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Summer and Winter Sessions



General Information

RVCC’s summer and winter sessions are designed for students who are looking to earn credits toward a degree, shorten the time it takes to graduate, or just learn about a subject of interest in a short period of time. A flexible schedule allows you to select from a range of course offerings and build a schedule that suits your individual needs. And, our tuition and fees are among the most affordable in New Jersey. For information about RVCC’s summer and winter sessions, please check the following links:

For a complete list of course offerings: Summer and Winter Class Schedules
For information about tuition and fees: Tuition and Fee Schedule
For payment, refund and withdrawal deadlines,
refer to the Finance page:
Refund Schedule, Finance Dept

Registering for Classes

In order to register for classes, you need to have applied to the College and fulfilled any of its testing requirements.

Prior to registering, be sure to check the course pre-requisites. RVCC requires you to verify that all course pre-requisite(s) have been met prior to registering. To confirm that prereqs have been met, you can provide an official or unofficial copy of your transcript(s) at the time of registration. RVCC will also accept documentation from your college advisor or dean confirming that the prerequisites for the course have been met or waived. If you are registering by mail or fax, please include the transcript or the confirmation letter. Registration forms submitted without confirmation of fulfilled prerequisites will not be processed.

Check the online class schedule to confirm that the class is running. Only classes with available seats will be displayed. Registration forms submitted for a cancelled or closed class will not be processed.

Complete and submit the registration form. Payment can be made by check, money order or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). For information about payment, please click on the Tuition and Fees tab (above).

Students may take up to twelve credits during a summer term. Anyone wishing to take more than twelve credits must have written approval from an advisor or counselor. Registration for the winter session is limited to one course.


Current RVCC Students

Web Registration

Currently enrolled RVCC students without registration holds can register and add or drop courses using the Lion’s Den prior to the first day of the semester. Once you log in with your college ID (G number) and password, click on the “Student Services” tab. For questions about web access or password help, please contact the Technology Services Help Desk. The Tech Services Help Desk may be reached via telephone at (908) 526-1200 x7887; via email at address helpdesk@raritanval.edu; and via the MIS Service Request tab in the Lion's Den.

Mail, Fax, In-Person

The completed Registration (Add/Drop) Form can be faxed to (908) 704-3442 or mailed to:

Raritan Valley Community College
Office of Enrollment Services
P.O. Box 3300
Somerville, NJ 08876

For information about payment, please see the Tuition and Fee Payment tab.

You can also register in-person at the Office of Enrollment Services, which is located on the 1st floor of the College Center.


Visiting Students

RVCC is an open access institution. SAT scores, letters of recommendation or essays are not required for admission.

If you are currently attending another college or university and intend to transfer any credits earned at RVCC back to your home college, you are considered a visiting student. Before enrolling, you are encouraged to get prior approval from your home college to confirm acceptance of the credits earned at RVCC.

Step 1 - Apply Online

- Create a Login ID and Password by clicking on "First time user account creation"
- Complete requested information
- Submit application with $25.00 non-refundable application fee

Please allow at least 24 hours for your application to be processed. Once this is done you will receive an admissions letter from the college in the mail in 7 to 10 business days, along with a student ID number and instructions on registering for classes.

If you are not seeking a degree or certificate at RVCC, you are not required to submit proof of immunization, official high school or college transcripts, or complete placement testing, unless required as proof of meeting course prerequisites.

Step 2 - Register for Classes

You can complete a Registration (ADD/DROP) Form and submit by mail or in person to:

RVCC Student Enrollment Center
P. O. Box 3300
Somerville, NJ 08876

The Student Enrollment Center is located on the first floor of the College Center on the Branchburg Campus. You can also fax it to 908.704.3442. *Please wait 24 hours after applying online to submit this form.* The CRN (course reference number) must be included for a registration to be processed.

You may need to submit proof of prerequisite requirements (copy of college transcripts, grade reports or a visiting student approval form) from your primary college. Submit this documentation along with the Registration Form. You can only register online once you have received your admission letter in the mail AND if your intended courses do not require prerequisite requirements.

Students are encouraged to receive prior approval from their primary college before registering for classes to ensure that the credits earned at RVCC will transfer.

Any questions regarding course registration should be directed to our Student Enrollment Center (Registrar's Office) at registrar@raritanval.edu or at 908.526.1200 ext. 8861.

View Course Schedule

Printable Admissions Checklist

Students Who Previously Attended RVCC

If you have previously attended RVCC within the past three years of the term you are looking to register for, submit the Registration (ADD/DROP) Form (see how above). The CRN (course reference number) must be included for a registration to be processed.

Students are responsible for confirming with their home institutions that the credits earned at RVCC will be accepted and applied to their academic program. 


New or Returning RVCC Students

If this is your first time at RVCC; if you applied to the College, but did not attend; or if you have not been registered for academic courses at RVCC for more than three years, you will first need to submit a new application for admission to the College. For information on the College's admission policies and procedures, please visit the Prospective Students page.

Tuition and Fee Payment

Class registrations are not official until payment for them has been received by the Finance Office.

In response to state and federal regulations regarding identity theft, RVCC no longer accepts credit card information by phone, fax or mail. If you plan on paying by credit card, please use our secure online registration system.

Payment can be made using one of the three options listed below. If a registration is submitted after the payment deadline, payment is due at the time of registration. Students admitted after the payment deadline are expected to pay as soon as they receive their RVCC ID (‘G’) number.

  • Option 1 – Check or money order payment included with registration form

    If payment is submitted with the registration form, an RVCC ID (‘G’) number is not required; however, including the ID number on the check or money order will expedite payment and ensure that it is credited to the correct account. The student’s name must be noted on the check.

  • Option 2 – Check or money order payment submitted after the registration form

    Check or money order payments that are submitted separately from the registration form must include your RVCC ID (‘G’) number. Checks or money orders without the RVCC ID number will be returned and may result in cancellation of your registration.

    If you are new student, your RVCC ID number and temporary password will be mailed to you within one week of submission of your application for admission.

    Check or money order payments should be made payable to “RVC College” and sent to:

    Raritan Valley Community College
    P.O. Box 3300
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    Attn: Finance Department

  • Option 3 – Payment by credit card

    Credit card payments, which require an RVCC ID (‘G’) number, can be made through the Lion’s Den. RVCC accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover.

    If you are new student, your RVCC ID number and temporary password will be mailed to you within one week of submission of your application for admission.

    To make a credit card payment:

    1. Go to the RVCC home page (www.raritanval.edu) and access the Lion’s Den (upper right corner)
    2. Select the Student Services tab
    3. Under Registration and Records Tools, select Register (Add) or Drop Classes
    4. Select the appropriate term and at bottom of the page, select View Fee Assessment, which will list your term charges
    5. At the bottom of the page, select Credit Card Payment
    6. Follow remaining prompts

For additional information regarding payment, contact the Finance Department at 908-526-1200, x7006.


Unemployment Tuition Waivers

Unemployment Tuition Waiver requests must be presented at the time of initial registration. If a waiver is not presented when a student initially registers for a term, it will not be applied to the term’s charges at a later date. A waiver will not be accepted if a student has previously registered and dropped classes for the term.

An Unemployment Tuition Waiver will not be accepted until two weeks prior to the first day of classes for a course.

For additional information, see Unemployment Tuition Waiver Information.

Grades

How do I have my grades reported to my home college?
To be sure that you receive transfer credit at your home institution for the RVCC courses you’ve taken, you’ll need to submit a request to have an official transcript sent to your school. Transcripts can be requested through the Lion’s Den, which is the College’s web portal, or by accessing . Either option will take you directly to the National Student Clearinghouse web site where you can enter your request. All transcript requests are processed through the Clearinghouse. Transcripts are mailed at the conclusion of the summer and winter sessions.

Frequently-Asked Questions

How do I have my grades reported to my home college?
To be sure that you receive transfer credit at your home institution for the RVCC courses you’ve taken, you’ll need to submit a request to have an official transcript sent to your school. Transcripts can be requested through the Lion’s Den, which is the College’s web portal, or by accessing www.getmytranscript.com. Either option will take you directly to the National Student Clearinghouse web site where you can enter your request. All transcript requests are processed through the Clearinghouse. Transcripts are mailed at the conclusion of the summer and winter sessions.

For detailed information on requesting a transcript, please go to the Transcript Order Information section.


I’ve been admitted for the fall term. Can I take summer classes?
Students admitted for the fall term may be eligible to take summer session classes. To do this, you will need to meet with an academic or First Year Experience advisor and receive approval to register for summer classes.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services, which is located on the 1st floor of the College Center.

Office hours are:

Monday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday    8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Call 908-218-8864 for additional information and service hour changes.

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