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Welcome to Academic Advising

Academic advisors are available in the Advising Center to provide guidance and information to prospective students, new students, and students who have not decided on a program of study.

You are encouraged to complete the following steps before meeting with an Academic Advisor:

Academic advisors are available in the Advising Center to provide guidance and information to prospective students, new students, and students who have not decided on a program of study.

What services are available through our academic advisors?

The following services are available:

Academic Advising – Assist you in identifying what courses are needed to fill academic requirements.

Career Exploration
– Investigate career options and resources with a career counselor.

Guidance
– Help undeclared majors choose next course of action.

Information
– Provide information for course sequencing and prerequisites.

Assessment
Help you choose appropriate courses and programs based on assessment results.

Referrals
– Refer students to faculty for further program information and assistance in choosing a major.

Semester/Degree Planning
Assist with planning a semester schedule before registration.

Transfer Assistance
– Program plan for students intending to transfer to a four-year school.

Graduation Evaluation
– Evaluate courses to make sure you meet graduation requirements for your degree.

When should I see an advisor?

You should meet with an advisor at least once a year and whenever:

  • You have filled out an application and completed the accuplacer or submitted your ACT scores or transcripts
  • You want to change or declare your major
  • You want assistance selecting your classes prior to registration
  • You want to know how adding/dropping or withdrawing from courses will affect your academic standing
  • You are having difficulties in your classes and would like to see what resources are available to you
  • You are on academic suspension or probation
  • You want to discuss transfer programs
  • You want to investigate career options
  • You need clarification of a college policy or procedure
  • You are considering changing your academic focus or direction
  • You think you are close to graduating

What courses should I take?

Degree Programs

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Test scores must be less than five years old and transcripts must be on file prior to registration.
  • Click here for a list of courses that require prerequisites.
  • One of following prerequisites will be required to register for General Education Courses:
    • English ACT of 18 or higher
    • Accuplacer in Sentence Skills of 95 or higher
    • ENG 090 or ENG 121 with a "C" or better

Where do I go for tutoring?

RRCC has different tutoring options to support learning. Visit: http://www.rrcc.edu/lc/tutoring.htm for more information.

Where do I go to explore career options?

RRCC offers career counseling, as well as career exploration services at: http://www.rrcc.edu/careerservices/careerexploration.html

For job and intern opportunities, go to Career Connect at http://www.rrcc.edu/careerconnect/

Where do I go to find information on transferring to a four-year school?

Red Rocks Community College is proud to have transfer agreements with some of the best colleges and universities in the state of Colorado.

Your AA or AS Degree will transfer to all Colorado public 4-year colleges and universities if you complete your AA or AS degree with a C or better - and the remaining 60 credit hours in a school or arts and sciences at the four-year public institution of your choice.  Be advised that many majors at the four-year school require specific courses , and that must be completed as part of the AA or AS degree.  Also note that some majors may exceed the typical 120 credits required to graduate.  Please see an academic advisor for specific college to college course planning. Click here for more information on transferring.

What should my parents/guardians know about the privacy of my student records?

 FERPAFamily Education Rights and Privacy Act. FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student records. 
     
Why is this important to parents?


If you, as a parent or guardian, inquire on behalf of a Red Rocks student you can expect to receive only general college policies and procedures information from campus offices. Only a student has full access to his/her records.  Students can access these records in person or through the college portal The Rock .

If a student would like his/her parent or guardian to be able to access student record information they will need to fill out a FERPA release form with admissions.

How do I schedule a campus tour?

Visit here at  http://www.rrcc.edu/tours/ to schedule a group or individual tour.

Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Where/When/How do I register for classes?
     

    You can register for classes online through The Rock or in person.  Registration time frames for Fall and Summer are between the beginning of April and the first day of class.  Spring registration begins in November through the first day class.  To register online, click the link below for instructions.  To register in person, stop by the admissions office or academic advising.  You can also schedule an advising appointment by clicking on the schedule an appointment link to the right. 

  2. How do I add/drop/withdraw from a course?

    You can add/drop or withdraw from a course throughThe Rock portal.  Click here for step by step instructions:  For more information regarding the difference between drop and withdraw see question # 3. 

  3. What is the difference between “dropping” or "Withdrawing" from a course?  

    Drop
    - If you drop a class before the drop date you are not responsible for payment, and you will not lose College Opportunity Fund (COF) credits. Additionally, a dropped course will not be visible on your permanent student record.

    Withdraw - You can withdraw between the drop and withdrawal dates without affecting your grade point average. However, if you withdraw from a class you will be responsible for full payment and you will lose COF credits.


NOTICE:
To drop a class, you must do so by the drop date for that class. Classes dropped after the drop date results in a “W” grade and are considered a withdrawal. You will also be responsible for full payment of the class. Click here to see the academic calendar.

  1. How will a "W" affect my transcript?

    A withdraw or “W” will not affect your GPA, however if you are receiving financial aid a “W” will affect your completion rate and students will be held accountable for a portion of the tuition for the course.  A “W” will also appear on your transcript. 

  2. A hold has been placed on my account.  How can I get this removed so I can register?

    To see what type of hold is on your account log intoThe Rock, click on the student tab, on the bottom left click on view holds.  Contact the department listed or contact admissions for further instructions. If applicable, email admissions@rrcc.edu or call 303.914.6348

  3. What do "prerequisite" and "co-requisite" mean?

    A "prerequisite" is a course you must complete before registering for the next level/sequence course for certain courses. For example, ENG 121 (College Composition I) is a pre-requisite for ENG 122 (English Composition II). Pre-requisites are identified in the "Course Description" section of the college catalog or by clicking on the CRN number of the course when registering online.

    A "co-requisite" is a course you must complete at the same time you are taking another course. You must sign up for both courses in the same semester if a co-requisite is listed. An example of a co-requisite would be HVA 105 and OSH 127.  Both classes must be completed in the same semester.  Co-requisites are identified in the "Course Description" section of the college catalog or by clicking on the CRN number of the course when registering online.

  4. How do I choose a degree or certificate program?

    If you’re unsure of what degree or certificate you’d like to complete Red Rocks highly recommends exploring to do career options.  Red Rocks has a few different ways to look into various careers.  By knowing what career direction you’d like to pursue can help determine what degree or certificate you need in order to accomplish your goal. 

  5. How do I change or declare my program of study?

    You need to fill out sections 1 and 5 of a Demographic Change Form and turn it in to the Admissions front desk.  Forms are available in the advising area or print a form from the link below.  Make sure to bring your school ID or driver’s license with you when you submit the form.  http://www.rrcc.edu/hs/pdfs/DemographicChange.pdf

  6. What is a credit hour?

     Usually, colleges give one credit hour for each hour of class time spent during the week. For example, MAT 121 (College Algebra) is a 4- credit course; therefore, you can expect to spend approximately 4 hours per week in your MAT 121 course. The more credits a course is worth, the more time and focus you can expect to spend on that class.  The in class measurement of time does not reflect the amount of homework to expect for a class.  A good guideline to follow is for every hour spent in class you should expect to spend an additional 3 hours doing homework.

  7. How many credits do I need to take to be considered full time?

    Twelve credits or more in a semester is considered full time. Typically this translates to 4 classes per semester.

  8. Do I need to attend full time to receive financial aid?

    No, you do not need to be a full time student to receive financial aid.  For specific questions about financial aid refer to: http://www.rrcc.edu/finaid/pdfs/FinAidHandbook.pdf

  9. What is the maximum number of credit hours I may take in one semester?

    Eighteen credits.  Students can obtain an override for more than 18 credits if their GPA and coursework history prove successful.

Advising Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What if I have a quick question for advising and/or don’t have time to wait?

    Emailing the advising office is a great way to get your questions answered without having to stop by the advising office.  You will receive a response within 48 business hours from the time it was received.  Please note students must utilize the student email account (____________@student.cccs.edu) due to privacy laws and policies.  Click the Ask an Advisor link to the right if you’d like to email an advisor.

  2. What services can the Academic Advising office provide?

    Academic Advising
    – Assist you in identifying what courses are needed to fulfill academic program requirements.
    Career Exploration – Investigate career options and resources with a career counselor.
    Guidance
    – Help undeclared majors choose the next course of action.
    Course Information
    – Provide assistance for course sequencing and prerequisites.
    Assessment – Help you choose appropriate courses and programs based on assessment results.
    Referrals
    – Refer students to faculty for further program information and assistance in choosing a plan of study, as well as to campus resources for student success.
    Semester/Degree Planning –
    Assist with planning a semester schedule before registration.
    Transfer Assistance
    – Program plan for students intending to transfer to a four-year school.
    Graduation Evaluation
    – Evaluate courses to make sure you meet graduation requirements for your degree.

  3. How do I schedule an advising appointment?

    To schedule an advising appointment click on the link to the right that says “schedule an appointment.”  You can also schedule an appointment in person by stopping by the advising office front desk or calling 303-914-6255.

  4. Do I need to meet with an Advisor every semester to register?

    You are not required to meet with an Advisor prior to registering for classes. However, meeting with an Advisor can help to ensure that you achieve your educational and professional goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. Setting up an appointment with an academic advisor to create a degree plan can keep you on track and let you know what classes you need to complete and to achieve your goal, whether it’s to earn a certificate, associate’s degree, or to transfer to a four year college/university.

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How do I request my RRCC transcript?

    You can request an official transcript through The Rock.  Click on the student tab and on the bottom left side you will see a link that says request transcript. Or visit the student records the link:  http://www.rrcc.edu/onlineenroll/studentrec.html

  2. What tutoring is available at RRCC?

    Red Rocks has many different tutoring venues.  Check out the Learning Commons website to see all the ways you can connect with tutors, study groups, and special programs that are designed to help you succeed in college.  http://www.rrcc.edu/lc/. For assistance with essays, papers and written assignments please visit the writing center. http://www.rrcc.edu/writing/  

  3. Can substitutions be made for required program courses?

    Maybe, contact the faculty advisor of your specific program to see if your substitution is possible.  Degrees with Designation (DWD’s) cannot substitute courses.

  4. Can I take courses at other colleges and transfer them to RRCC?

    Yes, depending on the college.  Red Rocks accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions for grades of C or better.  It will depend on your program requirements whether credits will transfer.  http://www.rrcc.edu/onlineenroll/studentrec.html#transfer

  5. I’d like some help with some personal issues.  Is there anyone who can help?

    Yes, short-term counseling is offered at no cost to all students enrolled at Red Rocks Community College. Services are available at both campuses and are provided by a licensed therapist. Visit  http://www.rrcc.edu/counseling/ for more information.

  6. I suspect that I may have a learning disability.  Who do I contact at RRCC for help?

    The Office of Disability Services (ODS) supports and assists students with physical, psychological, developmental and learning disabilities through appropriate accommodations and by acting as a resource for students, faculty and staff of the college.  Additionally, if you’re temporarily injured and need assistance visit the ODS.  http://www.rrcc.edu/disabilityservices/

  7. What are college prep courses and do I have to take them?

    You are placed into classes based on your accuplacer or ACT/SAT scores. College prep courses are classes you need to take prior to taking college level classes.  They are classes designed to help you gain the skills needed to be successful in college level classes.  College prep courses are designated with course numbers beginning with 0.  For example MAT 030 or REA 060.  Not everyone is required to take college prep classes; your test scores or prior college credits will determine if you need them or not.

  8. What should I do if I can't decide which degree or certificate program to choose right now?

    Have you thought about attending a career exploration workshop or visiting with a career counselor?  This process can help you explore career opportunities and options that may help you narrow down your choice of degree or certificate. Or do you think you’d benefit from an entire class?  PSY 110 is a course designed to assists students in recognizing their career potential, and provides tools for making realistic decisions concerning educational and occupational objectives.  To learn more stop by the advising office or email us to set up a career advising appointment. 

  9. Is there someone available to discuss career options?

    Yes, Red Rocks offers career services.  Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors; attend a career fair on campus, attend various workshops with panelists and experts in the fields of study you’re considering or sign up for Psychology 110, a career exploration course.

  10. Which of the programs at Red Rocks are competitive?  Do I have to apply to get into my program?

    Competitive programs mean that students must meet the necessary course requirements and complete an additional application in order to be considered for the program. The following programs require an additional application: Sonography, Radiology Technology, Phlebotomy, Physician’s Assista.t

    Visit the program websites for further information:
    Sonography: http://www.rrcc.edu/dms/
    Radiology:  http://www.rrcc.edu/radiology/
    Phlebotomy: http://www.rrcc.edu/health/phlebotomy.html
    PA program: http://www.rrcc.edu/pa/

  11. What does my academic standing mean and why is it important?

    Academic standing determines your financial aid eligibility as well as your ability to continue taking classes.  Below is a list of the different academic standings:

    • Good standing: Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) > 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

    • Academic Alert: Student has completed less than 13 credits with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence

    • Probation (initial): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

    • Probation (continuing):  Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) > 2.00.

    •  Suspension (initial): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next term (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Student may register for the subsequent term after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s   appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment.   Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

  12. What does "academic probation," vs. "academic suspension" mean?'
    • Academic Probation: Students on probation are still eligible to register for courses for the following semester, but need to earn a 2.0 or above to maintain academic eligibility thereafter.

    • Academic Suspension: Students on suspension are ineligible to register for courses the following term and must sit-out a semester or appeal the suspension.

      Probation (initial): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

    •  Probation (continuing): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point  Average (TGPA) > 2.00.

    • Suspension (initial):  Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point  Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next term (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Student may register for the subsequent term after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

    • Suspension (second): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point  Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next two terms (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Student may register for the term following the two term break in enrollment after meeting with an academic advisor   of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

    • Suspension (third): Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point  Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student is suspended from the college and may not register for two (2) calendar years. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

      Note:
      Academic standing at Red Rocks Community College does not affect academic standing at another institution.


Glossary of Academic Terms

For more details on college policies, procedures and resources view the student handbook.  For a quick overview of terms see below:


Academic Probation

If you have completed 9 or more credits at a CCCS college and earned a cumulative GPA below a  2.0, you will be placed on academic probation. Meeting with an academic advisor at this point is recommended.  If you earn a GPA below 2.0 the semester after being placed on probation you may be placed on suspension. For detailed information, see the current edition of the Student Handbook.

Accelerated

An accelerated course compresses the content from a traditional 15-week class into a shorter time frame. Accelerated classes are 3 or more credits and meet for less than the traditional 15  week semester. Classroom and online sections are available in the accelerated format.  Accelerated classes are designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and students with active lifestyles. Characteristics of successful students include: excellent time management skills, self-motivation, and ability to learn on their own.

Accuplacer

The Accuplacer is the state-required test that provides assessment in reading, sentence skills and math to help you and your academic advisor make appropriate course choices.  You will not have to test your skills IF:  you can provide ACT/SAT scores taken within the last five years for Reading and English, 2 years for Math that show the prerequisite requirements have already   been met; or if you already have a previous college degree (A.A., A.S, B.A./B.S. or higher). This is not an entrance exam. No appointment is required.  For more information: call (303.914.6720)  or visit www.rrcc.edu/assessment

Assessment

If you are a new student, the state of Colorado mandates you take an assessment test for basic skills in reading, sentence skills and mathematics. Accuplacer, the assessment test, helps you and your advisor make appropriate course selections.  If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please  check our website to see if your scores exempt you from this requirement. www.rrcc.edu/assessment Your Reading and English scores are valid for 5 years; Math scores are only valid for 2 years.  See the Accuplacer definition for more information.

Associate’s degree

An associate’s degree is a two year degree typically worth 60 credits or more.  Red Rocks offers 3 different types of associate degrees:  Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS).  An AAS focuses on technical and vocational specialties or training whereas an AA or AS degree require courses similar to the first 2 years of a similar bachelor’s degree program.  An AA and an AS are designed to transfer to a college or university in order for students to earn a bachelor’s degree.  It will depend on your career goals and future plans to transfer to determine which degree is best for you.

Bachelor’s degree

A Bachelor’s degree is a four year degree typically worth 120 credits or more.  A Bachelor’s degree is sometimes referred to as a baccalaureate degree.  Red Rocks does not offer Bachelor’s degrees. Typically, community colleges only offer 2-year associate degrees, whereas any 4-year colleges and universities offer bachelor degrees. 

CCCS                

Colorado Community College System (CCCOnline Courses) Colorado Community College Online  provides a centralized online program where you can take classes, earn a certificate, or even complete an associate’s degree. Meet with an  RRCC advisor for details. All courses taken through CCCOnline are associated with the Colorado community college of your choice within the state system. Choose RRCC as your home college, and your transcript will show your CCCOnline courses as RRCC courses. Tuition for online courses is more than tuition for in-class courses. For more Information call 888.800.9198 or visit www.ccconline.org

Census                  

The census date refers to the drop/refund date.  Not all classes have the same census date depending on when they start.  For example full term drop deadlines differ from accelerated class drop deadlines. Refer to the current printed schedule for a listing of the census (drop  deadline) dates for your classes.  

Certificate

Certificates are usually offered for vocational or technical programs.  A certificate is a non-degree program that usually requires between 16-40 credits of required coursework.  Certificates can lead to employment in a specific work-related field and often, the coursework requirements can also be applied toward a degree.

CLEP    

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP gives students the opportunity to demonstrate  college-level achievement through the completion of exams that can lead to credit for designated undergraduate courses. Refer to  www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html for complete information and meet with an academic advisor.

COF

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is a stipend provided by the state of Colorado.  All Colorado residents should complete the application.  This stipend is the state paid portion of your tuition  which is a benefit to all Colorado residents. If you do not apply for COF funding and authorize its use, you are responsible for both the student share and the state share of all tuition and fees. To apply and authorize COF: When you fill out the Red Rocks application you may select "yes" to  have a COF account automatically created.  Or you may visit  www.rrcc.edu/cof and click on "Sign up for COF."

Condensed

A condensed course takes the content from a traditional 15-week, 3-or 4-credit class and compresses it into a shorter time frame. Weekend classes that occur in three to four weeks are  considered condensed classes. Classroom and online classes are available in the condensed  format.

Co-requisite

A co-requisite is a course that must be completed while completing a second or additional class.  For example, a student enrolled in REE 201 (Real Estate Brokers I) must also be enrolled in REE 202 (Real Estate Brokers II) simultaneously. In this particular case, both classes must be taken  together; (If a co-requisite is required, you will see an explanation in the current  semester’s schedule and oftentimes in the “Course Descriptions” section of the catalog).


CPL                

Credit for Prior Learning - You may receive academic credit for education earned through earlier schooling, work, experiential learning, or other non-traditional means. It must be comparable to courses offered at RRCC and related to your current program. Methods available for obtaining CPL credits are the following: College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Portfolio (documentation of past learning), Institutional Challenge Examination (CPL). The handbook and forms are available online. Credit is received once the appropriate documentation, approval, and payment is received. For more Information call 303.914.6720 or visit www.rrcc.edu/assessment/prior.html  

Credit

A credit is a unit of study. The number of credits assigned to each course can be found in the   “Course Descriptions” section of the catalog, as well as in the listing of courses in the current semester schedule. Traditionally each class is 3-5 credit hours.  If you have questions concerning  credits, the best source of information is an academic or a faculty advisor. Note: Full-time  students are those who take 12 or more credits per semester; part-time students are those who take fewer than 12 credits in a semester.


CRN

Course registration number – the CRN is a 5 digit number necessary to register for a class.  The  CRN  number is show below in blue and is uniquely attached to each individual class and section.
 

CRN

Subj

Crse

Sec

Cmp

Cred

Title

Days

30549

MUS

120

001

RLC

3.000

Music Appreciation: AH1

MW

09:30 am-10:45 am


D2L

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online portal for students to have access to information, assignments and contact with classmates and instructors. Each class the student is registered for will have a D2L page.   The link to D2L is provided here:  https://rrcc.desire2learn.com/

Drop

Do not assume you have been dropped from a class if you miss tuition and fee payment deadlines or fail to attend the class. Once you have registered for a class, you are responsible for paying full tuition and fees unless YOU drop the course on or before the drop/refund date  (census date) listed in the current semester schedule. RRCC does not automatically drop  students for non-payment.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid   www.fafsa.ed.gov   For more information visit: http://www.rrcc.edu/finaid/.

FERPA         

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you certain rights with respect to  your education records.  For more Information contact Student Records at 303.914.6356 or visit this information in our catalog at http://www.rrcc.edu/schedule/.

GPA

Your grade point average is the numerical value found by dividing the total number of quality points (QPTS) by the total number of quality credit hours (QHRS). The GPA’s highest possible numerical value is 4.0.  

Quality Credit Hours (QHRS)

If you earn a final course grade of A, B, C, D, or F, you will receive quality credit hours for that course. Quality hours are used to calculate your GPA.

Quality Points (QPTS)

The main grading symbols are given points: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0. The points assigned to the letter grade multiplied by the quality credit hours received for the course give a numerical value called quality points. These points are used to compute your cumulative GPA.

Hybrid

Hybrid courses are a combination of online and classroom instruction. They are designed for a curriculum that can be offered partially online but is difficult to learn completely online. In-class instruction is held at RRCC during the week or weekend.

Learning Community

Enrolling in a learning community at RRCC means that students can enroll in two classes that are  linked. Faculty who teach these classes combine the content so that learning becomes more relevant. For example, students can be part of a learning community that combines English and history or technical math and fire science hydraulics. Equally important, by becoming part of a learning community, students will have a support network provided by their teachers and classmates. Each semester, the Learning Community Program includes linked or paired courses, providing students with a friendly and innovative way to take courses that increase their fundamental skills and add to completion of their general education or degree requirements.

No Show                 

If you do not attend any class sessions between the start of the course and the census (drop)  date of the course, you may be identified as a "no-show" student by the faculty member and  potentially be dropped from the course. Being dropped as a no-show student can have significant negative consequences if you are using financial aid and/or veterans benefits. If you are dropped for non-attendance, you will not be permitted back into the course.

Online                

RRCC Online Courses - Courses through RRCC Online are taken anytime, anywhere at your convenience. Most courses follow a traditional semester schedule, and many also have  accelerated seven-week online sections. They offer regular communication with faculty and fellow students who may be anywhere in the world. At the same time, you learn to use the  Internet, chat rooms, and threaded discussions to enhance your learning experience. You can register, pay, order books, attend class, and use library services online. If you do not   have access to a computer, you may visit the Learning Commons on the RRCC Lakewood or Arvada campus to use computers.

CCCOnline Courses - Colorado Community College Online courses provides a centralized online program where you can take classes, earn a certificate, or even complete an associate’s degree from the community college of your choice. Meet with an RRCC advisor for details. All courses taken through CCCOnline are associated with the Colorado Community College of your choice within the state system. Choose RRCC as your home college, and your transcript will show your CCCOnline courses as RRCC courses.
For more Information call 888.800.9198 or visit www.ccconline.org

Prerequisite

This is a course that is required before taking another course. For example, before you can enroll in ENG 122 (English Composition II), you must have taken ENG 121 and passed with an A,  B or C. Prerequisites are listed within course descriptions of the catalog. Meet with an academic or faculty advisor before enrolling in classes to learn more about specific prerequisites.


PTK-Phi Theta Kappa

RRCC sponsors a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International student honors organization for two-year colleges. Members plan programs and events which encourage scholarship, service, and leadership. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed at least 12 credits of  study (100 level or above) at RRCC, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and obtain a faculty letter of recommendation. Membership opportunities occur twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring semesters.

Waitlist

When a course is full, a waitlist is created to facilitate registration for open spaces that may  occur. The waitlist allows students an opportunity to get into a class that is full but could have space become available before the course begins. The waitlist will record the time and date that the student placed his/her name on the waitlist and students will be notified via e-mail of open spaces in that order. http://www.rrcc.edu/pdfs/WaitlistFAQs-S13.pdf

Weekend College

If you work, have a family, or want something interesting to do on Friday nights, Saturdays, and/or Sundays, Weekend College classes are for you. You can work on a college degree, take classes for fun, or brush up on skills you need for your job. Many weekend classes can be
completed in as few as three weekends.

Withdraw

What is the difference between “drop” and “withdraw?” If you drop a class before the drop date you are not responsible for payment, and you will not lose College Opportunity Fund (COF) credits. You can withdraw between the drop and withdrawal dates without affecting your grade point average. However, if you withdraw from a class you will be responsible for full payment and you will lose COF credits.
 
NOTICE: To drop a class, you must do so by the drop date for that class. Classes dropped after the drop date result in a “W” grade and are considered a withdrawal. You will also be responsible for full payment of the class.


WUE

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at over 135 participating 2 and 4 year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate.  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are WICHE states. 

 

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