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RL-Cares is a free service encouraging students to discuss various issues, personal and academic, pertaining to one’s educational future. Referral to on- or off-campus resources, academic planning, connecting with community organizations and development of a plan-of-action are potential outcomes from an RL-Cares meeting. Email us at [email protected] or call (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1293.

Schedule A Meeting | Refer Someone

mental health resources

RLC has many resources available for people who are looking to improve mental health. The college has partnered with ULifeline, a college mental health support system that includes contact information for local institutions and national help hotlines. These contacts are not just limited to college students. Anyone from the general public is encouraged to utilize these resources.

Reaching out for support is the first step towards feeling better. If you need help, please reach out to the resources provided.

ULifeline | Community Resource Booklet

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Our Food Pantry was created for students struggling to get adequate food. Studies show more than 30% of community college students in the U.S. are going hungry. And the numbers are growing. If you are dealing with food insecurity, RLC can help.  

Submit A Food Pantry Application


RL-Cares
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1293
Toll-free (In-District): 1-800-369-5321 Ext. 1293
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: RL-Cares
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: RL-Cares

 

Perkins - Special Populations


The Perkins IV/Special Populations program offers assistance to qualified career and technical education students. Services offered include tutoring, transportation reimbursement, certain lab fees, books and supplies. In order to qualify for the program, you must receive a PELL Grant, be a career and technical education major and have completed 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Selections are based on need. More information is available by contacting the Perkins Coordinator at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267.

Among career and technical students participating in the Perkins/Special Populations Program are those who…

  • Need to upgrade skills in reading, math, and writing
  • Have difficulty in a class
  • Receive some form of financial assistance
  • Learn in a non-traditional way
  • Are physically challenged
  • Are displaced homemakers
  • Are single parents

SERVICES PROVIDED

The Perkins/Special Populations Program provides services to students that include:

  • Peer and group tutoring
  • Academic and career guidance and counseling
  • Assistance with payment of certain lab fees, books and supplies
  • Career planning
  • Special instructional materials
  • Note-taking

Some limited services available only for specific programs:

  • Transportation monies

MORE INFORMATION

Assistance and more information is available from:

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Meet Our Staff

COVID-19 got you stuck at home? Have trouble with babysitting or transportation?
NO PROBLEM! WE’VE GONE REMOTE!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click the Sign Me Up button above and fill out the intake form
  2. A Skills Center Staff member will contact you for a phone interview.
  3. Our Testing Specialist will contact you to explain how to complete a TABE Locator Test (see below for more info)
  4. You will receive a registration packet in the mail. Fill it out and sign all the forms.
  5. Testing Specialist will contact you again to schedule a TABE Reading test.  
    DON’T WORRY about taking a test … we just need to know what you already know
  6. Next we will meet you at a convenient location to give you books and supplies for class and you give us your registration packet. Please wear a mask!
    We also have loaner laptops, hotspots and data cards if you need them!
  7. Lastly your teacher will contact you with a link to a ZOOM meeting. That is how you will join the class.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to Noon or 6:00 to 9:00.  

Reading and Math Only classes are: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 to 3:00

MISSION STATEMENT

Rend Lake College’s Skills Center provides adult education services in the Rend Lake College district. The program provides relevant and accessible educational opportunities for adult learners to help them succeed at work, home and in their communities. The program curriculum is designed to integrate instruction of basic skills in reading, writing and math; with life skills, parenting skills and workforce preparation skills.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Skills Center programs prepare students for the HSE (high school equivalency) tests and help students develop their skills in basic reading, math and job readiness. For more information, call (618) 437-5321 or toll-free at (800) 369-5321, Ext. 1241 / 1244 / 1220, or email [email protected].

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Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

All students enrolling in a Skills Center class must take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) in reading and math. The TABE results give an indication of a student’s grade level equivalency (GLE). The TABE also provides a detailed report about the skills each student needs to improve. Using this report instructors can develop a learning plan that will move students through classes as quickly as possible.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN YOUR TEST SESSION

Eligibilities

High School Equivalency (GED)

Eligibility - No high school diploma/GED or Below 9th grade in reading or math. Students with a high school diploma can enroll to brush up on academic skills before enrolling in college or to advance in the workforce

Two Levels: Reading/language Arts Only or Math Only

Eligibility:

ABE Reading/Language Arts – reading between 4th and 9th grades

ASE Reading/Language Arts – reading between 9th and 12 grades

ABE Math – math between 6th and 9th grades

ASE Math – math between 9th and 12 grades

Students can enroll in these classes if they only need to study math or reading to pass a GED test or if they want to increase their skills in these subjects.

 

Bridge: Healthcare/Information Technology/Manufacturing

Eligibility: Reading or math between 6th and 9th grades

 

ICAPS: Phlebotomy/Welding/Machining/IT

Eligibility: Reading or math between 9th and 12th grades

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Class Locations

Skills Center classes are offered at the following locations. Class schedules (day or evening), vary from location to location. Contact a member of the Skills Center team for enrollment information at a location near you.

Benton/West City Ministerial Alliance
302 S Main Street
Benton, IL

Rend Lake College MarketPlace
Suite B
327 Potomac Blvd.
Mount Vernon, IL

Rend Lake College Main Campus
468 N Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL 62846

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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are designed to help students gain basic knowledge in educational content areas. As the students progress to the intermediate level ABE classes they will increase and advance their knowledge of the material. The subject areas are taught with an emphasis on adult applications. Placement is determined using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment.

ABE classes include:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Computer skills

    Classes are conveniently scheduled throughout the Rend Lake College District in Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton and Perry counties. Both day and evening classes are available.

Helpful Site:http://www.testprepreview.com/ged_test_breakdown.htm

For more information:

Rend Lake College Adult Education and Family Literacy
468 N. Ken Gray Pkwy Ina , IL 62846

(618) 437-5321, Ext. 1241 or Ext. 1244
Toll-free (In-District) 1-800-369-5321
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High School Equivalency Classes

HSE (formerly known as GED) classes help students prepare for the HSE Tests to earn their high school equivalency diploma. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills while studying the subject areas covered on the HSE Tests. 

The HSE (formerly known as GED) test is comprised of four subjects: math, science, social studies, and language arts. Each exam tests a student’s knowledge of topics covered in a typical high school classroom, from history and government to life science and algebra. Exams are taken on a computer in a GED test center or proctored remotely. The exams have a variety of answer formats, such as multiple choice, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank.

How long does it take to get a GED?

The time it takes to earn a GED can vary based on the last grade a student completed and how recently he or she attended school. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment is used to determine appropriate placement in HSE classes. However, attending classes regularly and studying 3-4 times a week can help students become GED ready. 



HSE: The Exams

• The entire test will include four modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

  • Reasoning through Language Arts

    • Students should be familiar with reading and writing concepts, along with grammar. Students need to read and understand test passages, demonstrate that you can write clearly, and draw conclusions.

    • Topics:

      Reading for Meaning
      Identifying and Creating Arguments
      Grammar and Language

      Time to take the test: 150 minutes

    • Rather than give an opinion or personal perspective in a 5-parapgraph essay, test takers will write a response that requires reference and analysis of given text.

  • Mathematical Reasoning

    • Students should be familiar with arithmetic and math concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems.
    • Topics:

      Basic Math
      Geometry
      Basic Algebra
      Graphs and Functions

      Time to take the test: 115 minutes

    • Over half of the Mathematical Reasoning test will assess algebraic problem solving.
  • Science

    • Students need to understand science concepts, use logic and reasoning to interpret information, and draw conclusions (which is using critical thinking skills in science)
    • Topics:

      Reading for Meaning in Science
      Designing and Interpreting Science Experiments
      Using Numbers and Graphics in Science

      Time (to take the test): 90 minutes

  • Social Studies

    • Students should be familiar with basic social studies concepts, but are not expected to have in-depth knowledge of each topic.

    • Topics:

      Reading for Meaning
      Analyzing Historical Events and Arguments
      Using Numbers and Graphs

      Time (to take the test): 70 minutes

Two performance levels will be assessed: a high school equivalence and a higher level intending to demonstrate college and career readiness.

• Prior knowledge will be assessed.

• The test will be completely computer based.

• All tests will be computer scored giving detailed feedback about strengths and areas in need of development.

• Scores will be delivered to test takers through the individual online account created during registration.

• Scores will range from 100 to 200. The high school equivalency passing score will be 145 on each test, meaning a score of at least 580 will be needed to earn an HSE diploma.

• Registration will be available online 24 hours a day and will be done from any computer with internet access.

• The cost for all four modules is $120 with a $10 certificate fee. Each retake will cost $30.

• Registration fees must be paid by credit card or voucher and will adhere to a 24-hour cancellation policy.



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ICAPS

Through the Integrated Career and Academic System (ICAPS), students work to complete their GED and are co-enrolled in credit career and technical education (CTE) courses through an integrated instructional model. It supplemented by support courses and comprehensive student support services. It also includes team teaching with the CTE and Skills Center instructors. The model provides career pathway/employment opportunities for students while enabling transition into additional postsecondary certificate/degree programs or the workforce.

The Skills Center offers ICAPS in four pathways:

Phlebotomy

PHLEBOTOMY / CERTIFICATE / 16 CREDIT HOURS

Students in the Phlebotomy program will learn techniques, procedures and issues pertaining to the proper collection of blood specimens for routine clinical laboratory testing. Clinical experiences will give students the chance to use what they have learned in direct care situations.

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork. The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $35,510 in May 2019.

Welding Fundamentals

WELDING FUNDAMENTALS / CERTIFICATE / 12 CREDIT HOURS

Welding programs are designed to provide the student with a wide range of welding experiences. Programs will cover welding theory, blueprint reading, metallurgy and inspection and test procedures. There will be extensive laboratory practice in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and oxy-acetylene welding processes. The student will learn to weld with electrodes and wires in all positions common to the welding industry. Program completers will have adequate skills to qualify for employment as a welder.

The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings. The median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $42,490 in May 2019.

Basic Machining

BASIC MACHINING / CERTIFICATE / 18 CREDIT HOURS

This certificate is for those students who are seeking to improve their skills for the machining industry. Students will learn the fundamentals of machining using lathes and milling machining. The fundamentals of setting up the machine, selecting the correct tool, adjusting tool speed, determining depth of cut, and the use of precision measuring tools will be covered.

Employment of machinists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. With improvements in technologies, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing, machinists will still be required to set up, monitor, and maintain these systems. The median annual wage for machinists was $44,420 in May 2019.

IT Support Professional

IT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL / COURSE / 6 CREDIT HOURS

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of IT support. Topics include troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. The instructional content prepares students for industry-recognized credentials including Google IT Support professional and CompTIA A+.

Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $52,270 in May 2019.

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Bridge Program

The Skills Center Bridge classes provide students with the opportunity to improve their intermediate skills in reading, writing, numeracy, technology skills, and oral communication while exploring careers in healthcare, manufacturing, or information technology.

Instruction includes an introduction to Career Pathways, development of career plans, career awareness, career exploration, job readiness skills, Illinois Essential Employability Skills, exploration of Illinois WorkNet, and introduction of career cluster knowledge.

A student who meets some or all of the following may wish to enroll in either the healthcare, manufacturing or information technology Bridge program:

  • A desire to obtain a GED
  • An interest in exploring the health care or manufacturing fields
  • A wish to experience the college atmosphere
  • An interest in meeting with other college departments and programs to help with their needs and goals
  • Want to receive valuable information to assist in career exploration

Transition services provide students with the information and assistance they need successfully navigate moving from adult education coursework to credit, occupational programs or apprenticeships. Services may include (as needed and available) academic advising, study skills, coaching, and referrals to individual support services (e.g., transportation and childcare).

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GED Testing Scholarship

Need Help Paying for GED Test?

GED® Testing Fee Scholarship Application Guidelines

  1. In order to be eligible to apply students must:
  • Be currently enrolled in a Rend Lake College Adult Education class
  • Meet the attendance and class Code of Conduct policy
  • Pass the GED Ready® practice test a minimum score of 145 (Likely to Pass)
  • Have the recommendation of his/her teacher
  • Accurately complete the application form
  1. Completed forms should be emailed to Vickie Golliher at [email protected]
  1. Final approval for payment of GED Tests will be decided by the administration team of the RLC Adult Education Program
  1. Vickie Golliher will forward approved applications to the RLC Foundation office who will provide a test voucher for the student
  1. RLC Adult Education has the right to deny or refuse any application

Please click here to complete application

 

 

 

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College Survival Guide


This mini-survival guide has been prepared especially for YOU in an attempt to make your transition into the college environment a smooth one. RLC Student Services understands your frustration! We have been listening . . . and we know you often have found yourself saying, “NOBODY TOLD ME!” So, we put together a list that hopefully will answer many of your questions about life at Rend Lake College.

Admissions

Nobody told me...

  • I need to fill out an application form. (In-State residents can complete our New Student Enrollment Form)
  • I need proof (such as a driver’s license or a utility bill) that I am a resident of District 521 (RLC’s District) to be eligible for in-district tuition.
  • I must have my high school and college transcripts sent to RLC’s Student Records Office.
  • If I decide to use my Social Security number as an identifying number, I need to make sure that I use my correct Social Security number on all documents.
  • It is acceptable to NOT have a major during my freshman year.
  • RLC’s nursing programs are selective admissions programs and have specific admission requirements. If I am interested in the nursing program, I should contact the Allied Health Division, Ext. 1251.

Advisement

Nobody told me...

  • It is a good idea to see an advisor before registration each semester. (Complete list of academic advisors)
  • Classmates are not advisors.
  • The catalog contains information about ALL classes and programs of study offered at RLC. (The catalog is available online.)
  • Withdrawals will not affect my GPA, but they may affect my financial aid.
  • The Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees are different.
  • The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree can transfer. Check with your advisor for transferability to a four-year institution.
  • I need to fulfill the constitution requirement to complete my Associate Degree, including the AAS.
  • I need to APPLY FOR GRADUATION the semester before I plan to graduate. (Apply for Graduation)
  • My GPA can affect many things . . . graduation, future college enrollment, scholarship applications, jobs, etc.

Registration / Enrollment

Nobody told me...

  • The first time I register, I need to complete all enrollment procedures in person.
  • I need RLC placement test scores or ACT scores and any college transcripts on file with RLC before enrolling in classes.
  • Schedules are available before enrollment begins, both in paper copy and online.
  • Students are responsible for enrolling, dropping, and withdrawing from classes.
  • Dropping a class and withdrawing from a class are two different things.
  • I will be dropped from my courses for non-payment. Students receiving aid should always contact the Financial Aid Office when registering to be certain that their paperwork is complete.
  • I should not assume that I will be dropped from my courses for not attending.
  • All of my fines and balances must be paid before I can enroll.
  • If I get dropped for non-payment, I will have to pay a $25 service charge before I can re-enroll.

Financial Aid

Nobody told me...

  • I need to apply for financial aid each year, preferably early in the year.
  • I do not need to be a full-time student to be eligible for financial aid.
  • I need to go to the Financial Aid Office to check how withdrawals affect my aid before withdrawing.
  • Non-attendance in my classes will affect the amount of financial aid that I will be eligible to receive.

Miscellaneous

Nobody told me...

  • There are free tutors available for all students in the Learning Enhancement Center.
  • I am responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent to other schools.
  • Assistance is available for veterans.
  • I can receive credit for volunteerism and cooperative work study programs.
  • To receive my diploma, I must apply for graduation and pay a graduation fee. The diploma will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester. (More information:Graduation)
  • I can ask RL-Cares ANY question. ALL questions are valid!
  • Librarians are willing to help with research projects.
  • The Student Code of Conduct found in the Student Handbook binds all students.
  • I need a Rend Lake College Student ID.

Transferring to a Four-Year University

Nobody told me...

  • I need to be considering attendance at a university early in my college career.
  • I need to contact the universities and ask them to send me their catalogs, applications, scholarship information, program specific information, housing information, etc.
  • While RLC advisors will assist me in choosing the appropriate transfer courses, I should contact the university where I plan to transfer and confirm these choices.
  • I will need to request an official transcript be sent to my transfer college.
  • That A.A.S. degrees can transfer to a university.

Student Services
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343
Email Student Services
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Student Services
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Student Services

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Graduation


The Commencement ceremony is the culmination of the student’s program of study. Each May, Rend Lake College conducts a graduation exercise whereby faculty, staff, family and friends come together to recognize and honor academic achievements. All eligible degree and certificate recipients are encouraged to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Participation in this ceremony is allowed prior to verification of completion of final courses. The student should be within six credit hours of fulfilling graduation requirements, and requirements should be completed in the summer session following May graduation. The actual degree or certificate is posted to the official transcript and the certificate or diploma is released when all requirements have been met and verified by the Director of Student Records.


2021 Rend Lake College Commencement

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 (rain date May 15, 2021)
  • Outside Wayne Arnold Recreation Center on the south end of the Ina Campus
  • Morning Ceremony 10:30 a.m. — for those graduating with an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Occupational Certificate
  • Afternoon Ceremony 1:00 p.m. — for those graduating with an Associate of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, or Engineering Science Degree
  • ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR CEREMONY

COVID restrictions will be implemented. Two guest tickets will be issued to each graduate. No indoor facilities will be available to the public. Masks will be required by both graduates and guests. 

Caps and Gowns - Pick up for cap/gown, shirt, mask, and tickets will be in the Student Records Office starting Monday, May 3rd.

Guests - Each Graduate will receive two tickets for guests, per CDC and IDPH guidelines. Guests must present ticket for entrance and children are included as guests. 

Streaming - Both commencement ceremonies will be streamed below.

Morning Ceremony
Afternoon Ceremony
 

 

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Graduation Application Process

Students must apply to receive their respective diplomas for an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Fine Arts Degree, Associate in Engineering Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree or a certificate for Occupational Certificate programs. Students who complete the Graduation Application form will receive a pre-graduation academic audit and be informed of any deficiencies.

Meeting graduation requirements ultimately is the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the catalog and program requirements and to work with their academic advisors or counselors in selecting courses.

Students may fulfill degree/certificate requirements

  1. Of the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment, provided they have maintained continuous enrollment, or
  2. Students may elect to fulfill the degree/certificate requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their graduation.

Students entering under the degree and certificate requirements cited in this catalog will continue under these requirements as long as they are continuous students at Rend Lake College. Standing as a continuous student is lost if either of the following should occur:

  1. The student does not complete credit classes at Rend Lake College for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer terms.
  2. A period of five years elapses before the degree or certificate is completed.

If students are unable to complete the requirements within the five-year time frame, they may appeal to the Vice President of Student Services to use a specified catalog other than the one in effect at the time of re-enrollment or at time of graduation.

Students may be required to follow degree requirements outlined in later catalogs when certificate, degree programs or courses have been extensively modified from previous catalogs. The Vice President of Instruction makes this decision.

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • First Friday in May for Summer graduation (July)
  • First Friday in September for Fall graduation (December)
  • First Friday in December for Spring graduation (May)

Student Services
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343
Email Student Services
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Student Services
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Student Services

Housing & Transportation


 Housing

Rend Lake College does not own housing. However, there are many privately owned housing options for students looking to live in a community near the Ina Campus. Some cities and towns near Ina include Bonnie, Benton, Sesser, Mt. Vernon, Whittington and Ewing. View a map.

Disclaimer: The facilities for sale/rent listed below are privately owned. They are not assets of Rend Lake College.

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Apple Tree Apartment Rentals (618) 437-5735
Ina, IL 62846

• Three Bedroom Downstairs Apartment for three students. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, dishwasher, washer/dryer, screened deck, large fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.
• Large One Bedroom Furnished Split Upstairs Apartment for two students. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, washer/dryer, screened deck, fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.
• Efficiency Apartment for one student. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.

Bonnie House Rental (217) 783-6542 or (217) 246-6547
5003 N. Cherryville Lane
Bonnie, IL 62816

Two bedroom home for rent. Nice neighborhood, 11 minutes from RLC, furnished, would potentially hold 3 students. Deposit and references required.

Chesterfield Village (618) 242-7534
4201 Valley Forge Rd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Students may rent only if parent/guardian will co-sign. They offer a studio at $512, a one bedroom at $582, or a two bedroom at $682 with a 12 month lease. There is an application fee of $30. Down deposit is one month rent. No pets allowed.

Economy Inn (618) 214-1715
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

• American owned inn. Clean and quite rooms, all utilities furnished, plus large Ref, TV, HBO, Micro, Furniture, phone, laundry, private mailboxes, starting at $185 plus tax per week. Can work out other payment plans for students.
• House for rent. Excellent location, two bedrooms, with refrigerator and stove, central heating and a/c, with storage shed. $450/month + deposit.
• House for rent. Excellent location, one bedroom with full basement and garage, appliances, new paint and carpet. $485/month + deposit.

Hill City Apartments (618) 534-3373
Benton, IL 62812

1 and 2 bedroom apartments, no pets. Leased at owners discretion.

Martlet Star (312)-404-1212
Benton, IL
Contact: Ask for Mr. Quincy

Rooms for rent. Prices range from $460 per month with $300 deposit. 10 month lease or negotiable. Fully furnished with all necessary appliances. All utilities included, including basic cable and Wi-Fi internet. No pets.

Rend Lake Apartments (314) 749-0243
Ina, IL 62846

Within walking distance to campus. 2 Bedroom/2 bath Student Apartment. Located just south of Rend Lake College. Contact Steve.

 

MetroTravelGuide - Provides a map of hotels within 15 miles of the Rend Lake College Main Campus


 

Transportation

Are you looking for transportation to and from Rend Lake College?

Students can charge South Central Transit (SCT) money cards to their financial aid if they have funds remaining after their direct expenses with the college have been paid. SCT is a public shuttle that services Franklin and Jefferson counties. They have many pick-up and drop-off points within those counties.

Bus Route Maps

Please visit the SCT website at southcentraltransit.org and download your route in the lower left at the bottom of the page. 

Bus passes are available for purchase. If you are interested in using your extra financial aid funds to purchase an SCT money card, please contact RLC Financial Aid.  

SCT Money Card

South Central Transit Monday Card Fare Information

Visit SCT website for full fare information: http://southcentraltransit.org/fare-schedule/

Discounts are provided for veterans, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, children, and those who purchase Money Cards.


 


Student Services
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343
Email Student Services
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Student Services
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Student Services

Disability Services


Disability Access Services provides accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities who are currently enrolled at Rend Lake College. These accommodations and services are offered in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

REND LAKE COLLEGE WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO HELP YOU IF ...

You are otherwise qualified for the program or class and your disability interferes with your ability to participate in class.
You are otherwise qualified for the program or class and you have a legitimate educational purpose and need for requested accommodations or materials for use in class.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT REND LAKE COLLEGE HAVE THE RIGHT TO...

Equal opportunity and access to participate, work and learn
Reasonable accommodations
Appropriate confidentiality
Information about available services and accommodations
Accessible campus facilities

STUDENTS WITH DISABILIIES AT REND LAKE COLLEGE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO...

Identify themselves early in order to receive requested accommodations in a timely manner
Provide current and valid documentation that provides enough information for DAS staff to determine appropriate academic adjustments
Meet qualifications and standards set forth for all Rend Lake College students
Advocate for their individual needs

REND LAKE COLLEGE HAS THE RIGHT TO...

Require documentation of disabilities
Determine what accommodations are appropriate
Provide only those accommodations required by the disability that do not sacrifice the academic integrity of the program, course, or activity

REND LAKE COLLEGE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO...

Ensure that its programs and facilities are accessible and usable
Inform students of available accommodations and procedures for requesting them
Make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

TO REQUEST SERVICES

Students with disabilities who wish to request accommodations and services may apply with DAS. Appropriate documentation of disability(s) must be provided.

After registering, the appropriate accommodations will be determined on an individual basis. An accommodation plan will be developed and updated each semester or as needed.

  REQUEST SERVICES   

For additional information about Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities, visit the Department of Education’s web site at www.ed.gov/ocr.

Test Proctoring


The Baker Administration Building is now the home for test proctoring services on the Rend Lake College Campus. Our staff is available to facilitate make up testing in a convenient, structured environment with flexible hours to accommodate most schedules.

RLC Students:

  • You must make every effort to attend the tests given by your instructor on the test date.
  • In the event that you miss a test, you must contact your instructor to make arrangements for make-up testing with him or her first.
  • If a time cannot be arranged to meet with the instructor, he/she will provide and schedule a make-up test with the Testing Center (Extension 1268) during the posted testing hours.
  • You must bring a valid picture identification (Driver’s license or student ID) with you in order to make up a test.
  • You must read and sign the student testing agreement.
  • Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and the same penalties apply just as if you were testing in the classroom

Non-RLC Students:

  • You must make contact with the Testing Center (Extension 1268) in order to arrange delivery and instructions for testing from your institution. There is a $15 fee for test administration.
  • You must bring a valid picture ID (Driver’s license or student ID) with you in order to take the test.
  • You must read and sign the student testing agreement.
  • You will be subject to Rend Lake College’s policies on Academic Dishonesty and will be subject to the same penalties as RLC students for abuse of this policy.
  • We reserve the right to deny the testing service to any outside agency should the offering of this service become problematic.


Testing Center
Department Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1268
Department Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Testing Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Testing Center

Testing Center


Schedule Your Testing Appointment Here

The Testing Center is located in the Baker Administration Building on our Ina Campus. We offer a range of testing services, including placement tests, general test proctoring and testing for outside agencies. You can even take examinations for college credit. View the information below to get started with Testing Center services at RLC.

ACCUPLACER

 ACCUPLACER is a series of untimed computerized placement tests developed by American College Testing (ACT). Students need to take the ACCUPLACER test if they plan to take a class with a math, English and/or reading prerequisite.

1 Enroll at RLC      2 Call to set up your test 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266

note icon Students are exempt if they scored at least a 20 in English, a 20 in Reading and a 22 in Math on the ACT; or a 480 in English and a 530 in Math on the SAT. ACCUPLACER testing takes place on a daily basis on campus with other testing dates and times scheduled as needed. Test scores are valid for five years. Students are allowed to take the ACCUPLACER test a maximum of two times after the beginning of their senior year in high school.

ACCUPLACER is FREE. 

ACCUPLACER Testing FAQ ▼

Why should I take the ACCUPLACER Test? - To evaluate the student's educational abilities for advisement and placement in areas that are important in college: Sentence Skills, Reading Skills, Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic. 

Who must take the ACCUPLACER Test? - Students seeking to register for a course requiring a math, reading and/or English prerequisite score. Test results are valid for 5 years and can be taken twice after the beginning of the student's senior year. Students who already hold college degrees, students with special testing needs or students with other special testing considerations should contact test administrators prior to testing.

Who is exempt? - Students with the following ACT scores: ENGLISH = 20, READING = 20, MATH = 22. Students with the following SAT scores: ENGLISH = 480, MATH = 530.

How many times can I test? Students may retest one time. The highest score will be used for placement.

Where should I test? The ACCUPLACER test is given in the RLC Testing Center, Baker Administration Building Room 116. Testing is done by appointment 9:00 AM Monday-Friday or 1:30 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

What are the costs? Students are not charged a fee to take ACCUPLACER.

What should I bring? Your social security number.

What are the tests like? Although testing is done on a computer, no computer experience is required. Directions are clearly stated, and help is available. Your test is highly individualized and tailored to your skill. There is no time limit. Most students complete the testing in about 2 hours. Scores are available as soon as testing is complete.

For more information, contact the RLC Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266 or 1268.

   

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Academically talented students can demonstrate mastery of certain courses or subject areas and receive college credit. 

RLC awards credit for CLEP scores of 50 or more in these subject areas:

CLEP Test … Receives credit for RLC course …
College Mathematics MATH 1107
College Algebra MATH 1108
Calculus MATH 1121
Macroeconomics ECON 2101
Microeconomics ECON 2102
Biology BIO 1100
Chemistry CHE 1101
American Government POLI 2101
American Literature ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112
Educational Psychology PSYC 2103
English Composition (With essay) ENGL 1101
English Literature ENGL 2109 and ENGL 2110
History of the United States I HIST 2101
History of the United States II HIST 2102
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2102
Humanities HUMT 1105
Psychology PSYC 2101
Sociology SOCI 1101
Spanish SPAN 1101, SPAN 1102, 2101 and 2102
Western Civilization I HIST 1101
Western Civilization II HIST 1102
Information Systems & Computer Applications CSCI 1101

$15 RLC test proctoring fee. $87 CLEP exam fee. See CLEP website for more info http://clep.collegeboard.org

 

 

Illinois State Police (ISP)

Illinois State Police

 We are a testing site for the Illinois State Police Merit Board, which serves applicants for becoming an Illinois State Trooper.

 

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)

MSSC testing is managed through RLC's Community and Corporate Education division. Interested in taking a certification exam? Contact RLC Community and Corporate Education to set up a time to take the exam in our Testing Center.

MSSC Assessments tested at RLC include Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Green Production.

note icon Get prepared for MSSC tests with training through RLC Community and Corporate Education.

 $60 one-time setup fee. $50 per exam. Call Community and Corporate Education 618-437-5321 Ext. 1380.

 

Certiport Testing

RLC is a Certiport Testing Center where students can test for the Microsoft Professional Certifications in Academic Advisement. This allows students in the Office Systems Technology, IT Systems Assistant, and IT Systems Specialist programs to get their Microsoft certifications. The certifications give students an advantage when an employer is looking to hire someone with Microsoft skills.

General Test Proctoring

Do you need to take a test for a class at another institution? We offer convenient test proctoring with a representative of RLC's Testing Center. There is a $15 fee for each test. Call to schedule. 618-437-5321 Ext. 1268.

 

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Testing Center
Department Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1268
Department Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Testing Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Testing Center

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STARS is a federally funded TRIO program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities. Our mission is to empower scholars to:

  • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
  • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
  • Graduate as skilled, self-actualizing professionals and global citizens who lead through best practices and lifelong learning.


Services Provided (Free for STARS Scholars)

One-on-One Tutoring

Career Guidance

Individualized Academic Advising

Cultural Enrichment Activities

Priority Class Registration

Access to STARS computer Lab

Personal and Academic Support

FAFSA Assistance and Financial Literacy Training

Eligibility

1. First Generation (Neither parent/guardian has a four-year college degree), and/or

2. Financial need (receive the federal Pell Grant), and/or

3. Utilize the Rend Lake College Disability Services 

For more information feel free to browse our STARS brochure or e-mail us at [email protected].

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Useful Links


Transfer Colleges:
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - www.siuc.edu
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville - www.siue.edu
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois - www.eiu.edu
Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky - www.murraystate.edu
University of Illinois, Springfield - www.uis.edu
University of Illinois, Chicago - www.uic.edu
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - www.uiuc.edu
McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois - www.mckendree.edu
Greenville College - http://www.greenville.edu/

Scholarship Information:
College View—http://www.collegeview.com/financialaid/index.html
FastWeb—http://www.fastweb.com
College Board Search—
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
Illinois Dollars for Scholars—
http://www.illinoisdollarsforscholars.org/students.php
SIU-C Scholarship Search—http://fao.siu.edu/scholarships/sch_search.php
RLC Foundation Scholarship Opportunities—http://www.rlc.edu/foundation
College-Scholarships.com —http://www.college-scholarships.com/
Scholarships.com —http://www.scholarships.com/

Other Useful Websites:
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) —http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
The Student Survival Manual —www.luminet.net/~jackp/survival.html
MatchCollege - http://www.matchcollege.com

 

Our STARS Program is a Student Support Services grant, funded by the U. S. Department of Education as a component of TRIO. It is designed to help eligible Rend Lake College students make the most of their college years by offering the counseling and academic support that may be needed to successfully complete a college degree and transfer to a four-year university.  The STARS Program assists 160 Rend Lake College students each year. 

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note iconStudent Support Services is a grant developed in 1965 under Title IV of the Higher Education and Cooperation Act and is administered by the U. S. Department of Education. There are over 900 Student Support Services programs serving college students nationwide. Rend Lake College was awarded a TRIO Student Support Services grant for the first time in 1997.

 

 

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