Winter break


Three weeks of no classes. That’s what you?ve got until spring semester starts up at RCTC on Jan. 12.

Some of you have jobs, some of you will be sitting on your parents? couch in front of Netflix, and some of you will be catching up on some much-needed sleep. We can all agree, though, that you?ll have a little extra time for the next three weeks, even with the holidays in there and visiting family.

Here a few things you can do to keep busy and get ready for the upcoming semester.

Apply for scholarships the RCTC Foundation scholarship portal is open now through Feb. 23. Why not take some time and apply for a few of them? They start at $100 and go as high as $3,000 (the most common is $1,000). If that isn’t worth a couple hours of your time, just think of the money you?ll save on books and/or tuition.

Read a book for fun when was the last time you picked up a book to read just because you wanted to read it? Sit down with that trashy romance novel, thriller, dystopian YA novel, murder mystery, or whatever genre makes your mind take a break.

Register for spring 2015 classes If you haven’t done this already, now is definitely the time to register for classes. Classes start Jan. 12, and you can register up until then, but the sooner the better so you can get the best time of day or prevent the class you want from being canceled due to low attendance.

Binge watch a TV show on Netflix sometimes you just want to veg out on the couch and watch your favorite TV show for 10 hours at a time. This is definitely the time to do this (if you have the time).

Get a head start on FAFSA the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is something you need to submit every year if you want to be eligible for financial aid. You need to wait until you get your or your parents? tax information completed, but you can always get started on it so you’re ready to go when the time comes.

Get ready for spring semester 2015 classes go over your schedule, buy your books, make sure you know where you’re going when you get to campus. Prepare yourself for the next semester! You?re one step closer to your goals!

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