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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.
  • 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.
  • PSEO / High School Students
    Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO) students must complete additional forms after completing the online application. The PSEO program pays for the courses and books for qualified high school juniors or seniors, or home-schooled students, who take college courses at a Riverland campus while still in high school. Click and print the Agreement of Understanding; Minnesota State PSEO Form and the PSEO Student Planning/Guidance Counselor Form or pick them up from your high school counselor.
  • 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