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 140 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!
All students pursuing a degree requiring a mandatory background check, including but not limited to Nursing and Childhood Education programs at Rock Valley College, need to obtain a social security number.
The only way to obtain a social security card is to secure on-campus employment. To apply for on-campus employment follow the link below. www.RockValleyCollege.edu/StudentServices/FinancialAid/studentjobs.cfm.
Please be advised on-campus employment is not guaranteed.
Download the Rock Valley College International Student brochure. This brochure features:
The International Coordinator and the Admissions and Records staff assists students from other countries who are seeking to study at Rock Valley College on an F-1 (student) visa. Specific admission procedures and deadlines apply to international students:
1. Contact Mary Foreman, Specialist/International Stud: (815) 921-4251 to obtain an International Packet for admission.
2. Submit proof of English language competency by one of the following:
3. Submit an Affidavit of Support or a notarized Statement of Financial Support or submit proof of “live-in guest” status for in-district tuition rate. Financial aid is not available. If you graduated from a high school within the Rock Valley College district you are eligible for in-district tuition, plus a $500 international fee.
4. Submit original transcripts for secondary and post-secondary course work complete with English translations. Translations may be obtained from the Educational Credential Evaluators.
5. Attend an Educational Planning Session for RVC.
6. Attend new student orientation at RVC.
Submit all the above documents by:
June 15 - fall term
November 15 - spring term
April 15 - summer term
Send Documents to:
Rock Valley College
Attn: International Student Admission
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114- 5699