Admissions

Thank you for choosing RACC! Whether you’re interested in finishing your G.E.D., enrolling in a career training program, or selecting an Associate degree that will help you reach your goals, we have a program that is right for you.

Registration for Spring and Summer Classes

Spring 2015 applications are currently being accepted. Registration for spring and summer classes is availabe now. You can view application and registration deadlines here.

Visit RACC and Talk with Students

Join us for our Fall Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Miller Center for the Arts. Drop in any time during Open House to learn about academic programs, scholarship opportunities, the financial aid process and the enrollment process. Take a campus tour with a student Ambassador who can tell you what being a student at RACC is all about. RSVP now to attend Open House!

We will also be hosting Open Enrollment dates where you can take your placement test, meet with an advisor and register all in one day. Open Enrollment will be offered in Berks Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 12
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7

Want to know what current RACC students are saying? Raven Ambassadors are here to give you answers! Send them an email or stop by the Welcome & Information Center to talk. Admissions Q&A feature link

Welcome and Information Center

We encourage you to visit our Welcome & Information Center in Berks Hall. During your visit to the Welcome & Information Center, one of our admissions counselors can help you learn about what RACC has to offer and help you through the enrollment process.

No appointment is necessary to meet with an enrollment specialist — walk in any time during the hours listed below.

Welcome & Information Center
Berks Hall Lobby
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Phone: 610-607-6224

Open Admissions

Students at RACCReading Area Community College has an open admission policy, which means that any student may be eligible for enrollment after the completion of certain steps. These steps include placement testing. Based on their placement test scores, some students without a high school diploma or G.E.D. may be required to complete coursework in Community Education prior to enrolling in credit courses.

**Please note that after Summer 2012, new students without a high school diploma or G.E.D. will not be eligible for financial aid. We strongly encourage all students to complete their high school diploma or G.E.D. prior to enrolling at RACC. A high school diploma will be considered valid if it was granted by a high school that has been verified by ACT and has a high school code listed online at www.actstudent.org.

College entrance examinations, such as the ACT or SAT, are not required, but they may be used to waive portions of the placement test. High school transcripts, G.E.D. certificates, and prior college transcripts must be submitted to complete the application file and may be used as a basis for admission to some selective admission programs of study.

Selective Programs

RACC's open admissions policy does not guarantee acceptance into a specific program of study. Some programs have requirements that must be met in order for students to secure licensure or certification upon completion of the program. Other factors include limitations on enrollment based upon availability of college or community facilities used for practice experience. These programs may consider your academic performance in both high school and college, in addition to other factors, when making decisions about program qualifications.

Student Data

RACC uses data collected through the application for admissions to better understand our students. Some data is also reported to outside agencies as required by law. Students attending postsecondary institutions may opt-out of Pennsylvania-mandated data collection by completing the Postsecondary Data Collection Opt-Out Form.