First-time College Student
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. Please visit Instructional Pathways, select your pathway, then scroll down the page to find “Explore, While Staying on Track” for a list of suggested courses for your first two terms.
Log in through MyPortal and you will be able to:
- Click Placement Summary to see your English and math course placement
- Find registration dates and deadlines (very important)
- Register for Classes
Need help registering for classes? View our tutorial video on registering on MyPortal here: https://youtu.be/SPTkZP-0ur4
For EduNav help, view the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/LiwASaYu-Ic
- 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.
Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane Building
Phone: (951) 222-8600
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 am - 5 pm;
Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm