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.
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?
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!
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.
Through College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities - including Rock Valley College. With 37 courses and exams across 22 subject areas, AP offers students the opportunity to:
High School Students: Talk to your guidance counselor, to see if AP courses are right for you. If your high school doesn't offer AP, or if you are a home-schooled student, you can still participate and take AP exams, as long as you have covered the same course material. Each year hundreds of students participate in AP through independent study and some states even sponsor online AP courses.
To find out more about Advanced Placement (AP), visit the official AP web site: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
Read the Rock Valley College AP Policy.
Contact the RVC Testing Center: Student Center, lower level, (815) 921-2380