RAP - Program for Lifelong Learners

The Retired Adult Program (RAP) at MCC is a membership-based, noncredit program designed for people age 50 and better who are active, inquisitive and have a genuine desire to continue learning. The program provides opportunities for members to get together for socially-rewarding, intellectually-stimulating and thought-provoking experiences. It also serves as a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise within a peer group. A variety of classes and activities are offered on a monthly basis throughout the year. There are no exams, required homework assignments, or grades, just learning for the joy of learning.

RAP Membership

A one-year membership costs $25, renewable every July 1. As a member, you will receive current newsletters listing program offerings designed especially for lifelong learners and active adults. Register for only those offerings that interest you. Most classes have a nominal fee to cover instructional and administrative costs. You must be a member of RAP to register for classes.

How to Join RAP

Become a RAP member in one of the following ways:

How to Register for RAP Activities and Classes

Register for RAP classes in one of the following ways:

  • Mail in the registration form with payment to Registration Office, MCC, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Telephone - Call (815) 455-8588 and speak directly to a registration clerk. You must use a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card to register by phone.
  • In Person - Visit the MCC Registration Office, Building A, Room A258.
  • Online - (Note: we cannot accept membership payments through online registration)
    1. The first time you register online, see www.mchenry.edu/myMCC and select: Register for Workforce and Community Development Classes ⇒
    2. Select Topic Code RAP using the arrow for the drop-down menu.
    3. Select a class for registration and click Submit.
    4. Complete the required personal identification information and payment information, then click Submit.
    5. You may register for, pay for and drop subsequent classes using your myMCC account.

Scholarship Available New Degree

A scholarship fund has been established through a generous donation to assist people who have difficulty paying the RAP program membership fee or class fees. Please contact Dori Sullens (815) 455-8559
dsullens@mchenry.edu for more information about scholarship criteria and application procedure.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds for RAP classes will be given if cancellation is made by calling the registration office at (815) 455-8588 at least 24 hours before the class meets.

MCC does not mail out printed receipts and class schedules after registration for classes. If you would like a receipt, you may request one through the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588.