RCC Admissions & Records

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All new students must complete and submit an application for admission:

  • Complete the Application for Admission [PDF] and mail or fax to the Admissions and Records office on either campus or
  • Complete the application for admission in the Admissions and Records office on either campus

Students who have not taken a credit class during the last three years must reapply for admission to RCC. A person who applies for admission but does not enroll in classes within one year (three consecutive terms) is required to reapply.

Request Transcripts and Official Records
Request official transcripts from your high school and previous colleges you have attended. If you received a GED you may provide us with a copy of your GED scores. Transcripts are required for students entering the Associate Degree in Nursing program or the Practical Nursing program.

At RCC, opportunities for obtaining college credits are available through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES), military service, and the police academy. It is the student’s responsibility to have official records submitted to RCC for evaluation.

Tuition payment is due by the deferred payment deadline or at the time of registration unless you have chosen to use the Nelnet Payment Plan. You may pay tuition by cash, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Financial Aid.

Tuition is required for credit courses, developmental courses, and courses being audited. Payment entitles you to use the library, bookstore, student lounge, and other facilities of the college.

Tuition Receipt and Student Class Schedule
Students get a Web Payment Confirmation and a copy of registration schedule by using myRCC.

Students must go to the business office on either campus to get a receipt when registering in person on campus. The Business Offices cannot reprint the Web Payment Confirmation. Remember to check your receipt for any errors. Make sure you are registered for the proper courses on the correct days, times, and campus locations.

Meet with a college counselor who will assist you with course selection. A current class schedule and college catalog is needed to plan your schedule. Class times and locations for both campuses are listed in the class schedule, which is available approximately two months before the beginning of each semester.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the welcome center on either campus to determine what assistance and accommodations are available for you:

Call 804-333-6740

Register for Classes
Class times and locations are listed in the class schedule. The class schedule includes instructions for registration. Check the current class schedule for dates and times of registration. Then use myRCC to register.


Students must submit an application for graduation to the Admissions and Records Office by the published due date in their myRCC account. Students should consult with their academic advisor prior to submitting the graduation application. 

Students may elect to graduate in accordance with the degree requirements as recorded in the catalog that is current at the time of their first registration or any subsequent edition, except that any catalog chosen must not be more than six years old. Students must notify the Admissions and Records Office of their catalog choice prior to applying for graduation.

  • Associate Degree Requirements
  • Certificate Requirements
  • Career Studies Certificate Requirements

Physical Education Requirements
The physical education requirements for the degree and certificate programs may be waived for veterans, and the college may substitute other credits to satisfy the total credit requirement of the veteran’s curriculum.

Second Degree or Certificate
In awarding students an additional degree or certificate, the college may grant credit for all previously completed applicable courses which are requirements of the additional degree or certificate. However, the awards must differ from one another by at least 25% of the credits.

Graduation Honors
A student who has fulfilled the requirements for graduation is eligible for graduation honors. Honors are based on overall scholastic achievements and are recorded on the student’s transcript as follows:

3.2 Cum laude (with honor)
3.5 Magna cum laude (with high honor)
3.8 Summa cum laude (with highest honor)

Outcomes and Assessments
Students may be required to complete test­ing, survey, questionnaire or other assessment activities designed to measure general educa­tion achievement and/or achievement in se­lected major areas prior to graduation, for the purpose of evaluation of academic programs. No minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation. Assessment results will remain confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of im­provement of the College.

Rappahannock Community College has one formal commencement ceremony each year for students completing curricula. All graduates are expected to participate in this formal commencement.

Duplicate Diploma Requests
To obtain a duplicate diploma, please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and submit to the Admissions and Records Office on either campus. There is a $10 fee for each duplicate diploma requested.

Details about Graduation 2023

We are pleased to announce RCC’s 51st Commencement

Class of 2023

Essex High School Auditorium
833 High School Drive
Tappahannock, VA 22560

May 11 at 5 pm and 7:30 pm

Each graduate will receive 1 vehicle pass and 4 tickets* for family and friends.

Health Science (Nursing, Practical Nursing, Paramedic)

May 10 at 6 pm

Each graduate will receive 2 vehicle passes and 10 tickets* for family and friends.

*Tickets and parking passes are required for admittance.

You must apply to graduate by following the steps in your student portal through myRCC.
Deadline to apply for graduation is March 29.

Click here for instructions.

  • Access your student email to fill out the Eventbrite invitation and register for the Commencement ceremony date you wish to attend.
  • Tickets and parking passes are required to attend the ceremony.
  • Students are required to wear a black gown and cap for the ceremony. Health Science graduates are required to wear their white robes and black cap. You can order here
  • Arrival time for the 5 pm ceremony is 4 pm. Arrival time for 7:30 pm ceremony is 6:30 pm.
  • Arrival time for the Health Science ceremony at 6 pm is 4:30 pm
  • A “live stream” will be available for the event.

If you have any additional questions, please email graduation@rappahannock.edu and your question(s) will be answered within 48 hours.

Yours Truly Photographer will be taking photos for purchase.

Contact Admissions & Records

The Admissions and Records Office admits students to RCC, registers students for classes, maintains students’ academic records, provides transcripts and ensures certification of graduation requirements.

Call: 804-333-6740
Email: records@rappahannock.edu
Text: 540-455-1735

Contact us now.

Glenns Fax: 804-758-2007

Warsaw Fax: 804-333-3197

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Admissions will be available until 6:00 pm the first week of the semester)

Financial Aid Helpline: Call 804-758-6734 for immediate financial aid assistance

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