Why start at Rockingham Community College?
Whether you grew up in Rockingham County or you are new to the area, you will find that our campus is beautifully situated on rolling hills and within picturesque forests. You belong at Rockingham Community College, and it would be our honor to guide you on your chosen educational path.
Our renowned faculty have already helped thousands of young and older students to prepare for and thrive on life’s journey. Whether you want to transfer to a 4-year university, develop a new skill, or become more economically independent, come discover all that RCC offers – everything from short-term credentials to associate degrees.
Today is your day to “Start Local… and Go Far!
Here are some things for you to work on before you are able to register for classes:
- Apply for NC Residency
- Complete the admissions application
- Come in to meet with an admissions counselor on January 2. You must bring your high school transcript and any other college transcripts for quicker enrollment. Send transcripts to: email@example.com
A Rockingham Community College education is not expensive, and over 75% of our students receive money through some sort of financial assistance that helps pay some of the costs. Let us help you discover what you may qualify for.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for possible grants and other financial assistance to help you pay for college.
- Complete the RCC admissions process at this link. (You must apply for admission before receiving financial aid!)
- The FAFSA application will ask you for our school code. RCC’s school code is 002958.
- When RCC’s Financial Aid Office receives a copy of your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education, the College may send you a letter requesting any additional information needed to process your file. Once all documents are received, your financial aid file will be reviewed for a possible award.
- If it is determined that you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter along with several other important documents about your financial aid package. Carefully read all materials!
- You can call (336.342.4261 Ext. 2203) or visit the Financial Aid Office in RCC’s Whitcomb Student Center if you have any questions.
- If your financial aid money will come in after the tuition payment deadline, set up a payment plan online. Visit the Cashier’s Office webpage Installment Payment Plan section for more information.
If you are a current student and have not yet registered for your classes or you need to change something, you should meet with your assigned academic advisor. If you are a new student, you will attend a New Student Orientation, during which an advisor will help you develop your schedule and register for your courses.
The deadline to pay for tuition and fees will be here before you know it, so please develop a plan for how you will pay now. There are several options:
- Financial Aid – see instructions above
- Pay the entire amount at once – once you register, you can pay online in “Self-Service” or come to our Cashier’s Office located on-campus in the Administrative Building.
- Set up a payment plan
5. Finally, plan for how you will purchase your textbooks.
Be successful in your courses and be ready on day 1… purchase your textbooks! The RCC Bookstore is located in the Whitcomb Student Center. Visit the Textbook Lookup to see what books you will need for class.
Your story begins now.
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.
Admissions information for students seeking to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate
Admissions information for health certifications such as Nurse Aide I, EMT-Initial, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy.
Short-term job training courses that give you the skills you need to enter the workforce, start a career, and enhance your skills.
Information about Career and College Promise and the Rockingham Early College High School. Earn college credit while in high school!
Learn more about the High School Equivalency Diploma (GED/HiSET) and the ESL program through College and Career Readiness (CCR).
Information for students from other colleges seeking to take classes at RCC to transfer back to their home institution.
Start local. Go far.