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Show or Hide answer Do I need to apply for admission and how do I do that?

Only applicants who want to enter a degree or certificate program (called matriculation) must apply for admission. [go here to apply] Not sure if you need to matriculate? See the FAQ about who should matriculate and why.

Show or Hide answer What is matriculation and should I matriculate?

Matriculates are:

  • All students who are seeking a degree or certificate
  • All full-time students (12 credits or more)
  • All students who wish to be considered for financial aid (Please see eligibility requirements in the Financial Aid section)


Only matriculated students may:

  • Enroll full-time or part-time (Part-time students are required to be advised in the Academic Advisement Center upon completion of 6 credits excluding ESL).
  • Apply for financial aid of any type
  • Apply for any of the various scholarships available
  • Be assigned an academic advisor
  • Be awarded a degree or certificate
    • To register for classes as a non-matriculating student go here.
Show or Hide answer Is there a fee for applying for admission?
Yes. Non-refundable fees are:
  1. New Applicants: $30
  2. Re-applying/re-admitting: $5
Show or Hide answer Do I have to be a full-time student?

No.

Students may attend full-time (12 credits or more) or part-time.

Show or Hide answer Can anyone use the Online Application?

No. The following applicants must apply using a paper application:

  1. Early Admissions candidates
  2. High School Program candidates
Show or Hide answer What degrees and certificates does RCC offer?

Degrees and Certificates:

Degree and certificate listing

Show or Hide answer I would like information about Evening and Weekend Programs

Evening and Weekend Programs:

Evening and Weekend Programs

Show or Hide answer I'm interested in programs for high school students.

Programs for high school students:

high school programs

Show or Hide answer I'd like information about the Honors Program

Sam Draper Honors Program:

Honors Program

Show or Hide answer How do I transfer into RCC?

Transfer into Rockland Community College:

Transfer into RCC

Show or Hide answer I would like information about International Student Services

International Student Services:

International Student Services

Show or Hide answer Does RCC have online courses?

Yes we do. Read more about it here:

Online Learning

Show or Hide answer Can I transfer from RCC to other colleges and universities?

Yes you can. Read about transferring from RCC to other colleges and universities here:

Transfer Services

Show or Hide answer I would like more information about the Nursing Program

Learn more about our Nursing Program here:

Nursing Program

Show or Hide answer I would like more information about the Automotive Technology Program

Learn more about the Automotive Technology Program here:

Automotive Technology Program

Show or Hide answer What services does RCC have available for Veterans?

Learn more about services for Veterans and their families here:

Veterans Affairs at RCC

Show or Hide answer Can I study in another country with RCC?

Yes you can. Read about our Study Abroad services here:

More information

Show or Hide answer What is Continuing Education and is it right for me?

Learn more about Continuing Education here:

Continuing Education

Show or Hide answer I will be graduating in June, can I apply for RCC now??

Yes

Any graduating senior can apply in their senior year.

Show or Hide answer How do I register for summer classes?

Summer registration:
If you cannot come in person during business hours, we prefer that you email all completed & signed paperwork with picture ID and any unofficial transcripts to records@sunyrockland.edu.

If neither of these options are possible, you may:

  • Fax your completed documents to 845-574-4499 along with a photo ID
  • Have a parent or another trusted person bring your documents along with a signed letter from you identifying them and giving your permission to have them complete the registration on your behalf. They must also bring a photo ID.

Go here for complete instructions and forms:

http://www.sunyrockland.edu/admissions/admissions-info/summer-at-rcc

Show or Hide answer How can I find out what is taught in a particular course?

Read: Course Descriptions

Show or Hide answer I would like information about the LPN to RN pathway

Find out about the LPN to RN pathway here: LPN to RN

Show or Hide answer Where can I find a COURSE DESCRIPTION?

Course Descriptions here

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