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 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 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 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!
Disability Services FAQs
Am I required to make initial contact with the DSS office?
Yes, if you have a disability and are requesting services, you are required to make initial contact and provide documentation of your disability and specifically request accommodations through the Disability Support Services (DSS) office.
Is there a separate application to the college for students with disabilities?
No. Students with disabilities should apply to the college as any student would. If a student would like to disclose a disability in the admissions process, they may do so voluntarily. While a student may not officially register with DSS until they have been accepted, any prospective student is welcome to call or visit with DSS to become informed of our services. All documentation of disability should be directed to the DSS, rather than given to the Admissions office.
If I don't have documentation to provide for my disability, what do I do?
You should contact the DSS office to schedule an appointment. A staff member will discuss with you what struggles you are having, and provide you with resources on services you may be eligible for. If it is deemed that an evaluation is necessary, the staff member can provide resources on where you can have this done. Click here for more information on tips for undocumented students.
Do I get the same supports in college that I got on my IEP or 504 Plan in High School?
The IEP and 504 Plans created in K-12 expire once a student graduates from high school. The DSS staff will develop, with you, your list of accommodations taking into account your input at the intake appointment, the documentation of disability you provide, as well as your history of supports. In many cases, services are similar to what was received in high school, although students may see a slight reduction in services. Accommodations are individualized to the students' specific areas of need.
Can a parent request accommodations?
No. All requests for accommodations must be made by the student. Parents are welcome at the initial appointment with the student's consent.
Once I have registered with Disability Services, how do my Professors learn of my accommodations?
Each semester, the student must request accommodation letters, and deliver them to their instructors. Students make the determination which instructors they wish to give a letter. Accommodations are student-driven and students make the choices regarding the sharing of accommodation information. Once letters are provided, students are encouraged to speak directly with their professors about their specific needs.
What are some of the commonly provided accommodations and services?