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.
Testing accommodations are the most frequently utilized accommodations by all students with disabilities. This type of testing allows the student to accurately demonstrate their knowledge and achievement as opposed to measuring the impact of a particular disability.
Contact information for the Testing Center:
The Testing Center is located on the ground floor of the Student Center.
Phone: (815) 921-2380
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
8 a.m.-Noon Saturday (one Sat./month. Please call for schedule).
* Subject to change without notice
Accuplacer, the College's placement test, is an untimed, computer-based exam. Therefore, students who only require extended test time for exams, can complete this test without needing to register with the DSS office. If, however, additional accommodations are required beyond extended time, all new students are encouraged to contact the DSS office at 921-2371 prior to scheduling their placement test.
Testing/Exam Accommodations available to students with disabilities may include:
A scheduled testing appointment is required for students using any of the following accommodations:
Testing appointments are scheduled through the Testing Center at least three days in advance of a test (via phone, e-mail, or personal visit). Students should be prepared to indicate the test date, time, course name and instructor name. Students are advised to confirm their appointment with the Testing Center and verify test delivery with their instructor one day prior to the test via phone, e-mail, or personal visit.
Preferred hours for scheduled tests are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday or other times by arrangement. Please contact the Testing Center staff at 921-2380 regarding any questions or concerns relating to testing with accommodations.