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.
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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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?
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!
On August 9th, any open seat for a course will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the remainder of the Open Registration Period, ending on August 15th. Registration is available via Online Services or as a walk-in at one of RVC's three registration locations: RVC Main Campus – Records and Registration Office, Stenstrom Center or the Learning and Opportunities Center during normal business hours.
If you would like to register via Online Services for an open seat August 9th – August 15th, please click here for instructions.Please click here for payment deadlines and other important dates
Almost all general education/transfer courses at RVC have the option to waitlist. If you attempt to sign up for a class through Online Services, and find that the section is full, you may be given an option to join the waitlist for that course.
2. If you want to be added to the waitlist you will need to use the drop down menu and choose the wait list option for the specific course.
3. You will then receive an alert that states, “The following REQ (request) has been processed." This is only to inform you that you have been added to the waitlist. It does not yet guarantee you a seat for the class.
4. When a seat becomes available, if you are next in line on the waitlist (the waitlist rank can be viewed through the "Manage My Waitlist" option in the Online Services menu), you will receive an e-mail via your RVCMail account informing you that a seat is available*. The responsibility then rests with you to register for the class (see below) within the time specified in your email or you will forfeit the opportunity to obtain the seat.
*All holds and pre-reqs will be checked prior to offering an open seat to a student on the waitlist.
After receiving an e-mail (in your RVCmail account) informing you that a seat is available you have until the time specified in your email in which to register. In order to obtain the seat you must:
Once you have registered for the course, an e-mail will be sent to you in your RVCmail account confirming your registration.