Spring 2021 Registration

Spring 2021 Registration Schedule

Spring Flex Start 2 registration is open. Enroll now in these 7-week, flexible courses that start on March 22. 

Advising is open for all students. Be sure to make an appointment with  your Student Success advisor. Visit the Who’s My Advisor page to find your advisor in your Academic School

Haven’t applied yet?

Register in Self-Service Banner

Continuing students access the link to Self-Service Banner (SSB) in their myRCC portal. Please see the registration schedule below to determine your registration date and time.

See the Web Registration Instructions to learn how to search and register for classes in Self-Service Banner.

Newly accepted students for Spring 2021, visit the Registration for New Students page for more information.

Visiting Students*

  • Visiting students can view course offerings using this Self-Service Banner link and select Spring 2021 under Select a Term.
  • If you are a student attending a SUNY college or university please use the online SUNY cross-registration application found at https://www.suny.edu/crossregistration
  • For non-SUNY students or any student from a SUNY institution that does not participate in  cross-registration, please make sure your home school approves you taking the courses at RCC. Download your home school’s required form and email it along with the following documents to [email protected].
    • RCC Student Data Sheet
    • RCC Advisement / Registration form
    • Your Home School’s College Transcript (unofficial version is acceptable)
    • Picture ID
    • Once Records has entered your Student Data Sheet, you will receive additional correspondence on how to register through Banner Self-Service.

*For visiting students, check with your four-year college to ensure that they accept RCC courses and will give you appropriate credit. If you have questions contact Records & Registration at 845-574-4328 or [email protected]. If necessary, contact RCC’s Academic Affairs at 845-574-4308 to request a detailed course description or Learning Activity Proposal (LAP).

How will courses be taught in the Spring?

Most courses will be taught virtually but some courses will be taught in-person, on-campus. Please review the definitions below so you understand the instructional method being used in each of your courses.

In-Person Courses

  • In-person courses will be designated with a building and room number. Some in-person courses may rotate attendance in the classroom; your instructor will describe the details of this type of attendance. Course capacities have been reduced for in-person courses and social distancing rules will be maintained.

Remote and Online Courses

  • Remote and online courses are either Synchronous or Asynchronous. These designations are noted in Self Service in the Meeting Times column on each course record. Please note that the columns in the course record can be expanded by hovering your mouse over the column separator and pulling the column wider to fully expose all the text.
    • Synchronous means that there are routine course meeting times where class activities are conducted through a virtual platform. In Self Service, courses labeled Remote Learning are generally synchronous courses. In addition, some Online-Blackboard and Online-Collaborate courses are synchronous. Look for calendar days and times – – these are indicators that the course has designated, routine meeting times.
      screenshot of meeting time column with days highlighted indicating synchronous
    • Asynchronous means that there is no standard, routine course meeting times. In Self Service, many courses labeled Online-Blackboard are asynchronous. If no calendar days and times are indicated, then the course is asynchronous.
      screenshot of meeting time column with no days highlighted indicating asynchronous

Full Semester and Flex Start

To determine if a class is for the full semester or one of the flex start sessions, expand the meeting times column by dragging the right side of the column header until you can see the start date and end date.

Screenshot of meeting times with full semester dates underlined

  • Full semester courses have a start date of 1/23/2021 and end date of 5/17/2021
  • Flex Start 1 courses have a start date of 1/23/2021 and end date of 3/14/2021
  • Flex Start 2 courses have a start date of 3/22/2021 and end date of 5/17/2021

Spring 2021 Registration Schedule and Important Dates

Important Spring 2021 Registration Dates
*Flex Start 1: January 23 – March 14
**Flex Start 2: March 22 – May 17
DateImportance
Monday, November 16Tentative Opening for Continuing Student Registration
Thursday, November 19Tentative Opening for New Student Registration
Thursday, January 7Payment Due Date
Friday, January 22Last Day for 100% Tuition/Fees Refund for Spring 2021 and Flex Start 1*
Saturday, January 23Spring 2021 and Flex Start 1* Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class in Flex Start 1*
Friday, January 29Last Day for a 75% Tuition Refund for Spring 2021
Last Day for a 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 1*
Last Day to Add a Spring 2021 Class
Friday, February 5Last Day for a 50% Tuition Refund for Spring 2021
Friday, February 12Last Day for a 25% Tuition Refund for Spring 2021
Last Day to Drop Without a Grade for Spring 2021
Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 1*
Last Day to File a Pass/Fail or Audit Request for Flex Start 1*
Monday, February 15Campus Closed (President’s Day)
Wednesday, February 24Classes Follow a MONDAY Schedule
Sunday, March 14Flex Start 1* Classes End
Friday, March 19Last Day for a 100% Tuition/Fees Refund for Flex Start 2**
Monday, March 22Flex Start 2** Classes Begin
Friday, March 26Last Day for a 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 2**
Monday, March 29 –
Sunday, April 4
Spring Break
Monday, April 5Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Spring 2021
Last Day to File a Pass/Fail or Audit Request for Spring 2021
Last Day to Finish an Incomplete Grade from Fall
Friday, April 16Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 2**
Last Day to File a Pass/Fail or Audit Request for Flex Start 2**
Monday, May 17Spring 2021 and Flex Start 2** Classes End
Tuesday, May 18 –
Wednesday, May 19
Reading Days
Thursday, May 20Commencement
Monday, May 31Campus Closed (Memorial Day)

Spring 2021 Flex Start (7 Weeks Weeks Each)

Important Flex Start 1 (January 23 – March 14) Registration Dates
DateImportance
Friday, January 22Last Day for 100% Tuition/Fees Refund for Flex Start 1
Saturday, January 23Flex Start 1 Classes Begin
Last Day to Add a Class in Flex Start 1
Friday, January 29Last Day for a 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 1
Friday, February 12Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 1
Last Day to File a Pass/Fail or Audit Request for Flex Start 1
Monday, February 15Campus Closed (President’s Day)
Sunday, March 14Last Day for Flex Start 1 Classes
Important Flex Start 2 (March 22 – May 17) Registration Dates
DateImportance
Friday, March 19Last Day for a 100% Tuition/Fees Refund for Flex Start 2
Monday, March 22Flex Start 2 Classes Begin
Friday, March 26Last Day for a 25% Tuition Refund for Flex Start 2
Monday, March 29 –
Sunday, April 4
Spring Break
Friday, April 16Last Day to Drop with a “W” Grade for Flex Start 2
Last Day to File a Pass/Fail or Audit Request for Flex Start 2
Monday, May 17Spring 2021 Flex Start 2 Classes End