Who May Attend
Individuals who meet any one of the following criteria are eligible to attend the three colleges of Riverside Community College District:
- Have graduated from high school or
- Have passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam or
- Have passed the GED examination or
- Did not graduate from high school but are 18 years of age or older
- Are eligible high school students in grades 11 and 12, who have been approved for
concurrent enrollment in both high school and college
- Are eligible high school students in grades 9-12 who have been identified and approved
by their high school as a dual enrollment student
- Are international students who have satisfied specific international student admissions requirements by a specified deadline
Admission to Riverside Community College District-Riverside City College is regulated by state law as prescribed in the California Education Code.
It is the policy of the Riverside Community College District that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course, course section or class, the average daily attendance of which is to be reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the College and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to Title 5 of the California Administrative Code.
High School/Concurrent Enrollment
Effective Fall 2015, high school students in good standing may be eligible for admission as a special student pursuant to Sections 48800, 48800.5, 48802, 76001, and 76002 of the California Education Code.
- Students falling under these criteria must be approved by their high school principal or designee for “advanced scholastic or vocational work,” and must be identified as a special part-time or full-time student.
- Students may be admitted as a special part-time or full-time student if:
(a) The class is open to the general public, and
(b) The student is currently enrolled in grades 11-12.
Students are required to submit the Riverside City College online admission application confirmation page, School/Parent Approval Form, and official high school transcripts by the published deadline. For information regarding enrollment deadlines, forms, and restrictions, contact DualEnrollment@rcc.edu or call (951) 222-8600.
All approved special part-time and full-time students will have enrollment access on the first day of each term in order to ensure that they do not displace regularly admitted students.
Approved high school students may take up to 8 units for Fall/Spring terms and 5 units for Winter/Summer terms. High school students are not allowed to take physical education classes.
High School/Dual Enrollment
Effective Fall 2018, eligible high school students who have been selected by their respective high schools to participate will be able to take RCC courses on their high school campuses as part of the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) program per AB288 guidelines.
Established in Fall 2006, eligible high school students at Rubidoux High School in the Jurupa Unified School District who have been selected by the high school to participate may enroll in RCC courses offered at the Rubidoux Annex as part of the Rubidoux Early College High School (RECHS) program.
Dual Enrollment students are required to complete the Riverside City College online admission application and the appropriate School/Parent Approval Form by the published deadline. For information regarding enrollment deadlines, forms, and restrictions, contact DualEnrollment@rcc.edu or call (951)222-8600. Students will register at their high schools with RCC staff. High school students are not allowed to take physical education classes.