Beehive Blog–October 26

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Go Yellowjackets!
Declare a Major
Deadline for 2023 Spring Scholarships
Register for Your Spring Classes
Financial Aid SAP
Return to Title IV



Congratulations to our Yellowjackets for a productive week in post-season play! The Football team earned a convincing victory over Mesabi Range CTC in the MCAC Quarterfinals and will be playing Minnesota State Fergus Falls in the semifinals this weekend. The Women’s Soccer team dominated Lake Super College (6-0) in the NJCAA Region XIII Championship and will play Harper College in the Great Lakes District Semi-Final this Friday. The Volleyball team will be participating in the Region 13 Tournament at Century College this Saturday.

It is an exciting time be a Yellowjacket!


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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. If you need to declare a major change, please meet with your academic advisor to review your record and academic plan.  Major change requests are received and processed by the Records and Registration Office.

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Be sure to sign-up for the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation 2023 Scholarships for incoming and returning RCTC students. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 31, 2022. The scholarships awarded are for the Spring Semester of 2023 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 2023 registration is OPEN for all degree-seeking students! You can register by logging in to the eServices 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.

Financial Aid students 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.

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Students who do not complete all registered courses in a semester may be required to repay a portion of the Financial Aid funding which was disbursed. The amount of repayment is based on the number of days the student attended and/or participated in classes. The RCTC Return to Title IV Refund policy describes the process used to calculate any amounts that must be returned. Students who totally withdraw from courses, as well as those who simply stop attending, are affected by this policy. Please contact the Financial Aid Staff in the Welcome and One Stop Center for more information if you are considering a total withdrawal or if you have stopped attending your courses. We can help you understand your responsibilities.

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