RCTC Student Beehive – December 16, 2020

Check out the following links for important RCTC information: Last day of Fall Classes is Friday, December 18!

Why Register Now?
President’s List/Dean’s List/High Academic Achievement List
Checking Fall Grades
Fall Graduates
Equipment Return Reminder
Need Money for College? The RCTC Foundation can Help!
Bookstore Charging Begins
Semester End and Winter Break



WHY REGISTER NOW?

  • Not a morning person?  Register Now to avoid early morning classes!
  • Avoid the wait (list)!  Register Now before your classes fill!
  • Plan your “me” time?  Register Now and know next semester’s schedule today!

Don’t wait until you get back from break!  REGISTER NOW!  Advising and Counseling gets booked up the closer we get to the start of the term, classes fill up and finding what you need at times what work for you gets more difficult the longer you wait.  REGISTER TODAY!

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PRESIDENT’S LIST/DEAN’S LIST/HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT LIST
Beginning this semester, excellence in scholastic achievement will be recognized by compiling three lists of students.  The qualifications for each list are as follows:

  • President’s List: Students must have completed 12 credits or more for the same semester with a 4.0 GPA. Students on the President’s List will receive a hard copy letter and certificate signed by the President.
  • Dean’s List: Students must have completed 12 credits or more for the same semester with a 3.5-3.99 GPA.  Students on the Dean’s List will receive an email of recognition signed by the VPs of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
  • High Academic Achievement: Students must have completed 9-11 credits for the same semester with a 3.5-4.0 GPA. Students on the High Academic Achievement List will receive an email of recognition signed by the VPs of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

Additionally, the credit courses completed must have earned grade points.  Credits for P (Pass) and grades of I (Incomplete), AU (Audit), and W (Withdrawal), and NC (No Credit) are excluded from the count. These lists are posted in the Records and Registration area and at the Heintz Center, as well as distributed to local media.  A listing can also be downloaded from the College website.  The list should be available after January 15.

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CHECKING FALL GRADES
RCTC hopes you had a tremendously successful semester. As it draws to a close, please note the Records and Registration Office anticipates all final Fall 2020 grades being submitted and calculated by Wednesday, December 23st. These grades can be viewed in the grades and transcripts section of the college eServices site. To view your grades after Dec. 23, click here.

Any grades not posted to your eServices account have not been reported by a faculty member. Please contact the instructor of your class to inquire when s/he will post any missing grades.

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FALL GRADUATES
Your degree will be posted to your transcript about 2 weeks after all final grades have been posted. Awards will be printed and mailed to your permanent address on file in the Records and Registration Office approximately 6 weeks later.  RCTC will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony in May and you can find Commencement information on the website later in the Spring semester.  It will be important for you to read the material and follow the directions, including submitting information and a photo in April, if you plan on participating.  Congratulations on completing your degree at RCTC!

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EQUIPMENT RETURN REMINDER
As the semester nears conclusion, remember to return any equipment checked out from the Technology Support Center.  The due date for cameras, video recording gear, and other equipment is Friday, December 18, 2020.  Equipment not returned by this date and time will be declared lost, your student account will be charged for replacement costs, and a hold will be placed on your academic records.

You will be allowed to use the gear in the upcoming semester as long as you are enrolled in a specific program that requires you to use such equipment or if it is general media gear for classroom usage.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at (507) 536-5555 or by email at tech.help@rctc.edu

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NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE? THE RCTC FOUNDATION CAN HELP!
Incoming, returning and graduating/transferring RCTC students are eligible to apply for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The online application portal will be open January 4 – February 12, 2021.

This application cycle consists of 135 scholarships with 244 individual awards amounting to a total of $254,900. Awards range from $200 to $5,000 and are based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, GPA, financial need, area of study, residency and more. Scholarships are free money that do not need to be repaid. They are applied to tuition first, then, in most cases, any remaining amounts can be applied to textbooks and class fees.

When the application portal opens on January 4, we invite you to apply online (everyone must complete a new application even if you did one last year) at www.rctc.edu/foundation/apply-for-scholarshps

If you have any questions please reach out to the RCTC Foundation office staff at 507-281-7771 or foundation@rctc.edu.

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BOOKSTORE CHARGING BEGINS
Students who have a FAFSA on file and are enrolled for Spring 2021 can charge textbooks to their RCTC bill starting last Monday, December 14, 2020. Again this semester, the Bookstore is only allowing online purchasing for textbooks. For more information, there are ordering instructions on the website.

Bookstore charging will continue through Friday, January 15, 2021.

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SEMESTER END AND WINTER BREAK
This is a reminder that Fall Semester ends Friday, December 18 and there are no classes until Spring Semester begins on Monday, January 11, 2020.   The college will be open for business as usual but will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1 due to the holidays.  Please stay informed of COVID updates as they affect the campus.  You can find the RCTC Door Hours and general COVID information on our website. Enjoy the winter break!

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