Reynolds Early College Academy

Important Dates

Reynolds Early College Academy

Timeline for Recruitment, Enrollment, & Academic Activities


November-December, 2018 

Recruitment and Info Sessions & 10th Grade Classroom Visits for Class of 2021


January, 2019

Beginning of Spring Term for Current ECA Juniors and Seniors (January 3, 2019)


February, 2019         

Class of 2021 Applications Received by RPS


March, 2019              

Acceptance Notification (Cohort Selection)


  • Admissions decisions made by RPS and mailed to families by RPS (with Dual Enrollment Residency Form) on March 8, 2019
  • RPS sends contact info for conditionally accepted students to Reynolds
  • Commitment to program required from families to RPS by March 22, 2019
  • March 25, 2019: attend shadow day at Reynolds and complete the Reynolds application onsite as well as receive Virginia Placement Test study/preparation materials and other homework; students also bring completed Dual Enrollment Residency form


April, 2019                

Placement Testing (Cohort Qualification)


  • Placement Testing Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Parent Orientation)
  • Students take the VPT – English on the Reynolds Downtown Campus
  • Test results shared with RPS by April 17, 2019
  • Parent orientation session (during testing session on April 13, 2019)
  • Students who do not place into ENG 111 are notified by RPS
  • Decisions about allowing retakes in August by students who do not place into ENG 111 are made by RPS


May, 2019                 

Graduation for Class of 2019


  • May 7, 2019: Beginning of Maymester for juniors (ITE 115 & HLT 115 & final credit of SPA 102); instruction for juniors runs through the end of the RPS school year (June 14, 2019)
  • Reynolds Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2pm; graduating students report for group pictures at 12:30pm; Seniors return to their home high schools for the balance of 12th grade



June, 2019                 

Orientation, Convocation, and Cohort Building


  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11am-Noon: ECA Convocation (Lipman Auditorium, Parham Road Campus, Reynolds CC): Event honors Class of 2020 (invitees include alums from Class of 2019 and Class of 2018 and rising juniors in Class of 2021)
  • New students participate in a bridge/orientation program Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 9:00am-Noon on the Reynolds Downtown Campus
    • Fall Course Request Forms completed
    • Students complete career assessments
    • Students conduct university searches
    • College policies and program procedures are introduced
    • MyReynolds account setup
    • Change of program forms


August, 2019

College Success Course & Beginning of 2019-2020 Academic Year


  • Students will participate in a two day College Success Skills Course
    • August 22-23, 2019 (9:00 am – Noon)
      • Beginning of SDV 100 instruction
      • Reynolds ID Cards
      • Student Handbook
        • Presentation Dean of Students
        • Presentation Academic Support Center
        • Presentation Library
        • Science Laboratory Agreement
  • Fall Classes start for juniors and seniors on August 26, 2019; Fall term ends in early December


Reminder: Because of college-wide change to a 15-week term, effective 2019-2020, classes run MTWThF from 8:30-9:50 & 10:00-11:20.