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Ready to take the next step toward a college education or a new career? Our friendly staff will help you determine your educational path, guide you through the steps to apply, complete a financial aid application, and register for classes.

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.

Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

Admissions information for students seeking to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate

Health Science Admissions

Admissions information for health certifications such as Nurse Aide I, EMT-Initial, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Short-term job training courses that give you the skills you need to enter the workforce, start a career, and enhance your skills.

College Credit for High School Students

Information about Career and College Promise and the Rockingham Early College High School. Earn college credit while in high school!

High School Equivalency and ESL

Learn more about the High School Equivalency Diploma (GED/HiSET) and the ESL program through College and Career Readiness (CCR).

Visiting Students (Special Credit)

Information for students from other colleges seeking to take classes at RCC to transfer back to their home institution.

Important Information

Admission Dates and Deadlines

It is very important to complete the RCC admissions process as soon as you are able. The deadlines listed below are not application deadlines but, a date by which you must complete an RCC application, meet with an admissions officer, complete your FAFSA, and attend New Student Orientation.

Please visit the Apply now page to complete begin the application process. You may also call 336-698-5562, and we will help you get started.

Summer 2023
  • Contact us today! We have limited courses beginning June 21, 2023.
Fall 2023
  • July 31, 2023
Spring 2024
  • November 15, 2023.
International Students

RCC welcomes students from all countries, however we are unable to issue Student Visas (F1 Visa). Any international student who resides in North Carolina, and does not require an F1 visa, is encouraged to complete an RCC application found here. Visit our Apply Now page to get started.

Placement Testing

RCC requires all curriculum students to take placement tests, however 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. Official high school or college transcripts may waive one or all placement tests.

For detailed information please visit our Placement Testing page.

Visiting Students (Special Credit)

RCC is glad to serve students from other colleges and universities. The application process is no different than for our degree seeking students. High school transcripts are not necessarily required, however official college transcripts will be required if the student wishes to take math, English, or the second part of sequential courses.

RCC will enroll visiting students in any course where course prerequisites have been met. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure RCC courses meet program requirements for their home institution. Federal financial aid is not awarded to visiting students.

Please visit our Apply Now page to get started.

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Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)