Resources for Your Success

Juggling college with other responsibilities can be tough. Sometimes life gets in the way. Stressors can be overwhelming and even have a negative impact on your overall mental health. Let us help you identify solutions to the barriers that can interfere with your college education.

Our counselors can help determine your needs and assist in accessing helpful local resources.

Keeping up with your classes

Your advisor will help guide you along your educational journey here at RCC!

Self-Service Instructions

1. Click on the "Buddy" button Buddy Button Location
2. Click on Self-Service Self-Service Location
3. Enter your Username and Password Username and Password Screen
4. Click on the Academics tab in the side menu Academics Tab Location
5. Click on Plan & Schedule in the side menu Plan and Schedule Location
6. Click on Advising tab on the page Advising Tab Location
7. You should see a section with your Advisor name and contact information listed. Advisor Name Location

Aviso Instructions

1. Click on the "Buddy" button Buddy Button Location
2. Click Aviso in the left quick links Aviso Location
3. Enter your Username and Password Username and Password Screen
4. Your home screen should show Your Success Team which will have your advisor listed. You may message your advisor by clicking the link below their name. Your Success Team Location

Don't let important dates sneak up on you! 

Calendar of Events 

The catalog is an all-in-one place to find just about anything you'll ever want to know about RCC. 

RCC Catalog

Did you know RCC offers tutoring for FREE?! 

Tutoring Details

Writing college-level academic papers is tough! Get FREE help from RCC English instructors through each phase of the writing process, including MLA and APA documentation assistance.

Writing Center

Get research help in the library and online. Special services include Research Guides, Book a Librarian and live chat. For more information on these and other services, please visit the Library's website, call 336-633-0204, or email questions to the library at

For more information, click the RCC Technology Jumpstart link below.

RCC Technology Jumpstart

Don't forget to take care of YOU!

Visit our Student Wellness page for available resources if you are feeling overwhelmed from trying to meet the demands of day-to-day life, work, family, and school. There are resources available that can help you!

Sandhills Center, our Local Management Entity (LME) for mental health providers, runs a 24/7 call center to connect you to services in your county. Call 1-800-256-2452 for immediate help.

Not sure if you need help? Take a free, confidential screening for yourself or someone you know at Private computers are available in the Office of Student Success inside the Ann Hoover Welcome Center.

The Crisis Text Line is free, confidential crisis intervention 24/7. Text HOME to 741741.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can now be reached by dialing 988. This is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential support to people in distress. Anyone in the United States can call 988 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for yourself or for someone you care about.

Please, don't suffer in silence. We care about you. There is plenty of help for you, or someone close to you who may need that extra support.

Resources for Help

  • The SAP offers help for personal, professional or school concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. Additionally, the SAP provides student-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultation.

  • Students can access services by calling 704-529-1428 or 800-633-3353 or by visiting

  • These services are conveniently located, offered day or evening, and available by phone, virtual, or face-to-face appointment.

  • Access online resources at > My Portal Login > Work-Life. 
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Student Resource Center

RCC staff members utilize the resources listed below as well as NCCARE360, the first statewide network that connects those with identified needs such as food insecurity, housing instability, lack of transportation access or other needs, to community resources. Schedule an appointment using the links below to discuss which resources may be the best fit for you.

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The Finish Line Grant program is to help students enrolled in North Carolina’s community colleges complete their training when facing unforeseen financial challenges. Individual student request(s) may not exceed $1000 in a semester, and an individual may receive funding for no more than two semesters.


  • Students must be 18+ years of age.
  • Must not be enrolled in high school (including Career and College Promise).
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • Must have applied for financial aid.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible program:
    • Curriculum (credit-seeking) program working toward an associate degree, diploma, or certificate; OR
    • Occupational Extension (non-credit) program that leads to a credential.
  • Must be in good academic standing:
    • Curriculum (credit-seeking) students must have at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), and cannot be in their first semester of study at RCC; OR
    • Occupational Extension (non-credit) students must have a satisfactory grade.
  • Must have completed (including current enrollment) 25% of eligible program. If a student is enrolled in more than one program of study, this criteria will be applied to the program of study that the student is closer to completing.

Click here to complete The Finish Line Grant Pre-Application form.

The purpose of emergency assistance provided by the RCC Foundation is to aid students with unforeseen and uncontrollable (emergency) expenses that jeopardize completion of their education. Emergency disbursements are grants not loans; they are not expected to be paid back. Emergency assistance is not meant to sustain a student through completion of his/her program. Rather, the goal is to provide assistance that will help the student through the current emergency enabling him/her to remain enrolled at RCC.


  • Continuously enrolled Curriculum, Continuing Education, or College & Career Readiness student who is attending and fully participating in classes; continuous enrollment is defined as: Curriculum students must be in their second semester without an interruption of one or more semesters, excluding summer, and must have completed at least 12 semester hours during this period of continuous enrollment to meet this requirement or Continuing Education and College & Career Readiness students must have completed 16 weeks of continuous enrollment to meet this requirement.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 if Curriculum; satisfactory progress if Continuing Education or College & Career Readiness.
  • Curriculum students must have a complete financial aid file for the current school year.
  • Not on financial aid suspension.
  • No outstanding debts to the college.
  • No behavior infractions at RCC.
  • Provide documentation of the unforeseen and uncontrollable emergency and financial need.
  • In most cases, the emergency must have occurred during the current semester.
  • NC residency is not a requirement but you must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Students should schedule an appointment at the links above to determine if they meet the qualifications for this assistance.

The Transportation Voucher Program is offered in partnership with RCATS (Regional Coordinated Area Transportation System) and provides RCC students with financial assistance for transportation services to and from campus. Students must first register with RCATS by calling 336-629-7433 before receiving a voucher card. Contact the Student Resource Center or make an appointment at the links above for more details.

This is a compilation of resources to help not only RCC students, but anyone who needs it. It has a table of contents for easy searching and covers a variety of topics from credit assistance to housing needs. It is updated at least once a year.

Click here to see the guide.

Child Care Assistance

The success of student-parents is important to us so RCC partners with the North Carolina General Assembly to assist student-parents with their child care needs promoting the completion of an educational program (The North Carolina College Child Care Grant Program). Through this program student-parents receiving child care assistance at Randolph Community College will be eligible for funding for two academic years (Fall & Spring) for the pursuit of an associate degree and one academic year (Fall & Spring) for the pursuit of a diploma or certificate. 

Child care fees paid to the provider are the responsibility of the parent (student). Some students may receive child care assistance from DSS and RCC will pay the parent fee, if any. The Child Care Grant at RCC is a supplemental grant that is coordinated with other types of child care assistance. The institutional guidelines for the North Carolina Community College Child Care Grant Program are as follows:

  • Must attend all classes
  • Must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and be enrolled as at least a half-time student (6 or more credit hours)
  • Must be a North Carolina resident
  • Must not have an outstanding balance in the Business Office

Students will be required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web, if they have not applied for financial aid already, to determine financial need and eligibility for any other types of financial aid, and as a prerequisite for applying for child care funds:

  • Students must complete the Child Care Grant Application. This application can be obtained by visiting our "Important Forms" Web page or in the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs.
  • The NC Community College Child Care Grant Program recipients will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Make an appointment to see Mrs. Morgan Whisenant, Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Associate, once all paperwork is approved.
  • Child care providers should be licensed by the state of North Carolina in order for students to receive North Carolina Community College Child Care Grant Program funds.
  • Students and child care providers must complete and return "Child Care Vouchers" to the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs each month in order for the child care facility to receive payment.
  • There will be no discrimination against an applicant's race or sex.
  • Child care funds are not available during the Summer Term.

Important forms, policies, & rules

This is a list of forms that you, the student, may actually need during your educational experience at RCC.

Student Forms

This is a lot of technical information that mainly affects students from outside of North Carolina who may take our online classes. 

More Information

As a member of the Hardshell Nation, you are held to high standards, just as all faculty and staff are, too. Please familiarize yourself with the code of conduct and ask your counselor or advisor if you have any questions.

Code of Conduct Details