English Skills Academy

English Skills Academy

Welcome to the English Skills Academy! This form allows us to get to know you better. Whether you want to learn English for personal, business, or or academic reasons, we are here to help you reach your goals.

Cost

$10 registration fee per semester, plus cost of books

ESL Levels Available:

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • High Intermediate
  • TASC/HSE for English Language Learners

Class Locations:

  • Suffern
  • Haverstraw
  • Live Virtual

Learn:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Computer-assisted language learning applications
  • Naturalization
  • HSE/TASC exam preparation

Student Registration Process

1. Complete the Pre-Registration online form.

2. Students are required to take a placement assessment to help us identify the class that is right for you. You will be able to register for a class after taking the assessment. Request to take the test here. Placement assessment is done remotely at this time.

3. Complete the English Skills Academy Data Sheet and follow the English Skills Academy registration instructions for the semester you plan to attend.

  1. Login to the myRCC student portal using a web browser. Google Chrome is recommended.
  2. Click on the Self-Service link under My Apps.Screenshot of My Apps with Self-Service link highlighted
    The Banner Student Services page will open as seen below.Screenshot of Banner Student Services page
  3. Click on the Ellucian Menu (the four boxes) or click Alt + M – then under Student Menu, click on Student Registration Self Service
    Screenshot of Student Menu with arrows pointing at Ellucian Menu, Student Menu and Student Registration Self Service
    You are now on the Banner Student Registration pageScreenshot of Banner Student Registration page
  4. Click on the Register/Drop Classes linkScreenshot of Register/Drop Classes link
  5. Choose a Term (ex. Spring 2021 Credit Free) from the drop down and click Continue.
    Screenshot of Select a Term dropdown
  6. From here, you can register two different ways:
    Register using Find Classes tab or Enter CRNs tab
    Screenshot showing register using find classes and register by enter CRNs tabs
    1. Find Classes tab
      Screenshot of find classes tab. Find classes by subject, course number or using Advanced Search
      1. Click the blank box next to Subject to scroll through the subjects or type in the desired subject. Click Search.
      2. Click on the Course title to view details about the course
      3. Click on the Add button to the right to add the course to your Registration Summary. The added course will be posted under Summary section to the bottom right of the screen and on the Schedule section to the bottom left of the screen.
        Register for classes screenshot highlighting click Add to add course to summary and click Submit to Register
      4. Click Submit to register for the course. The enrollment status will then change to Registered.It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.
        Save successful screenshot showing classes registered for and schedule
    2. Enter CRNs tab
      1. Click on the Enter CRNs tab to register for classes based on their Course Reference Numbers.
        enter CRNs screenshot
      2. To add multiple CRNs, click on Add Another CRN for each additional class that you wish to register for.
      3. When you have finished entering the CRNs, click Add to Summary for them to be added to your Registration Summary.
      4. Click Submit on the Registration Summary to register for these classes. It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.

Video: How to View Your Class Schedule

The Schedule window creates a visual weekly class schedule based on the classes that you are registered for or that are pending in your Registration Summary.

schedule window screenshot

Video: How to Drop a Class

  1. In the Action column, click on the drop-down menu next to the class that you would like to drop or remove. This will display the enrollment status options:
    1. Remove (for drops prior to the start)
    2. Drop (for drops in the refund period)
    3. Withdraw (for drops after the refund period).
  2. Click on the appropriate status.
    screenshot showing add/remove course dropdown
  3. Click Submit. This will remove the course from your schedule and drop you from the class.

    NOTE: dropping a course after the start of the term or academic period may leave you with an outstanding tuition balance due to the College. Please see the Academic Calendar for more information.

It is important to remember to click Submit to save your changes. Unless a course shows the enrollment status as Registered, you are not registered for the course. It will show Pending/Web Registered until you click Submit.

For students who do not have a computer, visit the Records Office located on the first floor of the Technology Center on the main campus during normal business hours to register for the class. Assistance will be provided to complete the form if needed. Bring your Student Data Form, English Skills Academy Registration Form and Photo ID.

4. Visit Student Accounts (located next to the Records Office) and pay the $10 non-refundable fee by personal check, bank check, money order or cash.
OR
A $10 non-refundable fee will be billed by Student Accounts if you registered online.

5. Students must officially register for a class in order to attend the class.

If you have questions or would like more information, please email [email protected]