CATALOG: Admission of High School and Home School Students

Admission of High School and Home School Students

Based on the guidelines developed and approved by the State Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System, RCC provides opportunities for qualified high school junior and senior level students to enroll in credit courses on an RCC campus. Although the enrollment of high school students has the potential to enrich their academic program, it is not meant to substitute for their traditional high school or home school experience. Therefore, RCC has developed the following admission and registration procedures to assist these students in meeting their educational goals.

High School Students must:

  • Submit an online RCC application for admission.
  • Submit the signed parent permission form from the online application to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Take the Virginia Placement Test (English and math) and earn qualifying scores or qualify with other placement criteria.
  • Submit a completed High School Permission Form each semester, signed by the high school principal, to the admissions and records office. Permission forms are available from the Admissions and Records Office or from the high school counseling office. The High School Permission Form includes course registration. (A completed and signed High School Permission Form is required each semester when registering for classes.)
  • Meet with the college recruiter to review test scores and for course approval.

 

Home School Student must:

  • Meet with a new student advisor to discuss tentative plans concerning enrollment in college courses.
  • Provide a current copy of a signed home school agreement between the appropriate school system and the authorizing parent or guardian to the Admissions and Records Office prior to registering for classes.
  • Submit an online RCC application for admission.
  • Submit the signed parent permission form from the online application to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Take the Virginia Placement Test (English and math) and earn qualifying scores or qualify with other placement criteria.
  • Meet with an advisor to review test scores and for course approval.
  • Register for classes.
  • Home school students must meet with a counselor prior to each subsequent semester for course approval.

RCC reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to an applicant when such action is in the best interest of the college and/or the applicant. RCC also reserves the right to limit the number and type of courses a student may take if they do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Because RCC strives to maintain a mature academic environment, high school/home school students admitted under the special provisions will be subject to all rules, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct described in the RCC Catalog & Student Handbook. High school students must be in good academic and behavioral standing in high school in order to be considered for admission to the college. High school/homeschool students need to recognize that college courses may contain mature topics and content.

 


Last modified on 08-26-2019