Application Instructions

All new students must complete and submit an application for admission.

  1. Please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible.
  2. If you have previously attended any Virginia Community College, please enter your 7-digit emplid (aka student ID) when prompted.
  3. When you are finished, click the "Submit Your Application" on any application screen.
  4. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application.
  5. There is no application fee.

Students who have not taken a credit class during the last three years must reapply for admission to RCC. A person who applies for admission but does not enroll in classes within one year (three consecutive terms) is required to reapply.

Transcripts and Official Records

  • Request official transcripts from your high school and previous colleges you have attended. If you have attended a VCCS school, you will not need to submit an official transcript. You will need to fill out the transcript request form only. If you received a GED you may provide us with a copy of your GED scores. Transcripts are required for students entering the Associate Degree in Nursing program or the Practical Nursing program.

  • At RCC, opportunities for obtaining college credits are available through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES), military service, and the police academy. It is the student's responsibility to have official records submitted to RCC for evaluation.

  • Download Transcript Request Form

Virginia Placement Test (VPT)

RCC offers the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), a VCCS approved placement test that provides consistent and reliable assessment results for students applying to enroll in associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs and in courses that require an English or math prerequisite. This test is designed to help place students into appropriate courses needed to ensure student success.

The test has two parts, English and math. The English part of the test consists of an essay and 30 multiple choice questions. The math part of the test consists of questions and multiple choice answers. An online calculator is provided. Students are encouraged to use the review materials and take the practice tests first to prepare and do as well as possible.

Allow approximately two to three hours for each part of the test. You are allowed and encouraged to take a break in-between tests to ensure that you do your best work. Students may contact Student Development (804-758-6730) or call 855-557-5308 to schedule an appointment for testing. There is a $5 fee to take the placement test.

For information on alternative placement test options, please see the placement policy in the catalog. All test scores are valid for 5 years.

— Last updated by Rappahannock Community College on 10/21/2019 11:29AM PST

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Glenns Campus
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149-2616
(804) 758-6740/6742
(804) 758-2007

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52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572-4272
(804) 333-6740/6742
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