Once you have made the decision to take classes at RCCC, call or visit the Student Services Office on any campus or to apply online. Please realize it takes a minimum of two business days to process your application, depending on the date you apply. All students are expected to follow the policies and procedures of the college.
By signing or electronically completing and submitting the college application, the student accepts the responsibility to be aware of and follow codes of conduct, behavior standards and all program specific rules, policies, and procedures.
Provide official transcripts (transcripts in a sealed envelope) of your previous education. Unofficial transcripts (transcripts which have been opened or faxed) are not acceptable.
Contact the Guidance/Registrar’s office of your high school and any colleges you have attended and request they send an official transcript of your work to:
Student Services Office
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
P.O. Box 1595
Salisbury, North Carolina, 28145-1595.
An official transcript is in a sealed envelope, has an embossed seal or original signature, and is usually mailed directly to RCCC from the institution. A high school transcript will have the graduation date posted on it.
Home-school graduates should send a final transcript, verifying your graduation, as well as a copy of the letter from the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction acknowledging your home school. Correspondence/online school diplomas will be accepted if they are regionally accredited or accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Any other correspondence/online school diplomas will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
You must complete an application for admission prior to testing. Schedule an appointment to take the COMPASS placement test and the COMPUTER SKILLS INVENTORY test. Students entering a certificate program or taking a “specific course of interest” may not be required to take the placement test, but they will be expected to meet all course prerequisites.
You may be exempt from testing if you:
- Have transferable college credits in Computers, English and Math completed within the last ten years
- Made a score of 500 or higher on the math, reading, and writing portions of the SAT within the last five years
- Made a score of 18 or higher on the English portion, 21 or higher on the reading portion, and 22 or higher on the math portion of the ACT within the last five years
- Have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher within the last ten years.
Special accommodations for placement testing due to a disability can be made with Disability Services prior to scheduling a placement test date. This exemption does not apply to applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, and Radiography programs.
4. New Student Orientation
Students are encouraged to complete the Orientation to RCCC (either online or in person).
Register for the New Student Orientation.
For more information email Student Services.
5. Register for Classes
Use WebAdvisor to self-register for classes or come to a scheduled WebAdvisor Support Session if you need assistance. Please visit our Registration Information web page for registration details and dates.