Getting Started As a First-Time College Student 

As a new RCC Tiger, the following information will guide you through the steps of getting started at RCC. To determine your academic program of study, visit the Career Survey website or our Academic Pathways to learn more about the programs and courses we offer. 

Complete the Online Application and the Student Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) or DREAM Act Application even if you don't think you qualify. If you need help with these applications, contact the Welcome Center or Admissions & Records. For assistance with applying for financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services. All offer online support.


Once your online application is submitted, you'll receive information about the Online Orientation. If this is your first time applying to RCC, within one business day you will receive an official welcome email with your MyPortal information. 


You're now ready to register for classes. Log in through MyPortal and you will be able to: 

  • See your Abbreviated Educational Plan/Trailhead and Placement Summary  
  • View your suggested first-term courses 
  • Find registration dates and deadlines (very important) 
  • Register for Classes 
  • Need help registering for classes? View our tutorial video on registering on MyPortal here: 

  • For EduNav help, view the tutorial here: 

  • For hands-on support, visit our Welcome Center (virtual open office hours are available) 

*Students are qualified to take transfer-level Math and English or academic ESL in the first year at RCC


Admission Dates and Deadlines

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


Contact us!

Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane  Building
Phone: (951) 222-8600
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 am - 5 pm;
Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm