is comprised of three colleges: Moreno Valley, Norco, and Riverside City. Students may attend classes at any of the three colleges regardless of home college location.
Applications are processed 2-3 business days (weekends and holidays excluded). You will receive two emails:
- Immediately after you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
- Two to three business days after you submit your application (weekends and holidays excluded), you will receive an email with your RCCD student ID number, WebAdvisor, User ID, and RCCD email address.
If you need help completing the application, assistance is available at the Admissions Office at each college or Lovekin portable D6 at Riverside City College.
Note: The Riverside City College District will no longer distribute printed class schedules. The schedules will now only be available online on WebAdvisor and as a PDF file 'Schedules' page of your home college webpage.
Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid
- Fill out the FAFSA online (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Get more information on scholarships, grants, and loans at the Student Financial Services website: www.rcc.edu/studentfinancialservices. There may be some supporting documentation you need to turn in to obtain financial aid.
Step 3 - Complete the Assessment, Online Orientation and First Semester Educational Plan (SEP)
- Transfer students and most returning students are exempt from this step. Please skip to step 4**
- Most first-time college students need to take the assessment test. RCCD placement tests are available by appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment see the assesment webpage: (www.rcc.edu/services/assessment/date)
- One to two business days after taking the assessment test (weekends and holidays excluded) you must complete the Online Orientation on WebAdvisor . Orientation is intended to provide informative, practical advice about the college experience.
- One hour after completing the Online Orientation, you can submit your First Semester Educational Plan on WebAdvisor. Please allow 2-3 business days (weekends and holidays excluded) for the First Semester Educational Plan "SEP" to be processed. The counseling department will send a confirmation email to your RCCD student email address once the SEP is processed. Refer to Step-5 for more information about your RCCD student email account.
- "What is the Assessment Test? Click on the following link to learn more about the Assessment Test and helpful tips to help you prepare for the test and to do your best!" Pre Assessment Workshop
Step 4 - Mail Your Transcripts
- Submit your college transcripts at your home college only if you need to validate a pre-requisite or if you would like credit for a course completed at another institution. College addresses can be found on the Riverside Community College District page.
- High School transcripts are not required unless specifically requested by a special program.
- All transcripts must be official, sealed transcripts, printed no more than 90 days old.
- When you have completed a prerequisite at another institution and we have received your official transcript you must complete a Prerequisite Validation form. To obtain and submit the form, please visit the Counseling Department at your home college. Once submitted, the form will be processed within 5 working days.
Step 5 - Activate your RCCD Email Account
- As a student in the Riverside Community College District you are provided with free student email account via Office 365 by Microsoft. Through their RCCD email accounts, students will correspond with faculty and receive important notices about new classes, schedule changes, waitlist statuses, financial aid and more.
- If you do not know your RCCD email address, go to the WebAdvisor Main Menu and click "Learn your RCCD Email Address."
- You can access your RCCD email account through WebAdvisor or by going directly to the Windows Live website at http://www.outlook.com/student.rcc.edu
- When you log in for the first time your temporary password will be upper case first initial, lower case last initial and six digit date of birth. (example if your name is John Smith and your birth date is 06/10/1990 then you will type in Js061090).
Step 6 - Register for Classes
- Login to WebAdvisor and check your registration appointment date and time.
- On the WebAdvisor Main Menu click "Login Video" to watch a video tutorial or click "Login Help" to read detailed log in instructions.
- On the Student Menu of WebAdvisor, click Check my Registration Dates/Holds to view your registration date and time.
- Registration dates and times are available 1-2 months before the term begins.
- You cannot register before your registration date and time.
- View the Registration Tutorial video on the Student Menu of WebAdvisor.
- Search for classes on WebAdvisor or download a PDF file of the schedule of classes from the Riverside Community College District | Students | Schedules page.
- It is the student's responsibility to do the following:
- To be aware of important deadline dates (ex: the last day to add, drop with a refund, without a "W" or with a "W"). You can view these dates by accessing your schedule on WebAdvisor and clicking on the class title.
- To drop classes. Dropping your class is your responsibility. If you decide to stop attending, do not assume your instructor will drop you. If you do not attend and are not dropped from the class you will receive an "F" in the class and owe fees.
For more detailed information about the registration process, please refer to the How to Register page.
Every term you will pay for the units, a health fee, a transportation fee, (Moreno Valley and Riverside City only), a student services fee (optional) and parking (optional). A complete schedule of fees can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.
- Your fees are due after you enroll. Students will be dropped for non-payment from unpaid classes. Payment deadlines can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.
- You can pay over WebAdvisor using Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Check and cash payment can be made in person.
- If you drop a class within the refund deadline, your refund will be returned to you 6-8 weeks after the term begins. It will be returned the same way you paid (cash or check will receive a check; credit card will be credited back to that account).
Step 8 - Get Your RCCD Student College ID Card
- The RCCD College Card is your Official Student ID, lab and library card.
- The College Card will also provide you with access to student activities on campus, and discounts for college athletic and performing arts events if you have paid your Student Services fee.
- College ID cards are available at the Admissions office at all three colleges.
- You may only obtain your College ID card at your home college.
- You must present photo ID (drivers's license, passport, etc...) to obtain your College ID card.
- Click here to learn about other options available with your RCCD College Card.
Step 9 - Buy Your Textbooks
- Take a copy of your schedule to the bookstore to find out what book you need to purchase for your classes or visit the Students Bookstore website.
Step 10 - Attend Class the First Day
- Arrive early to find parking. Students are not ticketed the week prior to start of the term and the first week of the term as long as you park legally in student parking spaced. If you park in staff parking spaces (yellow) you will be ticketed.
- For Winter 2012 you can legally park in student spaces without a permit or purchase daily parking from the parking meters. For more detailed information on parking please visit the parking website.
- If enrolled in an online class, go to www.opencampus.com and login to your class.
- If your plans change and you cannot attend, be sure to drop your classes via WebAdvisor or in person. Remember, it is your responsibility to drop your classes!