Start strong. Stay strong. Finish strong. Choose RCC!

Rappahannock Community College is enrolling! Funding has never been more available, and our aid options can pave the way to a debt-free college experience. 

Affordable education, flexible schedules, rolling admissions, and a variety of education and career pathways, help you start strong, stay strong and finish strong at RCC.

Interested in Skills and Training options? Click here.

Are you a dual enrollment student or want more information? Click here.

Questions? Email us at advisor@rappahannock.edu

  1. Apply to RCC! Click here.
  2. Activate your student account (once you’ve received your acceptance letter) through the myRCC portal on the homepage of rappahannock.edu. Login using your student username (listed at the top of your acceptance letter) and password to activate. If you have any issues, contact our help desk here.
  3. Setup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure your account. Accessing your myRCC account requires a two-step verification process. Enter your username and password plus a second method to verify your identity. Click here for more information
  4. Apply for Financial Aid at FAFSA and enter RCC’s code 009160. Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) determines your eligibility for financial aid and grants. Once you complete the FAFSA you will be able to check your Financial Aid status in your Student Center found in SIS. For more information click here
  5. Find out where to start in Math and English. Complete the Virginia Community College Enrollment Survey here. For more information about direct enrollment and self-placement, click here. (If you are enrolling in RCC classes for the first time in Summer 2022, please contact advisor@rappahannock.edu or call (804)333-6730 to schedule an appointment with a college navigator.)
  6. Schedule an appointment with your personal college navigator. You can access Navigate on the myRCC student portal, where you can schedule an appointment. You can also self-schedule an appointment with the navigator indicated in your acceptance letter.  If you have difficulty scheduling your appointment, email advisor@rappahannock.edu or call (804)333-6730.
  7. Complete the New Student Orientation (NSO) online here.  Set up a personal account to access the New Student Orientation (NSO); the Online Learning Orientation (OLO); and a variety of student success workshops. We recommend you complete the NSO prior to meeting with your college navigator.
  8. Pay for your classes. You can pay online by logging into myRCC and accessing the Student Information System (SIS). Payment plans and financial aid are available. 
  9. Connect with campus resources. RCC has significant academic, financial, and community-based resources for students. You can also visit our Financial Aid page here. Feel free to discuss any with your college navigator.

ADA Accommodations: Did you receive accommodations in high school or do you have a documented disability? Please email adaaccommodations@rappahannock.edu to schedule a meeting with an accommodations coordinator. 

Student Support Services (SSS): This program is designed to help students who are income eligible, first generation, and/or have a documented disability successfully navigate college. Find out more by clicking here. Email Lorraine Justice at ljustice@rappahannock.edu for more information.

Laptop Loaner Program: Students requiring a laptop rental should email library@rappahannock.edu. Please email using your VCCS email address and let them know the semester for which you would like a rental.

New Student Orientation: If you are a new or prospective student at RCC, please go here to set up a personal account for online, self-paced orientations. Once you have set up an account, you will have access to New Student Orientation (NSO), Online Learning Orientation (OLO), and Student Success Workshops (also known as Student Lingo).

CircleIn is a peer network where you can collaborate with classmates. To get signed up follow the following instructions for more information on how to get connected click here.

Brainfuse, on the MyRCC portal, offers live tutoring help. There are many subjects and topics available. If you don’t want live help, you can send a question and receive an answer to your email. You can also send your paper to writing experts to proofread. Make sure you leave enough time before the due date for revisions! 

Infobase, on the MyRCC portal, is an online technology training and professional development tool for students and educators. Infobase Learning Cloud supplies a wide variety of training, more than 1,600 courses, including 100,000 videos across 50+ topics. Some helpful videos include how to use canvas, how to succeed as an online student, and effective note-taking tips for students. 

Click here for information on financial aid resources.

Single Stop: If you are concerned about being able to support yourself financially while in college, screen for benefits here. Single Stop is a tool that helps connect you to state and local resources you may need. After completing the screening, your personal college navigator can discuss resources and support with you.

RCC Scholarships: Scholarships can be combined with federal and state financial aid or used alone to cover the cost of RCC tuition and fees. The average scholarship amount is $1561, which represents approximately 30% of full-time tuition and fees and even more if you attend part-time. For more information regarding RCC Scholarships click here.

Food Pantry: Have you ever experienced food insecurity? The Squall’s Stall, RCC’s Food Pantry is here to help. Email FoodPantry@rappahannock.edu with your name, phone number, student ID number, the number of people in your household, and whether there any food allergies. Also, let us know which campus you would like to pick up from — Glenns or Warsaw. Someone from the Squall Stall will contact you to arrange your pickup time.

Bay Transit is a local nonprofit community transit service serving Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland County.  RCC students ride for free. For more information click here.

Great Expectations: The transition from high school to the world or college can be especially challenging for foster youth. The Great Expectations program provides financial resources and academic support for students affiliated with the Virginia Foster Care System. For more information speak with your college navigator found here.

Mental Health Support: Timely Care is a virtual telehealth with a counselor. To access TimelyCare, you can go to timelycare.com/vccs and register with your name and school email address. Available services are TalkNow (24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk to at anytime from anywhere); Scheduled Counseling options to speak with a licensed counselor; weekly guided meditation and yoga group sessions—all at NO Cost.  Watch the video or check out the pdf.

 

 

 

Start strong, stay strong, finish strong at RCC!

Questions? Call 804-333-6730