Beehive Blog–October 25, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Go Yellowjackets!
Declare a Major
Deadline for Spring 2024 Scholarships
Register Today
Financial Aid – Satisfactory Academic Progress
Return to Title IV


Our athletic teams have had an amazing fall and are headed into playoffs. Please come out and support the Yellowjackets at the following:

Football – The #1 seed Yellowjackets will host the MCAC Semifinal at home on Sunday, October 29th at 5pm.

Women’s Soccer – The Yellowjackets went 6-0 in the MCAC conference and will host Anoka-Ramsey Community College at home for the NJCAA Region XIII Tournament Championship on Saturday, October 21st at 12pm.

Women’s Volleyball – The women have had a successful season going 11-5 in conference play. The Yellowjackets will play in the Regional Tournament on October 27th and 28th. Their opponent is yet to be determined.

Visit our website for additional details and updates.


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To ensure you’re planning the right academic course, check your academic major shown on your degree audit report (DARS) in the eServices site. 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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Be sure to apply for the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation 2024 Spring Scholarships for incoming and returning RCTC students.

The deadline to apply is November 13th, 2023.

The scholarships awarded are for the Spring Semester of 2024 here at RCTC.

Follow the link to apply.

If you have questions, please contact the RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7771 or

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Spring 2024 registration is OPEN for all degree-seeking students!

You can register by logging in to theeServices site, selecting the ‘Registration’ tab and the proper year/term, then clicking on the ‘Registration Window’ link.

If you have any questions regarding registration, set up an appointment with your advisor or counselor via AdvisorVue.

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term.

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Students receiving Financial Aid at RCTC must be making academic progress toward their degree. Following each term, students are evaluated to determine if they are maintaining a cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.0 and completing at least 66.67% of all attempted credits. Students not meeting these standards are placed on “Warning” and are allowed to continue receiving financial aid for one semester. Students who fail to meet the standards for two consecutive semesters will be placed on “Financial Aid Suspension” and become ineligible for all types of financial aid.

Students who receive financial aid are also evaluated to ensure they have attempted no more than 150% of the credits required for their program (including transfer credits). If the student fails to meet this criteria, also known as “Maximum Timeframe,” the student is immediately placed on “Financial Aid Suspension“, without warning.

For more details about these requirements and a description of how the policy is applied, please review the RCTC Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or contact your academic advisor for help reviewing your standing.

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Students who withdraw or otherwise stop attending all classes in a semester may be required to repay a portion of their financial aid. The RCTC Return to Title IV Refund policy describes the process used to determine if a repayment is required. The repayment amount is based on the number of days the student attended and/or participated in classes. Please contact the financial aid specialists in the Welcome and One Stop Center or see your academic advisor for assistance if you are considering a total withdrawal or if you have stopped attending your courses. We are here to help you understand your responsibilities.

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