Beehive Blog–April 19, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Request a Transcript
Update Your Records
Register for Fall

No classes on April 20–Employee Development Day


If you need an official copy of your transcript, you must make a request to RCTC through the National Clearinghouse. An official transcript costs $7.50/transcript for a two-business day turnaround time. For an additional $5/transcript the Records and Registration office will try and release your transcript within two hours of your request, except during peak periods. RCTC now offers electronic transcript sending, through the National Clearinghouse (this option may have an additional cost per transcript). To send transcripts to a Minnesota State institution, please see below.

Unofficial Transcript (Student Copy) Request: 

You can access your full transcript for FREE via the eServices. This transcript is identical to the official transcript in content, however it is not printed on security-paper and thus is not certified as an official RCTC document. Unofficial (student) copies of transcripts are not acceptable generally for employers or other colleges.

  1. Log in to eServices.
  2. On the left menu select, “Academic Records.”
  3. Then select from the sub-menu, “Unofficial Transcripts.”
  4. Select the option by which you want to view your academic record, then select “Get Academic Record.”
  5. Your academic record will be displayed by the criteria you selected. To get just a printable, PDF copy, select “the PDF icon.”
  6. Remember to log out of your account when finished.

Send Transcript to another Minnesota State Institution

Electronic transcript retrieval is now possible among all Minnesota State institutions for students who are enrolled or transferring to another Minnesota State institution. As a result, it is no longer necessary for most students to order transcripts to be sent to another Minnesota State ask staff at the receiving Minnesota State institution about their e-transcript retrieval procedures. Only in some cases will you be asked to order your transcript. RCTC will continue to require a request and will charge transcript fees for all archived records to any destination.

Reverse Transcripts (from any Minnesota State institution)

RCTC will attempt to retrieve e-Transcripts from all other Minnesota State institutions you have attended at point of application. If you would like an updated transcript pulled please submit the Transcript Retrieval form.

For questions, please contact Records and Registration at 507-285-7268 or 800-247-1296 ext. 7268.


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It is important to keep your mailing address current so that you receive essential college communications and it helps us all by lowering costs of returned and re-sent mail.

To update your address now:

  1. Login to your online account
  2. Select the ‘Student’ tab
  3. Select the ‘Address Maintenance’ link
  4. Select the ‘Edit’ link
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions
  6. Logout when complete

How to Update Your Profile

Your demographic profile includes your personal e-mail address, gender/sex, ethnicity, and birthdate. You may update any or all of these items at any time.

To update your demographic profile now

  1. Login to your online account
  2. Select the ‘Student’ tab
  3. Select the ‘Demographic Maintenance’ link
  4. Make your changes
  5. Click the ‘submit’ button
  6. Logout when complete

How to Update Major

The College keeps record of your major for a variety of reasons. To ensure that you have an academic plan in place that will meet your goals, you need to meet with your advisor to update your active major. Please make an appointment at AdvisorVue

Admission to some majors requires meeting certain criteria. If the college does not have your current major on file, you will experience problems when using DARS , and serious complications can arise with financial aid.

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Online registration for Fall 2023 is open to all current and returning students.  You can register in the eServices site today!  All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term.

Earlier registration benefits YOU because you will have your schedule and plan in place before finishing out the term. YOU can also plan your work/personal schedules earlier too.

Don’t assume seats in courses will remain available . . . new students have already started registering for classes.


For assistance, you can email the Records and Registration Office or call at 507- 285-7268 or 800-247-1296 ext. 7268 until 5pm.

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