We look forward to meeting you!

As we work to get back to in-person classes and services, we recognize that some of you are still looking for virtual options. This summer, Rowan College at Burlington County is happy to offer both in-person and virtual Orientation options. We have programs for students who still need to register for classes, and we also offer sessions for students who already have a fall schedule and just need helpful information to get started. RCBC's orientations offer multiple dates, times, and formats throughout the summer, but seating is limited in all programs, so sign up TODAY for the orientation that works best for you!!

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Whichever group you fall into, congratulations on becoming a Baron! Click the button below that best fits your needs to get more details about your first year at RCBC. If you have any questions about getting started at RCBC, feel free to reach out to us at orientation@rcbc.edu. We can't wait to meet you!

Baron Bundle

If you still need to complete placement assessments, advising, registration and orientation, this is the option for you! The Baron Bundle offers all of these steps as part of one convenient program. Come prepared with copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, and have the availability to complete a placement test online, no fewer than 24 hours before the beginning of the session.

Orientation Session

Ready to begin classes but just want some helpful information? During orientation sessions, you will learn about campus life and classes, hear from faculty and staff and discover all that RCBC has to offer to help you achieve your academic goals.

Summer 2021 New Student Orientation Dates

Baron Bundles

All Baron Bundles will be held in person and will run from 10am to 2pm on campus. Virtual advising and registration are available at rcbc.edu/virtual-walk-in

  • Wednesday, July 7
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Wednesday, July 14
  • Thursday, July 22
  • Friday, July 23
  • Monday, July 26
  • Thursday, July 29


Orientation Sessions

  • Friday, July 16 at 9 AM - virtual
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 1 PM - virtual
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 5 PM - virtual
  • Wednesday, August 18 at 1 PM - in person
  • Friday, August 20 at 9 AM - in person
  • Tuesday, August 24 at 5 PM - in person
  • Thursday, August 26 at 5 PM - virtual
  • Monday, August 30 at 1 PM - in person
New Student Check List
  • Review your admissions letter! Review all admission requirements detailed in your Welcome Letter and complete the necessary steps.

  • Prep for the Placement Test! Identify your placement test needs (based on your SAT scores) and visit the Test Center on the Mt. Laurel campus to take the placement test. Students are encouraged to prepare for the placement tests using the resources on the Test Center website.

  • Take the placement test and register for classes! After reviewing for the placement test, new students can use the Test Center walk-in hours to take the placement test. Complete your test and obtain your scores. You can then take your score sheet to Academic Advising to plan and register for your courses for the upcoming semester.

  • Register for Orientation! All first time, full time RCBC students must participate in an Orientation session.

  • Pay tuition! After registering for your courses and completing the New Student Orientation session, students must make payment arrangements for the upcoming semester’s tuition online or at the Business Office. If you don't register for classes until after the payment deadline, all payments are due at the time of registration. Visit the Office of Student Accounts website for more information and to view payment deadlines.

  • Buy your books! Obtain a copy of your class schedule and visit the RCBC College Store to check out the books you will need for your courses. Check the Bookstore website for locations and hours of the College Store.

  • Start Connecting with us! Check out the RCBC website for a list of student events and campus services. Interested in getting more involved in planning for the fall and spring semesters? New student input is welcome! Give us your opinion or sign up to be a part of the opening day’s event crew by emailing studentlife@rcbc.edu. It’s that easy!

Common New Student Resources

Academic Advising
rcbc.edu/advising
The Academic Advising department is committed to providing up-to-date information on academic programs consistent with degree and / or career objectives. Services include academic guidance, emotional support, and disability accommodations.

Athletics
rcbc.edu/athletics
The Rowan College at Burlington County Barons are successful on the court, in the field, and in the classroom. RCBC has seven intercollegiate teams: Mens and Womens Soccer, Mens and Womens Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and a co-ed Golf team.

Career Services
rcbc.edu/careers
The Career Services Center is here to help connect you to your career. Here you’ll find resources that will help you choose a major, research labor market trends, search for jobs and internships, write resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and network with professionals in your field.

College Bookstore
rcbc-shop.com
The RCBC College Store is located on the Mt. Laurel campus. In addition to textbooks, the Bookstore offers PC software and supplies, greeting cards, snacks, gift items, and RCBC student and alumni apparel.

Studying Online
rcbc.edu/distance-education
Distance Education at Rowan College at Burlington County was started in 1978 to enable students to earn college credits without having to attend class on campus. Distance education courses are fully accredited college courses and there are currently over 80 courses offered online! RCBC is committed to adding new courses and upgrading course technology at every opportunity.

Educational Opportunity Fund
rcbc.edu/eof
The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) at RCBC provides a customized support system designed to empower students to achieve their educational goals. This comprehensive program includes support in academics, personal growth, and leadership skills, as well as guidance on meeting individual transfer and career development goals. The EOF program typically recruits applicants who are historically underrepresented in higher education and who are first-generation and / or first-time, full-time freshmen.

Financial Aid
rcbc.edu/financial-aid
Making the decision to go to college is a major commitment. Rowan College at Burlington County is committed to alleviating financial concerns keeping any student from following their dream. RCBC has a comprehensive financial aid program that includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to assist students in meeting college costs.

Foundation
rcbc.edu/foundation
The Rowan College at Burlington County Foundation oversees a comprehensive scholarship program for RCBC students. Foundation scholarships are funded by generous contributions from area corporations, organizations, and individuals.

Graduation
rcbc.edu/graduation
Rowan College at Burlington County offers four types of degrees:

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.)
  • Associate of Science (A.S.)
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

RCBC also offers Credit Certificate Programs (CRT) and Special Certificate Programs (SPC).

Library
rcbc.edu/library
The RCBC Library serves as the research base of the college and the academic extension of the Burlington County Library System. Library staff provide services, instruction, and programming that support the needs of the community, inclusive of all students, faculty and staff.

Military Education and Veterans Services
rcbc.edu/vets 
The Office of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to the veteran population at RCBC. While primary emphasis is placed on education benefits, the office provides information and assistance to student veterans and community residents for any benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). If you are a veteran, dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran, or active duty military member, you may be eligible to receive monthly educational assistance from the Veterans Administration while enrolled at RCBC.  

NJ STARS
rcbc.edu/njstars
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship, NJ STARS, is a merit-based scholarship exclusively for New Jersey residents identified in the top 15 percent of their high school class. NJ STARS covers tuition for up to five semesters at the community college.

Office of International Student Services
rcbc.edu/international
With more than 85 countries represented, the College takes pride in providing quality education to all individuals at an affordable cost. The International Office oversees compliance and responsibility of financial support, academic progress and immigration status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Public Safety
rcbc.edu/publicsafety 
The Rowan College at Burlington County Public Safety Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life on campus by providing the highest level of professional security and safety services.

Registration
rcbc.edu/registration 
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for processing all incoming applications to the college, providing all applicants with their specific student account information, and registering students for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal development courses. They also process graduation applications, incoming and outgoing transcripts, enrollment verifications, exceptions and appeals, and non-credit registrations.

Student Accounts
rcbc.edu/student-accounts
The Office fo Student Accounts bills students, accept payments for credit and non-credit tuition and fees, processes membership payments for the fitness center, test center, library fines, parking fines, and other miscellaneous fees. The Business Office administers financial aid refunds, processes other student refund checks, and administers student tuition payment plans. They also sell gift certificates for credit courses, and online tickets for special college events.​

Student Life
rcbc.edu/student-life 
Throughout the academic year, the OSA hosts more than 100 events that enable students to experience cultural, recreational, leadership, social, and personal interest activities. This experience is enhanced by the opportunity for involvement in more than 25 student organizations, including major-related and interest-related clubs.

Student Help Desk
rcbc.edu/studenthelpdesk 
The Student Help Desk is available to assist RCBC students who are experiencing issues with logging into their BaronOne account which provides access to student email, Self-Service, Blackboard and more.

Test Center
rcbc.edu/testcenter
The mission of the Test Center is to provide a standardized testing environment where a variety of quality assessment services are offered to Rowan College at Burlington County students and the community.

Transfer Advising
rcbc.edu/transfer
The Rowan College at Burlington County Transfer Center is designed to provide comprehensive information and services to students seeking to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Tutoring Center
rcbc.edu/tutoring 
Need a little help in a tough course? Or maybe you've been away from school for awhile and need to "brush-up" to get back in the groove of things. RCBC's free tutoring program can help!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Orientation?
All Orientation programs will be held on the Mount Laurel Campus. Orientation sessions for students beginning classes in the fall are generally held in July and August. Orientations for students beginning classes in the spring are held in January.

Once you sign up for a session, you will receive a confirmation email. If a session is full, it is removed from the available session list. We encourage you to register early for classes and your Orientation session so you are able to secure your preferred schedule!

You can contact the orientation team at orientation@rcbc.eduwith any questions.

What should I bring to Orientation?
The following list details items that are either required or recommended to bring to your scheduled Orientation session.

  • Personal Photo Identification (Drivers License, Military ID, ect.)

  • Vehicle Registration

  • Your smartphone. If you own a smartphone, please bring it with you to orientation. We will walk you through the process to download the RCBC app (Ellucian GO) so you can access your student information and relevant RCBC information on and off campus.

  • Your class schedule for the upcoming semester.

If you have questions about these items, please email us at orientation@rcbc.edu or contact a member of the Orientation Team at 856-222-9311, ext. 2251.

What is covered at Orientation?
During Orientation, student can expect to:

  • learn about available student services and how to access them both on and off campus.

  • gain valuable information on financial aid and other tuition bill payment options.

  • get specific information on books, tutoring, first day expectations, student life and more!

  • learn about important college policies and procedures and how they can impact students.

  • meet faculty and staff from the Liberal Arts and the Science, Math & Technology divisions.

  • understand faculty expectations regarding communicating with your college professors and overall classroom expectations.

  • obtain your on-campus parking permit, library card, and RCBC student ID card.

Please Note: Students who participated in a Spring Ahead program with their high school must also register for an Orientation session.

Where do I get my student ID?
New students can have their student ID card processed at Orientation after they have registered for classes. If you chose not to process your ID cards at your Orientation program, the office of Public Safety will issue new student ID cards the week before the beginning of each semester.

Where do I buy my textbooks?
The College Bookstore is located on the Mount Laurel Campus. Students also have the option of buying books online through the bookstore website.

How do I know what classes to take?
The College Catalog lists all classes required for each major, with a short description of each course’s content. You can access the College Catalog by clicking here.

For information regarding specific online course opportunities and questions, please click here to contact Distance Learning. You can also call them at 856-222-9311, ext.1790 or email dlearn@rcbc.edu.

How/Where do I find information on how to pay my tuition?
The following offices will be able to assist you with any question regarding financial obligations to the college:

Student Accounts, ext. 1285 - The Office of Student Accounts bills students, accept payments for credit and non-credit tuition and fees, processes membership payments for the fitness center, Test Center, Library fines, parking fines, and other miscellaneous fees. The Business Office administers financial aid refunds, processes other student refund checks, and administers payment plans. They also sell gift certificates for credit courses, and online tickets for special college events.

Financial Aid, ext. 1575 - Making the decision to go to college is a major commitment. Rowan College at Burlington County is committed to alleviating financial concerns keeping any student from following their dream. RCBC has a comprehensive financial aid program that includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to assist students in meeting college costs.

How do I get involved on campus?
Throughout the academic year, the Office of Student Life hosts more than 100 events that enable students to experience cultural, recreational, leadership, social, and personal interest activities. This experience is enhanced by the opportunity for involvement in more than 25 student organizations, including major-related and interest-related clubs. For information about RCBC’s student clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities, check out our website.

Where can I get information regarding college resources?
The RCBC website houses a ton of helpful information and is available 24/7!