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International Orientation

Welcome to RCC!

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! Be sure to check Applying for an F1 Visa and Housing for International Students pages to ensure that you are completing all the requirements necessary prior to your arrival.

International Student Services hosts International Orientation for all new international students approximately 1 week prior to the start of classes (the start date on your I-20). Attendance is mandatory for all new students!  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough time to apply for an F1 visa and arrive to the College to attend International Orientation.

Start dates for the semester are not flexible and students MUST report to the College by the first week of classes.

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New International Student Orientation


Spring 2019 International Orientation

Monday January 14, 2019

Placement Testing & Class Registration

For Students Needing Testing Only

All new RCC students are required to do Math and English placement testing prior to registering for classes. Some exemptions are available.

Dates are available for testing prior to January 14. Please make sure to look at the testing schedule. January 14 has been set aside for any international students who cannot test prior to this date.  It is encouraged to test prior to January 14 if you can, as this will allow you to register for classes earlier.

Please be sure to check out our testing resource page to help prepare yourself for the placement exams.

Testing can take about 3 hours to complete. Make sure to bring pencil/pen and photo ID (passport).

An optional tour of campus will be offered prior to testing on January 14. Please see below for check-in times.



9:00 am

International Student Services
Admissions Office, Technology Center

9:30 am

Room 8371
Third Floor, Technology Center

After Testing

Meet with Adviser and Register for Classes*
*Not all students may be able to register right after testing. Registration depends on your placement testing being reviewed and graded.

After testing is complete, you should be able to meet with an adviser for class registration.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

International Student Orientation & Registration

All New International Students Must Report

Placement testing is required prior to attending orientation.

If you are already in the country and plan to attend a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) day prior to this date, you must still come for International Orientation in the morning on January 15.


9:00 am Check-In & Breakfast
Student Union Building
Room 3217
9:30 am - 12pm

International Student Orientation
Required for all new international students

noon - 12:45 pm Lunch
1pm - 2pm

Testing and/or Advisement and Class Registration*
*Only for those still needing, more time will be needed to complete


Saturday January 19, 2019

First Day of Classes

Monday January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Campus Closed

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