Student Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a program designed to help students in transfer degree programs who are income eligible, first generation and/or have a documented disability successfully navigate the college environment. Through individualized planning, active participation, and peer support, program participants are exposed to skills and strategies to increase college persistence and graduation rates. Support services are available free of charge and include:

  • Personal and Academic Counseling
  • Academic and Financial Literacy Skills Development
  • Career Counseling
  • Academic Support (tutoring)
  • Transfer Guidance
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Guidance and Assistance
  • Cultural Exposure

SSS is a TRIO grant program funded by the United States Department of Education and hosted by RCC’s Office of Student Development to advance its purpose of supporting student success. Students who are interested in applying for the TRIO program should call 804-333-6736 on the Warsaw campus or 804-758-6747 on the Glenns campus or email for more information.

Success Coaches

The Chancellor’s College Success Coach Initiative is designed to serve Pell eligible and first generation college students. Coaches encourage academic persistence and achievement of benchmarks leading to success in college. The initiative, Success Achievers at RCC, employs student services professionals who provide participants with needed encouragement, connection to resources, and collaboration with faculty to assist students to achieve their goal of earning a degree or certificate. Coaches are located at the Glenns and Warsaw campuses, but are available to serve students at all locations. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Virginia Community College System. For more information call 804-333-6730.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services are available to students enrolled in credit courses at RCC. Students who are experiencing academic difficulty may request tutoring by completing an online request or request a tutor through the Student Development office. Student development staff will evaluate a student’s course grades and attendance, previous efforts to obtain assistance from the course instructor and available online resources, and the availability of tutors who have the skills and training to provide assistance. Contact the Student Development Office for more information at 804-758-6730.

Online Tutoring

RCC students have online access to tutoring services through Brainfuse. Students will be guided by online tutors in Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Math, or English 111 & 112. For more information on Brainfuse, please contact Lorraine A. Justice, Director of Student Support Services in the Student Development Office at 804-333-6737.

Testing Services

College testing services are offered in the testing centers at the Glenns and Warsaw campus, and the King George site during regularly scheduled hours; hours for each location are posted on the college website. Testing Centers may be used for faculty-assigned make-up tests, proctored activities for distance learning, hybrid courses, placement and other college affiliated assessment testing.

Please refer to the RCC Testing Center website for more information about the testing centers’ hours of operation, policies and procedures.

Career Services

The Office of Career & Transition Services provide support to RCC students in a number of ways and will work with students to:

  • Clarify interests and develop career goals
  • Create short-term or long-term educational plans to achieve career goals
  • Develop cover letters and resumes that sell your skills
  • Polish your interview skills to create a professional image

Career Services also provides exploration tools that will match your skills and interests to a number of potential careers. A variety of online resources are available to students, including the Virginia Wizard.
To work with a career coach please call 804-333-6735 in Warsaw, or 804-758-6739 in Glenns.

Last modified on 09-11-2019