Admissions

The Admissions and Records team at Rappahannock Community College is here make your transition to college life an easy one. We can help get your application started, and we will work with you to enroll you in the RCC program of your choice:

Apply for Admission

All new students must complete and submit an application for admission. To apply do one of the following:

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.

Take the RCC Placement Test

RCC offers the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), a VCCS approved placement test that provides consistent and reliable assessment results for students applying to enroll in associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs and in courses that require an English or math prerequisite. This test is designed to help place students into appropriate courses needed to ensure student success.

The test has two parts, English and math. The English part of the test consists of an essay and 30 multiple choice questions. The math part of the test consists of questions and multiple choice answers. An online calculator is provided. Students are encouraged to use the review materials and take the practice tests first to prepare and do as well as possible.

Allow approximately two to three hours for each part of the test. You are allowed and encouraged to take a break in-between tests to ensure that you do your best work. Students may contact Student Development (804-758-6730) or call 855-557-5308 to schedule an appointment for testing. There is a $5 fee to take the placement test.

For information on alternative placement test option please see the placement policy in the Catalog. All test scores are valid for 2 years.

Select Classes and Make a Schedule

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:

  • Glenns Campus Welcome Center: 804-758-6730 or 800-836-9381
  • Warsaw Campus Welcome Center: 804-333-6732 or 800-836-9379

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.

Make your payment

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

RCC’s New Math Program

Beginning Fall 2017, new math courses with new numbers will be offered at RCC. These new math courses are designed to better prepare you for your transfer or for your career. All RCC students enrolled in math classes that are not Dual Enrollment will be affected.

What you need to know:

1. Any previous math courses you have completed will still count toward your degree.

2. Developmental Math will not change.

3. If you failed MTH 158 and/or MTH 170 and need to retake them, you will need to take them summer or fall 2017. They will not be offered after fall 2017 semester.

Former Math Course New Equivalent Math Course
MTH 141 Business Math Being Replaced Spring 2018
MTH 146 Elementary Statistics MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning
MTH 158 College Algebra Not being replaced
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning
MTH 163 Precalculus I MTH 161 Precalculus I
MTH 164 MTH 162 Precalculus II
MTH 170 Contemporary Mathematics Not being replaced
MTH 173 Calculus I MTH 263 Calculus I
MTH 174 Calculus II MTH 264 Calculus II
MTH 240 Statistics MTH 245 Statistics
MTH 270 Applied Calculus MTH 261 Applied Calculus

4. What math course(s) should I take?

a. If you plan on going into a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) you should take Precalculus I and II and we recommend Calculus I and II

b. If you plan to study Business Administration you will either need MTH 161 and MTH 261 or MTH 154 or 161 and MTH 245. You should check with your transfer institution.

c. If you are studying in non – STEM areas you should take MTH 154 and MTH 245 or MTH 155. Consult with your prospective transfer school and your advisor.

Contact the Admissions and Records Team

The Admissions and Records Office is here to admit students, register students for classes, maintaining students’ academic records, providing transcripts and ensuring certification of graduation requirements. Please give us a call if we can help you with any of those tasks.

  • Glenns: 804-758-6740; 804-758-6742 |  Fax: 804-758-6830
  • Warsaw: 804-333-6740; 804-333-6742 |  Fax: 804-333-6836
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.