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Future Students

Richland Community College is the right choice for you, whether you are a high school student about to choose the path to your future, or have been in the workforce and desire a career change. Richland is also the best choice if you simply want to continue your education and update your skills. Richland is affordable, with small class sizes that allow for personalized instruction as needed.

Your journey at Richland Community College begins with the Admission Process. This allows us to create a way to communicate with you.Once you have been admitted, you will be able to move through the Registration Process and Advising process. This may be done in person or online.

An advisor or counselor will meet with you to help define your program of study, what courses are appropriate for you, or to help you register for your courses.

No matter where you are life, we are grateful you made the right choice, and we welcome you to Richland Community College.


Types of student classifications

There are several classifications for students. Click on a link for additional information about a classification.

  • Certificate or Degree Seeking Students - Students who have a high school diploma or GED and are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate from Richland Community College
  • Non-Degree Seeking Students - Students who may only want to take one or two credit courses at Richland Community College
  • High School Students - Students who are currently in high school but wish to take classes at Richland Community College for dual or concurrent enrollment
  • Transfer Students interested in a degree or certificate program - Any students who has earned credit from another college or university who is interested in transferring that credit to Richland and earning a Richland degree or certificate. 
  • Lifelong Learner - Any students looking to improve skills or explore a hobby by taking a non-credit course offered by Richland's Continuing and Professional Education Division.
  • International Students - Students from other countries planning to attend RCC
  •  Adult Education Students - Students who need to prepare for the GED test or take basic education or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses