Admissions
Welcome Center
Berks Hall Lobby
Phone: 610-607-6224
Day Time
Monday, Thursday and Friday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 8AM - 7:30PM
Welcome Center will be closed:
  November 21st at 5pm
  November 22nd & 23rd
  December 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st
  January 1st
No appointment is necessary to meet with an Enrollment Specialist. Walk in any time during the hours listed above.

Admissions at Reading Area Community College

Whether you're interested in earning an Associate Degree that will prepare you for a career or to transfer to another college or university, earning your GED, or enrolling in a career-training program, we have a program that is right for you. Learn more about Admissions at Reading Area Community College below.

Visit the Welcome Center

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

Interested in a campus tour, or want more information about RACC? Complete this Information Request and we’ll be in touch with you.

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a RACC student? Admissions can help.

New students can complete placement testing, talk with an academic advisor and register for classes. Learn how the first 2 years of college can be applied towards a bachelor's degree and what transfer opportunities are available. Take a tour, get your student ID... all in one visit!

Learn more about your options. Ready to apply now? Complete the online application today.

Need help? Call 610-607-6224 to speak with an Enrollment Coordinator who will be glad to answer all of your questions and guide you through the enrollment process.

Open Admissions

Reading 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 a placement evaluation, which may include completion of a placement test or an evaluation of student transcripts, AP/CLEP/DANTES exam scores, or standardized test scores. Based on placement evaluation, some students without a high school diploma or GED 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 GED will not be eligible for financial aid. We strongly encourage all students to complete their high school diploma or GED 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, GED certificates, CLEP transcripts 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

The college has a number of selective admission programs, which means that students must meet certain admissions criteria in order to enroll. Click on the links below to learn more about the admission requirements and selection process for each program.

Health Professions

STEM Programs


Student Data

RACC uses data collected through the application for admissions to better understand our students. Some data are 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.