Welcome to RCC


Before you register for classes, you will need to complete the admission steps below.

If you previously attended RCC but have not attended in more than a calendar year, you are considered a Returning Student and will need to reapply. Follow the instructions for Returning Students in the Complete the Online Application section.


You will need:

  • Names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges that you have attended
  • A valid email address that you check frequently to get follow-up information about your application
  • Your social security number (not required)*

After submission, you will receive a Welcome Email containing very important information to continue the registration process.

  • This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you completed your application.

You will receive an email from IT, including your identification number, username, and email address. Through this email you will set up your student portal in order to register for classes and view other important information.

  • If you have any questions on accessing your student portal, please contact IT at 877-241-1823.

*Students applying for financial aid and those seeking to take advantage of the Educational Tax credits will need to submit their social security numbers.

Returning Students

Returning students need to reapply to the College. Within the Admissions application, select Returning Student as your student type. Contact Admissions at [email protected] with any questions.

Admission to a degree program at Rockland Community College requires you to have a high school diploma, GED, or apply to our 24-Credit or Early Admit Program. By submitting your high school transcript and college transcripts, you will be fulfilling those requirements.

Additionally, if you have taken any college-level courses, those credits will be assessed for accumulation towards your degree.

Any foreign transcript, secondary and post-secondary, must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service. A general analysis is needed for high school and a course-by-course evaluation is required for university credits. Students may submit evaluations through one of the following options:

  • IFCS – RCC applicants can use the code DISNY to receive a discount on their evaluation
  • Any NACES accredited credential service

How to send your transcripts:

High School:

Send your official, unopened transcripts to:

Rockland Community College
Attn: Admissions
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

You can request your guidance counselor to send it electronically to us via [email protected]

GED/HSE Diploma:

You must present your official GED or High School Equivalency Diploma in person at the Admissions office, located in Suite 8120 in the Technology Center on our Suffern main campus.

Home School Students

If you are currently or were previously a home-schooled student, kindly download the Superintendent form and follow the provided instructions for submission to RCC.

College Transcripts:

Send your official, unopened transcripts to:

Rockland Community College
Attn: Records
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

You can use the eTranscript process with participating institutions. Please send to [email protected].

Please contact the Admissions Office by phone at 845-574-4224 or [email protected] with any questions.

Before registering for classes, all students must be placed into the correct level of English and Math, to ensure you are able to succeed and be college ready. Most students will automatically be placed based on high school transcripts, college transcripts, and/or standardized tests. Please be sure to submit these documents as soon as possible to avoid a delay in your registration.

Students who will need to test include the following:

In alignment with campus and state COVID-19 policies, Rockland Community College is now offering remote placement testing for the Accuplacer Placement test via Zoom. Please visit our Placement page for updated information.

If you are a student with disabilities, you may request and receive reasonable accommodations prior to testing upon submission of documentation of your special need. For further information, call Accessibility Services at 845-574-4541.

Every student must submit supporting documents to complete your admission. If you have not done so already, here are the documents you will need to send:

  1. Certificate of Residency: If you live in a New York State county other than Rockland, a Certificate of Residency must be submitted each year.
  2. Immunization Form
  3. Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, Regents), if available.

View the immunization policies and form submission procedures. If you have any questions, you can contact the Admissions Office by phone at 845-574-4224.

There are many ways to pay for college but you should start with completing your FAFSA application. By filling out your FAFSA application, you will find out how much federal and state aid you are eligible for. The link to the NYS aid application will appear on the FAFSA submission confirmation page.

Many students are eligible for financial aid and all students are encouraged to apply for funds to help them meet the cost of higher education. Funds are generally available for those who demonstrate financial need.

Here are a few helpful resources to pay for college:

After your FAFSA is completed and received by RCC, additional information will be available on your Self-Service Banner account. If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Financial Aid by calling 845-574-4282. For questions and personalized assistance completing your FAFSA, please email [email protected].

Student IDs are an important tool to access a variety of campus services. To receive your ID, please follow these steps below:

  1. Make sure you are registered for classes. Only registered students will be able to receive an ID.
  2. Look up and write down your student ID number, which can be found on the homepage of your myRCC student portal. You will need to bring this with you when you go to get your student ID printed.
  3. Visit the Public Safety Office during the time listed below on the second floor of the Fieldhouse in room 5209 at the Suffern, NY main campus.

Student & Faculty/Staff ID & Parking Pass Hours

For the spring semester we will complete ID’s and parking passes on Tuesday’s from 11 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm.

All student and employee ID cards must be done in person, there is no remote option.

For additional questions, please contact Public Safety at 845-574-4238 or 845-574-4217.


For personalized support, we encourage you to attend one of our new student events to finish registering for classes, meet your classmates, complete those super tough financial aid applications, and most importantly have some fun!

Our New Student Orientation is an invaluable experience for all first-year students, regardless of academic affiliation or program of study.

Be sure to fill out your Focus2 Assessment before the date of your orientation, so you can be properly registered for your classes.

**Those who do not attend New Student Orientation will be withdrawn from their pre-registered schedule of classes that was made upon completing the Application Status forms and Focus2 assessment.

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a personalized Student Success Team who will help you from the very start of your academic career and beyond! Your Team consists of your Student Success Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Peer Mentors and many other experts who are ready to help you along your academic journey and beyond.

You are required to meet with your Student Success Advisor before registering for classes, which is made easy through email, video conference, or scheduled appointment. Find out more about meeting with your Student Success Advisor.

You can find the name and contact information of your personalized Student Success Advisor by searching for your program of study on the who is my advisor page.

If you have any questions about Student Success advising, please contact Student Success by phone at 845-574-4306 or email [email protected].

The benefit of meeting with your Student Success Team is that you are provided with a list of recommended courses that align with your academic, career and transfer goals. You can then register for these courses through Self-Service Banner.

Once you have registered for your classes, you will need to check the Academic Calendar for the semester you are enrolled, and make note of your tuition deadlines. You will be able to view your bill on Self-Service Banner.

If you have any questions about registering for classes, please contact Student Success by phone at 845-574-4306 or email [email protected].

After you submit all necessary documents to complete your financial aid application, a letter will be sent to your home address outlining what is required. Please contact Financial Aid by email at [email protected] with any questions.

RCC also offers affordable, convenient payment plans through Student Accounts. There is no credit check, no interest, and the plan allows you to pay your tuition without creating debt. Review your tuition and fees, and create a payment plan today!

Your options to finance your education do not end with financial aid. Check out our Pay for College webpage to learn about RCC scholarships, federal grants, work-study, student employment and NY state grants and scholarships.