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Registration opened for new and returning students on April 6 for Summer and Fall classes at Three Rivers College. Students can register in person, online, by phone, or by emailing an advisor.

Registration will continue through June 3 for Summer “A” and Full sessions, July 1 for Summer “B” session, and August 13 for the Fall semester. Classes will begin for Summer “A” and Full sessions on June 7, for Summer “B” session on July 6, and for the Fall semester on August 16.

Current and prospective students can meet with a staff advisor in person, online, or by phone, or discuss class options via email. Appointments can be made through the online scheduling system at The TRC Welcome Center is available to provide assistance at 573-840-9605 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.

Those interested in enrolling can browse available courses by clicking “Search for Classes” under “Admissions” at Current students, with advisor approval, can register online through the myTRCC system. Prospective students must fill out a free application and attend an online “ROCS” orientation session to be eligible to register for classes. Prospective students who have not taken an ACT, SAT, or other placement exam, must complete a guided self-placement questionnaire to help determine the level of math and English classes they will need to complete. The self-placement questionnaire can be found in the Getting Started Checklist, a step-by-step guide through the admissions process, available at

Faculty advisors are also available in person, online, by phone, and through email to assist students with career planning and progression. For assistance or to schedule an advising session, contact the Welcome Center at 573-840-9605 or email

For Summer and Fall 2021, classes will be offered online and in person at the Poplar Bluff campus and at TRC locations in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett, and Cape Girardeau.

“We have continued to increase the number of online classes we offer,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College. “Due to the pandemic, we know some students feel safer taking online classes. But many others just appreciate the added convenience they offer. Regardless of how classes are held, our focus is always on student success. We have worked very hard to ensure students have all of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom, whether it’s online or in person.”

Students can find information on accessing available virtual resources by visiting This page is updated as new information becomes available.

Students planning to take Summer and Fall classes should register soon to ensure the best selection of classes.

“If you’re wanting to start your education journey at Three Rivers, it’s important to apply for admission as soon as possible,” said Chris Adams, Director of Enrollment Services at Three Rivers College. “The sooner students can complete the application, financial aid, and registration processes, the easier getting started becomes, and the easier it will be to create a class schedule that works for them.”

Registering early is especially important for working adults according to Adams. “We know our students have busy lives. Registering early is the best way to ensure their class schedules work well with their other obligations.”

With locations across Southeast Missouri, Three Rivers is an affordable way to earn a high-quality education close to home. Its small class sizes and student-first focus are ideal for students who may not feel comfortable in large institutions.

“We want to help our students achieve their goals, whether it’s to move up where they work now, start a new career, learn a trade, or continue their journey in higher education,” said Dr. Leslie Gragg, Department Chair of Science, Math, Social Sciences, and HPER at Three Rivers College.

For those students looking to pursue bachelor’s degrees at four-year universities, Three Rivers offers a smooth pathway to transferring to colleges throughout the state and into programs offered by our University Center partners on the Three Rivers campus and external locations. Those partners are Central Methodist University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, and Southeast Missouri State University. In addition, Three Rivers has worked with Arkansas State University to ensure an easy transition into more than 20 of its programs.

To learn more about the college transfer and career-technical programs offered at Three Rivers, prospective students can visit

New students needing financial aid should begin the application process as soon as possible. Three Rivers students receive more than $13 million in financial aid each year. For many students, financial aid will cover the full cost of attending TRC. For more information on how to apply for financial assistance at Three Rivers, visit

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Office Hours (June and July): Monday – Thursday,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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