April 24, 2020
Three Rivers College opens registration for Fall semester and online Summer session
Registration for Fall classes and online Summer classes is now open for new and returning students at Three Rivers College. Students can register online, by phone, or by emailing an advisor.
This virtual registration will continue through May 29 for Summer “A” and Full sessions, June 25 for Summer “B” session, and August 14 for the Fall semester. Classes will begin for Summer “A” and Full sessions on June 1, for Summer “B” session on June 29, and for the Fall semester on August 17.
Current and prospective students can meet with an advisor virtually through Zoom by clicking the “Meet Now Using Zoom” button in the header at trcc.edu. 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 trcc.edu. 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 trcc.edu/admissions.
Faculty and staff advisors are available by phone or 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 EnrollNow@trcc.edu.
While all Summer classes will be held online, face-to-face classes are expected to resume in the Fall at the Poplar Bluff campus and TRC locations in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett, and Cape Girardeau.
“It is our hope and our plan to resume face-to-face classes in the Fall, but we will of course continue to consult with public health authorities and the community to make the best decisions for the health of our students and our employees,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College. “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 virtual classroom.”
Students can find information on accessing available virtual resources by visiting trcc.edu/covid19. This page is updated as new information becomes available.
“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 create a personalized e-brochure at trcc.edu/ebrochure.
New students needing financial aid should begin the application process as soon as possible. For more information on how to apply for financial assistance at Three Rivers, visit trcc.edu/financialaid.
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 trcc.edu.