Reading Area Community College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Reading Area Community College offers associate, certificate and diploma programs, and provides a solid foundation for transferring into baccalaureate programs nationwide. Affordability and accessibility make Reading Area Community College The Right Choice for almost 4,800 students from Berks County, Pennsylvania and beyond. Agreements with many colleges and universities near and far make transfer into or out of Reading Area Community College a success.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5200

Undergraduate Students: 5200
Faculty: 70

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 74:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 74:1

Contact Information

10 S. 2nd Street Box 1706
Reading Pennsylvania 19603


Main Email:

Main Phone: 610-372-4721

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ms. Maria Mitchell
Associate VP for Enrollment Management & Student Services, Admissions
610-372-4721 x5298
IM Screen Names: N/A

Transfer Services Contact:
Jan-Michael Johnson
Transfer Specialist, Center for Academic Success
610-372-4721 x5067

International Admissions Contact:
Ms. Jill Melones
International Admissions Advisor, Admissions
610-372-4721 x5259

Athletics Contact:
Ms. Diane Marabella
VP of Enrollment Management/ Student Services, Student Services

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
For individual courses, grades of C or better generally required, but will consider courses with a D letter grade for students who have a cumulative 2.00 GPA or better upon transferring. Otherwise, there is no set GPA requirement for transferring to RACC

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Course by course variation, some require C or better, but D is acceptable for those with an overall 2.00 GPA or better on a 4 point grading system.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum accepted for transfer in is 45 credits, including: general education and program specific courses , and CLEP, military, or life experience credit. Students transferring in must complete 1/4 of program credits at RACC.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are not needed to apply to RACC for those wishing to transfer to RACC, because of the open admissions policy.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
None Required

Essay(s) required:
None Required

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Placement tests may be required of those seeking transfer to RACC, depending on credits or courses completed. Foreign students must satisfy all state and federal guidelines for study abroad. contact intern'l advisor for more information.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:
4252f our Fall 09-10 students were enrolled in transfer programs. We are currently working to specifically track where our students transfer to utilizing Student Tracker from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Students transferring to RACC are eligible for all state, federal, and some institutional scholarships or awards, if they meet the individual criteria for the respective financial aid category or award.

Special Programs

Our Transfer Center does advising to help students select courses for a RACC associate's degree as well as prepare students to transfer to a 4-year college. Each term we have a Transfer Fair with over 20 colleges attending.


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