Adding, Dropping or Auditing

Addition of a Course

After a session has begun, students may add a class or change class sections according to the semester calendar published in the online class schedule. Students can add classes online via myRCC or submit an add form to the Admissions and Records Office during the published add period. Students are responsible for ensuring that they add classes by the published deadline. Students cannot add a new class or change sections after the published deadline.

Dropping a Course with a Refund
Students will receive a refund for classes dropped through the drop deadline published in the online class schedule. Students should refer to the schedule as varying session lengths are offered in any given semester. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the published drop deadline for the session.

Dropping a course means officially canceling the registration for a course on or before the published drop deadline and allows for a tuition refund. Registration in the course will not appear on the student’s transcript, and the student will not receive a grade for the course.

Students shall be eligible for a refund only for those credit hours dropped during the drop period. An official drop for students becomes effective if the student drops online by the published deadline or on the date that the completed and signed drop form is received by the Admissions and Records Office, not the date of the last class attended, unless the two days coincide. If a class is canceled, tuition for that course will be refunded in full. Students are responsible for ensuring that they either drop online or submit drop forms to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.

For tuition payments made on campus, refund checks are mailed from the Tuition Management System (TMS) approximately two weeks after the drop deadline.

For payments made online via RCC’s website, refunds will be issued back to the credit card used for the online payment. Tuition refunds will not be authorized after the refund date.

More information on refund options is available on the RCC website.

Note: Financial aid recipients who totally withdraw from college before 60 percent of the semester is completed fall under a return of Title IV funds procedure. Funds will be refunded according to U.S. Department of Education regulations. Funds may be refunded to a financial aid grantor. Course load reductions may reduce the amount of financial aid awarded. The financial aid office should be contacted for further details.

Auditing a Course
Students may register for a course on an audit basis, in which case they are exempt from taking the course examinations. Students requesting to audit a course must register, pay regular tuition and fees, and complete the audit form. The audit form must be approved by the course instructor and academic dean.

Changes from audit to credit or credit to audit must be made by the last date to add/drop for the session. These dates are published in the Academic Calendar each semester.

Audited courses carry no credit and do not count as part of the student’s course load. Students desiring to earn credit for a previously audited course must re-enroll in the course for credit and pay regular tuition and fees to earn a grade other than “X.” Advanced standing credit will not be awarded for a previously audited course.


Last modified on 08-26-2019