HOW TO APPLY
At direction of the Riverside County Health Office, the Riverside City College campus is closed and many courses have been moved online. Due to the nature of cosmetology discipline, cosmetology courses must be offered face to face, and thus we have suspended instruction.
The application period for the fall semester, which begins in August, will not be conducted. We encourage you to apply for the spring semester, which begins in January, student must submit the second application during the third Monday – Friday of October.
The application for acceptance to the Cosmetology and
Esthetician Programs is a two application process.
Follow the steps below to apply for RCC’s Cosmetology or
Students can now apply for all of next year’s semesters as early as
October 1 of the year before.
Example: Students can apply
for 2018 spring, 2018 summer and 2018 fall as early as October 1, 2017.
Students must have an RCC application on file for the semester applying
for and must select Cosmetology as Intended Major. Also, Riverside City College
(RCC) must be designated home school.
Once student has submitted the RCC online application at www.rcc.edu, student must wait 3 business days to
receive an email with assigned RCC student ID number. Please read this email
carefully, as there are more steps required in order to complete the RCC
application. If applicant is a new college student, student must complete
online orientation, schedule and take an assessment test and submit first
semester education plan in order to register for the course and receive any
financial aid assistance.
Students can also complete the online Financial Aid (FASFA) application
at www.rcc.edu by clicking on the Financial
Aid link. Here students will see the Financial Aid application at the top
right. Be sure to complete the Financial Aid application as early as October 1st
of each year, as long as the student is a college student.
Students interested in applying for the Cosmetology or Esthetician
Programs must submit a second
application under the Supplemental Applications section located in
student’s RCC student account listed as the Cosmetology application. The second
Cosmetology application is for both Cosmetology and Esthetician Programs. Please
know that the second Cosmetology/Esthetician application is only available 15
days out of the entire year, see below for details:
If applying for the fall semester,
which begins in August, student must submit the second application during
the third Monday – Friday of June.
If applying for the spring semester,
which begins in January, student must submit the second application during
the third Monday – Friday of October.
If applying for the summer semester,
which begins in June, student must submit the second application during the
third Monday – Friday of March.
Students can only submit one application so be sure to check the
appropriate box. Students will know the application processed if student tries
to submit a second time and you receive a message stating student can only
submit one application.
Candidates are selected by
Within 30 days of submitting the second Cosmetology/Esthetician
application students will receive an email to student’s RCC student email address stating the status of the student’s application, along with detailed instructions
on what to do next, please read this email in its entirety.
If student is not selected, student must submit another application for
the next term and be sure to have an RCC application on file for the term
student is applying for.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN
RCC’S COSMETOLOGY AND ESTHETICIAN PROGRAMS!