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Florida Residency

To obtain in-state tuition and/or financial aid, proof of Florida residency must be provided. Two (2) copies of the following documents may be used (must be dated 12 months prior to enrollment): Voter’s registration, driver’s license, automobile registration, bank accounts, rent receipts, tax returns, home mortgages, financial aid and admission documents from previous years, employment documents, student loan notes, need analysis documents, utility receipts, and Florida state identification. For further information please contact the Financial Aid Office at (386) 647-4214.

Transfer of Students Not Enrolled at RIVEROAK Technical College

Students, including VA, must report all previous post-secondary education. Upon receipt of a transcript from an accredited institution, occupational completions points or credits earned will be evaluated and applied to the course/program of enrollment, if comparable. Competence checks not included in an occupational completion point are also available for previously learned knowledge and skills. Students must contact Student Services for questions or assistance with transfers.

Transfer of Students from Within RIVEROAK Technical College

Students may drop a class and enroll in any other class or program on a space available basis. Competencies earned prior to withdrawal are used to determine if the student has reached an occupational completion point or literacy completion point prior to withdrawal. Competencies may be transferred to the new course/program if appropriate. The attendance record will transfer to the new course/program. Students must contact Student Services for assistance with transfers.

High School Admissions/Career Dual Enrollment

Public high school students may dual enroll at RTC. Tuition, fees, and textbooks are free for district students. High schools in our service area are responsible for fees and textbooks. Industrial programs may have equipment and/or uniform costs. Industrial programs require a minimum of two periods per day. Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Phlebotomy programs are not available to high school students. Patient Care Technician is available for full-time dual enrollment to Seniors in the Spring Semester. Home school students can dual enroll with tuition waived, but will be responsible for fees and books. Private school students may enroll per articulation agreement between their school and RTC.

High School Students Must:

1. Consult with a high school counselor regarding enrolling at RTC and obtain approval.

2. Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and completed application.

Enrollment

Programs require students to enter at the beginning of terms or at specified times during the year. Admission is open to adults who are at least 16 years old and not presently enrolled in a secondary school. Career dual enrollment is available to secondary students enrolled in post-secondary programs with the permission of the home school, private, or charter school and RTC.

Adult Career Admission Check List

1. Complete an application/schedule form in the Student Services office.

2. Complete Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment test (if applicable and within first six weeks) or Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST).

3. Schedule a conference with student services to discuss test results and class schedule.

4. Documentation of Florida Residency for in state tuition.

5. Pay application fees.

6. Apply for FAFSA. Financial aid students must complete all paperwork before entry into a program.

7. Obtain class schedule from student services.

Diploma Policy

High school diplomas issued by any public funded state or government agency will be accepted for admission. High school diplomas issued by private schools must be accredited and recognized by the Florida Department of Independent Schools and Colleges. High school graduates that do not meet this criteria must pass the GED® test.

A.S. degrees or higher have to be issued by a public institution or accredited private institution. A.S. or higher degrees may be presented in lieu of TABE test requirements.

TABE Exemption

Students who enroll in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offered for career credit of 450 hours or more must complete an entry-level examination (TABE) within the first six weeks after admission into the program.

Students are TABE exempted if:

• entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma

• earned a 150 on Mathematics and 150 on the RLA section of the 2014 GED® version (within the past 2 years)

• is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services

• SAT Score verbal - 440 and Math - 440

• ACT Score reading - 19, English - 17, Math - 19