Success starts here. Whether you’re starting a career or preparing to transfer to a four-year university, Three Rivers College is the affordable, one-on-one education opportunity you’ve been looking for.
New or Returning Students
All prospective students ― including graduating high school students, homeschoolers, active duty military, veterans and working adults ― can start enrollment by completing an application.
Dual Credit Students
Ready to get a jump start on college credits? If you’re a current high school student, learn about our Dual Credit Program.
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Getting Started Checklist
You’ve decided to apply, but what’s next? Start here with our admissions checklist.Getting Started Checklist
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If you’re transferring to Three Rivers, learn more about how your credits are evaluated, transfer policies, and more.
What kind of financial aid is available?
The types of financial aid available at Three Rivers College include Pell Grant, College Work Study, Scholarships, A+, State Aid, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Benefits, Outsourced Agencies (TRA and WIA), and Student Loans.
Will my Three Rivers credits transfer to another university?
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) has identified a common set of general education courses, commonly known as CORE 42. CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements. All courses fall under the Core 42 MOTR Guarantee unless noted otherwise.
CORE 42 offers several courses across five knowledge areas: Communications (oral and written), Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The state designates these courses with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number. This designation guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer. Three Rivers College encourages students to confirm the transfer equivalency and requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.
What kind of careers can I go into?
Three Rivers offers 57 Career Programs and 38 Transfer Pathways to help you on your academic journey toward many career options.
Is there a special admissions process for military veterans?
Veterans, dependents and spouses of veterans, and members of National Guard should contact the Office of Financial Aid to initiate their GI Bill® benefits, as well as federal and state tuition assistance. Monthly benefit rates are set by Congress, the DVA, and the DOD, and vary according to the student’s benefits categories and enrollment.
VA Educational Benefit recipients are required to meet the same standard of progress as other students. In addition, veterans and their dependents are required to:
- Declare an approved educational program of study.
- Submit all high school transcripts or high school equivalency, previous college transcripts, and military transcripts to the Office of the Registrar.
- Veterans and members of the National Guard should present a copy of their DD-214 (member 4 copies) or NOBE.
- Notify the Office of Financial Aid of any changes to enrollment or program of study.
- Submit a Veterans Registration Form each semester.