Step-by-Step Enrollment for Non-Degree Students

If you want to take courses at RACC for purposes other than earning credits toward a degree, you are a Non-Degree student. If you can say "yes" to any of the items on the checklist below, Non-Degree may be right for you:

  • I want to take courses for my own personal interest or to enhance my job skills.
  • I am interested in the opportunity to take courses without taking the required placement test or completing any required prerequisites.
  • I am willing to assume responsibility for learning any prerequisite material myself and I understand that the instructor(s) of the course(s) I register for will not be expected to cover information or skills taught or confirmed through RACC's placement test process or any required prerequisites.
  • I understand that Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • I understand that Non-degree students are not assigned an academic advisor.
  • I understand that the course(s) I take and the grade(s) I earn will become a part of my permanent academic record and I understand that whatever grade I earn in this course may impact my future financial aid eligibility.

To apply and register as a Non-Degree student, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the admissions application. There is no fee to apply to the college.
    1. Online Application (must be completed in a browser other than Google Chrome)
    2. To request a paper application, please contact the Welcome and Information Center at 610-607-6224.
    3. Request Additional Information
  2. Register for classes. As a Non-Degree student, you may choose to register for classes in 1 of 2 ways:
    1. If you want to take our placement test, which will help you decide if you're ready for certain courses, call 610- 607-6224 or 610-372-4721 ext. 5128 to schedule your placement test. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations during the placement test, please contact Disability Services at 610-607-6245 to schedule an intake appointment prior to scheduling your placement test.
    2. Complete a Non-Degree Registration form and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. We will register you for your requested courses on a space-available basis.
  3. Pay tuition and fees by the tuition due dates.
  4. Obtain your student photo ID and parking tag from the campus security office in the lobby of Penn Hall (Campus Map).
  5. Purchase books at the Campus Bookstore.

View our full checklist for first-time students.