RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
After you have enrolled at Rock Valley College and have completed the placement process (Accuplacer test or ACT/SAT scores which waive the Accuplacer Test), the next step is to register for and attend an Educational Planning Session.
This session is required for all new students before registering for classes. The purpose of the EPS is to familiarize students with information needed to successfully transition to RVC, learn about degree options, and to register for classes. You have two options to complete this requirement:
1. Complete the EPS presentation online and then sign up for a 75 minute, face-to-face New Student Group Advising Session on campus.
Upon completion of the EPS presentation, you will be directed to sign up for a 75 minute, face-to-face New Student Group Advising Session on campus.
YOU MUST HAVE FILLED OUT AN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FORM AT ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE AND YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN THE PLACEMENT TEST (OR RECEIVED A WAIVER FROM THE PLACEMENT TEST) BEFORE YOU ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL PLANNING SESSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE STEPS YOU CAN CONTACT ADMISSIONS AT (815) 921-4250; TESTING CENTER (815) 921-2380.
All high school students taking RVC courses, while still in high school, must go through HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS for registration. If you have any questions, please contact High School Connections at (815) 921-4080.
Rock Valley College is committed to helping all students realize their educational goals. If you are a student with a disability who may require assistance in accessing any of the college's programs or services, please contact the Disability Services office to discuss potential barriers and possible solutions.
The DSS office serves as a resource for faculty and staff on campus and can provide guidance and consultation on issues that pertain to ensuring equal educational access. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.
For information about disability testing services available to currently enrolled RVC students, please refer to the Testing Center's Special Needs Testing Guidelines or call (815) 921-2380 for further information.
The DSS office is located on the Ground Floor of the Student Center. You may contact our office at (815) 921-2371.