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RVCC is a diverse campus where students at all stages of their college careers can thrive. An enriching experience awaits at RVCC. Applying online is easy and free. First, determine the type of student you are, then fill out an application to begin. Once you’re all set, it should take no more than 20 minutes to apply! To learn more about which type of student you are, browse the links below.

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FIRST TIME COLLEGE STUDENT - Applying to college for the first time

It's my first time applying to college.

1) APPLY TO RVCC

2) DETERMINE COLLEGE PLACEMENT

3) APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) & SCHOLARSHIPS

4) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

5) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates or apply for financial aid.

QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

HONORS STUDENT - Applying for admission to Honors College

Honors College applications are accepted January 1st - July 1st for all Fall admissions.

 
I am a high achieving high school student or transfer student. In order to be eligible for the Honor College, you should meet three of the following four criteria:
  • An unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher; or 87%
  • Rank in the Top 20% of their high school class
  • Proof of college readiness in both Math and English (*Required).  This can be accomplished in one of three ways:
         A cumulative SAT score of 1100+ (including 550+ in Math & 450+ in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing)  OR
         An aggregate ACT score of 26+ (including a 24+ in Reading and a 23+ in Math) OR
         Satisfactory score on the RVCC Math & English Accuplacer Placement Test
  • History of civic engagement, leadership and/or volunteerism, either throughout high school or in your community

*NOTE:  The Honors College is test-optional.  For applicants who either did not tale the ACT/SAT or choose not to submit their scores, additional emphasis will be placed on the student’s co-curricular activities, examples of leadership and/or volunteer participation.

 

1) APPLY TO RVCC

2) Complete the Honors College-specific questions on the application

  • The Honors College is a highly selective community of high achieving students. Admission into the Honors College is competitive.
  • Complete the Honors College portion of the application
  • Honors College applications are accepted January 1st - July 1st for all Fall admissions

3) APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) & SCHOLARSHIPS

4) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

5) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates or apply for financial aid.
 
QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

EARLY COLLEGE STUDENT - Taking college classes while in high school

I’m a high school student entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 with a 3.0 or higher GPA and I want to take college classes while I am still in high school. We offer two options:

Take classes at RVCC's Branchburg campus (Early College)

 

1) APPLY TO RVCC & SELECT CLASS

2) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

  • Complete the Early College Registration Form
    You will need to attach the following documents with the Registration Form
    • Submit unofficial high school transcript with GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • If you are interested in taking an English, Foreign Language or Mathematics course or a course that requires a pre-requisite, you will need to submit proof of exemptions and/or the pre-requisite requirement.
    • Timeline awareness:
      • The completed form along with all signatures must be received in Admissions in order to be processed prior to the start of the semester. NOTE: Courses will be registered based on availability upon receipt of the Registration Form.
  • Request proof of immunization from your physician

3) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates.

Take RVCC college classes at my high school (Concurrent Enrollment)

1) Meet with your high school counselor to discuss concurrent enrollment course(s) options and eligibility

 
  • Must be junior or senior
  • Sophomores may take Precalculus or Statistics (if that option is offered at your high school)
  • 3.0 GPA (exceptions can be made by a letter of recommendation from the high school to K-12 Partnerships; final determination made by RVCC)
  • Exemptions to the RVCC placement test (Accuplacer) can be submitted based on SAT, ACT, and NJSLA (if applicable) scores
  • Appropriate RVCC placement test score (Accuplacer) if enrolling in an English, math, or foreign language course (or a course requiring these as a prerequisite)

2) Apply to RVCC and get your G#

  • Click HERE for the Admissions Application (select Sign Up to begin a new application).
    • Students should apply online to RVCC as Early College Student
    • Be sure to use a personal email address when signing up and not a parent/family email address
    • Select Not Seeking a Degree under Major/Program on the application
    • A confirmation email will be sent out as soon as the application is submitted, followed by a welcome email within 3-5 business days with the golden envelope. This golden envelope contains the student’s RVCC ID#, RVCC College Email, and RVCC Lions Den Password.
      • Lions Den is the student electronic portal for RVCC faculty, staff, and students

3) Document Submission

The high school must submit the parental consent form and SAT/ACT (if applicable) to the K-12 Partnerships Program Manager before the CEP registration deadline.

For English and math courses (or courses that require an English or math prerequisite), students will either need to complete the RVCC Accuplacer placement test (speak to your high school counselor about taking the test at your high school, if that option is available) or have SAT/ACT scores that meet the RVCC test score exemptions. To view SAT/ACT exemptions or to prepare for the Accuplacer, please visit the placement testing web page.

4) Registration

K-12 Partnerships will register eligible students for the assigned course(s) and inform the high school when students are registered. Students cannot register for Concurrent Enrollment classes on their own.   The high school will receive confirmation and notify students of their registration status.

5) Payment

Concurrent Enrollment Program students have three options to submit payment:

Option 1: Pay using Lion’s Den

Step 1: Log onto Lion’s Den via the RVCC website using your RVCC credentials (make sure you have your cell phone for multifactor authentication)
Please contact the RVCC Help Desk at 908-526-1200 Ext. 7887 or email helpdesk@raritanval.edu if you are having issues logging onto Lion’s Den or need to reset your password.
Step 2: Click on the "Account Detail for Term" tile
Step 3: You will see details about the balance and you can click on the Pay Now icon to make a payment by credit or debit card (please be sure to pick the right term for the payment).

If you see a late fee on your account, please DO NOT pay the late fee. Concurrent Enrollment Students are not charged a late fee.
If you are having issues using Lion’s Den to make payment, please use Nelnet.

Option 2: Pay using Nelnet

Step 1:  Visit https://www.raritanval.edu/paying-for-college/pay-tuition-now and click on the Student Account Payment link. Payment can be made via credit or debit card.
Step 2: Click on Student Account Payment

  • Please complete all sections and include your RVCC ID number (G#) where indicated so the payment can be applied to the right account.

  • Please include the right term: Fall 2023 or Spring 2024

  • You will not be able to see your tuition balance using Nelnet so please include the correct amount. If you do not know your tuition balance, please contact your high school for the information.

Option 3: Pay by Check

Once you have verified the balance via Lion’s Den, payment by check or money order can be sent as follows:  
Check or money order by mail made out to RVCC, Attn: Finance Office, P.O. Box 3300, Somerville, New Jersey 08876); Please include your G Number and “CEP Tuition” on the check or money order so the payment can be applied to the right account.

Parents/Families also have the option to set up their accounts to pay CEP tuition. Click on Parents Pay Tuition Now (students must have created a Parent Account to allow parent access) to set up a parent/family account. Click on How to Create a Parent Account for details.

 

The CEP rate for the 2023-2024 academic year is $240 per CEP course.
The CEP tuition rate is subject to change annually.

Non-Payment for CEP Course(s)

The student/family or high school (if applicable) is responsible for the payment upon successful completion of registration. A hold will be placed on the student account and the student will not be able to register for additional CEP course(s) during the next term if payment is not received. Please check with your high school about RVCC’s CEP payment and refund deadlines.

 

QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

TRANSFER STUDENT - Transferring from another college

I'm transferring from another college.  If you have 12 or less college credits apply as a First Time Student.

1) APPLY TO RVCC

2) DETERMINE MATH AND ENGLISH PLACEMENT

3) APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) & SCHOLARSHIPS

4) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

5) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates or apply for financial aid.
QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT - F1 Student Status/Visa

I'm an international student planning to attend RVCC with an F1 and requesting (Form I-20) student visa.

International (F1) applicants MUST have the application and all supporting documentation for the Form I-20 submitted to International Student Services prior to the admission deadlines.

     1. Review and print the International Student Packet 
     2. Adhere to application deadlines:  Deadlines are strictly adhered to with no exceptions

Application Deadlines:

Fall Admission:
     June 1 - Initial Applicant
     July 1- Transfer Applicants currently holding F1 student status

Spring Admission:
     November 15 - Initial Applicant
     December 1 - Transfer Applicants currently holding F1 student status

1) Complete online application

  • RVCC Application
  • F1 applications are only accepted for the Fall and Spring terms (no Winter or Summer sessions).
  • Once you submit the application, it will be processed in 3-4 business days and you will receive an RVCC ID number.  
  • Full admission and the Form I-20 for F1 non-immigrant status will not be issued without completion of the application and supporting documentation.  

2) Read and complete all application forms and gather all documentation requested in the Form I-20 application booklet.  

3) Send completed Application Documents

  • Email the completed Form I-20 application items on the checklist and all supporting documents (do not include guidance and informational pages) to international@raritanval.edu
    OR 
  • Mail:
    Raritan Valley Community College
    Attn: International Student Services
    118 Lamington Road
    Branchburg, NJ 08876 


English Language Program Requirement:

For admission as an F1 status student, RVCC requires a minimum English Proficiency score requirement on either the TOEFL or IELTS test.  You will not be issued the Form I-20 for RVCC without a passing score.  

NOTE: All students who achieve the required TOEFL/IELTS score are still required to complete the RVCC placement test upon arrival at the College. Some developmental, supplemental ESL courses may still be required and you may enter the RVCC ESL Pathway program for English Language Studies.  

For more information, visit https://www.raritanval.edu/international-student

Questions??
Contact the International Student Services Office:
international@raritanval.edu

What You Need to Know

VISITING STUDENT - 4 year college student seeking extra credits

I'm attending another college and looking to earn extra credits at RVCC.

1) APPLY TO RVCC

Returning Visiting Student:  proceed to step 2 to register for classes.

2) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

  • Click here for a step by step presentation of how to register.
  • Visit course schedule and click on the semester you would like to view. To confirm there are seats available in selected course, click on the Course Title. Please note: to view online courses select “Virtual Campus.”
  • Visiting students are expected to get approval from their home college to verify that they will accept the RVCC Course for transfer. Course outlines are available to submit to your home college.
  • Once you’ve selected your course(s) fill out the Academic Registration Form. If you have not yet received your RVCC Student ID/G#, enter your date of birth.
  • REQUEST THE FOLLOWING ITEM & CONTINUE WITH NEXT STEP
    Proof of immunization from your physician

3) PAY TUITION

QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

RETURNING RVCC STUDENT

Returning BEFORE 3 years - I’m returning to RVCC within 3 years of taking my last RVCC class.

1) Update Admissions Information

2) DETERMINE MATH AND ENGLISH PLACEMENT

3) APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) & SCHOLARSHIPS

4) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Make an appointment with an academic advisor in the office of Advising, Counseling and Transfer Services to help you register for classes.

5) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates or apply for financial aid.

 

Returning AFTER 3 or more years - I'm returning to RVCC after 3 or more years, or I'm an RVCC graduate.

 

1) APPLY TO RVCC

2) DETERMINE MATH AND ENGLISH PLACEMENT

3) APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) & SCHOLARSHIPS

4) REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Make an appointment with an academic advisor in the office of Advising, Counseling and Transfer Services to help you register for classes.

5) PAY TUITION

Pay all tuition and fees by required dates or apply for financial aid.
QUESTIONS?  Connect with us here

Still in need of assistance?  Call 908-526-1200, option 2

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