Flex Start Courses

Flexible Starts at RCC

You can earn your degree at Rockland Community College with a schedule that works best for your life. There are a diversity of courses available in our Flex Start sessions that include evening and online classes. You may begin your enrollment in Flex Start 1 which starts at the beginning of a semester or you may begin enrollment in Flex Start 2 which starts about mid-way into the semester. Instructions on how to search for classes in Self-Service Banner are below.

During the Fall 2023 semester, the seven-week courses run from September 1 – October 22 and October 30 – December 21.
During the Spring 2024 semester, the seven-week courses run from January 20 – March 10 and March 18 – May 14.

Interested in additional flexible options? See My Courses – My Way to learn more about 3-week accelerated sessions.

Current Students

To register for upcoming Flex Start courses, current students should contact their Advisor or Student Success at 845-574-4427 or [email protected]. You can be advised online. Once advised, students can register through Self-Service Banner. See Registration Instructions.

New Students

Students have the option to apply as a full-time student or take just a class or two for Flex Start. Please see our page Matriculate or Not? to find out more about your options.

  • You may begin your enrollment in Flex Start 1 which starts at the beginning of a semester or you may begin enrollment in Flex Start 2 which starts about mid-way into the semester.
  • If you wish to seek a degree/certificate and matriculate at RCC, you should complete our online admissions application and/or contact [email protected] for more information.
  • If you are a visiting student and wish to study as non-matriculated student, complete the registration steps outlined here.

How to View Flex Start Courses in Self-Service Banner

Video: How to Register for a Flex Start Course

  1. Go to Schedule of Classes in Self-Service Banner.
  2. Select the term from the drop down list.
    screenshot showing select term drop down list
  3. Use Part of Term to select Flex Start 1 for courses running the first seven weeks of the semester or Flex Start 2 for courses running the last seven weeks of the semester.
    screenshot showing part of term drop down list

Flex Start Academic Calendar

Fall 2023 Flex Start 1: September 1 – October 22
Date Importance
Monday, April 24 Opening for Fall 2023 Registration
Thursday, August 10 Fall 2023 Payment Due Date
Thursday, August 31 Last Day for 100% Refund for Flex Start 1 Classes
Friday, September 1 Flex Start 1 Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class for Flex Start 1
Monday, September 4 College Closed (Labor Day)
Thursday, September 7 Last Day for 25% Refund for Flex Start 1 Classes
Sunday, September 24 Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 1 Classes
Last Day to Request a Pass/Fail or Audit Grade for Flex Start 1 Classes
Monday, September 25 No Classes, Offices Open (Yom Kippur)
Monday, October 9 Classes in Session on Columbus Day,
Offices Open
Sunday, October 22 Flex Start 1 Classes End
Fall 2023 Flex Start 2: October 30 – December 21
Date Importance
Sunday, October 29 Last Day for 100% Refund for Flex Start 2 Classes
Monday, October 30 Flex Start 2 Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class for Flex Start 2
Sunday, November 5 Last Day for 25% refund for Flex Start 2 Classes
Saturday, November 11 College Closed (Veteran’s Day)
Sunday, November 19 Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade for Flex Start 2 Classes
Last Day to request Pass/Fail or Audit grade for Flex Start 2 Classes
Thursday, November 23 –
Sunday, November 26
College Closed (Thanksgiving)
Thursday, December 21 Flex Start 2 Classes End
Spring 2024 Flex Start 1: January 20 – March 10
Date Importance
Monday, November 13 Registration Opens
Friday, January 19 Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 1 Classes
Saturday, January 20 Flex Start 1 Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class for Flex Start 1
Friday, January 26 Last Day for 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 1 Classes
Sunday, February 11 Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 1 Classes
Last Day to Request a Pass/Fail or Audit Grade for Flex Start 1 Classes
Monday, February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday Observed, Classes in Session
EMSA Offices Open 8 am – 5 pm
Monday, February 19 College Closed (Presidents’ Day)
Sunday, March 10 Flex Start 1 Classes End
Spring 2024 Flex Start 2: March 18 – May 14
Date Importance
Monday, November 13 Registration Opens
Sunday, March 17 Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 2 Classes
Monday, March 18 Flex Start 2 Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class for Flex Start 2
Sunday, March 24 Last Day for 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 2 Classes
Sunday, March 31 No Classes (Easter)
Sunday, April 14 Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” grade for Flex Start 2 Classes
Last Day to Request a Pass/Fail or Audit Grade for Flex Start 2 Classes
Tuesday, April 23 No Classes (Passover)
EMSA Offices Open 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, May 14 Flex Start 2 Classes End
TBD Commencement
Monday, May 27 College Closed (Memorial Day)