Spring & Summer 2021 Course Schedule
The spring semester will begin Monday, January 11, 2021. The types of classes are: Online, Remote, and Hybrid (More about that below). Sessions being offered are: 8-Week, 12-Week and 16-Week. Students will not be on campus for the first four weeks of the semester. Hybrid classes will begin face-to-face class meetings on campus starting Monday, February 8, 2021.
The summer semester will begin June 7, 2021. At this time, the types of classes are: Hybrid, Online, and Traditional. Our summer term is 8 weeks.
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TYPES OF CLASSES
|Online||Classes conducted online through Canvas. Students will work through course material independently with communication and direction of RLC faculty.|
|Remote||Class meetings are held synchronously via Zoom on the day and time indicated on the student’s schedule. The percentage of time spent online vs. remote will vary by course.|
|Hybrid||Classes meet partially on RLC’s campus and partially online/remote. The percentage of time spent on campus will vary by course. If needed, classes will be transitioned to fully online/remote.|
|TBA||(To Be Arranged or To Be Announced)|
|STAFF||(Multiple Instructors or to be identified)|
|Days||(M = Monday) (T = Tuesday) W = Wednesday H = Thursday F = Friday Sa = Saturday Su=Sunday WEEK = Monday-Friday)|
|D1, etc.||Distance Learning classes|
|K1, etc.||Computer Workshop, Murphy-Wall Campus|
|M1, etc.||Computer Workshop, MarketPlace|
|N1, etc.||Online classes|
|NI||Intercession online classes|
|TVN||Telecourse with online elements|
|Y1, etc.||Hybrid classes (Face-to-face meetings throughout the semester with online elements)|
TV Buildings and Locations (On Campus)
|ASC||Applied Science Center|
|ATC||Advanced TECH Center|
|BB FLD||Baseball Field|
|CMTC||Coal Mine Training Center|
|HYBRID||Hybrid Class (Online + Face-to-Face)|
|LRC||Learning Resource Center|
|SPC||Sports Center (now called Recreational Center)|
Buildings and Locations (Off Campus)
|PNK||RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus|
|RL/2/3||RLC MarketPlace – Mt. Vernon|
|SIC||Southeastern Illinois College|
— Important Dates & Information —
Deadlines for Dropping Classes
Drop the class within the first quarter of the session to receive a full refund. Otherwise, the drop date — not including the full refund — has been extended to the last week of class.
Payments on student accounts must be made by the deadline included on the student statement.
Students who do not make payments by this deadline may be dropped from their classes.
Contact the Business Office 618-437-5321, Ext. 1235, for questions about making payments.
Tuition & FeesRLC is waiving its $20 per credit hour fee for online and hybrid classes in spring 2021. A full-time student taking a 15-hour course load would save $300 for the semester in fees for online instruction.Current tuition rate for residents of the Rend Lake College district is set at $110 per credit hour. Out-of-district students may be charged a tuition rate of $175 per credit hour. Out-of-state and out-of-country tuition rates are set at $200 per credit hour. There is a facilities/technology fee of $25 per credit hour for most classes. Tuition rates are subject to change with Board of Trustees approval. Additional fees may be assessed for specific courses.
|Registering for Spring 2021 - Classes Start January 11
|Monday, October 5||Priority Registration (Veterans, Service Members, Athletes, STARS)|
|Monday, October 26||Sophomore Registration|
|Monday, November 9||Open Registration|
|Registering for Summer 2021 - Classes Start June 7
|Through May 14, 2021||8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday & 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday|
|May 17 - June 7, 2021||8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday (closed Friday)|
Payment PlanThe college offers the Nelnet convenient budget plan that provides a low-cost option for budgeting tuition and fees. You authorize payments to be made from a checking or savings account or by credit card. The plan allows you to schedule your payments over three months for summer term and over five months for fall or spring semester depending on when you register.
The earlier you register the better chance you have to enroll in the courses you want and the more months you can schedule to make payments. The cost to budget monthly payment through Nelnet is a $25-per-semester nonrefundable enrollment fee or a $2 nonrefundable enrollment fee for the Nelnet one-time pay/full payment option. Additional charges may apply for credit card payments and insufficient funds.
If payments have not been scheduled as established in the Nelnet Payment Schedule then you may be administratively withdrawn for non-payment. If the first installment has been paid and/or financial aid has been awarded, you will be responsible for all remaining charges on your account unless you officially withdraw from the course(s) by the last day to officially withdraw for a 100% refund of tuition and fees as indicated in the Fee Refunds Table below. The Nelnet Payment Plan does not apply to students enrolled in Community Education courses or unless otherwise indicated for a specific program.
Tuition & Fee RefundsRefunds are made only if the proper procedures are followed during the refund periods. Rend Lake College has partnered with BankMobile in order to process refunds (financial aid, dropped classes, etc.) which are due to the students. Every new student receives a Refund Selection Kit in the mail at the beginning of each semester. The Refund Selection Kit will be mailed in a green envelope and will include a unique personal code that students will use to select their refund preference. Students can choose from having their refund amounts transferred to an existing account or deposited onto a BankMobile Vibe account card. Credit balances cannot be transferred to future terms. More information about BankMobile is available HERE or at the Business Office, located in the Administration Building.
Baccalaureate-Transfer Programs vs Career-Technical Programs
Transfer programs at Rend Lake College are designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of baccalaureate college programs. At the end of two years, credits from Rend Lake College may be transferred to a four-year institution without loss of time or credit.
Students who have not selected a four-year institution to attend after completion of the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Fine Arts Degree or Associate in Engineering Science Degree can follow programs at RLC with assurance that most lower-division requirements will be met for most schools.
Students who already have selected a four-year institution to which they will be transferring should contact that school or consult that school’s catalog for any special information or recommendations regarding a particular program and its requirements. Assistance may be obtained from Rend Lake College’s advisement staff or from faculty advisors.
Requirements vary at different four-year institutions. To ensure articulation, the student should follow the sequence of courses recommended by the four-year institution. Also, the scheduling of classes may not be identical to the “ideal” programs suggested for varying reasons. Students are expected to arrange their actual schedule with the help of an advisor.
Career-Technical programs at Rend Lake College include those which lead to either an Associate in Applied Science Degree or an Occupational Certificate. To be effective, occupational programs of this nature must be job-oriented; therefore, these one- and two-year programs are designed to prepare students for entry into the working world immediately after successful completion of the required courses.
Program requirements in this section are for associate degree or occupational certificates from Rend Lake College only. These programs may not be geared for persons wishing to transfer credits to a four-year institution, although many of the courses and programs will transfer and have approved program articulation agreements in place. Students are encouraged to FOLLOW EXACTLY the desired program as indicated. However, students should consult with an advisor for any changes in scheduling which may be necessary due to scheduling conflicts, changes in program requirements, etc.
Course Numbering SystemAll courses offered by Rend Lake College are identified by a prefix followed by a four-digit number (excluding Community Education). The purpose of such a numbering system is to facilitate record keeping and to provide an easy means of identifying various courses as to their degree of difficulty, general curriculum, etc.
- The prefix indicates the broad subject area; i.e., mathematics
- The first digit indicates the level
- The second digit refers to the general curricular division
- The last two digits indicate the sequential order within the program.
- Freshman-level courses generally begin with the digit “1” followed by three more digits.
- Most courses recommended for second-year studies begin with the digit “2” followed by three digits. The second digit may be interpreted thusly:
- Academic (Pre-Baccalaureate and Occupational) are traditional academic courses equivalent to the first two years (lower-division) of baccalaureate study and the academic courses in Occupational curricula.
- Technical / Applied (Pre-Baccalaureate / Occupational) courses are postsecondary technical or applied in nature. Although most were designed mainly for AAS degrees and Occupational certificate programs, technical courses in certain fields (e.g., graphic arts, drafting, surveying, child care) are acceptable in specific AA/AS degrees.
- Community Education non-credit courses.
- College Preparation courses are designed to remedy basic skill (i.e., reading, writing and arithmetic) deficiencies of high school graduates.
- General Studies courses are broad in nature and designed to meet individual student goals for personal improvement and self-understanding.
- Vocational Skills courses provide vocational skills training that is not part of Occupational certificate or AAS degree programs.
- Adult Basic Education courses are designed to bring non-high school graduates to a competency of eighth-grade equivalency.
- Adult Secondary Education courses are designed to bring non-high school graduates to a competency of 12th-grade equivalency.
- English as a Second Language services are designed to help individuals who do not speak English as their native language develop English communication skills.
- The third digit in the four-digit sequence indicates prerequisites or degree of difficulty in an ascending order. In general, the fourth number will indicate first-semester work if it is an odd number and second-semester work if it is an even number.
After you've read our Admission Requirements, complete a New Student Enrollment Form. You can fill one out online, at our Office of Student Records in the Administration Building, or from your guidance counselor if you go to a high school in RLC's district. You may need to submit other documentation. Go to our Registration Procedures to learn more.
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