Registration underway for summer classes beginning on May 23, 2016 and fall classes beginning on August 15, 2016
SALISBURY, N.C. — Registration for summer and fall classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is now underway. The College has made significant changes to registration and course schedules to better accommodate students. For instance, expanded summer course offerings give all students a great opportunity to complete their educational goals and college classes.
Many online courses are being offered, making it more convenient for students to enroll and take courses from any location. Students who are planning to graduate from high school this spring can get a jump start on college, whether they are attending Rowan-Cabarrus or another higher education institution.
“Summer classes are a great way to earn some credit and stay in the mode of studying. While these classes tend to be more intense than traditional semester long courses due to the shortened timeframe, it allows students to be more focused rather than trying to balance a full load of classes. Most of our summer students take one or two courses and find they enjoy the less formal atmosphere of summer classes,” said Dr. Michael Quillen, vice president of the College’s academic programs.
Summer courses run four weeks or eight weeks beginning on May 23 and then again on June 21.
Additionally, anyone interested in taking classes this fall should begin the application and registration process now.
“Make sure you can secure your preferred class schedule by registering early,” said Quillen. “Rowan-Cabarrus has small classes with student-focused faculty at an affordable price tag. The College also has multiple convenient campus locations and many online classes.”
The College is an affordable option with credits costing only $76 per credit hour – meaning that the cost of the tuition for one semester is a little over $1,000. Enrolling at Rowan-Cabarrus has never been easier; students may apply online at www.rccc.edu/apply2016.
For many, it is increasingly difficult to figure out how to afford the cost of a college degree. Today, the rising costs of a college education present barriers to even middle-class families.
“Did you know that many of our students receive a high- quality education at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and then transfer on to any state university in North Carolina as a junior? The cost savings in tuition, fees, textbooks, and room and board is significant,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the College.
Approximately half of all Rowan-Cabarrus students intend to transfer on to a four-year college or university. Top state institutions like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina – Charlotte, are accepting many of Rowan-Cabarrus transfer students each year.
While the transfer process was once arduous, students can now transfer from Rowan-Cabarrus virtually seamlessly, thanks to a newly revised state-wide transfer agreement that streamlines and clarifies the process.
Long gone are the days where the only path to a four-year degree was to go directly to a university. In fact, nearly half of all students graduating with a four-year degree in the 2013-14 school year had some experience within a two-year institution. High-quality and affordably priced classes are persuading more students to begin their quest for a bachelor’s degree at a community college.
“We have small classes. Our 18:1 faculty-student ratio means that our instructors, educated with a minimum of a master’s degree, can give each student the individual attention they deserve,” said Quillen.
Further, Rowan-Cabarrus faculty are focused on their students and teaching classes – and they do it quite well.
“I really believe the College can help most people in our community,” said Tereysha Robles, 2015-2016 Student Government Association president. “I encourage you to check out the small classes, flexible schedules and affordable tuition, as they are only part of what makes Rowan-Cabarrus great. The culture here really pushes you to succeed by helping you meet your personal, academic and career goals.”
For new students, financial aid assistance through the federal government takes time to process, so prospective students should act as soon as possible if they’re planning to utilize this assistance.
For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu/apply2016 or call 704-216-RCCC (7222). The College is currently accepting applications for summer 2016 and fall 2016 terms. Registration is now underway for summer classes beginning on May 23, 2016 and fall classes beginning on August 15, 2016.