International students are those students admitted into the U.S. on an F1 non-immigrant student visa. If you are an international student, submit the following documents:
Upon arrival in the U.S., you will be enrolled in the mandatory health insurance through the RRCC international student health insurance provider.
International students should apply as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the college to assess all necessary documents and for the U.S. State Department’s visa interview process.
The following deadlines are application submission guidelines for new international students only. Transfer students already in the U.S. generally have one additional month to prepare their documents.
Fall, June 1
Spring, November 1
Summer, March 1
New applications are not accepted after classes begin.
Prior to registering for classes, you must take the Accuplacer basic-skills assessment and/or the Accuplacer English placement test and follow the placement requirements. The Accuplacer takes at least 90 minutes and is available on a walk-in basis. Test times are listed in the current schedule and on our website. All non-native English speakers are tested for English ability in addition to taking the Accuplacer basic-skills test. Depending upon your test results, you will then be placed in the English as a Second Language program or college level classes as appropriate.
Guaranteed Transfer to Universities
Many RRCC courses will transfer. Please consult with an RRCC academic advisor as well as a transfer counselor at the institution you wish to attend.
Certain majors require essential lower-division courses. Please meet with an advisor for information about obtaining a transfer guide that will help you select lower-division credits to finish your degree.
Credit earned for prior learning, advanced placement, correspondence courses, CLEP, and other credit from "testing out" of a course may not apply. The institution to which you transfer will evaluate these credits according to its own policies.
Housing/Family Homestay Assistance
American family homestay opportunities are often available to you, in addition to a variety of local housing arrangements. If you choose the homestay option, you will need to contact the International Student Services Office prior to your arrival in the United States.
Intensive English Program
If you wish to study only English as a Second Language or continue with college-level courses after ESL studies, you may enter our Intensive English Program. The program offers full-time English instruction (20-25 hours per week) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
Non-Intensive English Program
If you have tested beyond the Intensive English Program, you are eligible to enroll in non-intensive English classes. The program offers four semester-length classes designed to boost your English skills for the reading, writing, and communication demands of college classes. Classes include advanced reading, composition, conversation, and iBT TOEFL preparation.
Information: 303.914.6416, 303.914.6536, 303.914.6538, or www.rrcc.edu/international