Career & Educational Planning
Choosing a career is a major decision. Think it's too soon for career planning? Think again! Research has shown students involved in career planning stay on track, graduate on time, and have improved academic performance, along with a more satisfying & fulfilling college experience.
Our new FOCUS 2 career planning system is an innovative way to find a field you'll love and match it with a major at RLC.
Get your personal access code by calling 618-437-5321, Ext. 1264
Click on the button below and then click "register"
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We have more than 100 to choose from. Each one is just a click away. Look at program requirements, classes, and meet faculty.
Spend a little quality time with this online tool to discover the most ideal career for your personality.
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What's your type? Artist? Executive? Scientist? Maybe you're an idealist visionary protector! Here you'll find career preferences based on personality type.
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Browse high-demand programs at RLC and some of our newest additions.
After you've read our Admission Requirements, complete a New Student Enrollment Form. You can fill one out online, at our Office of Student Records in the Administration Building, or from your guidance counselor if you go to a high school in RLC's district. You may need to submit other documentation. Go to our Registration Procedures to learn more.
Good advice is the best advice. Connect with a member of our team who will help you get started and stay on your path to success in higher education.
Visit our Financial Aid Department to apply for grants, scholarships, and loans that can help pay for college.
The Rend Lake College Foundation awards about $300,000 to RLC students each academic year. These scholarships are made possible by generous local businesses and individuals who care about the future of our students and community. The average scholarship, for the most part, ranges from approximately $500 to $1,500 annually.
Students who show financial need can be awarded state and federal grants that fund their education and don’t have to be paid back. Student loans do have to be paid back and provide you a way of funding your education now while you develop a good plan for repayment later. Take advantage of grants or students loans, or combine them to pay for your education.
We have about 80 part-time positions filled by students. From lifeguards and lab assistants to student records and our business office, student employees enjoy the convenience of a campus job while gaining unique perspectives on how RLC delivers higher learning. You must be enrolled at least half-time and priority is given to full-time students. Apply now.