Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Riverside Community College District a great choice?
Here are our students' top 10 reasons for choosing a Riverside Community College District college:
What are the admission requirements?
If you meet any one of the following, you are eligible to attend a college in the Riverside Community College District.
You have a high school diploma or equivalent
You are 18 years old and can benefit from instruction
When can I apply?
You may submit an application for the 2012 summer and fall terms.
January 2-February 7
December 18, 2012
February 11-June 6
How do I apply?
Complete a free online application for admission if you are a new or returning student. Online applications are available at all times and are processed within 48-72(weekends and holidays excluded). Applicants receive a welcome email with next steps. Applicants receive a welcome email within 48 hours. Send transcripts from other college(s)only if you want classes taken there to meet prerequisites at one our RCCD colleges. See more information on applying.
When are classes offered?
The three colleges in the Riverside Community College District have a major fall term, a shorter winter intersession, a major spring term, and a shorter summer intersession.
How much does it cost to attend?
The enrollment fee for California residents is set at $46 per unit (effective summer '12). Fees are subject to change based on pending legislation. Out-of-state residents are required to pay a nonresident tuition fee of $180 a unit plus the $46 per unit enrollment fee. Out-of-country residents also pay an additional $24 per unit surcharge. International students are required to pay a $50 processing fee and buy health insurance. See payment schedule Riverside Community College District | Services | Admissions | Fees
Can I get financial assistance?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) entitles students to apply for federal programs. Applications are available at all three colleges or you can apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For information call 222-8709.
The Board of Governors Waiver can waive enrollment fees and reduce the cost of parking if you are eligible. The application must be completed before you pay enrollment fees. Effective Fall 2011, you must submit the BOG application for the college you applied to attend. Please use the correct College Code:
Riverside City College School Code is 001270.
Moreno Valley College School Code is 041735.
Norco College School Code is 041761.
Bring the completed form and proof of eligibility to the Student Financial Services Office at Riverside City College; the Student Services Office at Moreno Valley College; or Student Services at Norco College. Additional financial assistance is available through student employment, loans, scholarships and state grants. See Financial Aid for more details.
Can I add classes after the term begins?
Students must get the instructor's permission to register after the class has begun. Adding a class requires an instructor's authorization code. With an authorization code students can then add classes through WebAdvisor on the first day of class within the add deadline. It is the student's responsibility to add classes during the specified add deadline. Payments are due at the time of registration.
Can I add after the add deadline?
All students are expected to add classes by the add deadline unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. This policy is regulated by Title V State Regulations. TS 58004 extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, other circumstances beyond the control of the student, and other conditions defined by the local governing board and published in college regulations. Any required assessments, orientation/counseling, prerequisites must be complete and any holds resolved in order to register by the ADD deadline.
Can I drop classes after the term begins?
You can drop classes within the deadline period based which are based on the length of the course. Check the date on WebAdvisor. It is your responsibility to drop a class on WebAdvisor or Phone Reg or file the ADD/DROP card with Admissions on one of the three colleges.
Can I get a refund after I drop my classes?
You are eligible for a refund of fees if you withdraw from classes within the specified deadlines. Each class has a deadline date for refunds based on the number of days the class has been in session (10%). Refund deadlines are available on WebAdvisor.
What can I study?
Riverside Community College District has day, evening, weekend, and online classes at its three colleges: Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Norco. Check the home page at www.rcc.edu for programs.
What degrees are offered?
We offer an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate in Science Degree in addition to a number of certificates.
How do I find out what my final grades are?
Students may obtain final grades online using WebAdvisor; they are available approximately two weeks after the end of the term. Fall Term grades may be a little later due to the holidays. Final grades are not mailed.
Are there college activities?
Yes! Get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Opportunities include student activities, student government, honor society, career club, professional interest groups, educational service, athletics, dance, vocal music, the Marching Tiger Band, theater arts, film series, telecommunications, student newspaper, social events, study abroad and others.
What other services are available?
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Students wanting to change their home college must apply online for a future term to the college they wish to change to. Students can only apply once per term to any college in the Riverside Community College District. Ex: Student’s home college is Riverside for 10FAL; he/she wants to change their home college location to Norco; he/she must apply to the Norco College for 11WIN or a future available term.
I still have questions. Who should I call?
Call the Admissions and Records office at one of the three colleges.
Moreno Valley (951) 571-6101
Norco (951) 372-7003/7004
Riverside City (951) 222-8600