|Application Materials for Admissions
An application for admission may be downloaded from this site Printable Applications & Forms, obtained from the Admissions Office at our Claremont Campus, or at our Keene Academic Center. All applications and support materials should be mailed or forwarded to:Admissions Office, River Valley Community College, One College Drive, Claremont, NH 03743-9707
General Admissions Requirements and Procedures:
- Complete and submit an official River Valley Community College application to the Admissions Office. Include the $20 Application Fee. Checks or money orders should be made payable to RVCC. Applications received without the application fee will not be processed
- Submit evidence of graduation from an approved high school along with an official transcript of courses and grades; or official transcript of courses and grades; or official documentation of a General Equivalent Diploma (GED) or its satisfactory equivalent. Official documents must be received directly from the granting institution in a sealed envelope.
- Submit official transcripts of all previous college work. Official documents must be received directly from the granting institution in a sealed envelope.
- Schedule an appointment with Admissions Staff to take the Accuplacer Assessment. Accuplacer is a tool that assists in identifying academic strengths and weaknesses in English, reading, and math skills. This assessment is computerized and given to all applications. There is a $20 fee for the Accuplacer. The fee can be paid at the time of the assessment. Applicants with documented disabilities needing accommodations to take the assessment must submit official documentation to the Disabilities Coordinator prior to scheduling the assessment.
- A personal interview with a College Admissions Counselor is optional and strongly encouraged. Please note: All nursing program applicants must participate in a personal interview with an Admissions Counselor.
- When necessary additional requirements may be requested from the applicant for admission. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, faculty interview, letters of reference, and additional pre-admission assessment.
- Every degree student must demonstrate basic arithmetic and algebra skills before enrolling in college-level math and other courses (e.g., science). To earn an associate degree, students will be required to complete successfully one or more college-level math classes as specified by the particular program and curriculum to which the student has been accepted. Students lacking basic arithmetic and algebra skills may achieve those competencies through developmental math courses offered at the college.
- Notify the College of eligibility for Veterans Administration and other aid programs.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to insure that all documents requested by the College are received. All documents submitted to the College become the property of River Valley Community College and will not be returned or sent to other organizations.
Specific Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements for admission, some programs have established specific criteria for admission. This information can be found in the Program Information section of the web site and in the College catalog.
Health forms must be completed by all matriculated students. Forms must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the start of the term the student is accepted for. Specific proof of immunity may be required of all Allied Health students prior to affiliation.
Special needs applicants, such as international, ESL or disabled must meet all admissions criteria for the College and individual programs of study. These applications will be considered case-by-case on their own merits. Additional admissions prerequisites for international students include completion of the TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 525.
Enrollment in credit or non-credit courses does not insure program matriculation.
A student is considered "matriculated" once he/she has completed the admissions process, and has been accepted and confirmed into a program.
All matriculated students must complete Health Forms, which must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the start of the student's first semester. Specific proof of immunizations or laboratory work may be required.