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  • Computer Requirements
    Your computer must have JavaScript enabled to use the online application. Call Admissions if you need assistance.
  • Acceptance
    Acceptance to the college does not automatically guarantee your admission into a specific program. Many programs require a separate application and selection process.
  • Non-Degree Students
    If you do not plan to earn a degree, diploma or certificate from the college, you can apply as a non-degree seeking student and take up to 16 credits. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. If this is the option you want, select "complete courses but not a degree" under the educational intent question on the application form.

  • PSEO - Post Secondary Enrollment Options
    The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is a state program for high school and home school juniors and seniors, which offers the opportunity to enroll in and attend college-level courses and apply earned credits towards high school graduation requirements and a college degree. Sophomores are now eligible to participate as well, but they must have successfully completed the 8th grade MCAs. State funding covers the cost of tuition and required books for eligible courses. Technical or career programs may require you to pay for tools, clothing, consumable or personal supplies. The PSEO application is available at  

  • International Students
    International Students should not use the online application. The International Student Admissions Page contains the forms and directions on how to apply. International applicants are (non-immigrants) of another country, who do not have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee/political asylum status.
  • Special High School Admission
    High School students who are not enrolled at Riverland Community College through the PSEO program may be admitted to enroll in courses outside of the PSEO program for any term, including summer sessions. Students are responsible for payment of tuition, fees and books.

    Interested students must complete:

    • Riverland’s application
    • Pay the $20 application fee
    • Submit high school transcript and placement test results (Accuplacer or ACT)
    • Written permission to enroll from a parent or guardian

    Students must score at college level for reading to register for courses.

    • Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or ACT Reading score of 21

Riverland Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, we take appropriate measure to assess each student's ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, student are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation. Read More