The RCC Admission Process
Rockingham Community College has an open door admission policy for persons 18 years of age and older with a high school diploma or its equivalency. This means that any person who is able to profit from further formal education will be served by the college. Rockingham Community College will admit high school students or students under the age of 18 who meet specific program requirements.
Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process. Check out our Registration Guide, for more information on semester dates and deadlines.
Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.
Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.
Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements.
Appointments are not necessary, we are happy to meet with you anytime during our business hours.
We offer Counseling and advising services to help students decide which programs best serve their needs and objectives in life.
RCC requires placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and computer skills. The placement tests have no bearing on your acceptance to RCC. The tests are used to determine your appropriate starting point in courses at RCC. Previous college coursework, ACT test scores, or SAT test scores may waive one or all placement tests.
For detailed information on the placement tests, please visit our Placement Testing Page.
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