Applying to Rasmussen College

Achieve Your Academic and Career Goals

At Rasmussen College, our relevant degrees are designed to help you start or advance in an in-demand career. With SUPPORT+, our network of student support services not typically found at traditional four-year universities and available to you at no additional cost, you can feel confident you have the support you need to succeed—both in the classroom and in your career.

Call 888-5-RASMUSSEN or complete the form on the right to contact a program manager today to learn more about enrolling in Rasmussen College!

Your First and Most Important Contact

Your Rasmussen College story starts when you meet with your program manager, who will help you with everything you need to begin. From the application process and orientation to starting your first week of classes, your program manager is there to answer any of your questions every step of the way.

You can communicate with your program manager through social media sites, online chatting, email, or on the phone.

A program manager can help you:

  • Decide which one of our in-demand degree programs is right for you
  • Work with a financial aid advisor to determine your financial aid needs
  • Choose the right course schedule to fit your life
  • Complete the required enrollment paperwork

To speak with a program manager, call 888 549-6755 or request more information online.

Start Your Path to Achieving Your Academic Goals

The enrollment application process at Rasmussen College provides an overview of your chosen degree or program, information about student financial services, and details about SUPPORT+, our network of student support services available to you at no additional cost.

Enrollment Checklist:

  1. Work with your program manager to determine which degree or program meets your career goals.
  2. Complete an application.
  3. Complete the STEP test (an online assessment of your reading, math, and other fundamental skills).
  4. Request official transcripts (if applicable). Your program manager will facilitate the academic evaluation.
  5. Schedule an appointment with your student financial services advisor and apply for financial aid.
  6. Complete our online College Experience Course.
  7. Complete your enrollment agreement.
  8. Confirm your course schedule.
  9. Attend a residential new student orientation (if applicable).
  10. Start class!

Throughout the admissions process, your program manager will help you complete each step as needed to make enrolling in Rasmussen College as seamless as possible.

Contact us today at 888-549-6755 and start earning your degree!

*Some programs have additional requirements, see current college catalog for details.

10 Questions to Ask an Admissions Representative

Choosing a college can be a life-changing decision. With all of your college choices, it is crucial to establish a solid understanding of the admissions process, your specific academic program of interest, and the available student support services before enrolling in a degree program.

When visiting with a college representative, don’t be afraid to ask multiple questions to ensure you choose the college that can best meet your needs. Below are the top 10 questions to never overlook when speaking with a college admissions representative to determine if a specific college is the right fit for you:

1. What are the benefits of obtaining a degree at your college compared to other schools?

This is your opportunity to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the prospective college—confirm graduation rates, career placement, faculty credentials, student support services, and campus life.

2. What is the standard application process?

Knowing the application steps will allow you to assess whether or not you would qualify to obtain a degree and also develop a timeline for submitting required materials.

3. What type of programmatic accreditation does your college offer?

The significance of earning a degree from an accredited college can have an impact on your future job opportunities. Certain employers and graduate programs only hire and accept applicants from accredited programs or schools, so verification of college accreditation is critical.

4. What is your tuition cost? What does that tuition cost cover?

Your financial obligations can have an impact on your college choice. Some colleges offer a base tuition where you pay extra for certain student services. Other colleges offer all-inclusive tuition, which could include technology or lab fees, student services, and even textbooks in the total tuition cost. Knowing your full tuition cost before you start your degree program allows you to realistically estimate the total cost of obtaining your degree.

5. What resources are available to students at your college?

Obtain a list of all student support service resources, how you access them, and how you can benefit from using them. Access to resources such as tutoring (online or on campus), technology support, and library and research aid can support your academic success.

6. How long can I expect to be in school?

Your work and personal schedules may be hectic. You need a degree program schedule that will work realistically with your life. Knowing your degree program timeline can help you to estimate your time in class and graduation date. Confirm the average time it takes to earn a degree as a full-time and part-time student.

7. What is the average class size?

A student’s learning experience can vary greatly depending on the size of the class. If you enjoy a participatory and one-on-one learning environment, a smaller class size may be the best fit for you. If your optimal learning style is self-driven, you may prefer a college with larger class sizes.

8. Do you offer classroom-based, online, or mixed modality course offerings?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question; however, if you lead a busy lifestyle or work full time, you may want to choose a flexible online degree program. If you enjoy being a part of a physical campus community, and commuting is not an issue, a classroom-based degree program may be the best option for you.

9. What is the in-field job placement rate for the degree program I’m interested in?

The answer to this question can help you uncover two major elements:

  • Quality of the of career-related preparation and academic experience
  • Access to career placement assistance

If the placement rate is low, ask why it is low. If the placement rate is high, ask why it is high. If the college supports its students with career advisors and relevant job-seeking strategies and tactics, you may have an easier time finding a job upon graduation.

10. I already have my Associate’s degree—do you offer a Bachelor’s degree completion program?

Your academic background may affect how you are able to complete your degree; especially students who have obtained a certain number of degree credits. If you are a degree completer student and want to earn a Bachelor’s degree, confirm the college facilitates an academic plan and transfer policy based on your previously-earned credits and your current academic goals.