Thank You For Your Service

RCC Veteran Resources

You served our country and earned your place on our campus — our Veterans Center and programs are designed to help you with the support and guidance you need to help you succeed. Veterans are eligible for four years of priority registration to be used within fifteen years of being discharged from active duty. 

Visit Us

Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm (6 pm on Tuesday)  
Dr. Charles A. Kane Building  
Room 104 (First Floor) 
4800 Magnolia Avenue 
Riverside, CA 92506 
(951) 222-8607 

Steps to Receiving Benefits

To avoid being dropped for non-payment, submit your RCC Veteran's Statement of Responsibility immediately after registering for courses. There are admission application deadlines to apply for RCC (See Above). Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility, or VA Benefits.
  • First-time college students, transfer students, and returning students Apply Online
  • Students may apply for Financial Aid
    • For further information, visit the Student Financial Services website or contact Student Financial Services at (951) 222-8710 
  • First-time college students and returning students will complete their Placement Survey in MyPortal for appropriate placement in Math and English classes.
  • Login to MyPortal
  • First-time college students do Online Orientation and First Semester Ed Plan via MyPortal
  • Activate your RCCD email account 
  • Veterans are eligible for priority registration for four years after being discharged from active duty. To obtain a priority registration date, Veterans must take a copy of their DD214 discharge papers to RCC Veterans Services. Staff there will tell eligible Veterans their priority registration date
  • Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607 - Apply with the VA - Form 22-1990
    • Apply online, or
    • Obtain the 22-1990 from RCC Veterans Services.
  • Chapter 35 - Apply with the VA - Form 22-5490
    • Apply online , or
    • Obtain the 22-5490 from RCC Veterans Services.

Note : Within 2-4 weeks, the VA will send you two copies of your Certificate of Eligibility. Bring one copy to RCC Veterans Services. 

  • Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607
    • Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-1995 to RCC Veterans Services.
    • Forms can be found at forms, or at RCC Veterans Services.
  • Chapter 35
    • Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-5495 to RCC Veterans Services.
    • Forms can be found at https://www.va.gov/vaforms, or at the RCC Veterans Services.  

Request all Official Transcripts be mailed to: 
Riverside City College - Incoming Transcripts 
4800 Magnolia Ave 
Riverside, CA 92506 
  
Note: Before your enrollment can be certified, all prior credit must be evaluated. Transcripts must be official, sealed and less than 90 days old. 
 
Transcripts Required: 

  • Military transcripts (Army, National Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) 
  • All other College or University transcripts 
  • High School transcripts for certain educational plans 

Military Transcript Request Forms*: 

* Include the RCC address on transcript requests and send your request to the address or the fax number on the form. 
 
Check That RCC Received Transcripts 
Check via WebAdvisor (under transcripts received) to see if all transcripts have been received by the college. 

  • For assistance choosing a program of study, you can meet with the VRC Educational Counselor. Please make an appointment here. 
  • Call RCC Veterans Services as soon as all transcripts are received at (951) 222-8607 
    • Request a transcript evaluation.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when the evaluation is complete. Once this is received, schedule a Counseling appointment with the VRC Counselor. The Education Plan will be developed during this appointment. A copy will be emailed to you as well as to the VRC Certifying Official so that your classes can be certified.
  • Please remember all assessment tests must be complete and all official transcripts must be submitted for the VA SEP to be created 
  • When registering for classes refer to your copy of the VA SEP.  Only required classes listed are payable by the VA 
  • Students register for classes via WebAdvisor on or after their assigned registration date and time (View registration dates on WebAdvisor)
  • Once enrolled in classes, fill out a Veteran's Statement of Responsibility 
    • This form is also available at RCC Veterans Services and must be completed by the student each semester to request benefits
    • Turning in this form immediately upon registering for classes will prevent Veterans from being dropped for non-payment
  • Veterans Services will submit the enrollment certification to the VA for required classes only
  • At the end of every month, Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 students must call (877) 823-2378 to verify enrollment and receive payment
  • Note: Chapter 33, 33-TR, and 35 do not verify enrollment but dependents may call 1-888-GIBILL-1 for certification status
  • To change your program of study, you must fill out Form 22-1995 (Chapter 30, 33, 1606, and 1607) or Form 22-5495 (Chapter 35). 
    • Forms can be found at here or 
    • Obtain forms from RCC Veterans Services
  • Turn the 22-1995 or 22-5495 in to RCC Veterans Services. You will also need an updated VA SEP. In order to have one created you will need to schedule a VRC Counseling Appointment 
  • Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility, or VA Benefits.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

RCC offers multiple opportunities throughout the year to enroll, and you can start during any session - Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.

Fall Semester 2020 (August 24 - December 16)
Application Period: October 1, 2019-October 23, 2020* (Requirements by June 10, 2020)
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: June 15, 2020
Registration Begins: July 6, 2020
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: September 7, November 11, November 23-29, December 17-January 3
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Winter 2021 (January 4 – February 11
Application Period: July 1, 2020 - January 8, 2021* (Requirements by October 7, 2020)
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: October 26, 2020
Registration Begins: November 9, 2020
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: January 18
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Spring 2021 (February 16 – June 11, 2021)
Application Period: July 1, 2020 – April 22, 2021* (Requirements by October 7, 2020)
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: November 16, 2020
Registration Begins: December 7, 2020
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: March 31, April 12-18, May 31
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Visit the RCC Concurrent High School Student to learn more about this opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school!

You can review our Programs, Course Catalog and Class Schedules.

Summer/Winter
Dates are only available on MyPortal

Fall 2020
Add deadline: September. 4, 2020
Drop Class with Refund: September 4, 2020
Elect Pass/NoPass: September 6, 2020
Drop with a “W”(no refund): November 13, 2020

Spring 2021
Add deadline: February 26, 2021
Drop Class with Refund: February 26, 2021
Elect Pass/NoPass: March 7, 2021
Drop without a “W” (no refund): March 7, 2021
Drop with a “W”: May 14, 2021

Please review Graduation Requirements before applying

Apply for degree or certificate for 20SUM

April 2 - July 15

Apply for degree or certificate for 20FAL

July 16 - October 15

Apply for degree or certificate for 21WIN

October 16 - February 1

Apply for degree or certificate for 21SPR

February 2 - April 1

Commencement Information emailed to applicants

May-2021
Please check your RCCD email regularly for information about the commencement ceremony.

Riverside City College Commencement Ceremony

June 11, 2021