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International Students

Rogue Community College (RCC) has been serving the people of southern Oregon for more than 40 years.

Many community members in the region received their healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing technology, education and business training at RCC.

The college takes its name from the Rogue River, which offers abundant recreational opportunities — from fishing to whitewater rafting. The Rogue Valley also is brimming with historical and cultural attractions, including the Oregon Shakespeare and Britt Music festivals, and the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts, as well as fine dining and award-winning wineries and microbreweries.

The RCC District encompasses two counties – Josephine and Jackson – and has three campuses: the Redwood Campus, located on 84-wooded acres in Grants Pass, the Riverside Campus in downtown Medford and the Table Rock Campus in White City.

Students can select from more than 80 degree and certificate programs. International students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) for three of the four quarters during the school year and be admitted to an academic or vocational program.

All courses are taught in English. A TOEFL score of at least 490 on the paper-based test, 167 on the computer-based test, or 58 on the Internet-based test, is required for admission to the college. Past academic performance and English language training are also considered.

Applying

Prospective students must pay a $200 SEVIS Form I-901 fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for the visa interview. This $200 fee can be paid online by credit card. Students who do not want to submit the Form I-901 online, may download, print and mail a PDF version of the form.

The above documentation must be completed and received in the RCC Enrollment Services Office by the application due dates listed below. Students will be notified by mail of acceptance/non-acceptance. Acceptance will be based on total academic record, English language fluency, and information provided with the application.

Application Deadlines

Summer term 2014 - May 16, 2014
Fall term 2014 - August 7, 2014
Winter term 2015 - November 14, 2014
Spring term 2015 - February 6, 2015

Financial Statement

Prospective students must provide a financial statement indicating they are capable of meeting the costs for two years of school plus room, board, and living expenses. The college does not provide health insurance; however, commercial insurance is available. Please see the Accident and Health Insurance Information in the International Student packet.

Transportation

Airport services are available into Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford with numerous links through Portland, Seattle, Eugene, and San Francisco. Bus service to the area is also available from Portland, Eugene, and San Francisco. Students must arrange for their own transportation to class. Most students purchase an automobile to use while they are here, but public transportation is available.

Housing

The college does not have dormitory facilities. Students must make their own housing arrangement. Room or apartment rentals range from $350 to $700 a month and typically have deposit fees. Host families occasionally are available. Please contact enrollspec@roguecc.edu for further information.

Faculty

RCC instructors are “caring, dedicated, professional, respectful, and supportive.” These are some of the terms RCC students and Yan Wanggraduates frequently use to describe the college’s faculty. In their own words:

  • “RCC instructors are good at providing tools and information, sharing experience and knowledge, and taking time to make sure everyone knows and understands the material.” Rafael Lozano
  • “Instructors are so giving of their time and open to requests. I am grateful for the learning experiences and relationships. Dylan Orton
  • "I was just really surprised how much I enjoyed RCC and how impressed I was with the instructors.” Eric Grace
  • "Instructors at RCC are caring, expert teachers, advocates and cheerleaders, she said. “If you want to learn more, there’s always someone who can teach you or show you where to find the answers.” Melissa Lowther
  • “The teachers encourage you to go as far as you can.” Joel Krawczyk
  • “The nursing program’s amazing. I really couldn’t have done it without the help of all the incredible instructors and my fellow students. The faculty have many years of experience and they all bring their expertise of certain areas of nursing.” Julie Townsend
  • “I haven’t had one instructor at RCC who wasn’t great,” she said. “They all have expertise and knowledge about what they’re teaching.” Charity Schattschneider