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.
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.
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?
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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!
Rock Valley College offers a wide variety of courses that lead to a college degree or certificate program in a transfer or career area. If you will be a new student (attending Rock Valley College for the first time) who will be taking courses in order to complete a transfer/career degree or certificate (i.e., credit courses), you will need to follow the checklist below.
If you meet any of the above criteria, you must submit appropriate documentation to the Records and Registration office for verification as soon as possible. Students must have a valid photo ID to complete testing.
If you have attended another college or university, and will be transferring credits to Rock Valley in order to complete a Rock Valley degree or certificate program, you should contact us to request to have your prior credits evaluated. This will help us determine what, if any, of your courses meet our requirements. Request your college/university send your transcripts to Rock Valley College, Attention: Records and Registration Office, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114. Call us for an evaluation at (815) 921-4250.
Information for Summer Only Enrollment
Students who have never attended RVC before should follow these steps:
2. Meet placement requirements by:
Rock Valley College
Attn: Records & Registration
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 921-4269 (fax)
3. Verify course transferability with your currently enrolled institution.
4. Complete an Educational Planning Session (EPS). Please e-mail First Year Experience from your current college e-mail account to complete the EPS dedicated to visiting summer students only and set up your RVC technology (Online Services, RVCmail, and Eagle). If you have any questions, contact the First Year Experience office at (815) 921-4080.
5. Meet, if needed, with an Academic Advisor regarding Rock Valley College courses.
Concurrently Enrolled High School Students