Registration Process

Annual Registration opens for all traditional students on March 13, 2017.
Students should complete the following steps to complete the registration process:

Registration for Returning Students

  1. Meet with an academic advisor and/or review degree plan
  2. Register for courses in the student portal, under “Registration”
  3. Apply for graduation (students with 90+ credits), using the Graduation Application.
  4. Complete steps for Student Financial Services (see below)

Registration for New Students

  1. Contact Enrollment Services to schedule registration appointment (248-218-2031)
  2. Meet with a new student advisor to register for courses
  3. Visit The Center for Student Life to receive your Student ID. If you are planning to live on campus, complete the housing application at rc.edu/reservemyroom. If you will have a car on campus, make sure to bring your vehicle license plate number, make, model, color, and year of the vehicle.
  4. Complete steps for Student Financial Services (see below)

Student Financial Services – Financial Aid
If you intend to use financial aid (federal and state grants and/or loans) and you did not already complete your FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must complete the form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once the FAFSA form is complete, you will receive an award letter in your Rochester College email account.

  • You may accept/deny financial aid awards via your student portal under Financial Services > “My Award Letter”.
  • If you are a new loan borrower, you will need to complete a master promissory note and entrance counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.

Student Financial Services – Billing Statement
You may view your billing statement on your student portal under “My Billing/Ledger”. If a balance is due after financial aid awards are applied, you are not required to make payment during initial registration. The payment due dates are outlined below:

  • Fall 2017 – 8/24/2017
  • Spring 2018 – 1/4/2018
  • Summer 2018 – 4/27/2018

Payment Methods (of any balance due after all financial aid awards have been applied):
You may choose your payment intentions online under “My Billing/Ledger”. Payment options for balances due after financial aid awards are applied include pay in full, payment plan, a parent loan, and/or third party payments.

  • Parent Loan – See instructions online at rc.edu or on the student portal under Financial Services>Parent Loan
  • Third Party – Send documentation to Student Financial Services describing any outside scholarship(s) or loans not awarded through Rochester College.
  • Pay in Full – Check/money order – make payable to Rochester College and mail or bring to the Business Office.
  • Pay in Full – Credit card payment may be called in to the Business Office at 248-218-2053, or may be made online on your student portal under “My Billing Ledger”.
  • Semester Payment Plan – Rochester College offers a payment plan that allows you to pay one-third of the total semester bill on the due date and the remainder in three equal monthly payments due on the 15th of each month. There is a one time, $70 fee, per semester, for use of the payment plan. Late payments are subject to a $45 late fee.

Fall 2017 initial payment and payment plan due dates: 8/24/17, 9/15/17, 10/15/17, 11/15/17
Spring 2018 initial payment and payment plan due dates: 1/4/18, 2/15/18, 3/15/18, 4/15/18
Summer 2018 initial payment and payment plan due dates: 4/27/18, 5/15/18, 6/15/18, 7/15/18

Refund Policy:

8 week courses:

Date Refund, Amount
Prior to first day 100%, no course change fee
Day 1-7 100%, course change fee assessed
Day 8-14 50%, course change fee assessed
Day 15–28 0%, course change fee assessed

Semester courses:

Date Refund, Amount
Prior to first day 100%, no course change fee
Day 1-14 100%, course change fee assessed
Day 15-28 50%, course change fee assessed
Day 28-77 0%, course change fee assessed

Textbook Information:
The College has partnered with MBS Direct, the largest online college bookstore system in the nation, to provide textbooks for the students of Rochester College. Books for any given semester are normally available from the online textbook store about one month prior to the beginning of each semester. The online store now offers new books, used books, rentals, and e-books 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The online store site includes textbook information for each course, including titles, ISBNs, and pricing. Textbooks are not sold on campus. You can access the online store from www.rc.edu/campusstore.

If you have a credit balance due from financial aid awards, you will receive a bookstore voucher in your Rochester College email account. To opt out of receiving bookstore vouchers, please email Student Financial Services at sfs@rc.edu.

You may also obtain a voucher to purchase school supplies and sportswear in the campus store. You may ask for a campus store voucher any time you have a credit balance on your account, by emailing Student Financial Services at sfs@rc.edu.

Online Course Information:
First time online students and all new RC students are required to participate in the WEB 1000 MOODLE Orientation accessible from the Home page of our online learning system, Moodle. You may find Moodle at online.rc.edu or through the Online Courses link at the top of the Student Portal at my.rc.edu. Logon to Moodle with your RC username and password.

Important Contact Information

Enrollment Services:
Jennifer Rokowski
248.218.2031
jrokowski1@rc.edu

Center for Student Life:
Katelyn Hargrave
248.218.2041
khargrave@rc.edu

Academic Services:
Jody Fleischhut
248.218.2091
jfleischhut@rc.edu

Student Financial Services:
Kierstyn Oldenburg
248.218.2127
sfs@rc.edu

Business Office:
Cashier
248.218.2053