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!
Deadline extended to May 20, 2013!
Scholarship Opportunities for Rock Valley College Students The Rock Valley College Foundation offers a wide variety of private donor scholarships to students attending RVC. Students who submit a scholarship application online by May 20, 2013 and are registered for Fall classes will be considered for scholarships, provided all criteria are met.
Please read the following information carefully. All applications must be filled out and submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted. Have the necessary information available before starting the process. Applications cannot be saved, but must be completed in one sitting. If changes need to be made after completion, you must submit a new application. Submittals will be date and time stamped. Only the last application submitted will be accepted.
RVC Foundation Scholarships are focused on three primary criteria: 1. the student's program of study; 2. academic standing; and 3. financial need. Any one or all of the focus criteria can apply to a scholarship. Other criteria may also be considered, such as high school, county of residence, RVC activities and sports, community involvement, military service, etc.
General Eligibility Requirements
All students will be required to supply general biographical information, as well as write a brief one or two sentence statement on what receiving a scholarship will mean to them, their family and the broader community. This statement will be shared with the donors of the scholarship.
Any Questions? Get your questions answered before you start! Call the RVC Foundation at 815.921.4500 or email RVC-Foundation@rockvalleycollege.edu. You can also stop by the financial aid office in the Student Center, 2nd floor.
Rock Valley College does not recommend that you pay anyone to find a scholarship or financial assistance for you. This information is available to students for free on the internet. Some helpful web sites and links include: