Student Beehive – October 28

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

For a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card Fill Out This Survey
Administrative Clinic Assistant Program Now Eligible for Financial Aid
ValleyScare – Last Chance to Register
Declared Major
Spring Registration
Financial Aid SAP
Return to Title IV
Mission 21 Movie Night

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Click on this link to complete the survey:

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RCTC has officially been approved and is offering an Administrative Clinic Assistant AAS Program.

A career as an Administrative Clinic Assistant involves patient and physician contact, detailed appointment scheduling, phone work, electronic medical record maintenance and tracking. Students will understand the importance of team building, working in a fast paced electronic work environment.

Training will involve both classroom training and hands on training Successful completion of this program would prepare graduate to assume the role of a Patient Service Representative, Patient Appointment Coordinator and Clinical Assistant.

Job opportunities for Administrative Clinic Assistants may be available in large and small clinics including Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical, Chiropractic, Podiatry, Optometric and Dental clinics. Salaries will vary in Minnesota depending upon clinic specialty. Average starting salary is $16.82 per hour.

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Join us for ValleyScare on Friday, October 30, 2015. Buses leave at 4:30pm from the north parking lot. $30 for students and $40 for non-students. Cost includes food, bus ride and event ticket. Pay at the Cashier’s Office by October 29! For more information, check out the ValleyScare post.

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To ensure your 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 contact the admissions office in person or via phone at 507-285-7268.

Updates to your DARS audit are automatic when you change or add a major or submit updated transcripts from another institution. Please wait 48 hours for major changes to take effect before you view your audit. Updated transfer evaluations may take 2-3 weeks and an email will be sent to your school account once the evaluation is complete.

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Spring 2016 registration OPENS for current and returning degree-seeking students according to the schedule below.

Current and Returning Students:

  • Selective Admission* – Web – Wednesday, October 28
  • Earned 45 or more credits – Web – Friday, October 30
  • Earned 30-44 credits – Web – Monday, November 2
  • PSEO Earned 30 or more credits – Counter – See Brooke Kosok to register
  • Earned 1-29 credits – Web – Friday, November 6
  • PSEO Earned 1-29 credits – Counter – See Brooke Kosok to register
  • Earned 0 credits – Web – Monday, November 9
  • Current and returning degree-seeking – Counter – Tuesday, November 10

New Admitted/Degree Seeking Students:
RCTC New Students Orientation – Will receive enrollment information once application is processed.

Visitor and Non-Degree Seeking Students:
Non-Degree Seeking – Web – Beginning November 12
Visiting Students – Web – Beginning November 12

Web windows open at 7:30am.
You can check your window 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, e-mail the admissions office at or call us at (507) 285-7268 or (800) 247-1296 ext. 7268.

Transfer students may register by participating in an orientation session or by completing the online orientation at

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 67% of all attempted credits. Students not meeting these standards are placed on Warning and may be 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. (website reference: )

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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 Office 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. (website reference: )

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Mission 21 and the Winona State University Social Work program are joining to host a movie showing and fundraiser at RCTC.

movie night

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