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RCC 2022-23 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 "Underage Enrollment."

Questions may be directed to the Transition Specialists at [email protected].


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 and 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.


International Admissions

RCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. International Admissions is closed for the 2022-23 academic year.

Get on the Path.

Steps to Getting Started.

Find your Path.

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Complete Admissions.

Apply for admissions and we will email you your next steps. Activate your myRogue student portal and RCC student email accounts.

Apply for Financial Aid.

Save your money! Spend ours. More than 3 billion dollars of federal aid goes unclaimed.* Financial assistance can make your education affordable. Complete your FAFSA/ORSSA early.
* NCAN-Report: Billion in Pell Grants Goes Unclaimed

Register for Classes.

Register online through myRogue student portal.


Underage Enrollment - standards for credit classes

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

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 [email protected].

Placement Assessment

www.roguecc.edu/PlacementAssessment

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 either our Redwood Campus (Grants Pass), or our Table Rock Campus (White City). We sometimes offer placement assessments at our Riverside Campus in Medford, also.

To request a placement assessment with accommodations due to a disability, contact Access and Disability Resources: by emailing [email protected], calling 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)
  • 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
  • MUS105 Music Appreciation
  • MUS131 Class Piano I
  • MUS135 Beginning Hand Drums
  • MUS136 Introduction to Ukulele
  • MUS137 Group Guitar – Beginning
  • MUS142 Music Technology I
  • MUS150 Rogue Chorus
  • MUS151 Riverside Chorus
  • MUS158 Chamber Music
  • 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.
  • Declare a major at RCC.
  • Order official transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • 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."

New Student Orientation

www.roguecc.edu/NSO

The RCC New Student Orientation is designed to help you explore your new college, meet the instructors and advisors who will help you through the next few years, and make friends! This means you don’t have to arrive already knowing the answers to all your questions as you learn from your NSO what RCC has to offer to make you successful as college student. 

During the orientation process, you will receive guidance on declaring your major, ways to pay for college, play games, tour your campus, and be introduced to social activities and clubs on campus.


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

Monday, 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

For 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. [email protected] 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 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: 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 their RCC issued student email from [email protected].

Logging on to myRogue

  1. Visit the RCC home page at www.roguecc.edu.
  2. Select myRogue Student Portal.
  3. Log in with RCC username 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. The deadline to register with a permission code is Monday of the second week of the term.

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 the RCC Directory.

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 Monday 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. See the credit class refund and withdraw deadlines for non-standard term length classes at the Enrollment Services Add/Drop/Withdraw from Classes page.
  • 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 in myRogue. 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. See the credit class refund and withdraw deadlines for non-standard term length classes at the Add/Drop/Withdraw from Classes page.

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 RCC's myRogue student portal.


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 2022-23:

  • 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: $15 late fee on delinquent accounts, assessed Friday of week 5, and 11.
  • Late payment fee – 5 percent of tuition or $5 whichever is higher. Nonpayment fee: Due Friday 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 driver’s 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. Students may request a reclassification to in-state residency by submitting the Request to Establish Residency Status form to the Enrollment Services department. Requests must be submitted prior to the start of the quarter for which reclassification is to be effective.  Documentation will be required of the student in support of the reclassification request.

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.
  • A veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of the student's formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more (See page 30 for details).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of the student's formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while remaining continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either 31 chapter 30 or chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b) (9)) who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of his or her formal State of residence).
  • 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 resident of Oregon who left the state for summer employment.
  • Is a resident of California, Idaho, Nevada or Washington.
  • 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 or student visa certified by another college.

International

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


Payment deadlines

Payment dates are indicated on the Academic Calendar each term. All tuition and fees must be paid in full by Friday of the second week of the term (Thursday 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"). 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, cashier’s 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 on 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 [email protected] 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
    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Table Rock Campus, White City: Library
    Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Riverside Center, Medford: Library
    Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Room B-9 – Thursdays Noon to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

Please help us manage our payment process by either mailing your check payment to the lockbox address, or making a credit card payment on myRogue. If you would like to make a payment by phone, please call 541-956-7430. Should you have any payment-related questions you can also email us at [email protected]. Please direct all financial aid inquiries to your financial aid advisor. Visit the Contact your Financial Advisor link for your specific Financial Aid Advisor's email based on your pathway.

Student installment plan

www.roguecc.edu/payment

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 on the RCC Academic Calendar.

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 on myRogue.
Request more information via email: [email protected].

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 an 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: BankMobile Refund Choices.

Please refer to  RCC Financial Aid for details on financial aid, and the Business Office for more information about refunds, including timing. All students must select their refund preferences at the BankMobile Refund Choices page in order to receive payments from RCC.

Refund Policy for Noncredit Classes -
Full payment for non-credit classes (e.g. community 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.


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 the Enrollment Services Department, available at the Forms for Students page.

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.