College Catalog

Transcript Requests

To order transcripts please submit the Transcript Request Form and fee. Handwritten signatures are required. Processing times and fees vary by delivery option selected. Requests may be submitted via:

Fax - 757-240-2225
Email - transcripts@riverside.edu
Mail to the following address:
Riverside College of Health Careers
ATTN: Student Services
316 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601

Gainful Employment Information

Regulations published in the Federal Register on Oct. 29, 2010 (75 FR 6665 and FR 66832) by the U.S. Department of Education require that institutions that participate in Title IV, HEA Student Financial Aid programs must disclose information about their programs to prospective students. The name and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code (SOC) of the occupations for which the program prepares its’ graduates to enter along with links to the occupational profiles is contained on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. Learn more here.

Student Resources

The College offers Student Advising, Faculty Access, Career & Employment Assistance, Malpractice Insurance (for the duration of guided practice in pursuing a degree program), Disability Support Services and Student Organizations. Please review your course catalog for more detailed information. 

Nondiscrimination Policies Overview

It is the policy of Riverside College of Health Careers to maintain and promote equal educational opportunity without regard to race; age (except where age is a bona fide clinical requirement); color; gender or sexual orientation; cultural, ethnic or national origin; religion; marital status; military or veteran status; disability; physical or mental condition(s), as long as the condition(s) do not limit the applicant/student’s ability to perform the Essential Program Requirements with or without reasonable accommodations as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title III Public Accommodations, ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992, Section 504; the U.S. Department of Justice’s revised final regulations implementing the ADA; VA. Code (annotated) § 51.5-44; or any other factor prohibited by law in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning this policy should be addressed to the College Disabilities Officer who can be reached at 757-240-2203. The campus is handicap accessible.

Accommodations for Disabled Students

Disabilities accommodations in college are those supports and services provided at no cost to eligible students with disabilities to have equal access and opportunity to benefit from classes, programs, and activities. Learn more here.

Title IX Compliance Coordinator

It is the policy of Riverside College of Health Careers to maintain an educational environment in which sexual and gender-based harassment are prohibited. Persons reporting sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, are provided support and avenues of redress. When sexual harassment is brought to the attention of the College, it will take prompt and appropriate action to end the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.

Inquiries or complaints, including complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination, may be referred to Melissa Wilson, Title IX Coordinator, in person or at:

TitleIXCoordinator@rivhs.com
316 Main Street,
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 240-2203

Read more on our College Policy on Sexual Harassment.  

The Title IX Coordinator and College employees involved in sexual harassment investigation and adjudication receive annual training that includes:

  • Clery Act Campus Security Authority Training;
  • Responding to and Prevention Strategies for Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking as required by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); and
  • Title IX and Responsible Authorities Reporting Requirements under Title IX.

For more information please contact the Campus Administrator at 757-240-2213.

Consumer Information

The consumer information includes enrollment rate, licensure/certification pass rates, job placement rates, graduation rates, program and employer satisfaction. Learn more here

Effect of Drug Conviction on Federal Student Aid (FSA) Eligibility

Federal regulations require that we notify our students that a federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for federal student aid. Convictions count:

  • if for an offense that occurred for periods while enrolled and
  • if during that enrollment period the student was receiving federal financial aid such as federal loans, Pell, ACG, SMART, SEOG grants or federal work study.

Period of ineligibility for FSA funds for the possession of illegal drugs:

  • 1st offense - 1 year from date of conviction
  • 2nd offense - 2 years from date of conviction
  • 3+ offenses - indefinite period

Period of ineligibility for FSA funds for the sale of illegal drugs:

  • 1st offense - 2 years from date of conviction
  • 2nd offense - indefinite period

A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs. If convicted on both possessing and selling, the longer period of ineligibility applies.

A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility or when a qualified drug rehabilitation program is successfully completed. A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state or local government program.
  • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic or medical doctor.

For more information about eligibility for federal aid please visit the student aid website. Information on the school's Substance Abuse prevention program is available in the school catalog and the school policy on Substance Abuse (RCHC Policy # 216) is available from the Registrar's office. The policy is also located in the Student Handbook for enrolled students.

Impact of Criminal Offenses on Credentialing & Employment in Virginia

Upon graduation, prior criminal offenses must be reported on you application for credentialing examination and may negate eligibility for credentialing and employment in Virginia. Prospective students with prior criminal offenses are encouraged to contact the following professional boards BEFORE applying to the College. Learn more here