Becoming an RCC Tiger

No matter where you are on your educational journey, we are here for you. We are ready to help you start on your path at Riverside City College and achieve your goals.


Start Your RCC Experience


The Application

By submitting the RCC admission application, you will be selecting Riverside City College as your HOME COLLEGE. Riverside City College is one of the three colleges in the Riverside Community College District. Be sure to apply for the college where you wish to receive services such as financial aid and counseling. Once your application has been processed, you will be eligible to enroll in classes at Moreno Valley College and Norco College in addition to Riverside City College, so you do not need to submit a separate application for each college.
  • High school graduate or successfully passed CA High School Proficiency or GED exam 
  • Non-high school graduate, 18 years or older 
  • Non-high school graduate with Certificate of Completion 
  • High school students who qualify for concurrent enrollment 
  • International student, Additional Admission Steps Required 
  1. Create or login to your OpenCCC account and complete an online admission application. Immediately after submitting your application you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. If you experience any difficulties logging into OpenCCC, you may need to use the Recover Account  tool or contact OpenCCC Technical Support for assistance. 
  2. You will receive a welcome email within one business day. This welcome email will provide your RCCD student ID number and RCCD email address. Make sure to check your junk/spam folder. 
View the Important Dates and Deadlines for each semester. 

Welcome Center

Welcome Center

If you have questions about becoming a student, or the admissions process, you can connect with our Welcome Center or Admissions & Records office. The Welcome Center is here to provide support by helping with many of the steps to enroll at RCC. Come Visit! We are located on the first floor of the Charles A. Kane Student Services Building. 


Contact Welcome Center/Outreach

Office Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 6 pm
Friday: Closed
Phone (951) 222-8574
Virtual Hours Monday - Thursday 2 -4 PM 
Zoom Link

Contact us!

Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane  Building
Phone: (951) 222-8600

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm

*Summer Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 6 pm