Beehive Blog–March 20, 2024

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Summer and Fall 2024 Registration Opens
Educational Support Resources
Summer Graduation Application


Your registration window is the time frame you can register for classes. Registration windows are made available to students mainly based on the number of credits they have earned. Earned credits are those that have been completed and graded.

To see when you can begin registration, log into eServices. You’ll find the ‘Registration Window’ tab under ‘Courses and Registration’. Select the appropriate Semester and then Submit to see when your window opens and closes. The last day to add most courses is the fifth day of the semester.

Summer 2024 Semester Registration Dates

Current and Returning Degree-Seeking Students Thursday, February 8, 2024
Non-Degree-Seeking Students** Thursday, February 29, 2024
Visiting Students Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fall 2024 Semester Registration Dates

Meet with your Advisor to create your degree plan for program completion. Appointments can be made using AdvisorVue.

Selective Admission: those students who have been formally admitted or cohorted into selective programs Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Students who have earned 30 or more credits Thursday, March 14, 2024
Students who have earned 1-29 credits Monday, March 18, 2024
PSEO Students who have earned 1 or more credits Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Current students who have no credits earned Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Records and Registration office hours are: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Email the Records and Registration Office or call us at 507-285-7268 or 800-247-1296 ext. 7268 if you have questions.

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Career Central

Career Central represents an enhanced partnership between Rochester Community and Technical College and Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) that provides better services for our students and regional employers!

RCTC provides career counseling through our counselors located on the main campus in the Student Services Building, rooms SS133-143. Career Counseling includes, but is not limited to:

  • Personal career planning and counseling
  • Career publications
  • Career assessments
  • Course selection
  • Transfer planning and resources

WDI provides career services to all of our students through their offices located at the RCTC Heintz Center. Career Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Job postings across the region
  • Job search skills development
  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Life skills training
  • Clothes closet
  • Young adult services (i.e., career exploration, mentoring, time management)

Students wanting to schedule career services may contact the WDI front desk at 507-292-5152. For help proof reading resumes, students may contact Victoria directly at 507-923-2826.

Computer Lab Services

Instructional computer labs are available to RCTC students using PC and Macintosh computers.  In addition, computers are available for student use in the Library Technology Center (LTC) at the main campus and Student Support Services Program at Heintz Center. Check out the computer lab website for more information on the campus computer labs or contact the Technology Support Center at 507-536-5555 or via email at

Disability Support Services

Location: Main Campus SS176

Disability support Services serves students with disabilities by providing academic support services to assist them in being successful both inside the classroom, and in achieving their educational goals. Accommodations may include, testing accommodations, sign language interpreting, early registration, the use of adaptive equipment, and alternative versions of textbooks. Services may include referral to local agencies or on-campus programs, advocacy, and special advising. RCTC is in compliance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Prior to requesting academic accommodations, students must provide documentation to the RCTC Disability Support Services office that is relevant and complete enough to establish the existence of a disability, to explain the impact of the disability on one of life’s major activities, and to recommend appropriate accommodations in the college setting. Students may contact the Director of Disability Support Services, Travis Kromminga, via email at or by phone at 507-280-2968. Location on main campus: SS176. Addition information is available on the webpage

Goddard Library

Location: Main Campus, GL building

Goddard Library acquires and maintains a balanced and up-to-date collection of print and electronic resources that support the mission and curriculum of RCTC. All electronic library resources are available on and off campus with a current star ID and password. The campus library contains wireless laptop networks, an open computer lab, individual and group study spaces, and research assistance. Current library services and hours are available on the Goddard Library website.

Student Support Services/TRiO (SSS)

Location: Main campus, SS159
Student Support Services provides academic advising, transfer planning, career information, workshops, cultural activities, and one-to-one peer tutoring to eligible students.  To be eligible for services, students must meet one of the following criteria: first-generation college student, low-income status or documented disability. Contact 507-285-7230 or visit the SSS website to learn more

Tutoring Services

The Learning Center provides FREE tutoring for all RCTC and WSU-R students to help them build the skills and confidence needed to be successful in their coursework and reach their academic goals. Our tutors are specialists in their content areas and are eager to help you.

We have two locations:

  • The Writing Center is located in Goddard Library
  • The Math, Science, and Computer tutors are located on the third floor of the Atrium building

We have a variety of in-person and online services. We have a variety of in-person and online services. Click on the subjects below for more information on each subject area and to request help from one of our tutors. Visit the website to learn more information on each subject area and to request help from one of our tutors.

Spring Semester 2024 Hours

In person tutoring hours are:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Writing 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 4:30pm 8am-4:30pm
Science 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm
Math 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 8am – 4:30pm
Computer Science 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 8am – 4:30pm
Computer Applications 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 8am – 4:30pm

For online tutoring hours, check the appointment schedule calendar for each area.

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Graduation candidates must apply for graduation no later than the 30th day of the semester in which they will graduate. Graduation awards will be granted at the end of the fall and spring semesters, and summer sessions. For example, if classes start January 8th, the graduation application time frame is 30 days after January 8th, if you are planning to graduate in the spring. Applications that are received after a term has concluded will be processed for the subsequent term – degree notations will not be back-dated to a term that has ended for any reason.

Graduation Application Deadline

Summer 2024– March 22, 2024

Application Instructions

  1. Click on the application link above.
  2. Fill out the forms online, then print them.
  3. Sign the forms.
  4. Print your DARS audit and review it for accuracy and completeness.
  5. Attach an ACCURATE DARS audit to the application.
  6. Submit Application Forms To:

RCTC Welcome and One Stop Center
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Note that incomplete applications will be returned to the student for completion before being processed.

For technical assistance, please contact

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