Welcome Military Affiliated Students

RCC Veteran Resources

You served our country and earned your place on our campus — our Veterans Center and programs are designed to help you with the support and guidance you need to help you succeed. Veterans are eligible for four years of priority registration to be used within fifteen years of being discharged from active duty. 

Visit Our Veterans Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm (6 pm on Tuesday)  
Dr. Charles A. Kane Building  
Room 104 (First Floor) 
4800 Magnolia Avenue 
Riverside, CA 92506 
(951) 222-8607 

RCC Veterans Center

Steps to Receiving Benefits

The following steps help and guide you, as a new Veteran student, in transition to Riverside City College and reaching your educational/career goals. To avoid being dropped for non-payment, submit your RCC Veteran's Statement of Responsibility immediately after registering for courses. There are admission application deadlines to apply for RCC (See Above). Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility, or VA Benefits.
  • Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607 - Apply with the Veterans’ Affairs Office(VA) - Form 22-1990
  • Chapter 35 - Apply with the VA - Form 22-5490
    • Apply online , or
    • Obtain the 22-5490 from RCC Veterans Services.

Note : Within 2-4 weeks, the VA will send you two copies of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Bring one of the two copies to RCC Veterans Services. 

  • Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607
    • Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-1995 to RCC Veterans Services.
    • Forms can be found at https://www.va.gov/vaforms.
  • Chapter 35
    • Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-5495 to RCC Veterans Services.
    • Forms can be found at https://www.va.gov/vaforms.  
  • First-time college students, transfer students, and returning students Apply Online
  • Students may apply for Financial Aid
    • For further information, visit the Student Financial Services website or contact Student Financial Services at (951) 222-8710 
  • First-time college students and returning students will complete their Placement Survey in MyPortal for appropriate placement in Math and English classes.
  • Login to MyPortal
  • First-time college students may do an Online Orientation and First Semester Ed Plan via MyPortal
  • Activate your RCCD email account 
  • Veterans are eligible for priority registration for four years after being discharged from active duty. To obtain a priority registration date, Veterans must take a copy of their DD214, discharge papers, to RCC Veterans Services; in person or via email to veterans@rcc.edu. Staff will eligible Veterans priority registration dates - 21SUM May 3-7 and 21FAL June 1-4 starting at 8 AM
  • If you do not have a copy of your DD214, you can request yours here

Request all Official Transcripts be mailed to
Riverside City College - Incoming Transcripts 
4800 Magnolia Ave 
Riverside, CA 92506 

When applicable, electronic requests may be sent to admissionsriverside@rcc.edu

For further information concerning transcripts procedures please visit RCC transcripts website.

Note: Before your enrollment can be certified, all prior credit must be evaluated. Transcripts must be official, sealed and less than 90 days old. 
 
Transcripts Required: 

  • Military transcripts (Army, National Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) 
  • All other College or University transcripts 
  • High School transcripts for certain educational plans 

Military Transcript Request Forms*: 

* Include the RCC address on transcript requests and send your request to the address or the fax number on the form. 

TRANSFER EVALUATION SYSTEM (TES)

The Transfer Evaluation System site includes information for public view on transfer articulations including American Council on Education (ACE) for Military Articulation to Riverside City College (RCC). Although Riverside City College has made this available for public use, the database does not take the place of a counselor and proper student advising. Once you become a student at RCC, please make an appointment with a counselor to develop you Student Education Plan (SEP).  Schedule Appointment to meet with a RCC Counselor.

Check That RCC Received Transcripts 

Check via WebAdvisor (under transcripts received) to see if all transcripts have been received by the college. 

Contact RCC Veterans Services as soon as all transcripts are received via phone (951) 222-8607 or email veterans@rcc.edu.

  • Request a transcript evaluation. Once you have received confirmation that the evaluation is complete a Student Education Plan (SEP) can be created.
  • Please remember your placement survey (completed during application) must be complete and all official transcripts must be submitted for the VRC Student Education Plan (SEP) to be created.
  • Some military specialties are approved to received RCC credit for courses/trainings that occurred while in the service, make sure to speak with your VRC Counselor about this opportunity. Please submit the Credit for Prior Learning form

Apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Riverside City College Financial Aid school code 001270.

RCCD Student Email will provide you important notices from the Veterans Resource Center including certification confirmation, registration date, upcoming events, faculty correspondence, and much more. For information about activating your student email go to www.rcc.edu and log in to MyPortal.

  • For assistance choosing a program of study, you can meet with the RCC Veterans’ Academic Counselor. 
    • To schedule an appointment with the Veteran’s Counselor please contact RCC Veterans Services  via phone (951) 222-8607 or email veterans@rcc.edu, or make an appointment here. Our staff will assist with scheduling you an appointment with the VRC Counselor. 
    • Be prepared to share your VA approved intended 'Program of Study'.
    • College articulation agreements can be found at www.assist.org or
    • A list of VA approved programs is available to view at www.gibill.va.gov 
    • When registering for classes refer to your copy of the VA SEP.  Only required classes listed are payable by the VA.  
  • Students register for classes via MyPortal or EduNav on or after their assigned registration date and time (View registration dates on MyPortal)
  • Once enrolled in classes, fill out a Statement of Responsibility Form
    • This form is also available at RCC Veterans Services and must be completed by the student each semester to request benefits
    • Turning in this form immediately upon registering for classes will prevent Veterans from being dropped for non-payment
    • The SOR informs the RCC VA Certifying Officials of your intent to use benefits for the semester to process you through the VA for accurate usage of benefits.
  • Veterans Services will submit the enrollment certification to the VA for required courses only, please be mindful of your units as it will affect your benefits. 
  • At the end of every month, Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 students must call (877) 823-2378 or go to http://gibill.va.gov/resources/verify_attendance/ to verify enrollment and receive payment. 
  • Note: Chapter 33, 33-TR, and 35 do not verify enrollment but dependents may call 1-888-GIBILL-1 for certification status
  • *Students are qualified to take transfer-level Math and English or academic ESL in the first year at RCC
  • To change your program of study, you must fill out Form 22-1995 (Chapter 30, 33, 1606, and 1607) or Form 22-5495 (Chapter 35). 
  • Turn the 22-1995 or 22-5495 in to RCC Veterans Services. You will also need an updated VA SEP. In order to have one created you will need to schedule a VRC Counseling Appointment 
  • Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility, or VA Benefits.
  • Check your RCCD email!

Admission Dates and Deadlines

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

Fall Semester 2021 (August 23 - December 16)
Application Period: October 1, 2020 – October 21, 2021
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: May 17, 2021
Registration Begins: June 7, 2021
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: September 6, November 11-12, November 22-28, December 17-January 2
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Winter 2022 (January 3 – February 10)
Application Period: July 1, 2021 - January 6, 2022* (Requirements by October 7, 2021)
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: October 18, 2021
Registration Begins: November 8, 2021
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: January 1-2 and January 17
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Spring 2022 (February 14 – June 10, 2022)
Application Period: July 1, 2021 – April 21, 2022* (Requirements by November 4, 2021)
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: November 15, 2021
Registration Begins: December 6, 2021
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: February 18-21, March 31, April 11-17, and May 30
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Summer 2022 (June 20 - July 29)
Application Period: October 1, 2021 – June 23, 2022
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: April 25, 2022
Registration Begins: May 9, 2022
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: July 4, July 30 - August 21
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Fall Semester 2022 (August 22 - December 17)
Application Period: October 1, 2021 – October 20, 2022
Registration Dates Posted on MyPortal: April 25, 2022
Registration Begins: May 9, 2022
CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: September 5, November 11, November 22-27, December 18-January 2
*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day

Visit the RCC Concurrent High School Student to learn more about this opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school!

You can review our Programs, Course Catalog and Class Schedules.

Summer/Winter
Dates are only available on MyPortal

Spring 2021
Add deadline: February 26, 2021
Drop Class with Refund: February 26, 2021
Elect Pass/NoPass: March 7, 2021
Drop without a “W” (no refund): March 7, 2021
Drop with a “W”: May 14, 2021

Fall 2021
Add deadline: September. 3, 2021
Drop Class with Refund: September 3, 2021
Elect Pass/NoPass: September 5, 2021
Drop with a “W”(no refund): November 12, 2021

Please review Graduation Requirements before applying

Apply for degree or certificate for 2021 WINTER

October 16 - February 1

Apply for degree or certificate for 2021 SPRING

February 2 - April 1

Apply for degree or certificate for 2021 SUMMER

April 2 - July 15

Apply for degree or certificate for 2021 FALL

July 16 - October 15

Commencement Information emailed to applicants

May-2021
Please check your RCCD email regularly for information about the commencement ceremony.

Riverside City College Commencement Ceremony

June 11, 2021