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Enrollment still open for RCCC spring classes

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

SALISBURY — Registration for spring classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is now underway.

The college has made significant changes to registration and course schedules to better accommodate students. For instance, many online courses are being offered, making it more convenient for students to enroll and take classes from any location.

“Rowan-Cabarrus has small classes with student-focused faculty at an affordable price tag,” said Michael Quillen, vice president of academic programs. “We encourage students to register early to ensure they can secure their preferred classes.”

The college has a variety of programs to choose from and academic advisers to assist students with selecting the best-suited program. That could mean working on completing an associate degree or entering into the transfer of credits program to save money on general education courses.

The college also offers a variety of academic options for Cabarrus and Rowan County residents to get ahead in securing a better future for their families and themselves.

“Our 18-to-one student-faculty ratio means that our instructors, educated with a minimum of a master’s degree, can give each student the individual attention they deserve,” said Quillen.

The rising costs of a college education present barriers to even middle-class families. At Rowan-Cabarrus, in-state tuition is $76 per credit hour, making the cost of a full 12-credit semester a little over $1,000.

“Many of our students receive high-quality education credits at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College that they can then transfer to any state university in North Carolina. The cost savings in tuition, fees, textbooks, and housing is significant,” said college President Carol S. Spalding.

About half of all Rowan-Cabarrus students intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. State institutions like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte accept many Rowan-Cabarrus graduates as transfer students every year.

Today, nearly half of all students graduating with a four-year degree have attended a two-year institution.

Students can now transfer from Rowan-Cabarrus virtually seamlessly, thanks to a recently revised statewide transfer agreement.

Students may apply online at www.rccc.edu/apply or stop by either of the college’s Navigation Stations, located on North and South campuses, for in-person assistance with enrollment.

For new students, financial aid through the federal government takes time to process, so prospective students should act as soon as possible if they’re planning to use this assistance.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, visit www.rccc.edu/apply or call 704-216-7222.

The college is accepting applications for spring 2018 classes that begin Monday.

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