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RCC 2021-22 Catalog

Admissions and Registration

Admissions Policy

Students 18 years and older may be admitted to RCC. Students under the age of 18 who have graduated from high school or completed a GED® may be admitted. For enrollment under 18 years old, see page 8 "Underage Enrollment."

Questions may be directed to the Transition Specialists at recruitment@roguecc.edu.

Enrollment Limitations

The college may restrict enrollment in a class or program due to limited space, staff or equipment. Enrollment also is limited for some programs or classes due to special admission requirements such as minimum age, safety issues or criminal background.


Limited Entry Programs

Apprenticeship, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Dental Assistant, Human Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Paramedicine, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing have their own applications and admissions requirements. Enrollment is limited and admission is not guaranteed. See the "Programs of Study" section of this catalog for specific requirements and contact information. NOTE: Some health care programs require students to submit verification of certain immunizations and medical tests.

NOTE: Some health care programs require students to submit verification of certain immunizations and medical tests.


International Admissions

RCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. International admission applications are available online: www.roguecc.edu/start.

  • All applicants must be proficient in the English language with a score of 490 or greater on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or ELS proficiency level 109, or equivalent.
  • International students are required to go through the placement process and attend orientation.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and successfully complete 12 or more credits each term to remain in good standing with the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Apply for Admissions (www.roguecc.edu/Admissions).
Write down your RCC Student ID number and password you just created. Log in to your myRogue account (www.roguecc.edu/myRogue). myRogue is where most of your college business will take place.

Determine how you will pay for school.
Complete your FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) or
Complete your ORSAA (www.oregonstudentaid.gov).
To follow your financial aid status, log in to myRogue and click on “Financial Aid Status.”
Need assistance? Call TRiO-ROC for help with your FAFSA. 541-956-7097

The Placement Process (www.roguecc.edu/placement-process).
All new RCC students must complete the placement process before registering for classes. This requirement may be completed based on college transcripts, placement test results from another college, qualifying SAT/ACT scores, a placement assessment and more. Contact recruitment@roguecc.edu for more information.

Register for Classes (www.roguecc.edu/schedule).
Registration assistance is available during our Advising and Registration Clinics (ARCs)(www.roguecc.edu/ARC) where you'll meet with an advisor and register for classes.

Complete New Student Orientation (NSO). (roguecc.goorientation.com)
You must complete the NSO before you begin classes. The NSO is designed to give you tools for success at RCC including information about RCC, paying for classes, and student support services.

For more information

Financial Aid and Paying for College: www.roguecc.edu/financialaid
TRiO: www.roguecc.edu/TRiO
Admissions: www.roguecc.edu/admissions
The Placement Process: www.roguecc.edu/placement-process
Advising and Registration: www.roguecc.edu/advising
New Student Orientation: roguecc.goorientation.com/

Students will be notified of their admission status by mail after all of the application materials are received and verified. For more information about the international student admission process, contact the Transition Specialists at recruitment@roguecc.edu.


Underage Enrollment - standards for credit classes

www.roguecc.edu/admissions/

Prospective students under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or completed a GED® must meet additional criteria for acceptance. The college reserves the right to approve or deny the request for enrollment by underage students.


First Term Course Placement

www.roguecc.edu/placement-process

The Placement Process is designed to enable a student with the assistance of RCC staff to determine the most appropriate class to match each student's academic skill level.

Students who plan to enroll in any course with a prerequisite or intend to pursue a degree or certificate, must participate in the placement process. Many RCC credit-courses have prerequisites for a certain level of math, reading, and writing competency. Knowing which courses are best for you is important and will save you time, money, and frustration. RCC has multiple ways for you to be placed into your first term of classes that best fit your current skills.

The Placement Process may be met based on any of the following conditions:

  • An official or unofficial college transcript with successfully completed college-level reading and math classes.
  • High School cumulative GPA, Senior English course grade, and highest high school math course and grade within the last two (2) years.
  • SAT or ACT scores within the last five (5) years.
  • GED test scores within the last five (5) years.
  • Placement Assessment results from another college.
  • AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) scores.
  • Placement Assessment (www.roguecc.edu/PlacementAssessment).

For more information about your placement process options, contact the Transition Specialists at recruitment@roguecc.edu.

Placement Assessment

www.roguecc.edu/placement-process

If you are unable to be placed using the multiple options, RCC provides a placement assessment called Accuplacer NextGen. Students take an untimed, user-friendly computerized assessment. RCC offers a free placement assessment at any of the three campuses: Riverside Campus (Medford), Redwood Campus (Grants Pass), and Table Rock (White City).

To request a placement test with accommodations due to a disability, contact Access and Disability Resources:

  • Redwood Campus, 541-956-7337, or Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711.
  • Riverside Campus, 541-956-7337, or Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711.

The following classes have no prerequisites and do not require a placement process or test:

  • ART115 Basic Design (Composition)
  • ART116 Basic Design (Color Theory)
  • ART120 Introduction to Digital Art
  • ART131 Introduction to Drawing (Value)
  • ART132 Introduction to Drawing (Line)
  • ART133 Introduction to Drawing (Mixed Media)
  • ART222 Graphic Design (Typography)
  • ART234 Figure Drawing I
  • ART237 Illustration (Black and White Media)
  • ART238 Illustration (Color Media)
  • ART239 Illustration (Perspective)
  • ART253 Ceramics I
  • ART257 Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
  • ART276 Sculpture
  • ART281 Painting I
  • ART287 Aqueous Media/Airbrush I
  • ART294 Watercolor I
  • CIS60 PC Basics I (Introductory computer class)
  • HE112 Emergency First Aid
  • HE261 CPR/Basic Life Support Provider
  • MUS131 Class Piano I
  • MUS135 Beginning Hand Drums
  • MUS137 Group Guitar – Beginning
  • PE185 Physical Education (activity course)
  • TA141 Fundamentals of Acting
  • TA144 Improvisational Theater

NOTE: Students receiving financial aid are limited to taking the required and elective courses in the graduation guide for their declared major.


Transfer Credits

RCC accepts 100-level and above lower-division collegiate courses from regionally accredited colleges when they meet the following transfer credit acceptance criteria:

  • Are graded C- or better.
  • Apply to an RCC program.
  • Have credit/contact hours, curriculum and outcomes that are equivalent to courses offered at RCC, are graded on a similar basis and taught by qualified professionals.
  • Meet the above criteria or are otherwise deemed appropriate substitutions for RCC courses.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Evaluation of transfer credit may take up to six weeks, so it is important to apply early.

  • Get admitted to RCC.
  • Order official transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • Declare a major at RCC.
  • Provide course descriptions for any course taken more than 10 years ago that will be considered toward the evaluation.
  • For evaluation of military credit, order an official military transcript.
  • See "Credits earned through other programs" on page 13.

New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation (NSO) is an online program designed to prepare new students in exploring the variety of support services and meet the instructors and advising case managers who will help them through the next few years to be successful at Rogue Community College (RCC). This allows new students to arrive already knowing the answers to all their questions.

The online NSO is required for every new student and is taken at an individualized pace. During the NSO, the student will receive guidance on declaring their major, ways to pay for college, play games, tour campuses, and be introduced to social activities and clubs on campus. Log in to myRogue, then select “New Student Orientation.”

Credit class refund and withdraw deadlines

Class length

Last day for a refund, 100% refund, nothing on transcript

Last day to withdraw, no refund, W grade on transcript

Regular term length classes

Tuesday, week two of the term

Friday of week eight; summer term on Thursday of week five

One-day classes

One day prior to class meeting

First day of class

One-week classes

The day of the first class meeting

The day of the last class meeting

Two-week classes or longer*

The day of the first class meeting

One day before last class meeting


Freshman Experience

or students who are new to the college environment and first-time freshmen, and/or have not yet decided on a major, there is a combination of classes designed to help them get started successfully in an academic career. By the end of this series they will understand what educational goals are and the skills required to complete them. Each of the following courses will count toward general education and/or elective requirements:

  • Appropriate math course each term.
  • Appropriate writing course each term.
  • CG100 College Success and Survival.
  • CG140, CG150 or CG155 Career Development Course.
  • CIS120 Concepts in Computing I.
  • COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication.
  • RD120 Critical Reading and Thinking.
  • PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations.

See an advising case manager for details.

Freshman Experience Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Financial Literacy: RCC students will be able to manage and understand the relationship between income, expenses, credit and debt over time.
  2. Social Skills/Soft Skills: RCC students will adapt to and follow the social structures, formal rules and cultural norms of college.
  3. Connection: RCC students will be able to recognize the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with people and resources.
  4. Study Skills: RCC students will commit and persist in completing their goals through a purposeful selection of tools and strategies that work for them.
  5. Persistence: RCC students will commit to and persist along their chosen academic path through a purposeful and self-aware selection of tools and strategies.
  6. Navigate Systems: RCC students will identify and use key systems in the appropriate order at the appropriate time.
  7. Major Secure: RCC students will purposefully pursue a career based on interests, abilities and career information.
  8. Awareness of Cultural Diversity: RCC students will respectfully engage with a variety of ideas, viewpoints and differences in spite of their implicit bias.

Registration

See the online registration schedule for priority registration times and additional information about registration options. Registrar@roguecc.edu answers questions about the registration process.

Credit students register using the online registration system at www.roguecc.edu/myRogue.

Students should register carefully as they are liable for tuition/fees for any registered courses. Students must drop themselves online, or in person at Student Records if they do not plan to attend. Only those who have paid in full are eligible for priority registration.

For special registration arrangements due to a disability, contact Access and Disability Resources:

  • Redwood Campus, 541-956-7337, or Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711.
  • Riverside Campus, 541-956-7337, or Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711.

myRogue

myRogue has many helpful tools including account history, course schedule, a link to report cards, and a link to online registration and Degree Audit. Students also receive important information via email from myRogueTeam@roguecc.edu.

Logging on to myRogue

  1. Visit the RCC home page at www.roguecc.edu.
  2. Select myRogue.
  3. Log in with RCC student ID number and password that was created when completing the online admissions application.
  4. To reset password, click the "Forgot Your Password?" link, and follow the directions.

Change of registration

Schedule changes may be made at www.roguecc.edu/myRogue.

Adding a class

Classes may be added by registering online during registration periods through the first week of the term; instructor’s permission is required thereafter.

NOTE: This deadline does not apply to Continuing Education or other classes that may begin at irregular times during the term.

Non-Attendance Drop

For term-length credit classes, students must attend at last fifty percent of the class session for in-person classes or submit the first week assignment by Wednesday for web classes during the first week of the term, or they may be dropped for non-attendance from the class by the instructor.

NOTE: Drop only applies to classes students registered for prior to the first day of the term.

Students unable to attend the class during the first class session should contact the instructor prior to the class meeting if they wish to avoid being dropped for non-attendance from that class. Contact information for instructors is online at www.roguecc.edu/Search/PhoneNumbers.

A tuition refund will be applied to the accounts of students who have been administratively dropped from class(es) due to non-attendance.

NOTE: This procedure does not relieve students of the responsibility to drop from classes. Students need to officially drop or withdraw from classes that begin at irregular intervals.

Official Drop or Withdrawal from Classes

  • Students may drop from a term-length class through Tuesday of the second week of the term until 11:59 p.m. Tuition is refunded in full (and financial aid adjusted if necessary) when a student drops from a class. There is no notation of the dropped class on the student's grade report or transcript.
  • Students may withdraw from classes until the Friday of the eighth week of the term (Thursday of fifth week in summer term). There is no refund when a student withdraws from a course. A grade of “W” is assigned for a withdrawn class; the “W” grade appears on a grade report and on a transcript.

NOTE: Students may drop or withdraw using internet registration. The official withdraw date is the day a student withdraws online. Students who stop attending a class, but do not officially drop or withdraw will receive a grade for the course that will become a permanent entry on their academic records.

Unofficial Drop or Withdrawal from classes

Students who stop attending but do not officially drop or withdraw receive the grade they earned based on syllabus requirements. If that grade is F or NP, the instructor must enter the last date of attendance on the online grade roster, which becomes the official withdrawal date.

Cancellation of classes

The college reserves the right to cancel any class due to extenuating circumstances such as low enrollment. Students will receive a full refund for canceled classes. Because changes do occur, students should verify their class schedules, before the term begins, at www.roguecc.edu/myRogue.


Tuition and fees

The Rogue Community College Board of Education establishes tuition and fees. Current tuition and fee rates are posted at www.roguecc.edu/tuition.

Tuition is based on a per credit rate and determination of residency. (See "Residency policy.") Tuition rates, fees and refunds are subject to change; current information is published on the RCC website. Search for "tuition rates." Tuition and fees for auditing a course are the same as normal tuition fees.

Following are the tuition rates and fees for 2021-22:

  • Oregon residents – $120 per credit hour.
  • Out-of-state residents – $148 per credit hour.
  • International students – $400 per credit hour.
  • Technology fee – $7 per credit/ $7 per non-credit class.
  • College services fee – $17 per credit up to 15 credits.
  • GED instruction – $65 per term.
  • GED test fee – 4 tests, $38 each = $152. ​
  • Non-credit classes – tuition varies by class or workshop and is published each term. A $7 technology fee may be assessed in addition to the workshop or class fee.
  • Late registration: maximum of $45. Late Fees: $10 late fee on delinquent accounts, assessed Friday​ of week 3, 5, and 7.
  • Late payment fee – 5 percent of tuition or $5 whichever is higher. Nonpayment fee: Due Tuesday week 2 of the term: 5% of the outstanding balance or $5 whichever is greater.
  • Installment fee – $25.
  • Returned check fee – $25.

Residency

Tuition

A student’s residence determines the tuition he or she will pay for classes. The college has three tuition schedules: in-state, out-of-state, and international. Documentation may be required to establish residency. Items that may be considered valid proof of residency include an Oregon drivers license, property tax bill or utility bills (dated 90 days prior to the first day of the term). Students who cannot provide any one of the appropriate documents will be charged tuition as determined by the Director of Enrollment Services.

In-state

A student may register and pay in-state tuition if one of the following requirements is met:

  • Has maintained a permanent address in Oregon for at least 90 continuous days prior to the first day of the school term.
  • Is a permanent resident of Oregon but currently is stationed for military duty outside of Oregon.
  • Was honorably discharged or separated from active duty with the military service within the past three years (See page 30 for details).
  • Is a resident of Oregon who left the state for summer employment.
  • Is a resident of California, Idaho, Nevada or Washington.
  • Was considered a resident at the time of admission, has maintained continuous enrollment and is a spouse or dependent of an active military member assigned to duty out-of-state.
  • Is a Native American or Alaska Native who graduated from an Oregon public or private high school.

Out-of-state

Students who list their permanent addresses outside of Oregon must pay out-of-state tuition. This includes:

  • Students who list their parents’ address as outside Oregon and who are claimed as dependents by their parents on their income tax return.
  • Alaska residents who wish to receive the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend while attending RCC and must maintain their out-of-state residency status.
  • Non-citizens on a visitor's visa.

International

Students who are citizens of another country and are attending RCC on a student visa will pay the international tuition rate.


Payment deadlines

Payment dates are indicated online at www.roguecc.edu/calendar/academics each term. All tuition and fees must be paid in full by Friday of the second week of the term (Tuesday in summer term) or an installment plan must be in place. Students whose tuition is paid by an agency need a voucher or purchase order on file before the payment deadline.

There is no automatic drop for non-payment for current term charges (see "Consequences of non-payment" page 11). Students will be responsible for all tuition charges unless classes are dropped by the student by the first Friday of the term for term-length classes.

Payment methods

It is strongly encouraged that payments be made either by credit card on myRogue or by check to our lockbox processor (see Payment address and cashiering locations). The following are available methods of payment:

  • Cash – U.S. funds only. Accepted in-person, see Cashiering locations section for hours.
  • Checks – Personal checks, cashiers checks and money orders are accepted for the amount of purchase only. Please make checks payable to Rogue Community College and remit to our lockbox processor (see Payment address section). Print the student’s name and the student ID number clearly on the face of the check. A $25 charge is assessed on any returned check.
  • Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) – Payment is available online at www.roguecc.edu/myRogue. RCC student username and password are required.
  • Agency or company payments –Arrangements for payment by an agency or company must be pre-approved by the college. Please contact agencyresources@roguecc.edu for the process. Once approved, agencies or companies will email vouchers for tuition, fees, books and supplies to the same email. If payment is not received from the agency, the student is responsible for the full amount.

Payment address and cashiering locations:
All checks must be sent to RCC’s lockbox at:
Rogue Community College
PO Box 3678
Portland, OR 97208-3678

For your convenience, postage-paid, pre-addressed envelopes are located at the cashiering locations below, and can be dropped in any U.S. postal mailbox.

Cashiering locations - payments may be made in-person at the following locations and hours (closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m.):

  • Redwood Campus, Grants Pass: Library
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Table Rock Campus, White City: A Building, Room 187
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Riverside Campus, Medford: Library
    Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cashiering is available the entire payment deadline week of each term (please consult the academic calendar for payment deadlines and college closures). Please help us manage this busy time by either mailing your check payment to the lockbox address, or making a credit card payment on myRogue.com. Should you have any questions regarding your payment outside of the cashiering hours, please email STAR@roguecc.edu or call #541.956.7450, option 1. If it is regarding your financial aid, refer to https://web.roguecc.edu/advising/contact-advisor for your specific Fin Aid Advisor's email based on your pathway.

Student installment plan

www.roguecc.edu/Installment

Student installment plan was under review at the time this document was published and is subject to change.

Students who have no delinquent accounts with RCC and have not defaulted on any previous payments at the college may defer payment of tuition and fees through the use of the student installment plan.

Students qualify if they have an account balance of more than $75 for credit courses or are enrolled in a short-term skills training course with tuition of $180 or more, provide a valid Social Security number, and have a satisfactory credit history with RCC.

Students who use the installment plan must pay $50 of the current term’s charges and a $25 non-refundable administrative fee by the payment deadline, listed at www.roguecc.edu/Calendar/academic.

The balance is payable in the next two months in equal installments. The installment plan may be started after the payment deadline, but the two equal installments will be due by the regular tuition installment deadlines, and late fees will be assigned (see consequences of non-payment).

Students have until the payment deadline to make payment arrangements before additional fees apply.

Students who have entered into an installment plan and withdraw after the 100 percent refund period or unofficially withdraw are responsible for the balance. Although accounts may not be delinquent when priority registration begins, only those who have paid in full may register for a future term.

Installment plan applications are available at www.roguecc.edu/myRogue.
Request more information via email: FinAidAdvising@roguecc.edu.

Consequences of Non-payment

When students register for a class, they are liable for payment of the charges for that class. To remove charges, students must go online to drop the class by the refund deadline. Students are responsible for full payment of all charges by the payment due date even if the account is paid by another party or through financial aid.

Failure to pay in full or enter into a installment plan by the payment due date may result in the following fees:

  • Penalty for non-payment fee – 5 percent of past-due balance; minimum of $5.
  • Late registration – After initial registration and payment deadline, $15 plus 5 percent of tuition; after second installment deadline, $30 plus 5 percent of tuition; after last installment deadline, $45 plus 5 percent of tuition.

Student accounts with a balance at the end of the term will be sent to a collection agency. Students will be responsible for all collections costs and fees. Collection agencies will pursue all means of collecting the amount due including but not limited to the garnishment of wages, tax refunds or litigation.

RCC also may impose penalties on delinquent accounts. Registration may be denied or canceled, and the extension of credit, provision of services, grade reports, official transcripts, and diplomas may be withheld until such time that the indebtedness is paid in full.


Refunds

Tuition and fees refunds -
If the college cancels a class, students are entitled to a refund of tuition and fees. Financial aid is adjusted to the decreased enrollment level.
Tuition refunds are based on the date that students drop online rather than the last day class was attended. A “withdrawal” occurs when a class is not dropped within the refund deadlines as specified above. No refunds are issued for withdrawals.

Financial aid refunds -
RCC delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices. Please refer to https://web.roguecc.edu/financial-aid/payments-students for details on financial aid and other school refunds. All students must select their refund preferences in order to receive payments from RCC.

Refund Policy for Noncredit Classes

Full payment for non-credit classes (e.g. com- munity education, workforce development, and community education sponsored events) is due at the time of registration. Community Education and Workforce Development classes must be dropped at least three working days prior to the class start date to be eligible for a full refund.

If RCC cancels a non-credit class for any reason, all paid fees will be refunded. Please be certain of your intent to complete a class prior to registration. Classes may be canceled or postponed by RCC for insufficient enrollment one working day prior to the first class session. Appeals may be made by completing the account appeal form (found on the Continuing Education website) and returning to the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Office at Redwood Campus, building A for committee review.

See the RCC Continuing Education website for refund policies on non-credit courses: www.roguecc.edu/ContinuingEducation.


Student Record Appeals

Students who think they have documented circumstances   (such as hospitalization or a death in the family  ) that might warrant an exception to this policy may submit a Student Record Appeal to Student Records, available at www.roguecc.edu/Enrollment/forms.

Appeals must be received by the college within two years from the end of the term the student is appealing. If the student was awarded financial aid during the term and is requesting to be dropped, then the appeal must be received within the same academic school year, or 60 days from the end of spring term.

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