Beehive Blog–September 14, 2022

RCTC Student Blog

We, in Student Affairs, are committed to your success. Each week on Wednesdays, we’ll share the most relevant and important information about “Bee-ing” successful in accomplishing your goals at RCTC.  This information is stored on our website and available to you 24/7. Bookmark the Beehive Blog and visit it often to find all the Beehives and other helpful information.

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Register to Vote
Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) and Failure to Withdraw (FW)
Fall Graduation Deadline
Student Handbook
Student Emergency Fund
eServices Proxy Bill Payer



Don’t forget to register to vote! National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 20th. Register to vote in the Atrium or Heintz Center Commons. Learn more about elections and become a Minnesota voter or contact the Campus Vote Coordinator, Megan Ross.

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Instructors may assign students the grades of FN and FW. The grade designations are for students who never attend a class (FN) and students who stop attending a class during the semester but do not officially withdraw (FW). These grades carry the same weight as a failing grade (F). Withdrawals from courses where students received an FN or FW may be made through the eServices website until the withdrawal deadline from a course.

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Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements. The Fall Semester Graduation Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Graduation application form. Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application. You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.  The Commencement Ceremony details will be available on our graduation website in April.

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Each academic year a Student Handbook is published that shares pertinent College policies and procedures, information about student rights and responsibilities, as well as contacts for academic and support services. 2022-2023 Student Handbook.

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We get it – life happens. If you’re facing a financial crisis, this is the help you’ve been looking for.

The RCTC Student Emergency Fund helps current RCTC students when unexpected emergency expenses arise. Students must meet the eligibility requirements to receive the funds. Funds distributed do not generally exceed $500.

Accidents, illnesses, death of a family member, car repair, transportation, backup child care, and temporary housing are some of the situations this fund can help cover. Expenses not covered include tuition, fees, books, health insurance, tools, non-essential utilities (like cable), parking tickets, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel, and other non-essential expenses.

For more information or to apply for funds, visit the Student Emergency Fund webpage or email

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eServices has a function that allows students to provide proxy (i.e. guest) access to most of the Bills and Payment features on the web. Designated individuals will be able to view account information (just as you would see it) and make payments on your behalf.

When logged into eServices you can select an option from the Bills and Payment page to initiate the process for one or more people. Simply provide the name and email address of the proxy bill payer(s) and the system sends the payer an email notice with instructions for activating their access. The payer must activate access within 5 days and it will remain active for 6 months. You can return at any time to add additional entries or modify, re-activate, or revoke access to those already on your list.

To begin, select the “Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill” button from the Bills and Payment summary page. The first time you enter you will need to read and accept the terms and conditions of use. After that, you just add the name and email address and select the “Send or Renew Access Request” button. That person will receive email instructions on activating their access to your account. They will have access to nearly all “Bills and Payments” functionality, but no other section of your eServices account. They will not be able to enroll in a payment plan, nor will they be able to designate anyone else to have this access. They will be able to view your class schedule through the Account Activity PDF form.

Important notes:

  1. You assume all responsibility for any potential financial aid and/or tax implications of someone making a payment on your behalf using this site. Only individuals who are either your parents or guardians should be identified as an alternate payers.
  2. Providing access to alternate payers is not a guarantee of payment. You are solely responsible for the timely payment of all outstanding balances. An unpaid balance will result in a hold that will impact your ability to register for classes and possible collection activities.

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