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Enrolling: Let's Do This Together

Congratulations—you’ve made the decision to go back to college and earn your degree with Rasmussen College! The first step is to contact a program manager so they can help you get the process started and guide you through all the enrollment steps below. Our program managers are here to help you start your journey to higher education and make it as seamless as possible. 

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  1. For information related to Rasmussen College’s transfer policy, click here.

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Steps to Your Enrollment

  • First-Time College Students

    First-Time College Students

    Adding school to an already-full schedule can seem daunting, but we’ve worked hard to make it easier. We’ve designed flexible, skills-based programs that are schedule-friendly while still delivering the competitive edge necessary to succeed.

    Online Application

    Contact a program manager to start your online application. With no application fee, you can fill out your basic information online in minutes.

    Entrance Placement Exam

    This helps prepare you to succeed. Students may be exempt from this step depending upon the program and transfer credit; your program manager will help determine if you must complete this step.

    Financial Aid

    Once your FAFSA application has been processed, your program manager will review financial aid options and tuition costs.

    Enrollment Documents

    Your program manager will send enrollment documents to sign, have you complete a background check (if necessary) and collect any previous college transcripts.1 Once enrolled, your program manager will walk through your academic plan and schedule.

    Online Orientation

    Before you begin your coursework, all incoming students are automatically enrolled into an online orientation course.

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    We believe you should earn credit for the coursework you’ve already completed. In fact, in 2012 we accepted more than 225,000 transfer credits, saving our students $95 million.1 Our seamless transfer policies work to maximize your credits, helping you save money and graduate as fast as possible.

    Online Application

    Contact a program manager to start your online application. With no application fee, you can fill out your basic information online in minutes.

    Entrance Placement Exam

    This helps prepare you to succeed. Students may be exempt from this step depending upon the program and transfer credit; your program manager will help determine if you must complete this step.

    Financial Aid

    Once your FAFSA application has been processed, your program manager will review financial aid options and tuition costs.

    Transfer Credit Information

    If you have prior college credit, you may be able to transfer it toward your education. For an overview of how we handle transfer credits, check out our Transfer Policy page.

    Enrollment Documents

    Your program manager will send enrollment documents to sign, have you complete a background check (if necessary) and collect any previous college transcripts.1 Once enrolled, your program manager will walk through your academic plan and schedule.

    Online Orientation

    Before you begin your coursework, all incoming students are automatically enrolled into an online orientation course.

  • Nursing Students

    Nursing Students

    Nursing is one of the most in-demand jobs on the market. And we’re here to help you pursue your nursing career sooner. You won’t have to wait to start or advance your education with us—many of our Nursing programs have four starts a year and no wait list for qualified candidates.

    Nursing Information Session

    The first step toward beginning the Nursing program at Rasmussen College is to attend one of our required information sessions. Please view our Nursing Information Session page to see available dates/times by campus.

    TEAS Exam

    Upon receiving a qualifying TEAS score, your program manager will help you submit required immunizations and CPR certification, as well as set up a physical exam.

    Online Application

    Contact a program manager to start your online application. With no application fee, you can fill out your basic information online in minutes.

    Entrance Placement Exam

    This helps prepare you to succeed. Students may be exempt from this step depending upon the program and transfer credit; your program manager will help determine if you must complete this step.

    Financial Aid

    Once your FAFSA application has been processed, your program manager will review financial aid options and tuition costs.

    Enrollment Documents

    Your program manager will send enrollment documents to sign, have you complete a background check (if necessary) and collect any previous college transcripts.1 Once enrolled, your program manager will walk through your academic plan and schedule.

    Online Orientation

    Before you begin your coursework, all incoming students are automatically enrolled into an online orientation course.

  • Military Students

    Military Students

    Military service is a major achievement, but today’s competitive job market often requires an education related to your field. To honor military service, our programs teach you the skills to integrate seamlessly into the workforce and start the next chapter of your professional life. Financial aid experts are also available to help military students leverage military benefits and support your enrollment process.

    GI Bill®

    Rasmussen College is approved for Veteran’s Education Benefits by the Veterans Affairs State Approving Agencies in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Information about VA Education Benefits at Rasmussen College can be found at http://guides.rasmussen.edu/militaryEducationBenefits/.

    Online Application

    Contact a program manager to start your online application. With no application fee, you can fill out your basic information online in minutes.

    Entrance Placement Exam

    This helps prepare you to succeed. Students may be exempt from this step depending upon the program and transfer credit; your program manager will help determine if you must complete this step.

    Financial Aid

    Once your FAFSA application has been processed, your program manager will review financial aid options and tuition costs.

    Transfer Credit Information

    If you have prior college credit, you may be able to transfer it toward your education. For an overview of how we handle transfer credits, check out our Transfer Policy page.

    Enrollment Documents

    Your program manager will send enrollment documents to sign, have you complete a background check (if necessary) and collect any previous college transcripts.1 Once enrolled, your program manager will walk through your academic plan and schedule.

    Online Orientation

    Before you begin your coursework, all incoming students are automatically enrolled into an online orientation course.

Three Simple Ways to Make Contact

Speak to a Program Manager

Your program manager will help you complete each step as needed to make enrolling at Rasmussen College as simple as possible.

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Visit Your Local Campus

Even if you complete your degree online, we provide a variety of support and resources at your enrolled campus.

Find your campus

Chat with Us

Take the next step in advancing your career. We have faculty ready to answer your questions through our Live Chat feature.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cost/Funding

    How much is tuition?

    A good place to start is our tuition estimator found on the Tuition page. For more specific inquiries, speak with a program manager.

    What are my financial aid options?

    Our Tuition page outlines some financial aid options. As part of the enrollment process, your program manager will walk you through an overview of financial aid and what type of aid may be specifically suited to you.

    One important step toward financial aid is filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study and loans, you need to complete the FAFSA. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

    FAFSA Application Information

    1. Go to studentaid.ed.gov and create an FSA ID
    2. Gather required documents (Visit our Tuition page for more information)
    3. Fill in personal information
    4. Fill in tax information using IRS Data Retrieval Tool
    5. Save your FAFSA application
    6. Sign and submit the FAFSA

    For more information about available funding, contact a program manager.

    Will financial aid cover my tuition?

    You’ll find an overview of financial aid on our Tuition page. For more specific questions, speak with your program manager.

    What is a Transfer of Credit?

    Transfer of credit is credit for previously completed college courses you have taken. For questions, review our Transfer Policy page or reach out to a program manager who can guide you on collecting the required information needed to take this step.

    What is the Rasmussen College School Code for FAFSA?

    To look up a school code, visit the online FAFSA application. Connect with a program manager if you are unsure on what code to use. Codes are dependent on location and program.

  • Program/Classes

    Is Rasmussen an accredited college?

    Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about other accreditation within certain programs, visit our Degrees page.

    What will my class schedule be?

    As a student, you will work with your program manager and an advisor to create your class schedule. For a high-level view on courses in a specific program, visit the course catalog.

    What does a full-time schedule look like?

    As a student, you will work with a program manager and an advisor to create a schedule that works best for you. Class schedules vary by program and credits per course.

    What are online classes like?

    In general, online classes follow a weekly format, including watching video lectures, reviewing assigned material, answering online discussion questions and completing weekly assignments. Online classes allow flexible, affordable options while still providing the high-quality education you need. To learn more about online courses, visit our Online Degrees page.

    Am I able to test out of classes?

    For information on testing out of classes, visit our Transfer Policy page.

    What kind of computer hardware do I need?

    To help ensure success, Rasmussen College has minimum computer requirements. You can find technical requirements listed in the class description of the course catalog. To learn more of the minimum technical requirements, visit the course catalog.

  • Time

    When do classes start and end?

    You’ll find a calendar outlining important academic dates, including start/end days, in the course catalog’s academic calendar.

    What hours are day/night classes?

    Class schedules and times vary by campus. View our Locations page to find information on all of our campuses.

    Will there be days I need to be on campus for my online classes?

    Each program varies and courses carry different requirements. Take a look at the Rasmussen College course catalog for additional details and course information.

    How long will it take me to finish my degree?

    Each program varies and courses carry different requirements. Visit our Degrees page and find additional information on all of our programs, including completion times and learning options.

    What steps do I need to take to enroll?

    Each program varies and courses carry different requirements. Take a look at our Steps to Your Enrollment to get started, or contact a program manager who can help you through the enrollment process.

    Are there immunization requirements for incoming Nursing students?

    All enrollment requirements, including immunizations, are reviewed in our nursing information sessions. Please view our Nursing Information Session page to see available dates/times by campus.

“If it weren’t for the support of my family, friends and Rasmussen College, this wouldn’t be possible.”

David
Student, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership

I’ve Enrolled! What Now?

Before classes start, check out these student resources:

Take a Look at Our Student Portal

Our student portal is your one stop for all student information.

Find out more

Connect on RasLounge

RasLounge is a private, online student community connecting through Facebook.

Start networking

See Our Student Experience

Learn more about what you can expect as a Rasmussen College student.

Explore our site

Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!

Request More Information

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  • Program Details and Applying for Classes 
  • Financial Aid and FAFSA
  • Customized Support Services
  • Detailed Program Plan

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